The organizers of 3D printing conference SportAM have announced the event’s opening speaker.

Harriet Little, Archery GB competitor will open the conference, which takes place from 16–17 November 2021 in Loughborough, UK.

Little became disabled at the age of nine due to a neurological disorder. She later found a love for archery and will be talking about how composite materials helped her reach her goal of competing for Team GB.

Other speakers have been invited to submit synopses of experiences, new innovations, developments and opportunities in the development and use of materials for sports applications.

Suggested topics include:

  • Advanced materials for sport applications
  • Lightweighting and durability
  • Future innovations and material development
  • Advances in equipment and apparel
  • Design flexibility
  • Repeatability
  • Sustainability
  • Case studies.

This story uses material from SportAM, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.