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The 4th International Physical Employment Standards Conference

The 4th International Physical Employment Standards Conference is returning to Australia to be held at Bond University on the picturesque Gold Coast between the Friday, 24 February -Sunday, 26 February 2023.

Please send all enquiries about PES 2023 to [email protected]

Conference theme

Hosted by the Bond University Tactical Research Unit the conference will address the three T's essential to supporting physical performance in physically demanding occupations; Theory, Testing and Training. Specific topics will include physical employment standards, identifying and mitigating injury risk factors, physical conditioning and assessing occupational readiness.

The conference content will be a blend of research and applied practice in a range of physically demanding occupations including military, law enforcement, fire and rescue and first responders.

Key Dates

Abstract submissions open

05 September 2022

Abstract submissions close21 October 2022
Notifcation of abstract status25 November 2022
Registration (early bird)Closes 16 December 2022
RegistrationCloses 10 February 2022
Conference Timiing Overview

Registration and Welcome BBQ: Thursday, 23 February 2023 from 4-6pm

Main Conference: Friday, 24 February – Sunday, 26 February 2023 from 8-5pm

Evening Cocktail Reception: Saturday, 25 February 2023 (ticketed separately) from 6-8pm


Conference hosts

The IPES 2023 conference is proudly brought to you by Bond University Tactical Research Unit and Destination Gold Coast