Call for Papers | North American Society for Sport Management 2016 Conference | May 31–June 4, 2016, Orlando, Florida

The NASSM 2016 Conference will be held in Orlando, FL from May 31 - June 5, 2016
The NASSM 2016 Conference will be held in Orlando, FL from May 31 – June 5, 2016

NASSM invites individuals to submit abstracts, including empirical, methodological, conceptual, and teaching-related types. Submissions will begin to be accepted on October 1, 2015. Both completed research and research in progress are acceptable.

Submission Guidelines:

Presentations may be proposed in any of the following formats:

  1. A 20-minute oral presentation (including 5 minutes of Q & A),
  2. A poster,
  3. A 60-minute symposium, roundtable, forum, or workshop.

Authors’ names may not appear on more than two (2) abstracts/proposals of any kind (i.e., authors are limited to two possible presentations regardless of co-authorship or type of presentation). The only exception to this limit is for an advisor to a student who is submitting an abstract. In this case, the advisor position must be clearly indicated in the author section of the submission and the first author must be a registered student at their institution at the time of the abstract submission deadline.

Abstracts submitted to the NASSM conference should not be concurrently submitted for consideration at another conference or have been previously presented at a conference. Submitted abstracts should not be of work published prior to November 1, 2015.

Abstract Format and Submission:

All abstracts must be submitted online. Specific instructions for the submission process are posted at

Abstracts must include the following information and conform to the following requirements:

  1. No more than two pages maximum (8.5 x 11 inch paper with 1-inch margins) using 12-point Times New Roman font (60 minute session abstracts may not exceed 3 pages);
  2. Presentation title;
  3. Abstract should include text only. Figures and tables are not acceptable;
  4. Author(s), institution(s) name(s), and contact information. Those abstracts selected for presentation will be reprinted and published in the Conference Abstracts as submitted. Some editorial corrections will be made by the Program Chair, but there will not be an opportunity for authors to revise their abstract;
  5. Authors cannot be added after the abstract submission deadline.

Submission Procedure: The submission site will require you to supply the following information:

  1. Presentation category (i.e., empirical, conceptual, teaching, methodology);
  2. Topic area (i.e., communication, diversity, economics, ethics, finance, governance, legal aspects, management/leadership, marketing, organizational theory, professional preparation, socio-cultural, sport tourism, research/statistical methodology, teaching sport management);
  3. Type of presentation desired (i.e., 20-minute oral; poster; 60-minute symposium, roundtable, forum, or workshop);
  4. Principal author’s primary contact information.

Abstract(s) submission indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to register for and attend the 2015 NASSM conference. At least one presenter must register by the conference early bird registration deadline or his/her paper will be withdrawn.

Submission Deadline:

Abstracts cannot be submitted prior to October 1, 2015, and MUST be received no later than NOVEMBER 1, 2015 (11:59 PM, PST). Submissions received after this date and time will not be accepted or reviewed.

Review Process:

All abstracts will be subjected to blind review. No preference will be given to longer abstracts. The review criteria will be based on the presentation category. For more information on the criteria, please consult the NASSM abstract review criteria:

Program Chair

Dr. Christine Green (

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