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Footwear Biomechanics Symposium 2021footwear biomechanics 2021

The 15th biennual Footwear Biomechanics Symposium will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, July 21 – 23, 2021.  This will be in hybrid format (virtual and in-person), circumstances allowing.  A final decision regarding the format will be made in Spring 2021.  The conference will be held at the Radisson Blue Hotel in the centre of Gothenburg.  Please see the symposium website for updates on abstract submission and student travel awards:

Thomas McMahon Student Travel Awards

FBG is pleased to announce the creation of the Thomas A. McMahon Student Travel Awards to honor the memory of one of the great minds in applied biomechanics.  Before his untimely death in 1999, Professor McMahon contributed seminal works in locomotion biomechanics and was a collaborator, mentor, and friend to many of us in Footwear Biomechanics.

The awards of between $US 500 and $US 1000, funded by a group of anonymous donors and matching funds from FBG, will support travel and conference registration for students presenting their work at FBS2021 and subsequent symposia.  Awards will be made on a competitive basis and their value will depend on travel distance.  Application details are available on the symposium website.

Nike Footwear Award

Nike, Inc. (“Nike”) is sponsoring the eighth Nike Footwear Award presented at the 15th ISB Footwear Biomechanics Technical Group meeting in Gothenburg, Sweden in conjunction with the 2021 ISB Congress. The $5,000 award continues Nike’s leadership in driving footwear innovation for athletic performance, protection, and perception.  Please see the FBS2021 website for further details.

Social Media

Don’t forget to follow us on twitter (@FootwearBiomech) or join the Footwear Biomechanics Group on Facebook to stay up to date about new publications, social events and the Footwear Biomechanics Symposium 2021. 

Footwear Biomechanics Group (FBG) Membership

Don’t forget to purchase or renew your FBG membership at The current membership is £90 GBP (regular) or £45 GBP (student) for two years and includes the following benefits:

  • A discount on your registration fee for the upcoming 15th biennial Footwear Biomechanics Symposium (FBS) taking place in Gothenburg, Sweden in July 2021
  • A two year subscription to Footwear Science, the official journal of the FBG
  • Eligibility to vote for Footwear Biomechanics Group Executive Board members
  • Eligibility to apply for Footwear Biomechanics Symposium Student Travel Grants to present at the FBS