Faculty of Business and Law

School of Management and Marketing

Australian Open TennisCelebrate with us at the 20th anniversary 2014 SMAANZ conference

Deakin University, through the sport management program in the School of Management and Marketing, are proud to be co-hosting the 20th Anniversary conference for the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand - SMAANZ in November 2014.

Deakin University hosted the inaugural SMAANZ conference in 1995 as well as the 10th Anniversary conference in 2004, and we will celebrate 20 years of the development of sport management as an academic discipline and profession in Australia and New Zealand in 2014 through a 3-day conference that includes:

  • An industry day (26 November) where academic and industry professionals will engage to reflect on the professionalisation of management in the sport industry
  • Academic conference (27-28 November) where academic presentations will present research in the sport industry

The conference will be held at Melbourne Park in Melbourne, Australia from 26 to 28 November 2014. Melbourne Park is the home of the Australian Open Tennis Championships and is part of a 40 hectare sporting precinct managed by Melbourne and Olympic Parks Trust.

The 20th Anniversary conference provides the occasion, location, and venue to reflect on 20 years of the development of the sport industry, so save the date in your diary.

Academic programme: Contributions to the conference academic programme will be invited via a call for papers in 2014. In addition, the conference organising committee will invite proposals from those who are interested in convening and chairing a themed session at the conference. The details of the call for papers and themed session proposals will be disseminated via email and the conference website from mid-March 2014.

For further information, please contact Associate Professor Pamm Phillips via email at Pamm.Phillips@deakin.edu.au

Deakin University acknowledges the traditional land owners of present campus sites.

11th November 2013