Call for Papers | “Developing Community Sport” | The UK Sport Development Network (UKSDN) 2018 conference, University Centre Hartpury, June 2–3, 2018. Call ends April 27, 2018

Join us on the 2nd and 3rd of July to discuss key issues affecting community sport such as monitoring and evaluation of initiatives, utilising social media to engage communities and sport’s role in achieving social objectives such as crime reduction and health promotion.

This year’s conference will be interactive and thought provoking. We will bring practitioners and academics together to discuss the key issues community sport is facing. Follow all the latest information @UKSDN2018 and link with the wider network on our main network Twitter feed @UKSDN.

Keynote Speakers

We have secured the following keynote speakers. More speakers will be announced over the next months.

  • Professor Rosie Meek. Royal Holloway University of London
  • James Allen, Director of Policy, Governance and External Affairs. Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA)
  • Steve Grainger, Rugby Development Director of the RFU

Present at UKSDN 2018 – Developing Community Sport

The UKSDN is passionate about encouraging practice informed research and research informed practice. We are inviting submissions for papers, presentations, and proposals for research posters to be presented at the UKSDN’s 9th Annual Conference hosted by University Centre Hartpury on the 2nd and 3rd July 2018.

We are inviting submissions for papers to be presented at the UKSDN 2018 conference. Presentations will last for a maximum of 10 minutes and will form part of a convened discussion to stimulate critical, forward-thinking conversations. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 27 April.

Themes

The following are planned themed strands but we welcome submissions beyond these areas.

Day one – Sport and the community

  • Sport’s Role in Crime Reduction and Social Inclusion
  • Developing Health through Sport and Physical Activity
  • Developing Sport in Educational Settings
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Community Sport
  • New Ways of Working: the Third Sector and Beyond
  • Engaging Communities Through Marketing and Social Media

Day two – Sport specific development

  • Developing Rugby
  • Developing Golf
  • Developing Equestrian Sport
  • Research as a means of Evidencing Impact
  • NGBs and their role in community sport
  • Funding community sport

To submit an abstract please email: UKSDN2018@hartpury.ac.uk. In your proposal, please include:

  • An abstract of around 250 words
  • A brief personal biography introducing yourself

Authors of selected abstracts may be invited to develop full papers for consideration for publication in the special edition of Managing Sport and Leisure.

Call for Practitioner Presentations

We are inviting those working in the sport sector to submit ideas for presentation. We are keen to hear from people involved at a grassroots level in developing sport. It may be that you are trying something new, you have had major success, or things haven’t quite worked out and you wonder why? We would like to hear all about your sports development initiative and your experiences of working within the sports sector.

If you would like to join a supportive environment to network with peers, tell us about your experiences and learn from others then we would love to hear from you.  Presentations will last for a maximum of 10 minutes and will form part of a convened discussion to stimulate critical, forward-thinking conversations. To submit a presentation idea to us please email: UKSDN2018@hartpury.ac.uk. In your proposal, please include:

  • An outline of what you would like to present (no longer than 250 words)
  • A brief personal biography introducing yourself and the work you are doing

The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 27 April.

Call for Posters

We are inviting proposals for research posters. The UKSDN is keen to invite contributions from undergraduate, postgraduate and early career researchers, allowing presenters to share their work in a friendly environment where they will be able to engage in critical conversation and discussions with fellow academics and practitioners. Please submit your poster proposal by emailing UKSDN2018@hartpury.ac.uk. In your poster proposal, please include:

  • An abstract of around 250 words which includes:
    • Your research question(s) and/or objectives
    • Your methodology
    • A discussion of your (preliminary) results and its empirical/theoretical relevance
  • A brief personal biography introducing yourself and giving context to your research (e.g. is it a part of a PhD, part of a wider project, the results from your dissertation etc.)

Poster presentations involve the production of an A1 poster outlining key aspects of your presentation with no more than 1000 words. Presenters should be available to discuss their findings as part of the poster presentation session. The deadline for submissions is 5pm on Friday 27 April.

Tickets

The full conference/early bird rate adds wrap-around activities, an evening buffet in Hartpury House and evening entertainment. Price £200. Buy here.

Day tickets: As a day delegate you will receive access to the full conference programme for the day. Teas, coffees and water throughout the day, lunch, and a UKSDN/Hartpury sports kit bag.

Day one (02.07.18): £85.00
Day two (03.07.18): £85.00
Day one and two: £170
Buy here.

Visit the conference homepage for further and updated information. 

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