Emerging Scholar Awardees, Seventh International Conference on Sport & Society, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2-3 June 2016
Seventh International Conference on Sport & Society, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2-3 June 2016

Seventh International Conference on Sport & Society

  • 2016 Special Focus: Leisure, Play, Action: Ecological Awareness in Sports
  • 2–3 June 2016
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA

At a Glance...

2

Days of paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters, and colloquia

115+

Delegates from all over the world who attended the Seventh International Conference on Sport & Society.

20+

Countries represented.

2016 Special Focus: Leisure, Play, Action: Ecological Awareness in Sports

The effects of human activity on the natural environment are increasingly coming into focus in the development of critical perspectives on our social futures. How does this socio-ecological tension prompt critical perspectives on human movement, physical activity, and sports? What are the implications arising from sports as modes of human action? What are the effects of the objects that sports use—the equipment, fields, stadiums, events, and related material support systems? What can nature-based sports teach us about the relationship of human activity to the natural environment? What are the prospects for environmental agendas associated with sporting activity, where leisure and play might teach us about modes of action sensitive to our future socio-ecological needs?

Plenary Speakers

The Seventh International Conference on Sport & Society featured plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field.

Dr. Jonathan Casper

Dr. Jonathan Casper

Associate Professor and Sport Management Program Coordinator,Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management,College of Natural Resources, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA

"Sport and Environmental Sustainability: The Impact on Society and Health"

Dr. James Gillett

Dr. James Gillett

Associate Dean of Social SciencesMcMaster University, Ontario, Canada

“Intangible Sporting Cultures: Land, Water and Air”

Diana Bertsch

Diana Bertsch

VP World Championship Events, IRONMAN, Kailua-Kona, USA

“The IRONMAN Way : The IRONMAN World Championship and Sustainability in Endurance
Sports”

Graduate Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Graduate Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for graduate students at this stage in their academic careers. The 2016 Graduate Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Alexandra Maris

Alexandra Maris

University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Yonca Krahn

Yonca Krahn

University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland

Mercedes Townsend

Mercedes Townsend

Tulane University, New Orleans, USA

Elena Balcaite

Elena Balcaite

University of Melbourne, Melbourne, USA

Ciara Delgado

Ciara Delgado

Charlotte Athletic Club, Raliegh, USA

Jay Waters

Jay Waters

Victoria University of Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand

Virtual Presentations

Virtual Posters

Virtual Posters present preliminary results of work or projects that lend themselves to visual representations. Download the posters below.

Lightning Talks

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