2018 Conference Information

October 31- November 3rd, Vancouver, BC, Canada

As early as the first Olympic Games, sport has moved to the harmonies of music. In and throughout the event music has been used to frame the games through the “Olympic Hymn”, “Bulger’s Dream”, and “Summon the Heroes”. Appreciatively, each representative host country has framed the Games with their nation’s musical expression soundtrack. Across the globe, sport and music occupy the same space to set the tone of a sporting event, serve as a backdrop for a performance, support an athlete in their development and preparation, or facilitate the delivery of fitness training. Sport and music as cultural institutions share a bond, some might say they have a symbiotic relationship as they have worked together to elevate the production and consumption of their respective products. Sport and music forge communities, imbue national pride, and promote cultural identities.

The call for abstracts is now closed. The deadline was Friday, July 6th 

• Session organizers will notify authors of abstract acceptance by July 15, 2018.
• Session organizers will submit completed sessions (4 – 5 papers each) to the conference planning organizer, Akilah R. Carter-Francique at nasss2018conf@gmail.com, by July 15, 2018.

In partnership with the Diversity and Conference Climate Committee Chair, Dr. Algerian Hart, the 2018 Conference Committee is pleased to announce the continuation of the +1 program in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The goal of this initiative is to expand the audience for the NASSS conference and to our community of scholars to those who have never attended the NASSS conference or who have not attended for some time. Members are encouraged to contact or bring a +1; this can be a colleague, student, peer, or friend who has never attended a NASSS conference. Invite your +1 to participate/submit/present at the conference. As you are considering submitting an abstract, we encourage you to distribute the announcements and Call for Abstracts to your networks, and send an invitation to submit an abstract to your +1.

The conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency in downtown Vancouver.
Hotel website: https://vancouver.regency.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html

Please book your rooms with the Hyatt Regency prior to October 8, 2018 by using the following link:

You can also make reservations by phone: 1-888-421-1442 (North America) and 1-402-592-6464 (International) and inform them you're with NASSS.

Guest Room Rates

Hotel has confirmed the following Guest Room Rates, per night (Canadian dollars):
Single occupancy: $189.00
Double occupancy: $189.00
Triple occupancy: $199.00*
Quadruple occupancy: $209.00*
View room: Additional $30.00 per room per night
Balcony room: Additional $30.00 per room per night
Balcony view room: Additional $50.00 per room per night
Regency Club: Additional $125.00 per room per night
*Hyatt Regency will allow up to ten (10) triple/quadruple rooms at a reduced rate of $199.00 for triple and $209.00 for quad occupancy.

All room rates are subject to appropriate federal, provincial, municipal, and local occupancy taxes and fees in effect at the time of the conference. These are currently at 5% Goods and Service Tax (GST), 8% Provincial Sales Tax (PST), 3% Municipal Regional District Tax (MRDT), and 1.5% Destination Marketing Fee (DMF). Total taxes and fees equate to 17.5%.

Registration for our 2018 conference, Sport Soundtrack: Sport, Music, and Culture, is now open.

The following link will take you to the event website, with a link to the registration page: https://www.regonline.com/2018nasssconferencevancouverbc

A reminder that you need to be a current NASSS member to present at the conference. You can purchase your membership at https://nasss.org/join/

If you have any questions about the conference registration process, please contact the conference steering committee chair William Bridel at william.bridel@ucalgary.ca.



NASSS is pleased to announce George Sage and Vicky Paraschak NASSS Conference Fee Waiver applications are now being accepted until July 31st.  The fee waiver covers up to 10 conference registration fees (excluding add ons).  Students (graduate and undergraduate), recent graduates without academic appointments, and Post-Docs may also apply.  A short application is all that is required.  Click here for more information: https://nasss.org/conference-scholarship-application/