2021 Human Performance Summit Schedule

UFC Performance Institute, Las Vegas
Nov. 4th – 6th

Pre-Conference Workshops | Thursday, Nov. 4th

8:00AM – 12:00PM

Training & Research Military Meeting
UFC Performance Institute Media Room

Closed meeting by invite only. This session is ideal for those in military or government roles that work closely with research and development. 

1:00PM – 5:00PM

High Performance Workshop
UFC Apex

This workshop is open to all Fusion Sport clients. Attendees will collaborate with other organizations and learn how Smartabase addresses high performance challenges. Learn more here.

Operational Military Meeting
UFC Performance Institute Media Room

Closed meeting by invite only. This session is ideal for those in military or government roles that work closely with operations and operational units.

Summit Day 1 | Friday, Nov. 5th

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Registration and Breakfast (provided)

9:45AM – 10:30AM

KEYNOTE – Leadership’s Role in Inspiring & Building Resilience Through Training | Chief Josh Smith, Ret. U.S Air Force

10:30AM – 11:00AM

Coffee Break

11:00AM – 12:00PM

Cardiovascular Demands of Baseball Pitching & Conditioning Program Implications | John Wagle, Kansas City Royals

The physical conditioning and preparation of baseball pitchers is a frequent topic of debate. This talk aims to summarize the bioenergetic and cardiovascular demands of pitching – supporting a pragmatic approach to program design.

12:00PM – 1:00 PM

Lunch (provided)

1:00PM – 2:00PM

Utilizing an Integrated Approach to Develop Players | Georgia Giblin, Detroit Tigers

This session will explore how the Tigers form an in-depth understanding of newly acquired players by utilizing various technologies to centralize data. By leveraging this information, those in the Human Performance industry can individualize player plans for holistic development.

2:00PM – 2:30PM

Coffee Break

2:30PM – 3:30PM

PANEL | Building a High Performance Culture
Moderator: Dr. Duncan French, UFC Performance Institute


How can we create an environment in which we support athletes & operators holistically? This panel will dive into ways that human performance organizations can utilize culture to improve performance standards.

3:30PM – 4:15PM

The Development of the Army’s Holistic Health and Fitness System (H2F) and the Army Combat Fitness Test (ACFT) | Colonel Bigelman, US Army

Join this talk to learn about the Amy’s H2F system to improve Solider readiness and lethality, optimize physical and non-physical performance, reduce injury rates, improve rehabilitation after injury, and increase overall effectiveness. The development of the ACFT, the forthcoming fitness test for the US Army will also be discussed.

4:15PM – 5:15PM

UFC Performance Institute Tour


5:15PM – 9:00PM

Social Event, hosted by Fusion Sport
UFC Performance Institute 

Summit Day 2 | Saturday, Nov. 6th

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Breakfast (provided)

9:00AM – 10:00AM

PANEL | Unlocking Human Potential
Moderator: Dr. Marcus Colby, Fusion Sport


Hear from a diverse panel as we discuss emerging technologies and processes to unlock human potential. We’ll explore cognitive hacks, physical preparation techniques and how to maximize the use of data to advance human performance.

10:00AM – 11:00AM

Athlete Management Solutions: The Evolution of Athlete-Centered, Data-Driven Cultures | Andy Guard &  Lea Thomann, US Soccer

This session explores how an AMS can assist in increasing collaboration in both centralized and decentralized programs, provide universal access to information for decision-making, and enhance health and wellness outcomes.

11:00AM – 11:15AM

Coffee Break

11:15AM – 12:00PM

Santa Ana College Fire Technology: Turning Data into Outcomes | Joe Dulla, LA County Fire & Kris Ross, SACFIT

How can human performance programs effectively translate data and sports science into real-world outcomes? In this session, learn about how the Santa Ana College Fire Technology program effectively analyzes 30-years of firefighter fitness, wellness, and health data, to further optimize firefighter wellness efforts.

12:00PM – 12:30PM

Smartabase Innovation Session
Fusion Sport Human Performance Consultants with select clients – TBA

This session will dive into some of Fusion Sport’s Smartabase clients and their case studies regarding new and innovative methodologies. Areas such as Access Control Integration, Bluetooth Scales, R Connectors, and Web Scrape will be showcased.

12:30PM – 1:30PM

Lunch (provided)

1:30PM – 2:15PM

Mitigating Under-Performance Risk Factors Through Interdisciplinary Strategy | Dr. Duncan French, UFC Performance Institute

This talk will explore how human performance professionals can best avoid athlete under-performance through a multi-faceted approach that involves all disciplines.



2:15PM – 2:45PM