Event Details

Quite simply, the European Powerlifting Conference is the world’s number 1 educational event for powerlifters, coaches and strength enthusiasts.

EPC is approved by the National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA) for 1.4 CEU points for attendees.

Never before has such a collection of elite level coaches, world champions and scientists ever been assembled to educate specifically raw powerlifters and powerlifting coaches.


This year sees a unique format to the conference, with the schedule seeing some distinct types of sessions over the two days of the conference:
  1. Discussion Panels – A combination of experts will gather around and discuss their thoughts, experiences and disagreements on various different topics relevant to the powerlifter. Programming, exercise selection, fatigue management, athlete preparation and more will be discussed.
  2. Q&A Sessions – A combination of the speakers will answer questions submitted directly by you, the attendee. These questions will be sent in both ahead of time, as well as asked live on the day. Panellists will use the questions to get into deeper discussions with each other, right in front of you!
  3. Practical Demonstrations 4 demonstration sessions will take place where an expert will take you through practical cues, set-ups and tips on the finer details of elite-level lift execution. You will learn from a session each on the squat, bench press, conventional deadlift and sumo deadlift.
  4. Keynote Talks – On each day of the event there will be an opening and closing keynote speech to book-end the day. These will be opportunities to hear the most well thought-out, concise thoughts of true world-class experts. You’ll hear from Matt Gary on game-day preparation and coaching, Mike Tuchscherer of RTS, researcher Dr. Eric Helms on the latest research relevant to powerlifters, and sport psychologist to the British Olympic Weightlifting team, Hugh Gilmore.


Mike Tuchscherer

Mike Tuchscherer is the founder of Reactive Training Systems.  Currently, Mike’s achievements as a lifter include:

  • Winning the Gold Medal at the 2009 World Games (first male in USA Powerlifting history to do this)
  • Winning 8 USA Powerlifting National Championships
  • 2 Bronze, 3 Silver, 1 Gold medals in IPF World Championships
  • Set 3 IPF World Records multiple times
  • Competed internationally both single ply and unequipped.

Mike has coached many elite level lifters to world championships, and in recent times has coached the likes of Brett Gibbs, Bryce Krawczyk, Liz Craven and Stephen Manuel.

Stefi Cohen

Stefi holds world records in both deadlift and total. She is regarded as one of the strongest female powerlifters ever. She has an insanely impressive total, and hits 500+ lb (227+ kg) deadlifts for multiples reps, at a bodyweight of just 123 lb (56 kg)!

She will graduate this year with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. She also has a BSc in Exercise Physiology & Sports Medicine and is a Certified Strength and Conditional Specialist (CSCS).

Stefi has also won state championships in weightlifting and is the co-owner of Hybrid Performance Method.

Matt Gary

Matt Gary is well-known for his role of coaching/handling the USA team at IPF international events. He has a widespread reputation for being one of the very best meet-day coaches in the world. Matt is an active member of the USAPL where he serves as the Chairman of the Coaching Committee, a member of the Raw Committee, national referee, and coach.

Matt, along with his wife Sioux-Z Hartwig-Gary, own and operate Supreme Sports Performance & Training (SSPT), a strength and conditioning facility catering to powerlifters, Olympic weightlifters, strongman competitors, and anyone who is serious about strength training. His educational background includes a BS in Kinesiological Science from the University of Maryland.

As an athlete, Matt has been a competitive, drug-free powerlifter for over 20 years.  He has competed in three different weight divisions, from 198 to 242, and currently competes in the 231-pound (105kg) weight class. He is a 4-time Maryland state champion and won the 2004 USAPL American Open Powerlifting Championships.

Greg Nuckols

Greg Nuckols is the founder of StrongerByScience.com, a website that provides comprehensive information about how to get stronger and more jacked. Alongside Eric Helms and Mike Zourdos, Greg also produces the extremely popular monthly research review MASS (Monthly Applications in Strength Sport).

Greg has over a decade of experience under the bar, and a BS in Exercise and Sports Science. He’s held 3 all-time world records in powerlifting in the 220 lb and 242 lb classes, and is pursuing graduate research at UNC-Chapel Hill, under the supervision of Dr. Abbie Smyth-Ryan.

Isabella von Weissenberg

For a number of years now, Isabella has been regarded as one of the very best lifters in the world in the -72 kg class.

Representing Sweden, Isabella has won silver and bronze medals at IPF World Championships, and won gold at European Championships. Isabella is the owner of a IPF world record in the squat of 196.5 kg.


LS McClain

LS McClain competes in the -93kg class in the USAPL, representing the US national team at several IPF world championships over the past number of years, including winning gold in 2017.

In addition to last year’s world championship win, LS has won multiple national championships in both Overall and Bench over the years. He will again be representing the USA at 2018 IPF Worlds.

