Call for Papers | Congress of Youth and Winter Sports 2020 | Univerity of Lausanne, January 7–8, 2020. Call ends July 1, 2019

The congress Youth & Winter Sports will take place in Lausanne on the 7th and 8th January 2020 in the heart of a unique combination of research institutions, international sport organizations and an exceptional winter sport environment.

The congress is organized by the University of Lausanne alongside our academic partners the EPFL, the CHUV and the Sport Science network SmartMove, and in collaboration with the IOC – Olympic Center Studies and ThinkSport.

The congress offers the opportunity for researchers, sport staff and students to analyse “Youth and Winter Sports” in a multidisciplinary scientific program. A special session will be co-organized with the IOC Olympic Studies Centre around the specifities and needs of the young elite athletes.

Just before the 2020 YOG, the congress will provide the opportunity for delegates to be informed and to contribute to the research focusing on Youth and Winter Sport. The congress will be featuring a diverse range of sessions to enable scholars, including postgraduate students, the opportunity to share their latest research. Sessions and workshops will focus on specific sport, on important topics or on professional practices. It will give opportunities for researchers, practitioners and sports organisation’s staff to meet and debate.

The congress will also provide networking opportunities in order to allow delegates to develop collaborative research projects and extend international scientific knowledge.

We are pleased to introduce our highlighted keynote speakers: Miléna Parent (Canada), Andrew Stephan Denning (USA), Erich Müller (Austria), Hans-Christer Holmberg (Sweden), Holger Preuss (Germany), Øyvind Sandbakk (Norway), and Stéphane Bouthiaux (France), who will share insight into many aspects of winter sport and success in the development of youth athletes.

Please find supporting information about the congress including information on the disciplinary sections of social sciences, technology, and physiology-medicine, along with abstract submission, registration, and logistical information via the following website:

    • Authors should submit their abstracts and communicate during the congress in English. Please note that no translation services will be offered during the congress.
    • Authors are required to submit their abstract online (abstracts sent by e-mail will not be accepted).
    • Abstracts should not exceed 200 words (approximately 1400 characters including spaces).
    • Authors should make themselves available for the duration of the Congress, January 7– 8, 2020.
    • We encourage all presenters to prepare a power point presentation in order to facilitate comprehension since the Congress attracts an international audience.
    • Abstract submission is free of charge.
    • Registration fees must be paid by October 31, 2019 at the latest to secure presentation during the congress and the publication of your name and abstract in the Book of Abstracts.

Sessions will be organised under 4 categories:

  1. Contributions on specific sports: please indicate on which sport focuses your presentation (Ice hockey, skating, biathlon, etc.)
  2. Contributions on specific topics: please indicate on which sport focuses your presentation (training, coaching, health, careers, tourism, consumption, sustainability, education, gender, media, disability, methods, ethics, etc.)
  3. Open sessions
  4. Special Topic: opportunity to propose a topic of special interest

Authors are required to submit their abstract online at: Abstract Submission

Poster presentations: Please use portrait style (A0 size)

For inquiries, please contact us via email at

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