Regional ASB conferences

The American Society of Biomechanics is committed to enhancing the educational and research experiences of graduate students. ASB regional conferences are student centered gatherings which provide opportunity for graduate students, mentors, and other researchers to network and build collaborations as well as to practice scientific communication in a low key, supportive environment. Regional meetings can take a variety of formats from single day events, to Friday evening and Saturday gatherings, or even full weekends. It is intended that these be inexpensive for students but be carefully organized to provide an interactive experience of considerable value for participants.

ASB support for regional conferences will be distributed to several applying organizations in most years. We particularly encourage new organizing groups to apply for funding and urge groups that have previously received several rounds of funding from ASB for a regional conference to find additional sources for major support.

Applications

To apply for ASB support for a regional conference, submit an application with the following information:

  • Contact person, address, phone and email
  • Name of the host institution and address
  • Anticipated date(s) of the meeting
  • Proposed format of the meeting
  • Budget including information concerning honoraria, travel and lodging expenses for speaker(s), student worker payments, facilities expenses, food/refreshment expenses, etc.
  • Budget explanation including justification of speaker and associated expenses, facilities costs and so forth
  • Budget estimates for registration fees for students and others
  • Other sponsor information

Expectations

For its support of a regional conference, ASB expects that the meeting will be student centered with minimal costs for student participants. ASB will be highlighted during the conference as a major sponsor with students encouraged to become members of the society and encouraged to attend the national ASB conference. Moreover, “ASB” or “Biomechanics” should be part of the regional conference name.  Regional conferences are generally held between January and May so as not to conflict with the national ASB conference during the summer months.

ASB anticipates funding 3-4 regional conferences each year, for an amount typically not exceeding $2,000 per conference. Deadline for submission of a regional conference application is September 30 each year. Submit applications electronically to the ASB Education Chair.

History

Below is a list of the regional conferences supported by ASB since the beginning of this award program:

2014
  • Rocky Mountain ASB Regional Meeting – Estes Park, CO
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium – Salem, OR
  • Midwest ASB Regional Meeting – Akron, OH
  • Human Movement Science Research Symposium – Chapel Hill, NC
2013
  • Rocky Mountain ASB Regional Meeting – Estes Park, CO
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium – Moscow, ID
  • South Central ASB Regional Meeting – Dallas, TX
2012
  • Rocky Mountain ASB Regional Meeting – Boise, ID
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium – Eugene, OR
  • South Central ASB Regional Meeting – Dallas, TX
  • Human Movement Science Research Symposium – Chapel Hill, NC
2011
  • Rocky Mountain ASB Regional Meeting – Estes Park, CO
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium – Vancouver, BC
  • Human Movement Science Research Symposium – Chapel Hill, NC
  • South Central ASB Regional Meeting – Dallas, TX
2010
  • South Central ASB Regional Meeting – Denton, TX
  • Human Movement Science Research Symposium – Chapel Hill, NC
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium – Seattle, WA
2009
  • South East ASB Regional Meeting – Gainesville, FL
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium – Pullman, WA
2008
  • South Central American Society of Biomechanics Conference – Odessa, TX
  • Southern California Conference on Biomechanics – Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Southeastern Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics – Birmingham, AL
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium – Boise, ID
2007
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium – Eugene, OR
  • Southeast Biomechanics Conference – Durham, NC
  • Northeast American Society of Biomechanics – College Park, MD
2006
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium – Vancouver, BC
  • Southeast Student Symposium – Atlanta, GA
  • Midwest Student Symposium – Milwaukee, WI
2005
  • Northwest Biomechanics Symposium – Seattle, WA
  • Southern California Conference on Biomechanics – Fullerton, CA
  • Upper Midwest Student Regional Meeting – Minneapolis, MN
2003
  • Southern California Conference on Biomechanics – Malibu, CA
  • Midwest Graduate Student Biomechanics Symposium – Toledo, OH
2002
  • Midwest Graduate Student Biomechanics Symposium – Normal, IL
2001
  • Southern California Conference on Biomechanics – Los Angeles, CA
2000
  • Midwest Graduate Student Biomechanics Symposium – Normal, IL
1999
  • Southern California Conference on Biomechanics – Pomona, CA