Conference Themes and Special Focus

The Tenth International Conference on Sport & Society features research addressing the following annual themes:

  • Theme 1: Sporting Cultures and Identities
  • Theme 2: Sport and Health
  • Theme 3: Sports Education
  • Theme 4: Sports Management and Commercialization
  • 2019 Special Focus - Sports Media Vectors: Digitization, Expanding Audiences, and the Globalization of Live Sport

2019 Conference Partner

Conference Co-Chairs

Laurel Walzak

Laurel Walzak

Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Canada

Joe Recupero

Joe Recupero

Director, Sport Media Program, Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Canada

Sport & Society Panel Members

The Tenth International Conference on Sport & Society will feature panels of representatives speaking on topics within the field.

Harbinger Singh

Harbinger Singh

Freelance Director/Producer, Canada

Globalization of Live Sport

Laszlo Szele

Laszlo Szele

Remote and Studio Producer, and Instructor, RTA Sport Media, Ryerson University, Canada

Globalization of Live Sport

Jon Holmes

Jon Holmes

Home Page Editor, Sky Sports Digital, London, United Kingdom

Homophobia in Sport/Media

Curtis Maloley

Curtis Maloley

Lecturer, Sport Media program, RTA School of Media, and Educational Developer, Learning and Teaching Office (LTO), Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada

Moderator
Globalization of Live Sport

Karen Sebesta

Karen Sebesta

Senior Producer, CBC Sports, and Professor, RTA Sports Media, Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada

Globalization of Live Sport

Brian Kitts

Brian Kitts

Co-founder and president, You Can Play Project, and sports and entertainment marketing executive, Colorado, USA

Homophobia in Sport/Media

John Pitblado

John Pitblado

Freelance Producer, and Professor, Sport Media, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

Globalization of Live Sport

Erik Denison

Erik Denison

Lead Researcher, Sport Inclusion Project, Behavioural Science Research Laboratory, Monash University, Australia

Homophobia in Sport/Media

Pre-Conference Reception and Panel Discussion

Join other conference delegates at the pre-conference reception for drinks, light hor d'oeuvres, and a chance to converse. The reception will be followed by a panel discussion, "Globalization of Live Sport."

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