Tenth International Conference on Sport & Society

  • 2019 Special Focus - Sports Media Vectors: Digitization, Expanding Audiences, and the Globalization of Live Sport
  • 20–21 June 2019
  • Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

At a Glance...

2

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

161+

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

20

Countries represented.

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 featured panels of representatives speaking on topics within the field.

Ken Silva

Ken Silva

Head, OAM Live

E-Sports

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

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Laurel Walzak

Laurel Walzak

Assistant Professor, Ryerson University, Canada

E-sports Super Course Pilot: From Live Event Production to Marketing FIFA'19

Moderator; E-Sports

Marion Coomey

Marion Coomey

Associate professor, RTA School of Media, Ryerson University, Canada

E-sports Super Course Pilot: From Live Event Production to Marketing FIFA'19

Brian Withers

Brian Withers

Production Technician and Lecturer, RTA School of Media, Ryerson University, Ontario, Canada

E-sports Super Course Pilot: From Live Event Production to Marketing FIFA'19

Shane Talbot

Shane Talbot

e-Sports Manager, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, Toronto, Canada

E-Sports

Joe Recupero

Joe Recupero

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

Moderator; Homophobia in Sport/Media

Laura-Jane Filotrani

Laura-Jane Filotrani

Course director: Journalism (BA), Director of International for ACI, London Southbank University, England

E-sports Super Course Pilot: From Live Event Production to Marketing FIFA'19

E-sports

Aksel Lielmanis

Aksel Lielmanis

Marketing Executive

E-Sports

Paul McDougall

Paul McDougall

Executive Producer, CBC Sports, Canada

Globalization of Live Sport

Harrison Browne

Harrison Browne

Sport Inclusion Consultant, You Can Play Project

Homophobia in Sport/Media

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 early career academics. The 2019 Emerging Scholar Awardees are listed below.

Andrew Pettit

Andrew Pettit

University of Western Ontario, Canada

Adrianne Grubic

Adrianne Grubic

School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, USA

Jason Smith

Jason Smith

George Mason University, Fairfax, USA

Melissa Otterbein

Melissa Otterbein

Graduate Assistant, Public Health, Department of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences, George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA

Nathaniel Ramos

Nathaniel Ramos

School of Information, Florida State University, Tallahassee, USA

Madi Sieger

Madi Sieger

Marsha Boyce

Marsha Boyce

MSc Student, The University fo the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago

​Rhonda C. George

​Rhonda C. George

York University in Toronto, Canada

Kevin Raposo

Kevin Raposo

Ryerson University, Canada

2019 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

Lightning Talks are 5-minute "flash" video presentations. Click the button below to view the videos on our YouTube channel.