Science + Triathlon - 2017 World Conference
Dec 5 - 8, 2017 • Edmonton, Canada

This year's ITU Science + Triathlon World Conference is much more than just a gathering of the best coaching minds in the sport. The 2017 event brings together the World’s top experts and researchers in endurance sport whom, over 2-3 days will completely focus their attention on how to apply the latest science and research into best practices in coaching Triathlon. This years program is a well thought out curriculum made of building blocks and practical hands on information that will produce better coaches and therefore better, stronger, faster athletes. The Conference will aim to answer questions around pacing and periodization, talent identification, enhancing parents interactions, overtraining, heart health and discuss the current evidence and best practices for altitude training, competing in the heat & pollution. The formal program will end with all of the conference experts joining together to make educated guesses on what the Future holds for the Sport of Triathlon. There will also be ample opportunity for speed networking with experts, coaches, practitioners. At the end of the event a charter bus will be available to whisk you away for a weekend of skiing or relaxing in the Rocky Mountains. Don’t get left out of this opportunity!

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 effective learning tools for innovation, performance, environmental risks in training and future proofing the sport of Triathlon. 

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