SMAANZ Program (Daily Breakdown)

SMAANZ Parallel Sessions

Conference Information Booklet

SMAANZ Book of Abstracts

Updated 5th December, 12:20pm NZDT

  • 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
  • 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
  • If you require any further information about the conference please email

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).

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 ) 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.