Call for Workshop Proposals | 26th EASM – The European Sport Management Conference | Malmö (Sweden), 5–8 September 2018. Call ends November 30, 2017

The Scientific Committee of The European Sport Management Conference invites sport management scholars and practitioners to organise Workshops on various sub-themes of sport management at our annual conference.

The conference is organised by the Department of Sport Sciences, Malmö University, in cooperation with the European Association for Sport Management (EASM). The conference website will be available soon with more details about this internationally highly regarded conference, yet again held in a fabulous location.

Activate, Engage, Discuss and Produce Shifts Through Workshops

Workshops aim to encourage stimulating discussion and intellectual engagement between participants on a particular subtheme (i.e. a specific focus within a more general topic). Workshops can also be outcome focussed, e.g. channel work into special issues in ESMQ or other journals or edited books; to integrate theory and practice; shift existing fields; or map out new sport management research territory.

Workshop organisers have to provide a design/format for their Workshops that enables a different appeal and ‘feel’ than traditional conference track topic sessions (for track topics see the conference website).

The Scientific Committee will select Workshop proposals that capture a defined sub-theme; have a clear aim; and have wide appeal to both presenters and conference attendees. The call for contributions to accepted Workshops will be included in the general Call for Papers for the conference.

Submitting Your Workshop Proposal

Members interested in organising a Workshop should submit the following information by email to the Scientific Co-Chairs of the Malmö 2018 conference, Tim Breitbarth (Chair EASM Scientific Committee, and Bo Carlsson (Malmö 2018 Organising Committee,, quoting ‘Workshop Proposal’ in the subject line:

  1. The sub-theme and title of the proposed
  2. A short description of the relevance and aim of the proposed Workshop (max. 500 words). Please remember that the title, the aim and the description should be used to arouse interest in the Workshop when announced in the Call for Papers and when you communicate the Workshop to your research network.
  3. Expected submissions to the Workshop:
    1. Names of likely contributors (at least 6)
    2. Communicational efforts how you intend to attract contributors to your conference Workshop besides the general conference Call for Papers
  4. The desired format and ‘flow’ of the Workshop
    1. Please outline the point of difference from paper track presentations (e.g. one or a mix of the following: small symposium, panels, debates; presentation of short/full papers and/or impact cases, focus on or mix of practitioner/policy/academic contributors, technology-enhanced delivery, etc.). Typically, yet dependent on the number of submissions, we allow for 2-3 sessions (about 150-180 minutes overall) in the conference
    2. The Conveners’ could invite industry guest presenters (on their own travel expenses and after discussion with the Scientific Committee) in order to facilitate theory-practice integration shall this be of benefit to the Workshop outcome and participants’ conference
  5. Please mention if you are aware of any journal special issues on the topic of the proposed Workshop with a submission date later than September
  6. Details about the Convenors:
    1. The names, institutions, email addresses, phone numbers, research fields, main publications and short bio (about 100 words) of all Conveners (min. 2/max. 4, ideally representing more than one country).
    2. Indicate the name of the Lead Convener as this person will be responsible for communication with the Scientific Committee, be involved in the review process of submissions to the Workshop and the coordination of Conveners, contributors (once submissions or other speakers are accepted) and the running of the
    3. A brief outline of the Conveners’ contribution to the topic (max. 300 words, plus references of recent publications/outputs on the topic). In addition, please refer to the history of the Workshop or similar events if it has been hosted by you on previous conference

Conveners agree to prepare a brief written review of the Workshop, including its contribution, within three weeks after the conference (about 400 words). The report might be published on the conference/EASM website or used as reference for future activities.

Special Malmö 2018 Call for Workshops on Migration, Integration and Multiculturalism

 The city and the special atmosphere of Malmö is related to immigrants and multiculturalism, with people of 175 nationalities living in the city, as well as to innovation and entrepreneurship (ranked as the fourth most innovative city in the world by Forbes). This mixture forms the local theme of the conference. Hence, the local organising committee encourages Workshop proposals that have a focus on migration, integration and multiculturalism in particular. For example, themes might revolve around sport’s impact on integration in everyday life; ethnicity, culture and consumption in sport; diversity and transcultural experiences and its consequences for sport; transcultural development and sport; migration as a problem or opportunity for sport development; new sport products and innovations in relation to multicultural progression. Workshop proposals with such a focus, might depart from, for instance, governance, policy, participation  entrepreneurship, marketing, finances or sponsoring.

The deadline for submitting a Workshop proposal is 30 November 2017.

Proposals will be judged against the stated criteria, taking into account quality and relevance. Possibly, only a limited number of Workshops can be considered for and facilitated at the conference.

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