Call for Papers | The First International Forum on Young Children and Sport | Beijing, China, April 16–19 2018. Call ends 2018-03-15

Hosted by the Research Centre for Gender, Children, Sport and Society of Peking University


The first ten years of life course are crucial for future lifestyle and quality of life. Physical activity and sport are widely acknowledged to play an important part in ensuring children’s healthy and all-around development.  Physical activity and sport for young children have attracted more and more attention and generated great interest from academic, business and sports communities. Against this background, the First International Forum on Young Children and Sport will be staged in Peking University on April 16-19, 2018. Under the Theme “All around development of young children through sport”, the Forum is aimed to promote the development of sport for young children, to promote quality research on sport for children, and build a bridge for cultural and academic exchanges between China and other nations.

The Forum will consist of plenary presentation,panel discussion,sub-theme presentation,poster, workshop and demonstration as well as site visit to local kindergartens in Beijing.  The Forum language will be English and Chinese.

Experts and scholars from China and other countries are welcome to register and submit abstracts to the Forum within the following areas:

  1. policy on sport for young children
  2. theories and research on sport for young children
  3. organization and pedagogy of sport for young children
  4. design and creation of environment for sport for young children
  5. safety and legal issues of sport for young children
  6. teacher training and management in the field of sport for young children
  7. technology and equipment and facilities of sport for young children
  8. other related issues

Deadline for the abstract submission is March 15, 2018. The length of abstract is maximum 1000 word in English. Please send your abstract to the email box: The organizing committee of the Forum will invite experts in the field to evaluate the submitted abstracts and announce the names of oral and poster presenters by March 30, 2018.

Registration fees

(US$; Early bird is prior to March 15, 2018)

Early bird $250, Regular $350 (Students, Early bird $125, Regular $175

Registration fees include lunches, Coffee, admission to all conference sessions, conference proceedings, souvenir and tour to the Kindergarten.

On-site registration: 8:00–18:00 April 16 and 7:30–8:30 April 17, 2018, Wu Si Sports Center, Peking University

Method of remittance

Mail cheque with completed form (see below) to

Ms Zhong Qin,
Physical Education Department
Peking University, Beijing 100871,

Or remit to the account bank of the Finance Department of Peking University: The Haidian District Branch, Industry and Commerce Bank of China, Account Number: 02000-045090-891311-51

Please make the cheque payable to Ms Zhong, indicating FIFSYC.


There are several accommodations available: hotels near the university and university guest house. For the further information on visa and accommodation please email

Conference Secretariat

Mr. Ma Xuanhui
Phone: 86-18810649657
Fax: 86-10-62751009
Address: Sport Department, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China.

Registration information for The First International Forum on Young Children and Sport. Write the required information into an Word document, print it and include it with your check.

Title of paper
Way of presentation (indicate poster or oral)

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