Call for Presentations: Journal of Emerging Sport Studies 2020 Digital Symposium

The Journal of Emerging Sport Studies (JESS) is proud to announce its first online sport studies symposium from October 16-18, 2020. The symposium theme, “Power at Play,” aims to examine the ways sport acts as a catalyst of personal and community empowerment, while simultaneously reinforcing societal power structures. 

We invite abstracts for papers from the following disciplines: history, sociology, philosophy, literature, psychology, law, marketing/economics, management, policy, analytics, or alternative fields. Abstract of approximately 300 words should be submitted to symposium organizers, Andrew Pettit and Taylor McKee, at by June 30, 2020. Alternatively, video abstracts may also be submitted through email, twitter (either direct DMs or mentions) @Emergingsport, or facebook. Please include in your abstract institutional and contact information. Notification of acceptance will be sent by July 7th, 2020.

Symposium format

Accepted participants will be asked to record their presentations and submit their video to JESS by August 15, 2020. Presentation videos will be organized into panels based on common themes, and will be published on the symposium website one week before the start of the symposium. Videos may remain on the website in perpetuity, unless directed otherwise by presenters.

Questions will be submitted and collected by symposium organizers via social media and email. From August 14-16, digital panels will allow presenters to engage with their peers and the public regarding their work.
More information will be provided to symposium participants after acceptance and the program is finalized.

The Journal of Emerging Sport Studies

Our mandate for the Journal of Emerging Sport Studies is to provide emerging and established scholars the opportunity to share their research by limiting barriers to both audiences and researchers. We believe this practice broadens our collective understanding of sport’s important role in shaping our local and global communities.

In keeping with this mission, and to limit the cost of this endeavour on our contributors, we only ask presenters to make a small donation, if possible, to help cover the cost of our website. For more information about the Symposium and the Journal, visit our website: