Purdue Engineering to co-host international sports engineering conference
Purdue’s Ray Ewry Sports Engineering Center (RESEC) and the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA) will co-host the Engineering of Sport 14 conference June 6-9 at Ross-Ade Stadium.
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With an agenda designed to engage sports engineers and other attendees in conversations about the current and future state of the sports engineering enterprise, the conference is targeted to a wide audience, including students, faculty, industry, fans and athletes. Participants will learn how industry, research, and athletes are working together to advance all areas of sport and about cutting-edge research in the field.
Planned topics include: equipment and apparel for performance and safety; data analytics and digital-enhancing technologies; coaching and education; and cycling technologies for virtual and live events. Conference themes — excitement, health, and integrity — reflect RESEC’s interest in pursuing research that impacts athletic performance, athlete safety, fan experience, and the optimization of data science and sports engineering.
Additional topics to be addressed: new digital tools in sports; new materials and design; e-sports and hybrid sports; new ideas in event design and values; use of data for athletes, audience, and event organizers; and globalization of teaching and training tools.
Stacey Burr, an entrepreneur and Wearables general manager, will host a panel discussion, “The Future of Sport? Merging the physical and digital.” Panelists include: Amanda Carlson-Phillips, senior vice president and head of performance at Exos; and Caleb Weinstein, founder-in-residence (sport focus) at Google’s Area 120.
Confirmed keynote presentations:
• Tom Waller, senior vice president of innovation, Adidas
• Michael Rogers, head of road & innovation, Union Cyclist Internationale (UCI)
• Johsan Billingham, research manager, Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA)
• Motomu Nakashima, associate professor, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and an ISEA fellow
Conference participants also will have opportunities to attend a variety of social engagements, including an arrival reception, event at Harry’s Chocolate Shop, “Night @ the Ballpark,” and a gala dinner.
Conference event information will continue to be be updated at the main conference website.