What a year 2020 was! As 2021 begins, uncertainty remains about international travel and when New Zealand’s borders will reopen for international visitors without quarantine restrictions. The Organising Committee and the International Society of Motor Control Board have opted for Plan B to host PMC XIII 2021 virtually. Now we are delighted to extend a very warm invitation and look forward to welcoming you virtually in Auckland, New Zealand on the 29th August 2021. Please keep an eye on this website for information about the programme, speakers, and the virtual platform for the conference.

The conference theme, Progressing Motor Control: Biology to Behaviour, captures the spectrum of Motor Control from brain mechanisms underpinning movement control to motor behaviours exemplified in robotics, virtual reality, performance enhancement, modelling, mechanics, wearable technology and implications for movement rehabilitation, health and wellness. Contributions are invited from motor control researchers, neuroscientists, kinesiologists, human movement scientists, clinical exercise physiologists, psychologists, exercise scientists, bioengineers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, neurologists, sport scientists, physiologists and philosophers.

Although the format this year has changed, Progress in Motor Control XIII 2021 will continue the tradition of inspirational invited talks and the awarding of the Bernstein Prize, the highest award of the International Society of Motor Control.

We are truly disappointed  that you cannot be here in person, but we do want to give you a glimpse of what is waiting for you in the future. Auckland is set in a spectacular location on shores of the Hauraki Gulf. As one of New Zealand’s premiere tourist destinations, the city offers something for everyone from buzzing foodie precincts to world-renowned vineyards and sandy beaches. Further afield, some of the great excuses to extend your stay in New Zealand include Lord of the Rings locations, stunning scenery, and adventure sports. Click here for a peek.

We are looking forward to welcoming you virtually to Auckland in August 2021.

Associate Professor Greg Anson and Professor Winston Byblow Co Chairs, PMC-XIII 2021

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Key Dates

Registration opens
01 March 2021
Earlybird closes
01 July 2021
Conference dates
29 August - 1 Sept. 2021