Affinity Groups

The North American Congress on Biomechanics welcomes affinity groups to the meeting in August 2022.  An affinity group can be defined as one that cultivates cohort and community building in the field of biomechanics.

Affinity Groups at NACOB

International Women in Biomechanics

The International Women in Biomechanics (IWB) is excited to partner on two NACOB events!

Diversifying Your WorkplaceSunday August 21st, 2022, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PMHosted by the Black Biomechanists Association, in collaboration with Latinx in Biomechanix and IWB, this workshop will provide practical actions that can be taken to reduce barriers to sustainable DEI initiatives in biomechanics. See more information here:

Sunday August 21st, 2022, 5:00 PM
At the Grand Pizzeria and Bar (74 George St, Ottawa, ON K1N 5W1, Canada)

Women in Science Event: Elevating and Championing Each Other Through SponsorshipWednesday August 24th, 2022, 7:00 PM – 10:30 PMHosted by IWB, ASB Diversity Committee, CSB, and novel electronics, inc., this workshop will have interactive roundtable discussions addressing topics from finding sponsors to acknowledging bias as a sponsor. See more information here: sure to follow us on Twitter and sign up for our IWB listserv to keep up with additional IWB meetups we’ll have throughout the week!

Early Career Faculty Professional Development Symposium

August 23, 2022, 5:00PM – 7:00PM

We will be hosting an Early Career Faculty Professional Development Symposium at NACOB on Tuesday, August 23, 5-7 PM. This symposium will provide an opportunity to receive advice from the senior ASB and CSB members on topics relevant to setting up an independent research and/or teaching program. The theme of this year’s session is “Strategic Planning for Lifelong Professional Success.” We hope to see you there! There will also be a social gathering after for those who would like to join!

Teaching Biomechanics Interest Group

August 23, 2022, 7:00PM
Shaw Centre

The Teaching Biomechanics Interest Group (T-BIG) was started in 2020 among a group of teaching-focused biomechanists. Since that time, they have shared advice and resources, collaborated on projects, and run conference programming to support and further the challenges of teaching in this nuanced field. Examples of these initiatives have centered around promoting undergraduates and undergraduate research, and supporting biomechanists from primarily undergraduate institutions. Biomechanists at all levels and types of institutions are welcome to join.

The affinity group event will be a hybrid-style event, as many from our group will be busy with teaching during NACOB this year. This networking event will include a brief presentation on the accomplishments of the group thus far, short and long term goals, and an open discussion regarding the mission and goals of the group.
Please join the T-BIG Slack to get involved and receive regular T-BIG updates.
If you are not in attendance at NACOB but would like to join remotely, please follow the Zoom link below.

The Black Biomechanists Association

August 23, 2022, 7:30 PM – 11:30 PMAulde Dubliner & Pour House

The Black Biomechanists Association (BBA) is so excited to introduce our non-profit organization and look forward to connecting with you! Our mission is to uplift and enrich Black biomechanists in their academic and professional careers. We hope to continue collaborating with scientific societies, educational organizations, academic institutions, and industry corporations to provide some much-needed support for our Black students and professionals across the vast disciplines of biomechanics. Please join us for a social event to meet our members and learn more!

American Baseball Biomechanics Society Annual Business Meeting

August 25, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Shaw Centre

ABBS members and any individuals attending NACOB who are interested in learning more about research related to baseball biomechanics are invited to attend.

You can read more about American Baseball Biomechanics Society on their website.

Latinx in Biomechanix Social

August 25, 2022, 4:15 PM – 5:15 PM
Shaw Centre

Come connect and socialize as we wrap up NACOB 2022! Latinx in Biomechanics is a social networking group that promotes Latinx representation in biomechanics and general science fields. Meet our group and hear about our upcoming events as well as how you can get more involved with LiB.

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