Call for Papers | “Bridging Sport, Tourism and Leisure Management”, 30th EASM European Sport Management Conference | Innsbruck, Austria, September 5–8, 2022. Call ends April 22, 2022

Conference venue is the Faculty of Social Sciences and Economics at the University of Innsbruck.

The Scientific and Programme Committee of the 30th EASM European Sport Management Conference invites scholars and practitioners to submit abstracts to be considered for presentation. Additionally, we invite short papers to be considered for the EASM Best Conference Paper Award 2022 and for the ESMQ New Researcher Award 2022 for young scientific scholars. Reviewers contributing to assessing and progressing colleagues’ work in an excellent manner as part of the peer-review process will be awarded with the EASM Best Conference Reviewer Award 2022.

The Innsbruck 2022 conference theme is “Bridging Sport, Tourism and Leisure Management”. In that respect, submissions that particularly, but not exclusively, relate to the conference theme are encouraged. Contributors have the opportunity to present in Parallel Sessions, Workshops, and attractive Poster Sessions during the conference.

The main aim of all conference sessions is to encourage participants from across fields to share knowledge, provide new insights and inspire the future of sport management. Sessions also offer a platform to create inter- and cross-disciplinary contacts and collaborations.

Please review the conference website for further information on the conference content, submission requirements, guidelines, awards and registration as well as further details about the conference destination and how to get there.

Parallel Sessions

In Parallel Sessions, every presenter gives a maximum 12-minute oral presentation with additional 5 minutes for questions and discussion. Our Parallel Session topics are:

      • Sport Governance and Policy,
      • Strategy, Leadership and Stakeholder Management in Sport,
      • Sport Marketing and Sponsorship,
      • Sport Consumer Behaviour,
      • Sport Events,
      • Sport Tourism and Leisure Management,
      • Sport, Media and Communication,
      • E-Sport, Innovation and Technology,
      • Sport Funding and Finance,
      • Sport Law and Ethics,
      • Public Health and Physical Activity Management,
      • Sport Development and Socio-Cultural Perspectives,
      • Sport Management Education,
      • Broader, New and Critical Aspects of Sport Management and
      • Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Sport Management.

Poster Session

The Poster Session is divided in two parts: first, contributors provide short video presentations (3-minutes); then, an online session will be organized for individual Q&A’s and discussion. Submissions relating to any sport management topic are welcomed.

ESMQ New Researcher Award (NRA) 2022

The NRA, sponsored by Routledge, is for the best original theoretical or empirical advance and significant unpublished contribution in sport management. To be eligible for this award, researchers must be near to completion of their PhD or have graduated less than three years prior to submission. Full details are available at

Developing Future Sport Management Researchers and Practitioners

We invite undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD research students to apply/register for the EASM Student Seminar (1st – 5th Sep 2022) or, respectively, the EASM PhD Student Seminar (4th & 5th Sep 2022). Full participant status at the EASM Conference is included in the registration fee. For more information, please visit


For your inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Scientific and Programme Committee ( If you like to join our large international community of conference abstract reviewer by offering your expertise and valuable time, please let us know by creating an account via and tick the boxes of your areas of expertise.

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