SMAANZ Mid-Year HDR Conference Deadline and Keynote

SMAANZ will again be running a one day HDR conference at the Victoria University city campus in Melbourne from 9am until 5pm on Friday 7th July 2017. The day will consist of student presentations and a keynote session by Professor Russell Hoye from La Trobe University. The day is free for SMAANZ HDR members or $40 for non-members (which includes a SMAANZ membership). Food will be provided. Please note that attendance at this conference is conditional on presenting.

Keynote: “So you want to be a sport management academic?” Professor Russ Hoye, PVC (Research Development) at La Trobe University, will cover the 5 keys to developing an academic career in the contemporary Higher Education system – how to navigate the university sector, tips on effective curriculum development and delivery, how to carve out a research agenda, steps to building effective industry partnerships and advice on the why and how of effective collaboration.


Presentations: HDR students will each give a 10-minute presentation, and then receive constructive feedback from academics and their fellow students. This presentation could be a practice for the annual conference, a journal article/thesis chapter, or if you’re in the early stages of a Masters/PhD, you could present your proposed project. This is an opportunity to develop your presentation skills in a friendly and welcoming environment, and to get feedback from external sources.


Abstract guidelines and submission:

• Submitted as MS Word Document

• Maximum 250 words

• Times New Roman font, Size 11 font (title and author in capitals)

• Abstracts must be received by 15th May, 2017 (acceptance and offers to attend by 29th May, 2017). Submit your abstract to

Travel bursaries: The session is open to all enrolled postgraduate students (Masters and PhD) and is supported by a bursary program to help SMAANZ student members to travel to Melbourne for the event. SMAANZ will support up to $250 to cover costs of travel and accommodation for the event for AUS students (except those based in Melbourne) and up to $500 for NZ based students. A maximum of eight bursaries will be granted at the discretion of the SMAANZ board. The bursary program is only available to current SMAANZ student members as of March 14, 2017. Please note in your submission if you wish to be considered for the bursary program.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch:

Katherine Raw

SMAANZ board – Student Representative