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The European Society for Movement Analysis for Adults and Children (ESMAC) is calling for expressions of interest to host the 29th Annual Meeting of ESMAC in 2020.

The ESMAC Annual Meeting takes place within one week, from Monday until Saturday, preferably in the 2nd or 3rd week of September. The main Meeting (Thu-Sat) anticipates 250 – 400 delegates with approximately 100 additional participants in the traditional Gait course (Mon-Wed) and 150 participants in half-day seminars (Tue-Wed). The Local Organiser will have the support of ESMAC’s Professional Conference Organiser (PCO).


  1. Convention centre (venue):
  • Ability to host up to 600 delegates and exhibitors.
  • Availability of a plenary hall that can accommodate at least 500 delegates.
  • Availability of at least one room to accommodate parallel sessions with number of seats ranging from 150 – 200.
  • Suitable exhibition space.
  • At least 5 smaller meeting rooms for at least 25 persons to be used for the Gait Course and Seminars.
  1. Suitable hotel accommodation providing up to 300 rooms across a range of prices
  2. Accessibility of the airport with good connections to all major European destinations.
  3. Named members of the Local Organising Committee including the Chairperson.



In case of your interest, please submit an outline bid via e-mail to info[at]esmac[dot]org not later than 31st of March 2018. The application should not exceed 2 pages (A4 format). Please include any attachments that are relevant to the application. All expressions of interest received by the closing date will be considered.

Received expressions of interest will be carefully reviewed by the ESMAC Executive Board and the PCO.

The shortlisted candidates will be invited to make a presentation at the next ESMAC Board Meeting in spring 2018 (date to be confirmed yet). Detailed information for preparing such presentations will be given at a later stage.

Should you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the ESMAC Secretariat via e-mail or by phone at +420 261 174 301.

We look forward to receiving your applications!

20/09/2018 to 21/09/2018

Most human activities, including sports, are becoming more and more technological. Engineering in general and Information Technology in particular are important in the support for many activities directly or indirectly related to sport sciences, including improvement of physical activities, sports medicine, biotechnology and nutrition, sports management, and all other application areas in sports. This congress intends to be a meeting point for both academics, sport professionals and practitioners to exchange ideas and develop synergies.

24/09/2018 to 29/09/2018

Dear members of ESMAC, Colleagues, Friends

I am honored to welcome you at the 27th Annual Meeting of ESMAC in Prague. City in the heart of Europe with a history dating back to the 9th century. Historic center with a unique panorama of Prague Castle, the largest ancient castle complex in the world. The metropolis with one of the oldest universities in the world was the former seat of the emperors of Holy Romain Empire. It will now host a community of scientists, engineers, technicians, physiotherapists, orthopaedic surgeons and many others who are interested in human motion analysis at a multidisciplinary conference.

The whole 6-day program will take place at the Prague Congress Center, a few minutes from the Old Town center, with good public transport accessibility.

During the Pre-Conferennce program (24-26 September 2018), you will be able to attend the three-day Gait Course, which will give participants a unique opportunity to break into principles of Gait analysis with an emphasis on clinical interpretation.

Those who are interested in Cerebral palsy can visit the Satellite symposium dealing with this topic.

During the Main Conference (27-29 September 2018). You can look forward to lectures by invited speakers and many other oral presentations and poster sessions that cover the entire spectrum of motion analysis.

Finally, an interesting social program will be prepared including a  Welcome reception, Gala dinner, Charity run and Guided tour around Prague castle that will take you to the metropolis center and help to establish new contacts and bring together young researchers and experts in the field.

Looking forward to see you all in Prague.

Best wishes
Karel Urbášek
Local organizer