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Dates announced for Beyond Sport Summit 2011

The Beyond Sport Summit and Awards 2011, the third annual gathering of its kind, will take place in Cape Town, South Africa on December 5-8.

Fresh from the success of last year’s Summit in Chicago, Cape Town will become the focus of the continuing evolution of the Beyond Sport network and its mission to celebrate and support the use of sport as a vehicle for positive social change.

The Summit 2011 will again use a unique combination of networking opportunities, insightful panels, and action-led working sessions to collide those who use sport as a vehicle to create social impact with influencers from the world of business, government, and federations whose attitudes and decisions can have substantial impact.

Throughout the four days of the Summit, all attendees will have the opportunity to interact with Beyond Sport’s extensive network of international sports federations and rights holders, corporate companies, global aid organisations, influential political figures, and world leaders.

Once again representatives from all of the shortlisted Beyond Sport Awards 2011 projects across the world will be brought to the Summit to share their insights and best practices from the front line.

Having celebrated the best sport and development projects from across the world in 2009 and 2010, the Beyond Sport Awards 2011 opened for entries once again in January this year, with the winners to be announced at the Summit in December. Entries close on May 1 – the Awards Shortlist will be unveiled in early June.

Further announcements on speakers and panellists as well as details on how to attend the third Beyond Sport Summit will be made in the coming weeks and months.

Beyond Sport is a global initiative that seeks to celebrate and support any organisation or individual with the goal to drive positive social change through sport. It is partnered with Barclays Spaces for Sports, TIME International and UNICEF.

For more information on Beyond Sport or its Summit and Awards visit

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