SMAANZ 2024 - A Message from the Co-Chairs

Deakin University is excited to welcome you to the 30th annual SMAANZ conference, to be held at Deakin University’s Geelong Waterfront Campus from December 4-6, 2024.

The theme of SMAANZ 2024 will be “Celebrating 30 Years of SMAANZ”. The conference aims to celebrate the growth and development of the SMAANZ community over the past three decades and use this as a base to look forward to the next 30 years. Indicative of this theme we would look to invite you to Deakin University’s Geelong Waterfront campus in December 2024 to present your research and join our community in celebrating the past and shaping the future sport management.

Recognising the growth of the SMAANZ community we have also aligned the conference format with our sister organisations to provide a 3-day conference running from (Wednesday – Friday). The higher degree research (HDR) day will be held on Tuesday 3rd December. 

Listening to our community members' feedback, the 3-day conference format allows us to do more of what makes SMAANZ great: more time to network and build connections, more people in presentations; and more professional development (see for example the workshop sessions and poster presentations in the call for papers!).

Collectively, we believe these changes enhance our ability to deliver on the purpose of SMAANZ to encourage scholarly enquiry in sport management and provide a forum to present and communicate the results of sport management research.

Key Dates

  • Abstracts open: Monday 29 April 2024
  • Abstracts close: Saturday 15 June 2024
  • Abstract results: Wednesday 31 July 2024
  • Registration opens: Monday 3 June 2024
  • Early bird registration closes: Monday 30 September 2024
  • Conference Dates: Wednesday 4 December to Friday 6 December 2024
  • HDR Day: Tuesday 3 December 2024

Registration Costs

All prices listed are in AUD and inclusive of conference functions and 10% GST. Student delegate prices are inclusive of the HDR day.Registration cost is inclusive of the annual SMAANZ membership fee. You do not need to add a membership product to your cart separately. The membership period will be 1 October 2024 - 31 September 2025.

Early Bird rates (until Sep 30th)

  • Full delegate package - $850.00
  • Student delegate package - $500.00

Standard rates (from Oct 1st)

  • Full delegate package - $950.00
  • Student delegate package - $550.00

Additional ticket pricing for social events. Subject to availability.

  • Dinner ticket - $150
  • Welcome function ticket - $115

SMAANZ 2024 Information

Please find below the links for easy access to information about the SMAANZ 2024 conference

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Deakin University’s sport management group looks forward to welcoming you to Geelong for SMAANZ 2024!

Dr. Jonathan Robertson & Dr. Josh McLeod

SMAANZ 2024 - Conference Co-Chairs