Call for Sessions


The Conference Program Committee would like to invite proposals for session topics

Conference Theme: Sport Matters: Physics, Politics, Performances, Pedagogies

Session Formats

Proposed session topics are due April 1, 2017. Please note the following different format options:

Traditional paper presentation sessions (3-4 papers per session). These sessions will be open to submissions of well-developed research during the call for paper abstracts.

Completed paper presentation sessions, whereby the entire session is pre-constituted (3-4 already selected papers fitting with the session topic). For these sessions, include the name, institutional affiliation, and title of each presenter along with the session abstract. The individual paper abstracts for these sessions will be due at the same time as other abstracts. These sessions can also include a commentator, who should be listed in the session proposal.

Panel sessions, with a focused theme to be addressed by a panel of discussants. Session organizers should include the names and institutional affiliations of panel members along with the session abstract.


All session proposals must include the name, institutional affiliation, and email address of the session organizer(s); a title (10 words maximum); and a brief abstract (150 words maximum) that describes the session and ideally how the session fits into the conference theme. Indicate which type of session you are submitting for consideration. For pre-constituted sessions, include the names, titles, and institutional affiliations of the presenters in the session.

Submission Process : Submit session proposals by April 1, 2017 using the form below.

Online Submission Form

Questions: Direct any questions to the Conference Program Committee Chair, Joshua Newman (

Timeline: Session organizers will be notified of the acceptance of their proposed session on or before April 15, 2017. The Call for Abstracts will be released on April 15, 2017. Deadline for submission of individual Paper Abstracts is June 30, 2017. Session organizers will notify authors of abstract acceptance and submit their completed sessions (3-4 papers/presentations) no later than July 15, 2017. Final completed session submission is due July 15, 2017.

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