Schedule | Speakers

The following is a preliminary schedule for the Symposium. This will be updated as more speakers are confirmed. 

Thursday, August 8

8:00 - 5:00 pm           USAW L1 Coaching course
8:00 - 5:00 pm           USAW L2 Coaching course

Friday, August 9

8:00 - 2:00 pm           USAW L1 Coaching course
8:00 - 2:00 pm           USAW L2 Coaching course
1:00 - 5:00 pm           Registration open
3:00 - 6:00 pm           Pre-conference session 1: Lifting with Pyrros Dimas (Limited to 40 spots; included in price of symposium; sign up early to secure your spot)
7:00 - 9:00 pm            Welcome reception for all L1/L2 and Symposium attendees

Saturday, August 10

6:30 - 8:00 am           Training hall open
7:00 - 11:00 am         Registration open
8:30 - 9:00 am           USADA / SafeSport Briefing
9:00: - 9:15 am          Welcoming remarks
9:15 - 10:15 am         Speaker 1
10:30 - 12:00 pm       Speaker 2
12:00  - 1:30 pm        Lunch on your own
1:30 - 2:30 pm           Speaker 3
2:45 - 4:00 pm           Panel 1
4:15 - 5:30 pm           Speaker 4
5:30 - 7:00 pm           Training hall open
5:30 - 7:30 pm   Coaches social

Sunday, August 11

6:00 - 8:00 am           Training hall open
8:30 - 9:00 am           Starting an WL Club at a College or University
9:00 - 10:15 am         Speaker 5
10:30 - 12:00 pm       Panel 2
12:00 - 1:30 pm         Lunch on your own
1:30 - 2:30 pm           Speaker 6
2:45 - 4:00 pm           Panel 3
4:15 - 5:30 pm           Speaker 7

 

Confirmed Speakers - Keep checking back as we add more speakers to the Symposium!

Giorgi Asanidze
2004 Olympic Champion (85kg) representing Georgia and coach of current World and Olympic Champion, and World Record holder Lasha Talakhadze (109+/105+kg)

Dr. Gloria Balague 
World-renowned sport psychologist working with elite athletes and professional teams such as the Chicago Bears, USA Weightlifting, and USA Track and Field

Danny Camargo 
USAW Senior International Coach, owner of Oly Concepts weightlifting club, and coach of World Championship medalist, Mattie Rogers

Pyrros Dimas
USAW Technical Director, 4-time Olympian (’92-04), and 3-time Olympic Champion (’92,’96, ’00) weightlifter representing Greece

Bill Foran 
Longest tenured strength and conditioning coach in the NBA, entering his 29th season with the Miami Heat

Cara Heads-Slaughter
USAW International coach, decorated US lifter, Olympian (’00), and head coach and founder of CH Fitness and Performance

Dr. Mike Israetel
Cofounder and chief sport scientist of Renaissance Periodization

Dr. Junichi Okada 
Japanese weightlifting coach and Sport Sciences professor at Waseda University in Toyko

Kevin Simons 
USAW coach of Youth World Record holder and World Championship medalist Harrison Maurus and owner of Alpha Barbell of Pacific, Washington.