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International Conference on Sport and Society

Sport and Society Conference 2011


Welcome to the website of the 2011 International Conference on Sport and Society. The 2011 Conference will be held at the Unitedworld School of Business, Kolkata, India from 28 February – 1 March 2011.

Kolkata has been selected as the location for the 2011 conference as it is one of the host cities for the 2011 Cricket World Cup. As such participants will be immersed in the experience of the tournament. The dates also have been set to include the option of attending the India v. England match in the world famous Eden Gardens Stadium.

The 2011 Sport and Society Conference will address a range of critically important issues and themes relating to the Sport and Society. Plenary speakers will include leading thinkers and practitioners in sports, as well as paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners in all fields of kinesiology and sport.

We invite prospective participants to submit a presentation proposal for one of the following parallel session options: a 30-minute paper; a 60-minute workshop; a jointly presented 90-minute colloquium session; or a virtual session. We also encourage innovative presentation formats, such as roundtables, staged dialogues, screenings and performances. Parallel sessions are loosely grouped into streams reflecting different perspectives or disciplines. Each stream forms a talking circle, an informal forum for focused discussion of issues and Conference themes.

Participants may choose to submit written papers before or after the Conference for possible publication in the peer reviewed The International Journal of Sport and Society. Virtual participants also have the option to submit papers for consideration by the Journal. All registered Conference participants receive a complimentary online subscription to the Journal when registration is finalised. This subscription is valid until one year after the Conference end-date.

If you would like to know more about this Conference, bookmark the Sport and Society Conference website and return for further information and regular updates. You may also wish to subscribe to ‘Sport and Society’, the Newsletter of the Conference and Journal.

For all inquiries, please contact the Conference Secretariat.


International Conference on Sport and Society

The Inaugural Sport and Society Conference was held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada in 2010.

The Sport and Society Conference is a presenter’s conference, comprised of numerous parallel sessions.The Conference organising committee is inviting proposals to present 30-minute papers, or 60-minute workshops or 90-minute colloquium sessions. These may be:

  • Academic or research papers, or
  • Presentations describing educational initiatives.

The International Journal of Sport and Society

All registered participants (including virtual participants) have the option to submit papers to The International Journal of Sport and Society. Papers submitted for publication will be fully refereed through a peer review process. The publication decision is based on the referees’ reports. For more information about the Journal please visit the Publish Your Paper page.