Social Events

These are informal social events for interest groups of the ISB/ASB meeting. All events are open to meeting attendees and their guests, and are aimed at fostering connections and discussion in the named specialties or interest areas.

Map of Venues

Thursday, Aug 1


Joint Biomechanics & Osteoarthritis Social, 6 - 8 pm

The Unicorn Pub, Cantina Level, 8 Ave SW between 1 & 2 St SW

An informal happy hour to continue the discussion following the symposia on Biomechanics and Osteoarthritis and Multi-Scale Modeling of Musculoskeletal Loading. Open to all meeting participants, symposium attendees and speakers. No-host bar.


ANZSB (Australia/New Zealand Society of BIomechanics) & Friends Social, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

The National on 8th, 8 Ave SW and 2 St SW

Celebrate the Australia/New Zealand biomechanics community at this informal gathering. Mingle with colleagues, friends, collaborators, and scientists from Down Under. Open to all meeting participants, symposium attendees and speakers. No-host bar.


Calgary Alumni Evening, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Imperial Ballroom Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Centre Street SE

An informal get-together to celebrate over 30 years of biomechanics research at the Human Performance Lab. Any and all with current and past connections to Calgary and the Human Performance Lab are invited. Enjoy provided drinks and finger foods. There is no fee, but attendees are invited to register for the event.


Friends of Queen's University Social, 7:30 - 9:30 pm

CHIX Eggshop, 6 Ave SE and 6 St SE (East Village)

A fun gathering in the hip East Village for affiliates and friends of the biomechanics community at Queen's University. Relax and enjoy the East Village atmosphere; be sure to walk by the new Calgary Public Library downtown. Finger foods will be provided. No-host bar.


Friends of Oregon Social, 6 - 8 pm

James Joyce Pub and Restaurant, 114 8th ave SW

An informal get-together to celebrate the many years of biomechanics research at the University of Oregon. Any and all with current and past connections to UO are welcome to join. 


Friday, Aug 2


Wearable, Assistive, and Rehabilitation Technology Social, 6 - 8 pm

The National on 10th, 10 Ave SW between 2 and 4 St SW

Join everyone with an interest in wearable devices, assistive and rehabilitation technologies, following the related symposia. Open to all meeting participants, symposium attendees and speakers (specifically including Challenges and resolutions in human motion monitoring with wearables and Refreshing Perspectives on Assistive Technology). No-host bar.


Friends of CSB (Canadian Society of Biomechanics), 5 - 8 pm

The Metropolitan, 8 Ave SW and 2 St SW

A gathering of all things Canadian. Open to friends and colleagues of Canadians, admirers of Canadian food and culture, CSB members and affiliates, and even Canadians. Finger foods will be provided. No-host bar.


Modeling and Simulation Meet-Up, 5 - 8 pm

Greta Bar, 10 Ave SW and 1 St SW

We are holding a meet-up for the modeling and simulation community, particularly attendees and speakers of Breakthroughs in Dynamic Simulations of Human Movement symposium. Come network with other researchers who are applying modeling and simulation to advance the field of biomechanics. All ISB/ASB attendees are welcome to join. We will provide light appetizers. No-host bar.


Chicaaaaago Social, 6 - 8 pm

Pig & Duke, 4 Ave SW and 4 St SW

Do you enjoy deep dish pizza, enjoy lakefront beach volleyball, or refuse to eat ketchup on hot dogs? Do you consider the plural form of "you" to be "youse?" If so, join us for an informal get together for anyone with current or past connections to the biomechanics and rehabilitation community at Northwestern University, the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, or Shirley Ryan Ability Lab.


Saturday, Aug 3


Comparative Biomechanics Social, 5 - 8 pm

Paper St., 8 Ave SW and 6 St SW

A happy hour for all interested in Comparative Biomechanics and animal biomechanics. Open to all attendees of ISB/ASB, particularly including attendees of the related symposia: Using Musculoskeletal Modelling in Comparative Biomechanics, and Comparative biomechanics across organizational scales. No-host bar.


Energy Expenditure and Modeling of Energetics Social, 6 - 8 pm

The National on 10th, 10 Ave SW between 2 and 4 St SW

Open to all with an interest in energy expenditure, particularly attendees and speakers of the Behavioural Energetics and Model-Based Prediction of Metabolic Cost symposia. A happy hour to continue discussion in an informal setting. No-host bar.


Sunday, Aug 4


Energetics River Walk, 5:45 - 6:40 pm

Prince's Island Park, start at 8 Ave Telus Center entrance

Expend some energy after sitting through much of the conference, and celebrate the Behavioural Energetics and Model-Based Prediction of Metabolic Cost symposia. Join attendees and speakers in a leisurely walk along the Bow River and Prince's Island Park. The walk will take approximately 55 min and return in time for the final banquet. Meet at entrance to Telus Convention Center on Stephens Avenue, under the pedestrian walkway.