“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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ONLINE

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

12 NOV

COMING SOON…

SPEAKERS

Take a look at some of the speakers who has joined Sports Tomorrow Congress

Dawn Scott

Physical Performance Manager
England Senior Women, The FA

Asker Jeukendrup

Professor of Exercise Metabolism
Loughborough University & Mysportscience

Eva Ferrer

FCBarcelona female football and youth female teams doctor
FCBarcelona

Anthony C. Hackney

Professor of Exercise Physiology & Nutrition
University of North Carolina

Ebru Koksal

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

Rhodri LLoyd

Professor of Paediatric Strength and Conditioning
Cardiff Metropolitan University

Kirsty Elliot Sale

Associate Professor
School of Science & Technology, Universitat de Nottingham

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 Fooball transfer Market, setting a new paradigm Moderator: Gonzalo Rodriguez 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

12:30

Gaming. Where is the sweet spot for sports clubs?

13:30

LUNCH BREAK

14:30

How Big Brands Support Women in Sport

15:30

From streamers to Sports Fanatics. New voices in the sports Landscape Moderator: Georgina Leger

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: Anthony C. Hackney Moderator: Toña Lizarraga

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

10:35

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

11:00

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

11:20

COFFEE BREAK

11:50

What about oral contraceptive use on performane and injuries Kirsty Elliot Sale

12:35

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

12:55

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

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

13:20

Injury epidemiology in women’s football elilte Markus Walden

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

15:25

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

16:20

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

16:25

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

16:50

Epidemiologic on FCBarcelona Javier Yanguas

17:10

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

17:35

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

17:50

FAIR Anterior CL project Elisa Nédélec

18:10

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

18:35

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

19:00

Round table : Rehabilitation Process: FCB approach Chair: Lluis Til + Xavier Linde Cot

19:20

AFTER CONGRESS

Medicine+Physiotherapy

09:00

TOPIC 4: MUSCLE AND TENDON INJURIES IN FEMALE FOOTBALL Chair: Markus Walden + Xavier Valle

09:05

FCB injury epidemiology and maning muscle and tendon injuries in women’s football elilte 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 Erola Madrigal

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 + 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 manage of youth female football players Tatiana Ferreira

15:40

TOPIC 6: RETURN TO PLAY FOR THE FEMALE FOOTBALL PLAYER Chair: Eva Ferrer + Francesco Della Villa

Body and mind balance: helping players achieve readiness for Return to Play Rithan 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

18:00

Round Table: What do we expect from female football Eva Ferrer + Natalia Arroyo + Blanca Romero

18:25

Presentació d’estudis /projectes. Donar premi al millor

18:50

AFTER CONGRESS

Technology

09:00

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

10:00

Women in the eGame Anita Jones

11:00

COFFEE BREAK

11:30

Women Sports Tech Leadership 

12:30

What it takes to start a company from nothing Jaymee Messler

13:30

How the Next Gen of Brain Tech will impact sports

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

PANEL OPEN – TBD – Data Driven Decision making – IT

17:30

PANEL OPEN – TBD Post covid smart venues – IT

18:30

AFTER CONGRESS

Coach

COMING SOON...

Nutrition+Performance

09:30

Welcome And Introduction Gil Rodas + Toña Lizarraga + Ian Rollo + Mireia Porta

09:45

General Overview of Women’s Physiology Anthony C. Hackney

Female Hormones: Considerations for Health & Performance Nicky Keay

Metabolic sex differences during exercices Bente Kiens

11:00

BREAK: Recipes and sport science wearables

11:45

Biomarkers of Interest in Women´s Football

Metabolic profiles of Elite Female soccer Players Marta Llopis

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

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

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

17:45

Competition Recipe context. Summary Ian Rollo

18:00

CLOSE

18:20

Camp nou experience and Barça Museum visit

19:30

Private nutritionist cocktel

Nutrition+Performance

09:30

Welcome And Introduction Gil Rodas + Toña Lizarraga + Ian Rollo + Mireia Porta

09:45

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

11:45

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

Strength training adaptations as a strategy to improve recovery in female team sport players Helena A. Andersen

Early exposure during childhood years and adolescence to lay a strong foundation of robust neuromuscular qualities to withstand their long-term participation in the sport Rhodri LLoyd

15:45

BREAK: Recipes and sport science wearables

16:30

Fertility: Consideration and advice for Players Carlos Dosouto

17:00

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

18:00

CLOSE

18:20

Camp nou experience and Barça Museum visit

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

COMING SOON...