Current best competition lifts include a 300 kg squat, 230 kg bench and 320 kg deadlift. 

Eric Helms, PhD

Eric holds a PhD from Auckland University of Technology in strength & conditioning, with his research focusing on the use of autoregulation for strength athletes. In addition to his PhD, Eric also has two masters degrees (MSc.).

Eric has published multiple peer-reviewed articles in exercise science and nutrition journals. 

Eric, along with Greg Nuckols and Dr. Mike Zourdos, produces the monthly research review MASS (Monthly Applications in Strength Sports), which breaks apart some of the recent research carried out that is relevant to strength athletes and powerlifters. He is also the author of the popular books The Muscle & Strength Pyramids.

As a practitioner, Eric has been a coach for over a decade, working with strength athletes and bodybuilders from all over the world. Eric is also the long-time coach of Bryce Lewis.

Stephen “Screamer” Manuel

One of the most recognizable and well-liked lifters in the IPF, Stephen Manuel has been one of the very best 93/105 kg class lifters in the world for several years. 

Winning silver and bronze at world championships, several national championships and a number of world records along the way, Screamer has been a truly successful athlete.

Stephen now coaches powerlifters in the gym in Newcastle, UK, as well as remotely online.

Hugh Gilmore

Hugh is currently with the English Institute of Sport working as the Performance Psychologist to the British Weightlifting team. Hugh worked with these lifters in the lead-up to the most recent Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

Hugh has a MSc. in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology. And is accredited by The Irish Institute of Sport.

Hugh has also worked with high-level athletes across a number of other sports, including All-Ireland winners, World Champions & Olympians.

Bryce Lewis

Bryce is the founder of The Strength Athlete and is a world-class elite-level powerlifter in the IPF.

Bryce competes in the -105 kg class, winning USAPL Raw Nationals in both 2016 and 2017, as well as winning silver at the IPF World Championships in Minsk in 2017.

Through his success as an elite lifter, Bryce’s dream is to pass on his knowledge and skills through The Strength Athlete (TSA) powerlifting coaching services online. Bryce passionately advocates for the application and love of the sciences, evidence-based philosophies, and skepticism of pseudoscience.

Off the back of his 2017 Raw Nationals win with a 890 kg total (315/220/355), Bryce will again represent the USA at IPF Worlds this year in Calgary, Canada.


National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) approved 1.4 CEU(s) in category A for certified individuals attending this event.
Attendees will be awarded 1.4 CEU, or 14 contact hours, of continuing education for the CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, or TSAC-F certifications according to the guidelines set forth by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for attendance at EPC 18.

Bonus Online Seminars

EXCLUSIVE: The following amazing bonus online sessions will be exclusively available only to those who have purchased their EPC18 ticket by midnight on February 28th.

Bonus #1

Dr. Mike Zourdos, PhD – Online Presentation & Live Q&A

In this exclusive presentation, Florida State University researcher Dr. Mike Zourdos will discuss how to create optimally effective training blocks, the science of periodization strategies and practical implications.

Bonus #2

Dr. Rori Alter, DPT – Online Presentation & Live Q&A

In this exclusive presentation, Doctor of Physical Therapy and competitive powerlifter, Dr. Rori Alter discusses prehab, rehab and exercise selection for powerlifters.
Rori will also prevent some case studies and take YOUR questions about injury, movement, programming and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The event will take place on July 21/22 2018 on the  campus of University College Dublin (UCD) in south Dublin, Ireland.

Google maps link: UCD

Exact room and building locations will be disclosed to ticket holders in due course.

We will also provide ticket holders with information regarding recommended accommodation to book.

The venue is very close and easily accessible from Dublin Airport, which is Ireland’s primary airport with direct flights to most locations in Europe, and many in North America.
We will be providing ticket holders with accommodation recommendations and special rates in due course.

If you need more details, just email us at info@europeanpowerliftingconference.com

There are no refunds offered on purchased tickets.

However, tickets may be transferred to another name, allowing you to give/sell a ticket to a friend or other interested party.

Any changes to event schedule are at the organizers discretion and do not invalidate any ticket.

All bonuses, prizes and special offered that are available via EPC or any of the event sponsors are subject to specific terms and conditions set out by the company offering the bonus/prize.

You cannot exchange a bonus for a monetary refund, nor can bonuses/prizes be purchased/obtained for anyone other than the individual ticket holder.

Discount on Titan equipment and clothing applies to one item per person. Available to purchase at the Titan exhibition stand at the event. 50% off applies only to first 30 tickets.

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Yes! Attendees will be awarded 1.4 CEU, or 14 contact hours, of continuing education for the CSCS, CSPS, NSCA-CPT, or TSAC-F certifications according to the guidelines set forth by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for attendance at EPC 18.