Call for Papers | Annual Stadium Managers Association Seminar | February 4-8, 2018, Huntington Beach CA. Call ends December 1, 2017

We cordially invite all academicians to submit sport business research proposals for consideration as either an oral (20 minute) or poster presentation, to the Annual Stadium Managers Association Seminar. A focus on Stadium Management is encouraged and can encompass a number of facets relating to stadium management, sponsorship, marketing, outsourcing, social media, operations, etc.

Historically, attendees for this conference have included representation from the MLB, MiLB, NFL, CFL, MLS, and NCAA to name a few. This seminar offers the opportunity to network and collaborate with individuals who hold leadership and operation positions in the sport industry.

Submission for a 20 minute oral presentation or a poster presentation will be accepted by submitting a 250-300 word abstract, including a title page containing the list of authors, their affiliations, and the lead author contact information. The submissions for consideration should be sent to the following email address:

Please submit your Word or PDF attachment with the subject of the email being “2017 SMA Seminar Submission.” The lead author will be notified within two weeks after the submission deadline.

Additional information for the seminar registration, location, and a past conference format and schedules can be found on the official Annual Stadium Managers Association Seminar website at

We look forward to receiving your conference proposals and bridging the gap between academia and the sport industry.

SMA is dedicated exclusively to stadium operations and promotes professional, efficient and state-of-the-art management of stadiums around the world. Our members are administrators and operations personnel from teams, colleges and universities, facility managers and public sports authorities, and suppliers to the industry. It is a member driven organization where stadium managers and vendors collaborate on issues and solutions that enhance the safety, profitability, and service of their facilities. Visit the SMA website:

Dene Williamson, EdD
Saint Leo University

Nalani Butler, PhD
University of Tampa

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