August 18-21, 2010

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics

Providence, Rhode Island

Hosted by Brown University and Rhode Island Hospital

Meeting Chairs: J.J. Trey Crisco and Tom Roberts
Head Local Committee: Doug Moore
Program Chair: Darryl Thelen

Meeting Location

Providence, Rhode Island

… a city of 170,000 combines the charm of a small New England town with the energy of a thriving city. The city and the surrounding area offer many opportunities for sightseeing and recreation, from the nearby Newport Mansions to Rhode Island’s scenic coastline, to beautiful Block Island and Cape Cod. Just an hour from Boston and three hours from New York. Providence boasts an award-winning airport (T.F. Green, PVD) ten minutes from downtown, fast and reliable Amtrak train service, a facile bus system, and convenient highway access.

Scientific Program

to be announced

… will consist of the traditional biomechanics topics along with targeted sessions in emerging areas. Abstract submission dates will be announced in early 2010. The conference will be held at the Rhode Island Convention Center in the heart of downtown Providence, surrounded by hotels, restaurants, stores, historical and cultural attractions, all within a few minutes walk.

  • 3 adjacent lecture halls
  • Central vendor exhibits
  • 13,000 sq.ft. of adjacent poster space

Opening Reception

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

… will be held in the Main Gallery and adjoining rooms in the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). Southern New England’s premier museum of fine and decorative art, the RISD museum houses 84,000 objects of international significance. It is located within easy walking distance of the Rhode Island Convention Center and all of the conference hotels.

Banquet Dinner

Herreshoff Marine Museum

… under the striped tent on the Narragansett Bay in historic Bristol, Rhode Island at the Herreshoff Marine Museum. The Herreshoff houses artifacts and antique boats from the Herreshoff Manufacturing Company, which produced fine, cutting-edge yachts from 1863 to 1945, including five victorious America’s Cup defenders.