Early bird registrations are now open! Register here

2019/12/04 00:00:00
  • The deadline for abstract submissions has now closed. Recipients have now been notified by email on the outcome of their submission. If you have any questions related to abstracts please contact SMAANZ2019@canterbury.ac.nz
  • Congratulations to our Award & Grant winners. All award winners will be acknowledged at the conference award dinner. You can find further information regarding our winners here
  • The conference programme will be available shortly
  • If you require any further information about the conference please email info@smaanz.org

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)

Registrations are now open via the following link

All prices listed are in AUD and include GST of 10%. Please note, registration cost is inclusive of  annual SMAANZ membership fees; full rate ($100.00) and student rate ($40.00).

Early Bird (prior to Sept 30th)

  • Full Rate – $750.00
  • Student Rate – $400.00

Regular (from Oct 1st)

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

The HDR Seminar and SMAANZ Academic Program will take place on campus at the University of Canterbury.   We have prepared a list of conference accommodation options here. 

Accommodation is available in the city centre (approximately 12 minutes drive from campus) or in Riccarton (approximately 1 minute drive or 15 minute walk from campus).

Wednesday December 4th HDR Seminar, Welcome Function
Thursday December 5th Academic Program Day 1, Industry Cocktail, Free Evening
Friday December 6th Academic Program Day 2, Closing Dinner

Additional keynote speaker to be announced soon!

Wednesday December 4th

Thursday December 5th

  • Industry Function
  • 5:00pm – 6:30pm
  • UCSA Building (“Haere-roa)
  • Standing cocktail gathering for SMAANZ delegates and local sport industry managers
  • In partnership with the New Zealand Amateur Sport Association (NZASA)
  • Guest Speaker – TBC

Friday December 6th

The SMAANZ HDR Conference will run from 2:00pm -6.30pm on Wednesday 4th December at  University of Canterbury, Building Meremere Room 526, Ilam Campus (campus map).

  • The SMANAZ HDR Conference draft program is now available here. Please note this is subject to change.
  • This event is free for students to attend, however students must be registered for SMAANZ 2019 here
  • If you wish to attend this event you will need to register with  Olivia Baudient (SMAANZ HDR Representative) via oliviabaudinet@gmail.com ) by Sunday 10th November with the following information:
    • Your full name
    • University
    • PhD/Masters/Honours topic area
    • Your year of PhD study (1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th year) OR indicate that you are a Masters/Honours student
    • Any dietary and access requirements

SMAANZ HDR Student Social Event 

  • 7.30pm, Thursday 5th December, 2019
  •  Orleans Christchurch, 89 Lichfield St, Christchurch.
  • The evening will include dinner and drinks (at your own expense) and give everyone the opportunity to get to know each other.
  • Please let Olivia know by the 10th of November if you’d like to join this event.

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