28th EASM European Sport Management Conference

Loughborough University London (UK), 

16-19 September 2020

Call for Workshop Proposals

Deadline for submissions: 16th December 2019

The Scientific Committee of The European Sport Management Conference invites sport management scholars and practitioners to organise Workshops on various sub-themes of sport management at our annual conference. 

The conference is organised in cooperation with the Loughborough University London. Please visit for information about this leading international conference, yet again held in a wonderful location. 

Activate, Engage, Discuss and Produce Shifts Through Workshops

Workshops aim to share knowledge, encourage stimulating discussion and intellectual engagement between participants on a particular subtheme (i.e. a specific focus within a more general topic). Workshops can also be outcome focussed, for example to integrate theory and practice; to build and foster networks; to channel work into special issues in ESMQ or other journals or edited books; to shift existing fields; or map out new sport management research territory. 

Workshop organisers have to provide a design/format for their Workshops that enables a significantly different appeal and ‘feel’ than traditional conference track topic sessions (for track topics see past/current conference websites). 

The Scientific Committee will select Workshop proposals that capture a defined sub-theme; have a clear aim; and have wide appeal to both presenters and conference attendees. Accepted Workshops will be included in the official Call for Contributions for the conference, which will be launched in January 2020. 

Examples of Workshops organised at past conferences are available on the former conference websites (;

Submitting Your Workshop Proposal

Parties interested in organising a Workshop should produce a document covering the following information and email it to the EASM Scientific Chair Guillaume Bodet and the EASM 2020 Scientific Committee, , inserting ‘Call for Workshop Proposals’ in the email subject, by the stated deadline. 

  1. The sub-theme/suggested title of the proposed Workshop. 
  2. A short description of the relevance and aim of the proposed Workshop (max. 500 words). Please remember that the title, the aim and the description should be used to arouse interest in the Workshop when announced in the conference Call for Contributions and when you promote the Workshop within your own network.
  3. Expected submissions to the Workshop:
    Names of likely contributors (at least 7)
    B) Communicational efforts how you intend to attract contributors to your conference Workshop besides the general conference Call for Contributions.
  4. The desired format and ‘flow’ of the Workshop
    A) Please outline the point of difference from standardised track presentations (e.g. one or a mix of the following: small symposium, panels, debates; presentation of short/full papers and/or impact cases, focus on or mix of practitioner/policy/academic contributors, technology-enhanced delivery, etc.). Typically, yet dependent on the number of submissions, we allow for 2 sessions (about 160 minutes overall) in the conference programme.
    B) Conveners could invite high-profile guest presenters on a complimentary day-ticket (on their own travel expenses and after discussion with the Scientific Committee) in order to increase the appeal of the Workshop or to facilitate theory-practice integration shall this be of benefit to the Workshop outcome and participants’ conference experience.
  5. Please mention if you are aware of any journal special issues on the topic of the proposed Workshop with a submission date later than September 2020 or any other output/impact Workshop participants might be able to contribute towards. Details about the Conveners:
    A) The names, institutions, email addresses, phone numbers, research fields, and short bio (about 100 words) of all Conveners (min. 2/max. 4, representing more than one country).
    B) Indicate the name of the Lead Convener as this person will be responsible for all communication with the Scientific Committee; be involved in the review process of submissions to the Workshop; the coordination of contributors (once submissions or other speakers are accepted); and the running of the Workshop in Seville. All Conveners need to register for the conference.
    C) A brief outline of the Conveners’ contribution to the topic (max. 300 words, plus references of recent publications/outputs on the topic and/or of practical work/impact). In addition, please refer to the history of the Workshop or similar events if it has been hosted by you at previous conferences. 

Conveners agree to prepare a brief written review of the Workshop within three weeks after the conference (about 400 words). Reports might be published on the conference/EASM website or used as reference for future activities. 

The deadline for submitting a Workshop proposal is 16 December 2019

Proposals will be judged against the stated criteria, taking into account quality and relevance. Only a certain number of Workshops can be considered and facilitated at the conference. 

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