Global Development Webinars | International Orienteering Federation

Networking – Exchange of good practices – eleven workshops

Every first Tuesday of the month from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. CET – from November

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1. November 8, 2022 – Online/Offline Recreational Orienteering (7:30-9:00 p.m. CET)

Hidi Yamamoto – Navitabi
How to extend orienteering to areas where there are no orienteering events, no orienteering maps and no orienteering? That’s the problem NaviTabi is tackling with a smartphone app that allows users to create a navigation sport course – primarily orienteering/rogaining – using a publicly available map and run an event while outside the app. This presentation explains how we are successful in Japan as well as other parts of the world, by partnering with a local sporting events company as well as other entities. For anyone looking for low budget solutions and an easy way to stream boating sports to areas other than orienteering.

Jörgen Mårtensson – Turorientation/Stolpejakten, a global concept?
New successful activities like “Stolpejakten” and “Hitta Ut”!
Could this type of o-recreational activities become popular and sustainable also in other countries?

2. December 6, 2022 Orienteering in developing countries and social media promotion (7:30-9:00 p.m. CET)

Lok Hin, Raphael Mak – Orienteering in Thailand
Asia – the largest continent on Earth with more than 60% of the world’s population. Orienteering is not just a European sport and has been growing rapidly in the Far East over the past 10 years. Let’s explore how this new window was opened to Asians from the history of the Thai Orienteering Federation.

Ondřej Pipek – Promoting orienteering on social media
Want to know how social sites work? We will answer this question and discuss together how to promote your orienteering there! It will not be a conference but a workshop with discussion and exchange of ideas from all participants! :-)”

3. January 10, 2023 – Knockout Sprint and Special Forms of Orientation (7:30-9:00 p.m. CET)

Ronaldo Santos – School mapping in Brazil
The obstacle to attracting new orienteering practitioners to Brazil is the production of maps in small areas for the presentation of the sport. Since 2021, we have been working to support educational projects in public schools, mainly in the training of teachers, the production of school maps and the organization of events open to students.

Per Sandberg, Keegan Harkavy – Navigation Games

Daniel Leibundgut – Knockout Sprint

4. February 7, 2023 – Orienteering Labyrinth: Orienteering for All (7:30-9:00 p.m. CET)

Göran Anderson – Orientation Maze
For several years we have implemented Maze Orienteering in many schools in Sweden. Our club, Dalaportens OL, has played a leading role in this area. Maze Orienteering is not only a great tool for teachers to teach navigation, it’s also a great way to promote our sport and especially a new upcoming competition format. A duel between the two runners with mirrored reverse courses and a 2.5 km long “Maze-Sprint-Maze-Sprint-Maze of Orienteering courses are two versions of Maze Orienteering as competition formats. Possibly that these competition formats will attract Olympic delegates…?
Beyond the limits; World maze race!!

Please register for the webinar at least one week before the event

Contact for comments and questions: [email protected]

Dino J. Dotson