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“Continuous effort is the key to unlocking potential”

Year after year, since 2016, the Barça Innovation Hub brings the sports world together to dive into the most pressing issues and themes, exploring revolutionary innovations and unveiling key trends for the future. With this in mind, this edition (STC21) places wom+n center stage.

The Congress consists of 9 tracks exploring in depth key topics in the sports industry. This year we introduce the new track Gastrosport, which combines sports nutrition and gastronomy.

STC21 will be an incredibly special “hybrid” edition, providing both a once in a lifetime on site experience at Camp Nou, as well as the inclusive option to attend completely virtually from anywhere in the world.

Learn from and establish connections with world renowned experts and fellow attendees from top sports clubs, organisations and businesses such as from FC Barcelona, La Liga, the NBA, the NFL, and many more..

Audience overview 

Coaches, analysts, doctors, nutritionists, physiotherapists, sports scientists, marketeers, sports executives and professionals, athletes, and keen learners.

(WOM+N)2021

Every year we bring the Sports World together to address today’s, and tomorrow’s, biggest trends, topics, and challenges. This year the Sports Tomorrow Congress focuses on Wom+n, exploring personalized techniques, strategies, specific knowledge and research.

From the pitch to the lab. The congress aims to provide the space to promote an open and collaborative culture to empower progress across the world of sports. This congress looks to promote equal representation and opportunity for women in all aspects of the industry. Be it in football, with the rise of Women’s football, or other female sports professionals revolutionizing the industry.

Innovation drives progress. Following previous editions, we will also dive into revolutionary technologies and innovations applicable to athletes in general.

Join us and 150+ international experts to discuss never-before explored ideas to unleash the full power of sport innovation with wom+n at the center.

 

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An interactive front row virtual experience on an easy-to-use online platform and App

Online Platform

Digital Platform access
SPORTS TOMORROW 2021 App
Meetings 1-to-1 online
+75h exclusive online content (Live / On-Demand)

+75h Interactive Talks
SPORTS TOMORROW Arena access
Networking Area with Speakers
SPORTS TOMORROW Lunch & Break Coffees
SPORTS TOMORROW After Congress
Match tickets discounts
Barça Experience Tour tickets discounts

ONSITE

A unique congress in the home, and heart, of FC Barcelona, at the historic Camp Nou stadium

Camp Nou, Barcelona

Digital Platform access
SPORTS TOMORROW 2021 App
Meetings 1-to-1 online
+75h exclusive online content (Live / On-Demand)
+75h Interactive Talks
SPORTS TOMORROW Arena access
Networking Area with Speakers
SPORTS TOMORROW Lunch & Break Coffees
SPORTS TOMORROW After Congress
Match tickets discounts
Barça Experience Tour tickets discounts

Sports Tomorrow congress in numbers

Assistents

Key Specifics Tracks

Edition

Industry leading speakers

Hours of content

SPORTS TOMORROW CONGRESS includes

SPEAKERS

Take a look at some of the speakers who will be joining us at Sports Tomorrow Congress

Anthony C. Hackney

Professor of Exercise Physiology & Nutrition
University of North Carolina

Dawn Scott

Physical Performance Manager
England Senior Women, The FA

Rhodri LLoyd

Professor of Paediatric Strength and Conditioning
Cardiff Metropolitan University

Asker Jeukendrup

Professor of Exercise Metabolism
Loughborough University & Mysportscience

Kirsty Elliot-Sale

Associate Professor
School of Science & Technology, Universitat de Nottingham

Eva Ferrer

FCBarcelona female football and youth female teams doctor
FCBarcelona

Ebru Koksal

Independent Non-Executive Director
Professional Footballers' Association (PFA)

Program

Central European Time (CET)

All talks will be recorded and available until December 31st, 2021

8 NOV 2021
9 NOV 2021
10 NOV 2021
11 NOV 2021
12 NOV 2021

Business

09:00

Opening Session | Growth opportunities in Woman Football Business in Europe Ebru Koksal

10:00

The evolution of Woman Football transfer Market, setting a new paradigm Moderator: Georgina Leger Stefano Braghin + Markel Zubizarreta

11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:30

Building a new sports competition. Opportunities and challenges Jeffrey Pollack

12:00

Building a new sports competition. Opportunities and challenges Moderator: Marta Aubia Maria Tato

13:30

LUNCH BREAK

14:30

Shaping the future of grassroot women football Moderator: Mariel Koerhuis Maram Albutairi + Mia Eriksson + Evelina Cabrera

15:30

Chivas – Path towards evolution Moderator: Marcos Picalló Amaury Vergara + Nelly Simón

16:30

Business of Individual Athletes Moderator: Ferran Prieto

18:30

AFTER CONGRESS

Medicine+Physiotherapy

09:00

OPENING CEREMONY Gil Rodas

09:30

Are women really all that different from men when it comes to sports injuries? Celeste Geertsema

