SMAANZ & State of Sport Management Podcast Partnership Announcement

Exciting news! We're delighted to announce a brand-new partnership between the State of Sport Management (SOSM) Podcast hosted by Dr. Matt Huml, and this years Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) conference to be hosted by Deakin University.

As SMAANZ celebrates its 30th anniversary, this collaboration is set to showcase the people and ideas that have made SMAANZ a global leader in sport management scholarship. To hear what is in stall for SMAANZ 2024 please click here to hear our first podcast with Dr. Ashleigh-Jane Thompson (SMAANZ president), Professor Kevin Filo (SMAANZ vice president), Dr. Jonathan Robertson (SMAANZ 2024 Conference Co-Chair) and Dr. Matt Huml (the one and only SOSM podcast host!).  Additional episodes will be uploaded to our website and shared on social media as they become available.

The 30th SMAANZ conference promises not only to be a gathering of minds but also a celebration of three decades of scholarly discourse and collaboration in the field. To mark this occasion, SOSM and SMAANZ are teaming up to put on a series of engaging podcasts to showcase diverse insights, reflections, and expertise from within the SMAANZ community.

Finally, as part of SMAANZ’s commitment to innovation and inclusivity, we are also thrilled to announce that Matt Huml will be hosting podcasts during the conference itself. These podcasts promise to capture the energy and vibrancy of SMAANZ, fostering connections and sparking new ideas amongst the global sport management community.

As we celebrate this significant milestone, we invite you to join us in reflecting on the past, engaging with the present, and envisioning the future of sport management at the 30th SMAANZ conference to be hosted at Deakin University’s Geelong Waterfront Campus from December 3rd – 6th, 2024.

Kind regards,


Jonathan Robertson and Joshua McLeod

SMAANZ 2024 Conference Co-Chairs