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Registration and abstract submission are now open!

It is with pleasure that we cordially invite our colleagues and collaborators throughout the world to Kananaskis, Canada for the 14th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium. The symposium will be held immediately prior to the 27th ISB Congress with the aim of encouraging research and promoting discussion of biomechanical issues related to functional footwear, including sport shoes, clinical/prescription footwear and footwear designed for special purposes. The conference not only includes many ground-breaking presentations within the realm of footwear science but is fortunate to have a large industry presence including scientists and representatives from many of the top footwear companies. Aside from the many academic discussions and presentations, attendees will be invited to take part in multiple social activities throughout the conference, providing networking opportunities for students, academic researchers and industry representatives.

The scientific program will feature internationally recognized keynote speakers and an agenda which we expect to both inspire and exceed our attendee’s expectations.

 For all information regarding the conference including the items listed below, please visit our site at:

  • Registration
  • Accommodation & Venue
  • Abstract Submissions
  • Student Events
  • Exhibitor and Sponsorship Details
  • Program
  • Scientific  Awards
  • Student Travel Awards

Keynote Speakers

  • Thor Besier - Professor at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute at the University of Auckland.  Research Interest: Wearable Sensors
  • Breanne Everett - CEO and founder of Orpyx Medical Technologies Inc as well as medical doctor.  Research Interest: Wearable Sensors     
  • Richard Kent - Professor at the University of Virginia and consultant for the National Football League.  Research Interest: Shoe/Turf Interaction Mechanics      
  • Rodger Kram - Professor at the University of Colorado Boulder. Research Interest: Physiology and Biomechanics of Terrestrial Locomotion 


In addition to the speakers listed above, the symposium will also include four Invited Speakers:

  • Berthold Krabbe - Sen. Sport Science Director, adidas AG
  • Alison Sheets-Singer - Nike Sport Research Lab
  • Julie Steele - University of Wollongong, Australia
  • Helen Woo - Sen. Director Biomechanics/Innovation, Under Armour


Key Dates

Abstract submission deadline:                                  February 15, 2019 (no extension)

Early registration deadline:                                        May 15, 2019

Student Travel Grants

For the first time, a number of travel grant awards of $500-$1000 (dependent on travel distance) to student members of the Footwear Biomechanics Group presenting at FBS2019.  These grants will be awarded on a competitive basis.  Full announcement and judging criteria will be available on the Footwear Biomechanics Group website.



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