The 2019 SMAANZ Conference will be held 4-6 December 2019 in Christchurch, and hosted by the University of Canterbury.

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SMAANZ 2019 Key dates

  • 28 June – Deadline for abstract submission
  • 30 June – Deadline for grants and awards submission
  • 1 August – Conference registrations open
  • 30 September – Early Bird registration closes

There will be no extensions on the above deadlines.

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SMAANZ Registration Costs

Registrations will open on 1 August, 2019. All prices listed are in AUD

Early Bird (prior to Sept 30th)

  • Full Rate – $750.00
  • Student – $400.00

Regular (from Oct 1st)

  • Full Rate – $850.00
  • Student Rate – $500.00

Conference Co-Chairs:

Dr Ning (Chris) Chen and Dr Sam Spector, University of Canterbury

Mainland China Regional Co-Chair:

Prof. Xueli Wang, Tsinghua University

Special thanks to:

Center for Development of Sports Industry, Tsinghua University (TUDSI)

University of Canterbury Students’ Association (UCSA)

Call for Abstracts

The deadline for abstract submissions has now closed. Recipients will be notified by email shortly on the outcome of their submission. If you have any questions related to abstracts please contact

Awards & Grants

The deadline for awards & grants submissions has now closed.  Recipients of the awards and grants will be notified no later than August 31, 2019. Further information about the awards can be found by following links below:

2021 SMAANZ- Expression of Interest

The SMAANZ Board is inviting Expressions of Interest from Australian Universities to host the 2021 SMAANZ conference. If further detail regarding hosting the 2021 SMAANZ conference is required, please contact Michael Naylor.

The expressions of interest will be assessed by the SMAANZ Board on the following selection criteria:

  • Experience in managing academic conferences
  • Experience in managing academic paper collection, distribution and return for the reviewing process
  • Track record of successful conferences and host University support
  • Track record in obtaining sponsorship
  • Range of services and ancillary events provided

Please submit all Expressions of Interest, regarding hosting the 2021 SMAANZ conference to Michael Naylor, SMAANZ Conference Liaison by Friday 29th November 2019

Template EOI from Host 2021 SMAANZ

2018 SMAANZ Photo Gallery