kuhn michael

Official Invitation

to the 75th AIPS Congress in 2012
Innsbruck - Austria
12 – 16 January 2012


Dear colleagues,
it is with great pleasure that we invite you to the historic Tirolean capital Innsbruck and the neighbouring “Mecca of winter sports” Seefeld to participate in the 75th AIPS Congress in 2012. For the first time, dear colleagues, the AIPS Congress will take place in an opulent winter setting, and also the first time, with the Youth Olympic Winter Games (YOG), will there be a major international sporting event happening at the same time. After Vienna 1959 and Bregenz 2007, Austria is proud to welcome sports journalists from all over the world for the third time. Both congress venues have been successful hosts to the Olympic Games twice (1964 and 1976) and are therefore well-prepared to meet any journalists' needs. We will lodge in the best hotels of Seefeld while the congress itself will take place in the 30km away new congress centre of Tirolean capital Innsbruck.

As our Congress will start in the middle of the winter season of the Alps, shortly after Christmas and a turbulent year change, we kindly ask you, dear colleagues, to book your flights as soon as possible. Also, please register online on our website www.aips2012.org no later than 31 October 2011.

Alert: as we will also be guests of the Youth Olympic Games, please fill out the accreditation for the YOG.
You will find any details about the AIPS Congress 2012 (visa, accommodation, flights etc.) on our website. Should you have further questions, please send us an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – we will willingly respond to you.

Already now, we are looking forward to welcoming you once again in Austria!


Michael Kuhn
President of Sports Media Austria                                        Vienna, in September 2011