A Blended Conference

For over 30 years, Common Ground has been invested in developing technologies that seek to break down barriers of access in scholarly communication. In each phase, we’ve built media platforms to support spaces for interdisciplinary dialogue, before such approaches were in vogue; connected international voices, when disciplines were too often isolated in national silos; and supported an agenda of access and equality, by offering pathways and opportunities for diverse voices.
We now propose another kind of intervention -- to build a scholarly communication infrastructure for a blended future.
Our blended model seeks to transcend physical boundaries by offering a platform to extend in-person conference content online, while ensuring online-only delegates are afforded equal participatory and experiential spaces within the platform. At the same time, the model offers participants a legacy resource to which they can return in the Event application, with access to a social space in our Community application where fellow participants can keep connected long after the conference ends.

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

  • 2022 Special Focus—Whose Body Is it? Sport and the Problem of Autonomy
  • Theme 1: Sporting Cultures and Identities
  • Theme 2: Sport and Health
  • Theme 3: Sports Education
  • Theme 4: Sports Management and Commercialization

Plenary Speakers

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

Verner Møller

Verner Møller

Professor, Sport Science, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark

Lindsay Pieper

Lindsay Pieper

Associate Professor, Sport Management, University of Lynchburg, United States

Research Network Chair

Dr. Jörg Krieger

Dr. Jörg Krieger

Assistant Professor, Aarhus University, Denmark

Conference Partner

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