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ISEA conference update, guest speakers and sponsors

posted 30 Apr 2012, 19:26 by Dan James

The Engineering of Sport 9 is the ninth biennial conference of the International Sports Engineering Association (ISEA)

Location:     Lowell, Massachusetts, USA

Dates:          July 9-13, 2012

Conference Website ---


Dear Colleagues, ISEA members, and past and future conferees!


April has been a busy month for planning The Engineering of Sport 9 conference and it is shaping up to be an excellent conference with great technical presentations from authors all around the world.  I am very pleased to announce that John Brenkus (host and producer of ESPN Sports Science), John Goff (physics professor and author of Gold Metal Physics: The Science of Sports), and Bruce Jahnke (Director of Product Testing and Validation at K2 Sports) will be our distinguished keynote speakers.  Additionally, there will be extensive networking opportunities with colleagues and exhibitors through the sessions, recreational activities, minor league baseball game, entertaining banquet and more.  






John Brenkus – host and producer of ESPN Sports Science


John Eric Goff – Physics Professor at Lynchburg College and author of Gold Metal Physics: The Science of Sports


Bruce Jahnke – Director of Product Testing and Validation at K2 Sports




The schedule of presentations and activities is almost complete.  Please stay tuned to the conference website for updated information.





The conference registration for The Engineering of Sport 9 is open - conference registration webpage


The Regular Registration period ends May 31, 2012.  There will be no registration after June 17, 2012.


Please contact if you need a letter of invitation or other documentation to secure a travel visa.




The Engineering of Sport 9 is being held at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center.  Hotel Reservations for rooms before, during and after the conference can be made through the following links at the UMass Lowell Inn and Conference Center.  We have arranged for special conference rates.  There is also a special discounted rate for students.  Students reserving rooms through the student rate will be required to show a valid student ID upon check-in.


Non-Student Link: (This link has options of Hotel, Inn, and Inn with Patio rooms)


Student Link:  (This link has only standard Hotel rooms)




We will have poster sessions that coincide with afternoon refreshments.  It is not too late to present your research during one of these poster sessions.  The Deadline for submitting abstracts for poster sessions is May 9, 2012.   


To submit your poster abstract, please follow the submission guidelines on the conference website.  The same process applies to abstracts for posters as was used for full papers, just select “poster” instead of “paper” when entering your abstract.  The abstracts must be a maximum length of 250 words.


If you experience any problems or have questions about the poster submission process, please email




The Engineering of Sport 9 conference is held every two years and attracts the world’s leading industrial and academic research and development engineers. This conference will also draw media with an eye on the London 2012 Olympic Games just two weeks later. The ISEA is the pre-eminent professional organization for the fast growing discipline of Sports Engineering research and industrial development in the world. Participation in the conference is expected to exceed 300, and your involvement through sponsorship and participation will make the conference a great success.


By sponsoring, you will be exposed to a wide range of emerging sports engineering  applications and multinational companies. Your sponsorship will be acknowledged throughout the whole conference. There are many additional benefits to be gained from different levels of sponsorship. You will be able to showcase your latest products and innovations at the single biggest sports engineering event in the world.


Exhibition Space will be directly adjacent to the plenary and breakout session rooms for the greatest exposure to participants throughout the 4-day conference. Numerous breaks allow ample time to interact with all of the participants.


We would like to thank the Mechanical Analysis Division of Mentor Graphics for being a sponsor and exhibitor and AMTI,  DELSYS, and Automated Design Corporation for exhibiting at the conference.


If your company would like to help support this international conference, showcase of your latest technologies, gain international exposure and /or speak with graduating students who have worked on sports engineering projects then please visit the conference website. 



See you in Lowell,

Organizing Committee of the 2012 ISEA Conference

At the University of Massachusetts Lowell


If you have any questions, please contact the conference chairperson: Patrick Drane : ; 1-978-934-2996