2018 Tactical Athlete Human Factors Summit

September 26, 2018 – September 27, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

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September 26-27, 2018
Auburn University ~ Auburn, AL


This conference is the intersection of health, technology, and innovation for our U.S. Armed Forces. Industry, academia, and government all come together to share novel ideas and report key findings to optimize tactical athlete performance. The theme for the 2018 Tactical Athlete Summit is Better…Faster…Stronger – Improving Tactical Athlete Performance.

The two-day summit is hosted by the Warrior Research Center, part of the Auburn University College of Education, School of Kinesiology. The summit consists of keynote speakers, presentations, posters, and panel discussions about research in the field and new projects related to soldier training, injury prevention, medical treatment/rehabilitation, equipment/vehicle impact, and more. Researchers and non-researchers, including athletic trainers, military personnel, police and fire divisions, and equipment manufacturers, as well as students, faculty, and staff are invited to attend.


Registration for the 2018 Tactical Athlete Human Factors Summit opens March 1, 2018, and is available through the second day of the conference. The cost includes access to all lectures, posters, and panels, as well as lunch and a reception on September 26, breakfast and lunch on September 27, and coffee/refreshment breaks both days.

  • Early Registration (through June 15) $70
  • Regular Registration (June 16 – July 31) $85
  • Late Registration (August 1 – September 27) $100
  • Student Registration $30
  • Presenter Registration $35
  • Veteran Registration $55
  • Wednesday Only $50
  • Thursday Only $50


To request special services, accommodations, or assistance for this event, please contact Kristin Roberts by email or by phone at (334) 844-1941 as far in advance of the event as possible, or indicate on your registration submission any accommodations needed.


If you are unable to attend in person, you may register for the Summit and you will receive access to the recorded videos of all the presentations for 6 months.


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National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) approved 1.2 CEU(s) in category A for certified individuals attending this event.


The 2018 Tactical Athlete Summit will be at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine – Auburn Campus (VCOM – Auburn) Built in 2014, the 100,000 square foot, four-story, state-of-the-art building is situated on 16 beautiful acres located on the Auburn University campus. The Summit will be in the conference room on the ground floor equipped with a new A/V system and three screens. Tables and chairs provide space for laptops, work materials, and beverages.

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Kristin Roberts
(334) 844-1941 | kar0032@auburn.edu