Call for Abstracts | Perspectives on Sport & Inspiration | October 21-22, 2016 Aston, PA


The Conference

Inspiring sport moments… some bring you to your knees while others bring you off your feet. There are moments that generate tears of joy and those that generate tears wrought with pain. A life can be inspired in a moment. No matter what the level of competition or role in the industry, sports’ potential to inspire is worthy of exploration.

This inaugural conference will cover a wide range of topics related to sport and inspiration. Researchers are encouraged to examine—through theory and/or practice—inspirational opportunities in sports as they relate to the following areas:

  • Leadership
  • Coaching
  • Sport management
  • Character development
  • Faith formation
  • Wellness (injury prevention/rehabilitation)
  • Team development/teamwork

250-word abstracts must be received by June 15, 2016. All submissions will be blind peer reviewed, with final decisions being announced on or before August 15, 2016.

For submission details, guidelines, and conference information please visit

The Journal

An academic, online forum, Perspectives on Sport and Inspiration (PSI) has been created through a collaboration between the Neumann University Sport Management program and the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development.

This digital, peer-reviewed journal will be published online on a rolling basis, eliminating the costly time lapse between research and publication while maintaining the integrity of an academic review. The first issue will be fueled by the best papers from the October, 2016 conference.

Dr. Julie D. Lanzillo
Program Coordinator & Assistant Professor
Sport & Entertainment Management
Neumann University
One Neumann Drive, 314 RAB
Aston, PA 19014
P: 610.361.5291
Twitter: SportAndOrgProf

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