2018 Power Athlete Symposium

DEC 5-7, 2019 - AUSTIN, TEXAS

3 Days of Nonstop Knowledge starting at $355
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Empower your Performance

THE POWER ATHLETE SYMPOSIUM IS A THREE DAY EXPERIENCE PACKED WITH MOVEMENT COACHING, MENTAL FLEXING AND SELF DISCOVERY.

Our goal is to empower our attendees by exposing them to world class experts in the fields of Strength and Conditioning, Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, and Business and their life-changing material.

The Symposium was started as a fundraiser for the children’s cancer charity Wade’s Army. All proceeds collected through registration and the silent auction event will be donated to Wade’s Army to lead the fight against Neuroblastoma, a devastating pediatric cancer.

Empower your Performance

THE POWER ATHLETE SYMPOSIUM IS A THREE DAY EXPERIENCE PACKED WITH MOVEMENT COACHING, MENTAL FLEXING AND SELF DISCOVERY.

Our goal is to empower our attendees by exposing them to world class experts in the fields of Strength and Conditioning, Health and Wellness, Lifestyle, and Business and their life-changing material.

The Symposium was started as a fundraiser for the children’s cancer charity Wade’s Army. All proceeds collected through registration and the silent auction event will be donated to Wade’s Army to lead the fight against Neuroblastoma, a devastating pediatric cancer.

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BECOME EMPOWERED

Spend three days engaging with some of the brightest minds encountered by John Welbourn and his team at Power Athlete. Learn rehab, physical preparation, and training best practices.

The timeline below is tentative, and will be updated as speakers are confirmed.

BECOME EMPOWERED

Spend three days engaging with some of the brightest minds encountered by John Welbourn and his team at Power Athlete. Learn rehab, physical preparation, and training best practices.

The timeline below is tentative, and will be updated as speakers are confirmed.

Day 1

It’s time to crack the bone and suck the marrow. Brace yourselves as our handpicked industry-leading speakers unleash insights and melt minds. Cap the evening with the legendary Wade’s Army (not so) Silent Auction.

13:00 – *PRIVATE* Block One Coaches Event*
15:30 – Doors Open / General Registration
16:00 – Opening Talk
16:30 – Presentation #1
18:00 – Cocktails & Live Music
19:30 – Wade’s Army Silent Auction
21:30 – Conclusion of Day 1

*Access to the Block One Coaches event is restricted to active Block One coaches only. If you are a Block One Coach, no additional purchase is required.

Day 2

Things get physical first thing as John Welbourn and his coaches lead the entire Symposium group through practical sessions. After brunch, the onslaught of knowledge bombs continues to rain down with a series of afternoon presentations from our world-class speakers.

08:00 – Practical Sessions by Power Athlete HQ
11:00 – Brunch
12:30 – Presentation #2
13:45 – Presentation #3
15:00 – Presentation #4
16:15 – Presentation #5

Day 3

Saturday morning climaxes with the epic finale of practicals, speakers and summaries. Strangers are now friends, friends are now family, and everyone walks away with profound amounts of knowledge!

08:45 – Practical Sessions from Guest Coaches
11:15 – Food Truck Brunch & Lunch
12:45 – Presentation #6
14:00 – Presentation #7
15:15 – Presentation #8
16:30 – Closing Remarks, Fist Bumps, Hugs, & Kisses

2019 Symposium Speakers

We are shaking trees and working schedules to bring you a world class speaker line up. Stay tuned to this space, our social media, or sign up for updates below to hear about speakers as they are announced.

John Welbourn

Father, Founder of Power Athlete, and 10-Year NFL Veteran

Not only will John Welbourn, Founder & CEO of Power Athlete, host the unscripted, unfiltered Talk to Me Johnnie segments, he will be leading the Power Athlete Practical portion of the Power Athlete Symposium.

There are coaches who use the barbell as a tool to get you all hot and bothered in an attempt for “fitness”. Not John. As an NFL athlete, time spent training had to MAXIMIZE effective returns. At the practical session, work with John and his Block One coaches to understand how target training with surgical precision to hand forge Power Athletes.

Josh Bridges

Former NAVY SEAL & 6 x Games Athlete

We all know Josh for continuously crushing souls as a six time CrossFit Games competitor and for proudly serving his county as a former Navy SEAL.

When Josh Bridges isn’t tending to the glorious hair garden on his upper lip, he’s sculpting his pecs and biceps and hustling to serve athletes with mindful training and coaching to empower their constantly varied functional movements performed at a high intensity; as well as caffeinating hard chargers like YOU with his new coffee start up, Good Dudes Coffee Co.

