DATE: 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016

EVENT: Media are invited to attend the University of Michigan Exercise & Sport Science Initiative Symposium 2016, a day of talks and panel discussions related to sport technology R&D, data science and analytics, and optimal performance.

Featured speakers and panelists include: Charlie Batch, former NFL quarterback and co-founder of Impellia, a sports technology company; U-M athletic director Warde Manuel, along with U-M researchers and coaches; and business leaders from Nike, Adidas, Gatorade, Kellogg’s, Intel and more. Batch and some of the coaches will be available for media interviews.

The symposium marks the official launch of the Exercise & Sport Science Initiative, a new interdisciplinary research program managed by the U-M Office of Research and U-M Athletic Department.

SCHEDULE: essi.umich.edu/symposium

PLACE: Junge Family Champions Center, 333 E. Stadium Blvd., Ann Arbor

SPONSORS: U-M Office of Research, U-M Athletic Department

MEDIA: If interested in attending, contact Lisa Rabaut, 734-615-8048, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.