The top conferences biomechanics specialists need to attend in 2022

The pandemic saw the world take every kind of event you can imagine online – from conferences and business meetings to birthdays and all kinds of other celebrations. While there’s no doubt that virtual events are here to stay, as the pandemic situation improves people are slowly starting to get comfortable with the idea of attending in-person events again. And we’re here for it. 

At the end of 2021, we had the opportunity to attend Develop:Brighton, an annual conference held for the gaming community, where we got the chance to learn, network and interact with an incredible group of international animators. 

We enjoyed the experience so much that it inspired us to put together a list of all of the top conferences we think are worth taking note of this year, and this time specifically focused on the biomechanics and movement analysis industry. If you’re keen to get out again and interact with other scientific and creative minds, here’s a list of some of the top conferences to diarize this year.

International Symposium on 3D Analysis of Human Movement
When: May 16th – 19th
Where: Tokyo, Japan

In 2022, the International Symposium of 3D Analysis of Human Movement (3D-AHM 2022) will be hybrid, with the face-to-face symposium taking place in Tokyo also streamed online. Tokyo is home to diverse cultures and histories and is an intersection of rich traditions and world-leading technologies, making it the perfect location for this event. Some topics of interest include fusion of motion capture methods, effects of environment on motion analysis methods and 3D analysis of human movement. For us, this event is of particular interest because Motion Analysis has been involved in this event since its inception. We are on the event committee as an industry representative and we’re also one of the event sponsors.

ACSM 2022
When: May 31st – June 4th
Where: San Diego, USA

After two years away, the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Annual Meeting and World Congresses on Exercise is Medicine® and Basic Science of Exercise and Vascular Health will be hosted both on-site and online in 2022. These events showcase the latest in exercise science and sports medicine, with so many opportunities for attendees to learn from leading scientists both inside and outside of the exercise field. As part of our efforts to promote biomechanics research in the sports medicine community, we are sponsoring the Career Award at ACSM 2022.

ISEK Congress
When: June 22nd – June 25th
Where: Quebec City, Canada

The International Society of Electrophysiological Kinesiology (ISEK) is a multidisciplinary organization comprising members from health-related fields such as biomedical sciences, engineering, physical education, and physical therapy, among others. At ISEK 2022, members from all of these different fields will get the chance to further their understanding of human movement by collaborating with people who have different perspectives, but who have a common goal of increasing our shared understanding of human movement. ​ At the event, attendees will get the chance to attend workshops, listen to keynote addresses from international speakers and learn via presentations from ISEK members. This is one not to be missed.  

ISBS Annual Conference
When: July 19th – 23rd
Where: Liverpool, England

Now in its 40th year, the annual International Society of Biomechanics in Sports (ISBS) conference brings together some of the industry’s most prolific researchers to deliver keynote discussions on a wide range of topics. At this year’s event, a keynote slot was offered to the researcher who won the ISBS’ Hans Gros Emerging Researcher Award. Want to hear from the person who scooped up this accolade? Sign up for this one, today.

ACRM Annual Conference
When: November 8th – 11th
Where: Chicago, USA

In 2022, you can attend the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) conference from anywhere in the world – from your office, from the comfort of your own home, or you can choose to attend in person, in Chicago. Hosted by the ACRM, the annual conference is the world’s largest interdisciplinary rehabilitation research conference and is certainly the place to be for anyone interested in understanding the science behind rehabilitation.

ISB Congress
When: August 2023
Where: Fukuoka, Japan

We are so excited for this event, that we’re mentioning it a whole year early. In 2023, the International Society of Biomechanics (ISB) is turning 50 and they’re hosting a big event to celebrate. Not only is the ISB the largest society in Biomechanics, but it is also the oldest. At the event, the society will pay homage to 50 years of education, dedication, inspiration and innovation and they also want to look ahead and unpack how they will continue contributing to this field in years to come.

Will you be attending any of these conferences in 2022? Or are there any other events that you think we should add to the list? Let us know via LinkedIn or Twitter.