This announcement was submitted to the Biomch-L moderators. Please note the
event and live broadcast is tomorrow (Monday).


Ton van den Bogert, Biomch-L co-moderator


This year our Faculty is celebrating its 70th Anniversary, and Brazil is
celebrating the "German Year in Brazil". During these 70 years of existence
Germany had an important role in the development of Sports Biomechanics in
Brazilian universities, and specially in our faculty. We have recently
strengthened these bounds between our countries through research projects in
collaboration with Profs. Adamantios Arampatzis (Berlin University) and Kiros
Karamanidis (Sports University of Cologne).

During the activities of this celebration we decided to organize a small
Symposium in Sports Biomechanics inviting these two German professors and a
couple more Brazilian Professors (Prof. Hans Joachin Menzel from the Federal
University of Minas Gerais, and Prof. Aluisio Avila from Santa Catarina State
University) who work in the field. This Symposium will take place this coming
Monday, October 25th (morning and afternoon, starting at 9:00 am Brazilian

Due to our faculty space constrains, we decided to organize just a local
symposium for our faculty members and students (about 100 people between
students and faculty members). Our online registration started this Monday
and for our surprise in a couple days we had more than 100 people registered.
In addition, other colleagues from Brazilian universities were aware of our
symposium and asked about the possibility of an online transmission through
the internet so that other students and professors from Brazilian universities
could benefit from our initiative.

Therefore, we decided to take a step further and organized a Twitter site for
our Biomechanics and Kinesiology Research Group (GPBiC - where we will make available the on line live
broadcast of our symposium. Accessing this website on Monday morning anybody
in the world will be able to watch our Symposium.

The opening and the closing talks will be given in English by our German
speakers, whereas the early afternoon talk will be given in Portuguese by the
Brazilian speakers (for those that would like to learn a new language). I
also asked all speakers to have their slides in English to facilitate both our
German Speakers and people around the world to understand the presentations.

Monday morning, just prior to the beginning of the symposium, we will give
access to the online live broadcast. People that want to watch it need to
have an internet connection and speakers or headphones.

We would like to invite biomechanists around the world to join us in the First
Latin American live broadcast in Sports Biomechanics.

All the best,


Some additional information:
1) Brazilian summer time is GMT -2:00
2) Some minutes before the beggining of the symposium, a URL of the live
broadcast will be avaiable at GPBiC page on twitter
3) Program here

Marco Aurélio Vaz, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Physical Education
Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul
Rua Felizardo, 750
Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil - 90690-200
Phone: 55-51-33085860
Fax: 55-51-33085858