Skip to Content

My Arnold School

2nd Assembly of the International Consortium on Motor Development Research


"Advancing Motor Development Research in the 21st Century"

November 10-12, 2016

Lumpkin Auditorium, 8th Floor of the Close-Hipp Building, University of South Carolina


International Keynote Speakers

Through the support of our sponsors, we have assembled a dynamic array of international Motor Development scholars  to speak for ICoMDR II.   

Dr. Lisa Barnett, Deakin University, Australia

Dr. Vitor Lopes, Polytechnic Institute of Bragança, Portugal

Dr. Matthieu Lenoir, Ghent University, Belgium

Dr. Arja Sääkslahti,University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Emphases of the conference will focus on the impact of motor development on physical activity,  obesity, health-related fitness, self-concept and cognition.

This conference is free to attend although seating is limited. For questions about attending ICoMDR II, Please contact David Stodden - Interim Director, Child Development  Research Center (

View program schedule.


Funding for the conference is sponsored by the Office of the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost  at the University of South Carolina. Additional funding has been provided by the Department of Physical Education & Athletic Training, the Yvonne and Schuyler Moore Child Development Research Center and the Arnold School of Public Health Obesity Initiative. 


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.