With his successful wrestling background, mental preparation techniques for competition, and commitment to recovery, just being in the same room as a savage dude like Josh will up your game.

Kyle Turley

All-Pro Tackle, Rockstar, & CBD Advocate

The former teammate of John can be described as many things… phenomenal athlete, successful musician, and outspoken American. However, these days Kyle has focused his talents and attention towards a greater cause. A vocal proponent for CBD use, Kyle has been singing the praises of the natural substance for years.

You’ve heard the sweet sounds of Kyle Turley intro each episode of Power Athlete Radio. Now don’t miss your chance to see Kyle kick off the Symposium with a live show and cocktail hour before the Wade’s Army “Not-So” Silent Auction.

Chris Morris, PhD

Director of Performance Science at Kentucky

Do you know how to monitor recovery, power, and wellness then use the bio-feedback to alter an athlete’s program in real time to optimize their training? Guess what, as Director of Performance Science at Kentucky, Chris Morris does and he wants to teach you everything he knows about the subject.

Chris responsible for developing and implementing the best practice strategies to reduce injury risk and enhance readiness, performance and recovery for the Wildcats’ football team. Some call it fluid periodization, Chris calls it, well… fluid periodization too, but he emphasizes the importance of recognizing an athlete’s genetic strengths and limitations and using them to accelerate training adaptations. That knowledge literally creates power.

Chris will provide an incredible insight on what is being done to challenge some of the old school training norms. Guess what… based off his research we can SHOW athletes and coaches that more is not always better and hard work doesn’t always equate to winning.

Robb Wolf

Health Expert & NY Times Bestselling Author

A pioneer of the Paleo Diet movement, Robb has arguably saved the lives of 1,000’s of people by providing a no bullshit approach to eating and training. He’s a New York Times best selling author and one hunky jiu jitsuing nerd who will shoot you straight when it comes to health.

Learn how Robb is now on a mission to literally save the world. How? By aggregating, simplifying and popularizing all the research that supports the biological, environmental, and social benefits of regenerative agriculture.

Raph Ruiz

World Class Strength & Conditioning Coach

The very Coach that helped shaped John Welbourn’s NFL career through strength and conditioning, Raph Ruiz, will be performing double duty. He’ll not only be leading all attendees through a practical coaching session on Saturday morning, but he will also be blowing minds from the stage.

Raph’s guidance and experience has enabled top notch coaches to approach their careers from a science and performance standpoint. Get a glimpse into the League of Shadows coach development Raph offers and walk away with training tools Raph has implemented on NFL, MLB, champion boxers, Olympic Gold Medal Swimmers, and United States SOF personal.

Antony Lo

Physio Detective & Pain Executioner

Rolling out, chiropractic, tissue massage, active release therapy… Many hard chargers seek out these treatments to help with pain and dysfunction. Are these techniques really able to “hack the system” and fix the structure?

What if we told you that a cure to pain and dysfunction doesn’t have to be some advanced therapy or technique. It’s LITERALLY something you do every day without thinking, and all it takes is being a little more mindful with how you do it.

Ant Lo believes the cure lies in movement! He is the master when it comes to identifying the patterns and positions contributing to the physical and emotional baggage that is holding you back.

Antony will be leading a practical session on Day 3 and is going to prove to you that many times doing the exact opposite of what we were taught was right is precisely what we need escape pain.

Dr. Karen Kelly

PhD-Research Physiologist Specializing in Warfighter Performance

Dr. Kelly works with special ops warfighters to empower peak performance and prevent musculoskeletal injury resulting from the rigors of protecting this country at the highest levels. Her research spans the entire warfighter; starting at the molecular level and scaling up to the entire structure and mindset of these lethal weapons.

Dr. Kelly’s research has recently focused on performance and mitigation of injury through improved physical training and nutrition practices; find out why warfighters ARE NOT TACTICAL ATHLETES! Applying the same training practices to a soldier that you would an athlete may do more harm than good. The key is in understanding sound training *principles*, and understanding the true demands of their job.

Dr. Craig Buhler

Founder of Advanced Muscle Integration Technique

The impact that Dr. Craig Buhler has had on athletes throughout the world, including John, cannot be overstated. His work in the AMIT Method (Advanced Muscle Integration Technique) [@amitmethod] continues to permeate into mainstream injury prevention and treatment fields.

He is going to share the most important information about athlete compensation, muscular inhibitions, and what the science says on why pain and injuries occur. But most importantly, learn what to STOP DOING in order to get yourself or your athletes back to peak performance.

Ron McKeefery

2x Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year

A leader in sports and athletic development, Coach Mac brings an enthusiasm for coaching fueled by his sense of obligation to change lives.

