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The 2016 Okanagan Strength & Conditioning Conference will take place at
the University of British Columbia - Okanagan.
Sessions will take place in the Fipke Lecture Theatre and UCC Ballroom.
Please see the following link for a map of the campus: Click Here.


For onsite accommodations: Click Here!







Calvin Dietz

1. Advanced Methods in Training
2. Methods for Changing Technique and Performance

Cal Dietz has been an Olympic Sport Strength and Conditioning coach for numerous sports at the University of Minnesota since 2000. During his tenure, Dietz has trained athletes that have achieved 540+ All-American honors, 10 NCAA Team National Champions, Teams that have won 33 Big Ten/WCHA championships teams, 29 Big Ten/WCHA Conference tournaments, 21 NCAA Final Four appearances, He has consulted with Olympic and World Champions in various sports and professional athletes in the NHL, NFL, NBA, MLB,MMA and Professional Boxing.

Sol Orwell

1. Social Media VS Email for Marketing
2. Making Money Online

Sol Orwell has a different story than most. Dabbling in web development while still in high school, he found he had a knack for building websites that were both useful and popular. He incorporated his first business while still studying computer engineering at the University of Toronto.

In his mid-20s, he opted to retire, freeing up time to do what he wanted, when he wanted. Transforming from fat to fit, he began to investigate the whys and hows behind nutrition, health, and fitness. It was this research that lead to Examine.com, the culmination of thousands of hours of research into anatomy and nutrition. He was recognized as a 2014 Game Changer by Men's Fitness and profiled by Forbes as a seven-figure entrepreneur.

Kamal Patel

1. Pain and Recovery: The Critical Role of Nutrition
2. Food-based Versus Synthetic Supplements -- Fact and Fallacy

Kamal Patel is the Director of Examine.com and a nutrition researcher with an MPH and MBA from Johns Hopkins University. He is currently on hiatus from a PhD in nutrition in which he researched the link between diet and chronic pain. He has published peer-reviewed articles on vitamin D and calcium as well as a variety of clinical research topics. Kamal has also been involved in research on fructose and liver health, mindfulness meditation, and nutrition in low income areas.

Georgie Fear

1. Lean Habits: Behavior Based Nutrition Coaching
2. I Can't Help With Things You Don't Tell Me: All About Underreporting

Georgie Fear is a registered dietitian and board certified sports nutrition specialist. An expert in appetite regulation and habit based nutrition, Georgie has been coaching clients for 10 years to adopt healthy behaviors and thoughts around food. Healthy nutrition habits negate the need for willpower-draining diets, and thousands of her clients around the world demonstrate the efficacy of this approach for lasting weight loss. Her book Lean Habits For Lifelong Weight Loss was published in 2015, and you can find her AskGeorgie column in every issue of Strength Matters Magazine.

Dr. Robert Butler

Rehabilitation Following ACL reconstruction: A Movement Criterion Approach

Robert Butler, PT, PhD received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Marietta College in 1999 and his Master of Science degree in Movement Science with a concentration in Biomechanics from Springfield College in 2001. He then received his PhD in Biomechanics and Movement Science from the University of Delaware in 2005. Following his PhD study, he completed a post-doc at UNC-Chapel Hill before completing his DPT at the University of Evansville. Dr. Butler recently spent five and a half years as an Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy at Duke University and a Clinical Researcher for Duke Health Systems. Currently, he serves as the Director of Performance for the St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Organization overseeing athlete care and performance optimization for all athletes. He has presented over 150 abstracts at national and international conferences and has published over 70 manuscripts in rehabilitation and biomechanical journals. Dr. Butler serves as a movement based outcomes consultant for a number of orthopedic and sports medicine groups nationally and internationally with patients ranging across the lifespan.

Ryan van Asten

Dual Force Plate Tracking in Professional Hockey Players: Getting a Jump on the Competition

Ryan van Asten is in his second season with the Calgary Flames as Strength and Conditioning Coach and is responsible for coordinating the overall strength and conditioning program for all of the players in the organization.

Ryan van Asten also spent three seasons with the Los Angeles Kings as their Strength and Conditioning Coach winning two Stanley Cups in 2012 and 2014. He was also the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach and Coordinator for Hockey Canada and the Canadian Sport Centre - Calgary where he was part of the 2010 Olympic gold medal championship women's hockey team in Vancouver. Along with the Olympic gold medal, van Asten was fortunate to be a part of three World Championship teams and multiple (10) World Cup medal winners in hockey and luge.

Ryan van Asten is a graduate of the University of Calgary where he earned a Master of Science degree in Exercise Physiology. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Life Sciences and a Bachelor of Physical and Health Education degree from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA) and a Certified Exercise Physiologist (CSEP).









VIP Package includes standard conference attendance ($397.00 value):

  • 2 days of industry leading presenters
  • Lecture & hands-on experiences
  • 2016 OSCC performance T-shirt
  • Continental breakfast and coffee on Friday & Saturday
  • Lunch on Friday & Saturday
  • The famous BBQ dinner on Friday night

In addition, the VIP Package includes:

  • Attendance to a limited space pre-conference ...featuring Cal Dietz (University of Minnesota) and a top-flight business coach ($600.00 value)
  • Coffee & lunch on Thursday ($30 value)
  • Parking voucher ($36.00 value)
  • Reserved seating (front & center) within UBC Lecture Theatre ($70 value)
  • Bound notes package ($25.00 value)
  • 2016 OSCC performance golf shirt ($60.00 value)
  • High-performance physiological appraisal at UBC Health & Exercise Sciences Human Performance Laboratory (VO2max testing, Wingate anaerobic power test, DEXA body composition- all industry gold standard tests ($200.00 Value)
  • Invitation to the Speakers’ Dinner on Saturday evening ($175.00 value)
  • 2016 OSCC conference videos ($197 value)

Total value of VIP registration = $1790

VIP registration only $797 + GST for first 10





See what last year's attendees had to say about the OSCC...

'It was excellent.'
'Great value, awesome speakers and I enjoyed the dinner which allowed me to meet the speakers and other attendees. I will be there next time.'
'Conference was excellent...Yes, I’ll be back. Solid line up with an unmatched ability to talk to the presenters.'
'Amazing!!! Definitely will be back!'
'This was an incredible conference. The variety of topics and quality of presenters was a treat. Everything ran smoothly. It was ‘bang for the buck’ for sure from the swag to the meals everything was first class. I will be on the ready to register for next year as soon as it becomes available and am already looking forward to it. Thanks again for hosting such a great event!'








If you missed out attending, you can get the Okanagan Strength & Conditioning Conference Videos here.