LEAP is presenting a groundbreaking two-day international conference in Toronto:

LEAP Together: Career and Life Transitions in Dance and Sport

November 11 and 12, 2016

St. James Cathedral Centre
65 Church Street
Toronto, Ontario

Jessica Zelinka of Canada. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
Jessica Zelinka of Canada clears the final hurdle during the 100m hurdles portion of Women’s Heptathlon at the Olympic Games in London on Friday August 3, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn

In this rare opportunity, LEAP will assemble a wide diversity of stakeholders from the Sport and Dance sectors to learn and exchange knowledge on various topics related to transition for our high performers – professional dancers and elite athletes.

Topics and themes of the conference will focus on the elite athlete and professional dancer transition experience:

• Personal transition stories
• Post-retirement mental and physical health
• Transferable skills and prior learning assessment
• Career counseling theory and practice
• Balancing performance and well-being
• Perspectives on career transition programs
• Creating engagement with career services, education & employers

This pioneering conference will bring together dance artists and elite athletes, sports and dance psychologists or therapists, directors of sports organizations, artistic directors, general managers, high performance directors, training institutions, educators, support personnel such as physical therapists, sport and dance science/medicine practitioners researchers, government agencies and other stakeholders.

The conference structure will provide an engaging, participatory experience with many learning and knowledge exchange platforms:

Special Guest Speakers
Specialist Panels
• Networking Forums
• Practical Workshops
• Interactive Plenary

Expertise and knowledge will be shared and participants will take away practical tools, best practices and grow their professional networks.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity for the sport and dance communities to meet over a common bond – supporting high performers in their career and life transitions.

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Download our conference brochure: LEAP Together E-Brochure


Rates apply for the full 2 days.

(until Sept 30)

(after Sept 30) 

REGULAR $250 $295
STUDENT $110 $145


Conference Accommodation

Two hotels located close to the conference venue (St. James Cathedral Centre) are offering discounted rates to attendees.  Click here to see more details: Hotel Information

Getting To The Venue



This event is available in English only. We apologize for any inconvenience. Cet événement est uniquement offert en anglais. Nous sommes désolés de tout inconvénient que cela peut vous causer.