Online Only in 2021 // Blended 2022

Due to current restrictions on entry into Spain, and uncertainty on the date these restrictions will end, we have decided to continue with only the online component of the 2021 conference.
We are nonetheless excited to announce the online conference will be delivered on the CGScholar platform – developed by the Common Ground Media Lab, the research and technology arm of Common Ground Research Networks.
We are moving to bring the conference experience into the digital era. All presenters will be given Presenter Pages: linked to profiles on CGScholar, displaying abstract summary, thematic connection to panelists and peers, ability to add digital media: video, sound, other files. As an alternative, you can also participate online with Audience Passes. And finally, we'll be offering innovative online social spaces to frame serendipitous encounters for personal and professional growth.
All "Blended" registration types will be able to present online in 2021 and in-person (and/or) online in 2022.
This way we build for our Research Network Members flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation.

Conference Themes and Special Focus

Founded in 2010, the Sport & Society Research Network is brought together around a common interest in cultural, political, and economic relationships of sport to society. We seek to build an epistemic community where we can make linkages across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

The Twelfth International Conference on Sport & Society calls for research addressing the following annual themes and special focus.

  • 2021 Special Focus—Sport and Society in Crisis
  • Theme 1: Sporting Cultures and Identities
  • Theme 2: Sport and Health
  • Theme 3: Sports Education
  • Theme 4: Sports Management and Commercialization

Plenary Speakers

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

April Henning

April Henning

Lecturer, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, UK

Helen Jefferson Lenskyj

Helen Jefferson Lenskyj

Professor Emerita, University of Toronto, Canada

Mikel Zabala

Mikel Zabala

Professor, Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, University of Granada, Spain, and Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Daniel Arriscado Alsina

Daniel Arriscado Alsina

Professor, Universidad Isabel I de Burgos, Burgos, Spain

Conference Co-Chairs

Felix Zurita

Felix Zurita

Professor, University of Granada, Spain

José J. Muros

José J. Muros

Lecturer, University of Granada, Spain

Research Network Chair

Dr. Jörg Krieger

Dr. Jörg Krieger

Assistant Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

2021 Conference Partner

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