Themed Paper Presentation, 2018 Sport & Society Conference, Florida International University
Plenary Session, Mat Ratner, 2018 Sport & Society Conference, Florida International University
Poster Session, 2018 Sport & Society Conference, Florida International University
Talking Circle, 2018 Sport & Society Conference, Florida International University
Garden Conversation with Mat Ratner, Plenary Speaker, 2018 Sport & Society Conference, Florida International University

Ninth International Confernece on Sport & Society

  • 2018 Special Focus - Sports Impacts: Reshaping Cities, Environments, People​
  • 19-20 July 2018
  • Florida International University, Miami, USA

At a Glance...

2

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

125+

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

17

Countries represented.

2018 Special Focus - Sports Impacts: Reshaping Cities, Environments, People​

Sports are forms of social organization. They depend upon, and are always supported by, institutional infrastructures. In what ways should we measure the material impact of sports on cities, environments, and their people? How might we consider infrastructures as agents of change, environmental, economic, and social?

Conference Chair

Carolin Lusby

Carolin Lusby

Assistant Professor, Chaplin School of Hospatality & Tourism Management, Florida International University, USA

Plenary Speakers

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

Mathew Ratner

Mathew Ratner

Associate Director for Sports Tourism, Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau, USA

Frankie Ruiz

Frankie Ruiz

Chief Running Officer/Miami Marathon Co-Founder, USA

Emerging Scholar Awardees

For each conference, a small number of Emerging Scholar Awards are given to outstanding graduate students and emerging scholars who have an active academic interest in the conference area. The Award, with its accompanying responsibilities provides a strong professional development opportunity for each career academics. The 2018 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Andrew Dutra

Andrew Dutra

Eastern Florida State College, USA

Lorin Mordecai

Lorin Mordecai

University of Connecticut, USA

Brianna Anderson

Brianna Anderson

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Melissa Otterbein

Melissa Otterbein

Arayael Bradner

Arayael Bradner

The George Washington University, USA

Scott Ellis

Scott Ellis

Newcastle University, UK

Rebecca Varney

Rebecca Varney

Bryant University, USA

​Cullum Brownbridge

​Cullum Brownbridge

Brock University

Arthur Hamie Owora

Arthur Hamie Owora

Syracuse University, USA

2018 Conference Partner

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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