About AthTech21

The AthTech conference series aims to help Athletics move forwards, with a strong focus on sports data management and interoperability among stakeholders (federations, event organisers, clubs, timekeeping providers, training-devices makers, data experts, journalists, among others). European Athletics has been working on a digital strategy for the sport, building a common infrastructure to guarantee universal interoperability among all stakeholders. This strategy will be presented and enhanced through the different interactive sessions, strategically organised to cover all challenges proposed by the attendees.

This conference is open to anyone interested in any topic related to technology and sports.

Read what happened in 2017 in Portugal, and in 2018 in Spain.


Shape the future of Athletics

Any and all technologies relating to Athletics are candidates for discussion. We hope to bring the key people together, so that federations, firms and individuals can see what is available, and also pool resources to build better solutions together - where possible, driven by shared Open Data and Open Standards.


The conference will focus on sports data management in general, including:

We're also extremely fortunate to have both a university and a sports centre, with 4 competitions during the conference week; so if anyone needs meeting rooms for workshops, or wants to demo interesting technology 'in action', we can easily include this in the programme.

Check the agenda and feel free to send us your suggestions. The program will evolve between now and the conference.


Standards for Athletics

Standard infrastructure for Athletics data management will enable a common mechanism to gain effectiveness and efficiency in the process of collecting and sharing data on a global scale. We will be able to:

The common Athletics infrastructure follows the open data paradigm, encouraging the publication of data in standard formats and under permissive re-use licenses. This will bring us successful services and innovative products —made by federations or by third parties— that will affect the sport in a positive way.


AthTech is open to anyone. Among the attendees there will be:

You are invited to present your experiences on competition management (how information is collected during a competition, how entries are registered, how/where results are published, etc.). Individuals with the skills and energy to contribute to the sport are welcome.


We aim to keep the conference costs low so that everyone can participate:


The current policy of the Croatian government, confirmed by the local organisers, is broadly that people should have proof of vaccination, or take a test. Full details are here. The organisers will comply with all local public health guidelines during the conference.

We are very confident the event can now go ahead, since participants are known in advance. However, anything is possible and if there is a change in the situation and local authorities advise that the conference can not happen. In this situation the organisers will attempt to refund what they can, after deducting reasonable costs incurred.


Registration is via the OpenTrack Entry System. The fee is € 125 payable on card during registration.

This is a competition entry system, so please understand if it feels a little unusual for a conference! However previous attendees and most European Federations have logins.

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Feel free to contact us in case you have any questions.