Abstract submission deadline extended

It is not too late to send in an abstract for Play the Game 2013, which will take place in Aarhus, Denmark. New deadline is 15 June 2013.


By Play the Game
Another chance to have your say about sports governance: Play the Game 2013 extends abstract deadline

The international focus on sports organisations and their credibility crisis seems to grow by the day, as new corruption allegations keep coming up from all kinds of sport.

Sport is under pressure to reform itself, but how can it become more transparent and democratic?

This is the key question that runs through so many areas of sport: Mega-events, doping policies, the fight against match fixing, the development of grass-roots sport, construction of facilities and the credibility of the world sports leaders.

At Play the Game 2013, we will for the eighth time gather key personalities in the field to address vital issues for the future of sport.

Play the Game strongly urges academics, journalists and other professionals in the sports sector to join the debates at Play the Game 2013 by sending in their contribution to the conference, which will run 28-31 October 2013 in Aarhus, Denmark.

Please note that all professions and positions, also non-academics, are most welcome to submit abstracts/storylines.

Academic abstracts will be reviewed by academically qualified members of our programme committee, whereas other abstracts/storylines will be reviewed on the basis of their information value for the sports political debate.

We are fast approaching 100 invited speakers and abstract submissions, but we have room for even more.

The new abstract submission deadline will be 15 June 2013 and you can read the Call for Papers here 

Read more about how to submit an abstract here

Governance is not the only area to be examined at the conference that will feature the following themes:

  • Match-fixing: Fair game for gangsters? 
  • Sports reforms: Fact or phantom?
  • The anti-doping dilemma: Saving sport, sacrificing athletes?
  • Recreational sport: A lost cause for sports organisations?
  • Sports facilities: Who are we building for?
  • From Russia to Rio: Power games or people’s games?
  • Open forum

Read more about the themes here.

The final conference programme will consist of several tracks in order to make it possible for delegates to pursue specific topics throughout the entire conference.

Sign up for four days of enlightening sessions, vivid debates and enriching networking, register at the early bird rate here.

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