09:50

How to manage women’s football injuries: FCB approach Eva Ferrer

10:10

TOPIC 1: GENERAL OVERVIEW OF WOMEN’S PHYSIOLOGY Chair: Eva Ferrer Moderator: Toña Lizarraga

GENERAL OVERVIEW OF WOMEN’S PHYSIOLOGY Anthony C. Hackney

10:30

The menstrual cycle, is it really that important? Georgie Bruinvels

10:50

Sex and gender differences in sport – implications for ensuring athletes are happy and healthy Kathryn Ackerman

11:10

The athlete’s perspective – what it takes to reach the top in women’s sport Caroline Graham Hansen

11:30

COFFEE BREAK

12:00

What about oral contraceptive use on performance and injuries Kirsty Elliot-Sale

12:20

Is there a hormonal profile specific to the female footballer? Nicky Keay

13:00

TOPIC 2: PREVENTION INJURIES IN FEMALE FOOTBALL PLAYERS Chair: Celeste Geertsema Moderator: Lluis Til

Injury epidemiology in women’s football elilte Markus Walden

13:20

The complexity of injury and including the athlete voice and context Caroline Bolling

13:45

Training Load and Player Monitoring in High-Level women’s field hockey player: injury prevention role Esther Morencos

14:05

LUNCH BREAK

15:00

Making sense of the prevention debate. What should clinicians do? Tania Pizzari

15:20

Football boots – implications on performance and injury Katrine Kryger

15:50

The influence of the menstrual cycle on muscle injuries and strength and power performance Blanca Romero

16:10

FIFA Prevention strategies Liesel Geertsema

16:30

TOPIC 3: ACL INJURY OUTCOMES IN FEMALE FOOTBALL Chair: Liesel Geertsema + Jordi Puigdellivol

16:50

Why are the differences between men’s and women’s football ACL injury? Celeste Geertsema

17:10

Epidemiology on FC Barcelona Javier Yanguas

17:25

Conservative and surgical management of ACL deficient knees in women’s football Hege Grindem

17:45

Systematic video analysis of ACL injuries in professional FEMALE  football (soccer) Francesco Della Villa

18:10

FAIR Anterior ACL project Elisa Nédélec

18:30

Primary and secondary prevention of ACL injury in female footballers Holly Silvers

18:50

Special tips in Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction rehabilitation programs in team sport athletes Silvia Ortega Cebrian

19:05

Round table: Rehabilitation Process Moderator: Lluis Til + Xavier Linde Cot Andrea Esteban + Laura Díaz + Sara Mérida

19:30

AFTER CONGRESS

Medicine+Physiotherapy

09:00

TOPIC 4: MUSCLE AND TENDON INJURIES IN FEMALE FOOTBALL Chair: Xavier Valle Moderator: Carles Pedret

09:05

FC Barcelona injury epidemiology and managing muscle and tendon injuries in women’s football elite Eva Ferrer

09:25

Sex-based differences in muscle arhcitecture and metabolism Clara Prats

09:50

Skeletal muscle cell adaptation to exercise and tissue injury Abigail Mackey

10:15

Tendon injuries: comparison between men and women Jill Cook

10:35

Muscle and tendon injuries rehabilitation process : same-same or different Laia Martínez + Roger Gironés + Roger Ollé

11:10

BREAK

11:40

Injury predictions: Is this possible? Alan McCall

12:05

TOPIC 5: MANAGE OF YOUTH FEMALE FOOTBALL PLAYERS Chair: Dai Sugimoto Moderator: Daniel Florit

Youth and adults differences in sport – implications for ensuring athletes are happy and healthy Kathryn Ackerman

12:30

What differences in maturation process in female and male youth players? Dai Sugimoto

12:55

Injury prevention in youth female athletes Caroline Emery

13:15

Eating Disorders in Adolescents Eduardo Serrano Troncoso

13:35

Apophysitis: how to manage children football players Lluis Til

13:55

Neurocognitive performance and mental health female football players compared to non-contact sport athletes Nina Feddermann

14:15

LUNCH BREAK

15:15

How to optimize staff’s performance Tatiana Ferreira

15:40

TOPIC 6: RETURN TO PLAY FOR THE FEMALE FOOTBALL PLAYER Chair: Helena Herrero Moderator: Francesco Della Villa

Helping players achieve readiness for Return to Play Ritan Mehta

16:05

How to manage a concussion episode in the female player Edwin Goedhart

16:30

Return to Play from muscle injuries: Are they different from other injuries? Eva Ferrer

16:50

How can biomechanics help female in the RTP process. Ventura Ferrer

17:15

Return to Play in young female players? Javier Nuñez Villar

17:40

FCB Barça approach Laura Rafols

17:50

Return to play: Psychologist approach Rocío Pomares

18:05

Round Table: What do we expect from female football Eva Ferrer + Natalia Arroyo + Pilar Hueso

18:40

PRESENTATION OF STUDIES/PROJECTS. AWARDING PRIZES TO THE BEST

19:00

AFTER CONGRESS

Technology

09:00

An Athletes Journey – from the court to the boardroom Alana Beard

10:00

Women in the eGame Servane Fischer

11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:30

Women Sports Tech Leadership  4YFN

12:30

What it takes to start a company from nothing Jaymee Messler

13:30

How the Next Generation of Brain Technology will impact sports Ana Montero

14:30

LUNCH BREAK

15:30

Building tech products for leagues and large scale entertainment companies Moderator: Stephen Gera Loreto Quintero + Eva Ferrer

16:30

Data Driven Decision making Helene Guillaume

17:30

Post covid smart venues Asli Pelit

18:30

AFTER CONGRESS

Coach

COMING SOON...

