2019 Agenda


Wednesday, December 4th

8:30 AM-8:45 AM

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

8:45 AM -9:30 AM

Per Lundstam, Director High Performance, Red Bull

Technologies Impact on Performance

9:30 AM -10:15 AM

Fergus Connolly, Author, Game Changers

The Art of Sports Science

10:15 AM-10:45 AM

Morning break

10:45 AM -11:30 AM

Aaron Coutts, Discipline Lead, Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Technology Sydney

Developing Integrated Athlete Monitoring and Decision Support Systems for High Performance Sport

11:30 AM-12:15 PM

Bill Knowles – Director of Reconditioning and Athletic Development for HPSports

Athletic Development’s Influence on Reconditioning:  We Are Not Progressing if We Accept Close Enough

12:15 PM-1:15 PM


1:30 PM -2:15 PM

Keith Barr, UC Davis

Strength Training and Nutrition:  Manage Load, Decrease Injury, and Improve Performance

2:15 PM-3:00 PM

Dr. Keith Smithson, Pro Sports Vision Specialist

Visual Performance Assessment, Training and Rehabilitation.  A Review of Current Technologies and Topics

3:00 PM-3:30 PM

Afternoon Break & Networking

3:30 PM – 4:15 PM

Sean Muller, Head of Exercise Science, Murdoch University, Australia, Training Visual Anticipation in Sports

Visual Anticipation and Decision-Making in Sport: Implications for Assessment, Training and Transfer

4:15 PM-5:00 PM

Speaker to be announced – topic Building Better Athletes

5:00 PM-7:00 PM

Networking Reception

Thursday, December 5th

7:30 AM -8:30 AM

Breakfast and Networking

8:30 AM -8:50 AM

Recap of What We Learned on Day 1

8:50 AM -9:35 AM

Keynote – Joseph Maroon, Pittsburgh Steelers

Accelerating Recovery: How Innovations in Neuroscience are Helping Athletes Maintain Peak Performance

9:35 AM-10:20 AM

Daniel Greenwood, Director of the Human Performance Center at the University of Memphis

A Case Study

10:20 AM-10:45 AM

Morning break

10:45 AM-11:30 AM

Lindsay Thornton, USOC

Sleep Assessment and Management in Elite Athletes

11:30 AM-12:15 PM

James LaValle, LaValle Metabolix

Optimizing Human Performance

12:15 PM -1:15 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:15 PM-2:00 PM

Paul Robbins, Elite Performance Consultant

A Fresh Look at Managing Loads – In Season Fatigue and How to Manage It

2:00 PM-2:45 PM

Speaker to be announced – Case Study

2:45 PM-3:30 PM

Speaker to be announced – Case Study

3:30 PM-4:00 PM

Wrap Up and The One Thing

Note: Agenda topics, schedule, and speakers are subject to change.