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ABME Conference 2023

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June 22-25, 2023
Pre-conference sessions for trainees on June 21st

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Gabriele Wulf
Guest Presenter: Monique Van Willingh

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This conference will be hosted by UNC Charlotte's Department of Music, one of five creative units within the College of Arts + Architecture, connected both to the fastest-growing university in North Carolina's state system and the vibrant city of Charlotte, NC.


Dr. Gabriele Wulf


dr. Gabriele Wulf


Gabriele Wulf is a Distinguished Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She received her PhD from the German Sport University in Cologne. Dr. Wulf studies factors that influence the learning and performance of motor skills, including attentional focus and motivational variables. Her research has resulted in more than 200 journal articles and book chapters, as well as three books. She has received various awards for her research, including UNLV’s Barrick Distinguished Scholar Award and the Distinguished Scholar Award of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity. She served as the founding editor of two journals, Frontiers in Movement Science and Sport Psychology and the Journal of Motor Learning and Development. Dr. Wulf is a Fellow of the National Academy of Kinesiology.

Learn more about Dr. Wulf


Monique van willingh


A musician, educator, and advocate for social justice, Monique places cultural humility and empathy at the center of her approach, and is fundamentally committed to creating and sustaining environments at the intersection of excellence and equity. She is currently the Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Program at Longy School of Music of Bard College, prior to which she served as Music Director of the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) Music Program and liaison to the LA Philharmonic's YOLA education team. Monique also holds the office of Vice Chair of the board of El Sistema USA, in which capacity she co-leads the ESUSA Equity-centered Pedagogy Working Group, recently co-led ESUSA’s 5-year strategic planning process, and serves on the Racial Diversity and Cultural Understanding committee. 

Gabriele Wulf


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The 2023 ABME Conference will be held in person at the University of North Carolina Charlotte June 21 -25, 2023. Sessions will take place within*:

  • Wednesday: Pre-Conference Day for Trainees

  • Thursday: 9:00am-8:00pm

  • Friday: 8:00am-5:30pm

  • Saturday: 8:00am-9:00pm

  • Sunday: 8:00am-3:30pm

Also Featuring

Welcome Happy Hour on Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

Friday, Saturday & Sunday morning movement

Banquet Saturday at 7 p.m.

*All times in Eastern Standard Time



Registration Cost:

Member: $300 - $350

Non-Member: $350 - $400

Discounted Rate available for Full-Time Students

Some conference content will be available in a post-conference virtual package. The exact content and cost are to be determined.

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