If you’re a young coach or parent looking for the motivation to jump start a passion for training in others, look no further than Ron. He’s made weight room leadership an art by studying the greats and by field testing his own philosophies, which he will be sharing this year at the Symposium.

No one is better than Ron at harnessing an athlete’s desire for sport success by showing them exactly where they are…and where they need to be.

Dr. Tom Incledon

Power Athlete’s Go-To Specialist for Everything Health & Performance

Since 1989, Dr. incledon has maintained a significant role in the field of human health and athletic performance enhancement. He currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Causenta Wellness, where he amazes people from all walks of life with innovative approaches for treating cancer, improving health, and maximizing athletic performance.

He has served as a scientific adviser to the White House, helped develop the drug testing standards for dietary supplements for the NFLPA and advises some of the world’s largest dietary supplement and nutraceutical companies on effective formulations. He will be running a practical session with his team to help you retool the way you use movement in your life, and in your business

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800 Congress Ave. - The home of the 2019 Power Athlete Symposium
Native Hostel - The home of the 2018 Power Athlete Symposium

Day 1 – 800 Congress Ave.

800 Congress is a downtown Austin event venue located on historic Congress Avenue with views of the Paramount & State Theatre’s and the Capitol building. This open warehouse with street level covered terrace is the ideal space to kick off the premier experience in strength and conditioning.

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Address

800 Congress Ave., Austin, TX 78701

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Day 2 & 3 – East Austin Athletic Club

East Austin Athletic Club is sports performance and fitness facility just a few miles outside of city center. The space features 10,000 square feet of floor space that allows us to accommodate ALL SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEES for practical sessions as well as lectures and presentations.

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Address

4909 E Cesar Chavez St suite c, Austin, TX 78702

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What to expect at the 2019 Symposium

The Power Athlete Symposium is a dynamic event geared towards self discovery. We deliver this through various presentation styles, learning opportunities, and social experiences. Here’s what we have for 2019:

What to expect at the 2018 Symposium.

The Power Athlete Symposium is a dynamic event geared towards self discovery. We deliver this through various presentation styles, learning opportunities, and social experiences. Here’s what we have for 2019:

Speaker Presentations

We spent the past year seeking expert advice for our personal and organizational growth. From that pool, we present the best of the best for the 2019 Symposium.

Speaker Interviews

Unscripted, unfiltered, unparalleled – this is our interactive segment of the Power Athlete Symposium. Join Power Athlete Founder and CEO John Welbourn and his guest as they attack all aspects of life: training, family, technology, mindset, wherever the audience takes them.

Practical Sessions

Empty your cup, unlearn, and prepare to be coached. Wear the hat of the athlete and learn training tools from world class coaches that you can implement as soon as Monday. All attendees will have access to the 2019 Symposium Practical sessions.

Food, Fun & Family

After Friday’s and Saturday’s speaking sessions, guests will have plenty of opportunity to network and learn from one another. The event will be held in the heart of downtown Austin which has a culture rich is dining, drinks, and music. It’s an experience you will never forget!

Event Shirt & SWAG

All ticket holders will receive a 2019 Power Athlete Symposium shirt with the purchase of their ticket, along with other amazing SWAG provided by our generous sponsors.

Wade’s Army Silent Auction

Possibly the most entertaining portion of the weekend is your opportunity to competitively bid on some amazing items from our sponsors, including the infamous “Mystery Box” and our top valued item, “What’s in John Welbourn’s Pockets?!” All proceeds from the (not so) silent auction go to our 501(c)3 Charity, Wade’s Army.

What’s it like to attend?

My mind was blown, my belly stuffed and my heart filled.

Michael, 2018 Symposium attendee

I felt part of something much bigger, this is the change I want to see in the fitness world. It felt like a leadership conference in a way that wasn’t expected but I really loved.

Darren, 2018 Symposium attendee

This was my first year attending and I was blown away by the quality of all the speakers. I had a great experience and left feeling inspired.

Jessie, 2018 Symposium attendee

The Symposium was well worth the trip from New York City. It was great to hear from a wide range of interesting people with inspiring expertise.

Amanda, 2018 Symposium attendee
One of the best events I’ve experienced. Much more practical information than a typical CEU event.
Dusty, 2018 Symposium attendee

Board & Lodging

Downtown Austin is the perfect location to take advantage of AirBNB or other vacation rental services to be just minutes away from the Symposium Venues.

Below are other recommended Lodging options:

THE LINE HOTEL

EAST AUSTIN HOTEL

ARRIVE EAST AUSTIN

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