A NEW REVOLUTION IN SPORTS SCIENCE

Biometrics are revolutionizing sports. Advances in sports science, data science, and wearable technology have created new opportunities to improve competitive performance and gain an edge on the competition. The Sports Biometrics Conference is the only conference specifically focused on the analysis of biometrics data - the measurement and statistical analysis of an athlete's physical and behavioral characteristics - to improve athletic performance.

The conference will represent a chance for attendees to learn more about biometrics trends, tools, products, models, best practices and strategies, and an important opportunity to meet with their peers one on one, in person.

Learn how sports biometrics are enabling athletes to avoid injuries, rapidly enhance their skills, reach their peak performance, sustain it, and gain the mental edge to beat the competition. Sports executives and coaches will learn new techniques to assess talent, build teams, and win more games. The Sports Biometrics Conference will be held at the Westin San Francisco Airport Hotel on November 13-15 2016.

Wearable sports technology has expanded from simple biometric monitoring to the inclusion of perceptual and psychological aspects of professional team sports for enhancing performance.

This year, it is estimated that a total of 9,500 professional athletes on 500 teams in 35 sports and 35 countries are using wearable athletic devices. We are truly at the beginning of a revolution.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Sports Executives
  • Coaches
  • Trainers
  • Sports Scientists
  • Sports Analysts
  • Exercise Physiologists

TOPICS INCLUDE

  • The Revolution in Sports Biometrics
  • Avoiding Injuries With Biometrics
  • Injury Recovery: Getting Back to the Field Quickly and Safely
  • Improving Performance
  • Sustaining Peak Performance
  • Sleep and Fatigue Management
  • Strength and Conditioning Training
  • Myth vs. Reality – What Works and What Doesn’t
  • Assessment & Rehabilitation for Sports Concussion and Return-to-Play Readiness
  • Assessing Athletic Intelligence
  • Training the Brain
  • Practice Regimens for Rapid Skill Acquisition by Elite Athletes
  • Attaining Peak Performance Under Pressure
  • Case Studies: Sports Biometrics in Baseball, Football, and Basketball
  • Wearable Technology: The Next Generation
  • Wearable athletic devices are being seamlessly incorporated into the fabric of sports apparel, built into sports equipment like balls and bats, and worn by athletes as small devices attached to the body in a waistband or skin patch.

    Sports teams of all kinds are quickly learning how wearable sports technology can improve their team’s performance and save players from injury and illness. Given the advantages gained by teams and athletes using this technology, it is likely to become a standard for all teams in the future.

CONFERENCE NEWS

Eric Heiden, 5-Time Olympic Gold Medalist, Sports Medicine Physician to Keynote

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Dr. Eric Heiden is a leading sports medicine specialist. Although many claim “sports medicine” to be their specialty Dr. Heiden embodies the term like no other orthopedic surgeon.

Earning more medals in a single Olympics than any previous Olympic athlete and setting 15 world records in his speed skating career, Dr. Heiden is a true American sports icon. At the 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Winter Games, he won the Gold in all five speed skating events, including sprint and distance, while setting four Olympic records and one world record.

After retiring from speed skating, Dr. Heiden began a second career in cycling. By 1991, Dr. Heiden had earned his medical degree from Stanford University and was ready to begin his third career – what he considers his life work – as an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine. Read more...

Jeff Passan, Author, The Arm, to Keynote

Jeff Passan is the author of the critically acclaimed The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports, an instant New York Times Best Seller about baseball's failure to understand the injury epidemic pervading the sport from the major leagues to Little League. He has written about baseball for 13 years, the last 11 at Yahoo Sports, where he is a columnist who also has covered three Olympics. Before Yahoo, he focused on baseball for The Kansas City Star and college basketball for The Fresno Bee. He is also the co-author of Death to the BCS: The Definitive Case Against the Bowl Championship Series, which exposed the fraudulent college football postseason and led the push for a playoff system.Read more...

Kirk Lacob, Assistant General Manager, Golden State Warriors to Keynote

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Kirk joined the Warriors in October 2010 as the team’s director of basketball operations.  In that role he supported on a variety of front office roles, including player personnel evaluation, draft preparation and scouting, as well as helping to further the use of statistics and technologies in basketball operations.  He also served two years (2011-13) as the team’s player development representative with the league office, coordinating and implementing programs to aid in the overall development of players both on and off the court.

Additionally, Lacob served for 3 seasons as general manager of the Santa Cruz Warriors, the NBA Development League team that the Warriors own and operate. As GM of the Santa Cruz club, Lacob was instrumental in all aspects of the team’s operations, including roster formation as well as basketball and business operations. He also played a vital role in the team’s relocation to Northern California Read more...

LEARN FROM THE EXPERTS

"It is a golden opportunity for sports executives and coaches to learn new ways to assess talent, build effective teams, train athletes efficiently, and win more athletic competitions." - Jack Phillips, CEO, International Institute for Analytics

Discover the latest developments in sports biometrics from speakers who have worked with over 95 elite sports teams, including:

Arizona State University ● Atlanta Falcons ● Boston Celtics ● Boston Red Sox ● Boston University ● Brooklyn Nets ● Calgary Flames ● Canadian Soccer Team ● Colorado Rockies ● Dallas Mavericks ● Florida State University ● Golden State Warriors ● Manchester United ● New England Patriots ● Real Madrid ● Seattle Mariners ● Seattle Seahawks ● Seattle Sounders ● Spanish World Cup Soccer Team ● University of Michigan ● University of Texas ● US Soccer Team ● Vancouver Canucks

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