Nutrition+Performance

09:30

Welcome And Introduction Gil Rodas + Milos Mallol

09:45

PHYSIOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR WOMEN´S FOOTBALL

General Overview of Women’s Physiology Anthony C. Hackney

Female Hormones: Considerations for Health & Performance Nicky Keay

11:00

BREAK: Recipes and sport science wearables

11:45

PHYSIOLOGICAL MONITORING IN WOMEN´S FOOTBALL: AN FCB APPROACH

Biomarkers of Interest in Women’s Football Beatriz Candás

Metabolic profiles of Elite Female soccer Players Marta Llopis

FCB Approach: Sharing Learnings from a FIFA Study Mireia Porta Oliva + Toña Lizarraga

13:00

LUNCH: Recipes and sport science wearables

14:30

Menstrual cycle and performance in female elite players Georgie Bruinvels

Analysis of External Load Variables in female Soccer Player Dawn Scott

15:45

BREAK: Recipes and sport science wearables

16:30

NUTRITIONISTS AT FEMALE FOOTBALL CLUBS – ROUND TABLE

Practical Case Studies: Integration of sport Nutrition and Sports Science Mireia Porta Oliva + Toña Lizarraga + Lindsay Langford + Lloyd Parker

17:45

Competition Recipe context. Summary Ian Rollo

18:00

AFTERWORK

Nutrition+Performance

09:45

BODY COMPOSITION AND FUNCTIONAL ASSESMENTS IN ELITE FEMALE FOOTBALL

An FCB Approach: New functional Index Parameters to evaluate body composition. Mireia Porta Oliva

Body Composition: DXA Models for player – Anatomy and Biomechanics Tyler Bosh

Sex-based differences in muscle arhcitecture and metabolism Clara Prats

11:45

NUTRITION INNOVATIONS FOR FEMALE FOOTBALL PERFORMANCE

Nutrition Innovation for Female Football Asker Jeukendrup

New Ergogenics for consideration in Female Football Matteo Pincella

13:00

LUNCH: Recipes and sport science wearables

13:30

Recovery processes after games and strategies to improve recovery in female team sports players Helena Andersson

Early exposure to strength and conditioning to build resilient female soccer players Rhodri LLoyd

15:45

BREAK: Recipes and sport science wearables

16:30

FERTILITY: CONSIDERATIONS IN ELITE FEMALE FOOTBALL

Fertility: Consideration and advice for Players Carlos Do Souto

17:00

ROUND TABLE: Microcycle structure in female sport team players Jacob Gonzalez + Berta Carles + Esther Morencos + Blanca Romero

18:00

AFTERWORK

Analytics

09:30

OPENING

09:45

Basketball analytics

10:30

Research paper 

11:00

How to get started in analytics and real world experiences

11:45

COFFEE BREAK

12:15

Research paper 

12:45

Research paper 

13:15

Video feedback for players based on data

14:00

LUNCH BREAK

14:45

Sports Analytics for Journalism John Murdoch + John Muller

15:30

Research paper 

16:00

Research paper 

16:30

COFFEE BREAK

16:45

Invited Paper of the year

17:15

The full cycle of analytics at FC Barcelona Moderator: Carles Bargalló Segura Raul Peláez + Sergio Llana

17:55

Research paper prizes

Gastrosport

09:00

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

Sport Nutritionist and check: A powerful recipe FCB Team + Ian Rollo

09:15

SPORTS GASTRONOMY: PRACTICAL EXAMPLES OF SPORT NUTRITION AND CHEF INTERACTIONS

Nutrition on the move: Insights from the Spanish National Football Team Toscana Viar

09:45

Vegetable biodynamic philosophy Xavier Pellicer

A Top Player menus real situations Anthony Aubedou

11:15

BREAK: recipes for Players and Food Stations: Easy to Digest recipes

12:00

TRANSFORMING FOOD HABITS IN PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS: FOOD FIRST

Plant based recipes for players Alex Pirla

12:30

Football Masterchef Adriá Ponce + Jorge Gutiérrez

13:30

ROUND TABLE: HIGH PERFORMANCE CUISINE

Chef and Sports Nutrition Interactions Asker Jeukendrup + Graeme Close + Michel Bache + Marc De Diós + Ramon Ibernon

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