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Abstract Submission

     The abstract submission period is now open. Use the link below to submit your abstract.

Welcome to the website for submitting abstracts for the NASSM 2020 Conference. Please refer to the Call For Papers for more details about the submission guidelines, format, and deadlines. All abstract submissions must be made online. Online submission of abstracts will be accepted starting on October 1, 2019, and will be available until November 1, 2019 at 11:59 PM PST.

All abstracts will be subjected to a blind review. No preference will be given to longer abstracts. The review criteria will be based on the research type and presentation format. For more information on the criteria, please consult the NASSM abstract review criteria.

Please note that the information that is submitted with your abstract is what is used to generate the online and print abstracts, as well as the presentation schedule. As such, submitting authors should verify the correctness of all of the information provided. Please pay careful attention to the following:

  • If your co-authors have alternate formats for their names, please check with them to ensure that you are entering what they normally use in their academic writing.
  • Do not use abbreviations or acronyms in the university names.
  • Use title case capitalization for the title of your abstract.
  • Do not include the title or author information within the body of your abstract.
  • Do not insert extra line breaks between paragraphs, or manually space in an indent for the first line of the paragraphs. Our template automatically formats the abstracts and such extra spacing must then manually be removed.
  • APA style must be used for all referencing.
  • Make sure you proof-read your abstract before completing the submission. The system will provide a preview page as the last step of the submission process.

We have adopted a new categorization and context mechanism to help organize the review process and scheduling of accepted abstracts. We recommend authors consider the lists below in advance of submitting their abstracts. Selections from the category/sub-category and context lists will be required during the submission process.


  • Communication
    • Media
    • Public Relations
    • Social Media
    • Other
  • Facilities/Events
    • Event Marketing
    • Facility Marketing
    • Operations
    • Sponsorship
    • Sustainability
    • Volunteers
    • Other
  • Finance/Economics
    • Analytics
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Other
  • Governance/Policy
    • Governance
    • Policy
    • Other
  • Law
    • Commercial
    • Contract
    • Dispute Resolution
    • Employment
    • Gambling
    • Media Rights
    • Other
  • Management
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Diversity
    • Ethics
    • Human Resource Management
    • Leadership
    • Organizational Behavior
    • Organizational Capacity
    • Organizational Change
    • Strategic Management
    • Volunteers
    • Work-Life
    • Other
  • Marketing
    • Branding
    • Brand Community
    • Consumer Behavior
    • Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Diversity
    • Fan Identification
    • Motivation
    • Revenue Generation
    • Sales
    • Service Quality
    • Sexuality
    • Sponsorship
    • Strategy
    • Volunteers
    • Other
  • Method
    • Design
    • Mixed-methods
    • Multilevel Analysis
    • Qualitative
    • Quantitative
    • Other
  • Socio-Cultural
    • Community
    • Diversity
    • Family
    • Sexuality
    • Work-Life
    • Other
  • Sport Development
    • Sport Development
    • Other
  • Sport for Development
    • Social Capital
    • Other
  • Teaching/Learning
    • Learning 
    • Mentoring
    • Professional Development
    • Teaching Pedagogy
    • Other


  • Amateur Sport
  • College Sport
  • Community Sport
  • Disability Sport
  • Elite Sport
  • Immigrant Sport
  • International Sport
  • Olympic Sport
  • Online Community
  • Physical Activity
  • Professional Sport
  • School Sport
  • Sport Clubs
  • Volunteers
  • Youth Sport
  • Other

If you have any difficulties, feel free to contact the program chair below:

Dr. Lisa A. Kihl
NASSM Past-President