1999 Footwear Symposium in Canmore / Canada
(Preconference to the ISB - Conference in Calgary)
August 5 to 7, 1999

Scientific Program


Radisson Hotel and Conference Center, Canmore, Canada

The Fourth Symposium of the Technical Group on Footwear Biomechanics will be held August 5-7, 1999 in Canmore, Canada. Canmore is a small town of 9000 inhabitants located in the Rocky Mountains approximately 100 km west of Calgary.


Following on successful previous meetings in Calgary, Cologne and Tokyo the Symposium will include invited speakers, free communication and discussion forums. The symposium will directly preceed the International Society of Biomechanics XVIIth Congress being held from August 8-13, in Calgary.

Invited Speakers

 Dr. Joseph Hamill  Evaluation of Shock Attenuation
 Dr. Thomas Milani  Perception - The Relationship of Biomechanical and Subjective Data

Special Seminar: Biomechanically Driven Developments in Sport Shoe Technology

 Dr. Simon Luethi  Adidas  Feet You Wear Technology
 Dr. Martyn Shorten  Biomechanica  Tuned Air Technology
 Dr. Yasunori Kaneko  Mizuno  Wave Plate Technology


Nike Basic Research Award
 $1000 US
Adidas Applied Research Award
 $1000 US
Mizuno Young Investigator Award
 $1000 US

Student Support

Thanks to the following sponsors, Adidas, Nike, Converse and Mizuno, travel/accommodation support for students will be provided. The amount of the support will be dependent on the financial success of the conference.

Important Dates
 March 31  Paper Submission Deadline
 May 15  Notification of Acceptance
 June 1  Early Registration
 August 5  Welcome Reception
 August 6  Scientific Sessions
 August 7  Scientific Sessions and Banquet
 August 8  ISB Congress Welcome Reception in Calgary
 Early Registration  Full
 $ 125 CDN
 $ 65 CDN
Late Registration (after June 1)  Full
$ 150 CDN
$ 85 CDN

   Bank Account Information

Footwear Symposium Account
Royal Bank, Hillhurst Branch
417 - 10 Street N.W.
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Transit #1989 Bank Account #1332931
Quote: Conference Number  81-7005-947-98025 for registration fees


The conference site is the Radisson Hotel. Discounted room rates are available for conference participants. Room descriptions are available on the hotel website and room rates are listed on the registration form.

Download Registration Form (Word RTF File) !!! or as PDF-File  

Calgary-Canmore Transportation
Transportation to/from Canmore can be by rental car or by bus. Brewster
buslines (www.brewster.ca) and the Banff Airporter (www.banff.net/airporter)
operate several routes (approximately every two hours) each day from the
Calgary airport to the Greenwood Inn. A one-way ticket costs approximately
$30 - 36 CDN.
Tentatively, there are two charter buses booked to leave the airport at 1:00
pm and 5:00 pm on August 5th and two buses leaving Canmore at 7:00 am and 11
am on August 8th. If there is enough interest, these buses can be booked at
a cost of approximately $15 one-way. Beside the price advantage, the charter
buses returning to Calgary offer direct drop off at the required hotels
whereas the scheduled routes return to the airport. If you are interested in
using the charter buses, please contact Darren Stefanyshyn indicating which
bus you would like to book a seat on.
Darren Stefanyshyn <darren@kin.ucalgary.ca>
Please note, these buses will only operate if enough seats are pre-booked.

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Please visit this website regularly for additional information and updates regarding registration, accommodation, awards and other details regarding the conference.

This site was last updated on June 30 th, 1999

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