Science + Triathlon - 2017 World Conference
Dec 5 - 8, 2017 • Edmonton, Canada
The ITU Science + Triathlon World Conference is taking place in Edmonton, Alberta Canada December 5 – 8, 2017. It is the fourth edition of the bi-annual event which is hosted in partnership with the International Triathlon Union (ITU*), local universities (the University of Alberta), the local triathlon community and the Edmonton Triathlon Academy (ETA).
The Event was conceptualized in 2009 by Marisol Casado, ITU President and IOC members, with the goal of creating an environment that promotes further research in the sport of Triathlon. As a young sport, Triathlon has experimented with many formats and best practices in the last 27 years which has made us a leader in Sports Research. Previous years conferences have taken place across the globe including Alicante, Spain, Magglingen, Switzerland and Paris, France and have attracted international experts from 45 different countries.
The purpose of the conference is to reveal the latest science and technology discoveries that will continue to drive the training process and bring together experts in the fields of Coaching, Sports Science with a particular emphasis on elite athletes, their coaches and medical teams.
For the 2017 event, the Scientific Committee has highlighted a focus on Sport Psychology, achieving Athlete’s Peak Performance, Heart Health, and using Technology & Innovation in training.
The event organizers expect to attract approximately 500 delegates from various countries around the world including a mix of coaches, sports doctors, researchers, physiotherapist and chiropractors who are working with elite athletes, age group (weekend warrior types) and para athletes.
* ITU is the governing body (international federation) for the sport of triathlon www.triathlon.org.