12th International Conference on Strength Training - November 2020
7 April 2020: Special Announcement
20 February 2020: Update of the abstract submission key dates
1 January 2020: Call for Abstracts
1 January 2020: Registration Open
24 October 2019 Call for Sponsors
Special Announcement (7 April 2020)
The ICST 2020 International and Local Organising Committees have been closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation related to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on the ICST 2020. For the time being we have extended the dates of the abstract submission, acceptance of abstracts and registration. Our main concern is the health and safety of all conference participants, exhibitors and conference staff. There is a chance that the ICST 2020 may be postponed to a later date, should the situation require. We will inform you in more detail concerning all aspects of the ICST 2020 in the coming 2-3 months if not sooner.
We are very excited to announce that Hong Kong has been selected as the region to host the 12th International Conference on Strength Training (ICST). The ICST is a biannual conference first held at the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) in 1998 and since that time has been hosted around the world in Malaysia, Hungary, Greece, Denmark, USA, Slovakia, Norway, Italy, Japan, Australia and now Hong Kong.
In the coming years, Asia will be front and center as it hosts numerous Olympic and Paralympic Games: 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Pyeongchang, Korea), 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Summer Games (Tokyo, Japan), and 2022 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (Beijing, China). Strength training plays an important role in the training and preparation of almost all top athletes and this is why Hong Kong, a regional hub in Asia, is an ideal location for hosting the International Conference on Strength Training, where strength training practitioners, scientists, coaches and researchers will come together to share knowledge to help advance training methods and practices in elite sport and to also recognize how the field of strength training has changed the landscape for many populations in the community.
We look forward to seeing you at the 12th International Conference on Strength Training, which will be held from 20-22 November 2020 at the premier training facilities for Hong Kong’s elite athletes, the Hong Kong Sports Institute.