The 2018 IIHF International Coaching Symposium is organised by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), the Danish Ice Hockey Association (DIU) and the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Organising Committee.

The expected outcome of the Symposium is to provide the coaches that attend an opportunity to:

  • Network and share their views and experiences with other coaches
  • Learn the different approaches being used by fellow coaches
  • Listen to knowledgeable speakers sharing their insight and ideas on coaching issues
  • View new, innovative products from selected exhibitors that are being used around the world to enhance player performance

The themes for this year’s symposium are:

  • Day 1: Communication, feedback and technology
  • Day 2: Athlete-centered coaching

The Symposium will be held in English.

Dates: 12 – 13 May 2018

Deadline for Registration: 15 April 2018

Aalborg University (Copenhagen Campus)
A.C. Meyers Vænge 15
DK-2450 Copenhagen

Official hotel
Scandic Sydhavn
Sydhavns Plads 15
2450 Copenhagen

Stays in the bookable packages are from either 11-14 May or 12-14 May – for different types of stays, please contact the hotel directly.


  • Attendance to all sessions
  • Lunches and coffee breaks during the conference
  • Registration package
  • Conference documents
  • One ticket each to the following World Championship games
    • Russia vs. Switzerland (Saturday, 12 May / 20:15 GMT +2 / Royal Arena)
    • Switzerland vs. Sweden (Sunday, 13 May / 20:15 GMT + 2 / Royal Arena)

For any questions concerning IIHF International Coaching Symposium, please contact Rikke Randrup at

Detailed program will be available late February/early March

SpeakersThe confirmed speakers are:

  • Tom Renney, CEO of Hockey Canada
  • Kevin McLaughlin, Senior Director of Development in USA Hockey
  • Olaf Eller, Head Coach Danish U20 National Team
  • Kalle Väliaho, Youth Hockey Manager in Finnish Ice Hockey Association
  • Tomas Monten, Head Coach Swedish U20 National Team
  • Andrei Lavrov, U18 Coach in Red Bull Academy Salzburg
  • Jim Corsi, former NHL goaltending coach
  • Paul MacLean, former NHL & Canada national team coach
  • Bob Corkum, former NHL coach
  • Ashley Ehlert, IIHF Legal Counsel

During the next week we will furthermore confirm speakers from the NHL Coaches Association as well as 1-2 additional speakers from the international ice hockey community

Participation fee

  • Participation – accommodation excluded DKK 2995 (EUR 395)
  • Accomodation May 11-14 (3 nights) in single room DKK 4545 (EUR 615)
  • Accomodation May 11-14 (3 nights) in shared twin room DKK 2450 (EUR 333)
  • Accomodation May 12-14 (2 nights) in single room DKK 3030 (EUR 410)
  • Accomodation May 12-14 (2 nights) in shared twin room DKK 1645 (EUR 222)


Click here to register.