Global Sport Business Association

    Global Sport Bussiness Association
            Cruise Conference 2017  

February 16-20, 2017



2017 Global Sport Business Association's

5th Annual GSBA Conference

February 16-20, 2017

The conference will be held in the Western Caribbean aboard Royal Caribbean’s “INDEPENDENCE OF THE SEAS.” The ship will sail from Fort Lauderdale, FL on Thursday, February 16th, with two cruising days (Friday & Sunday) and one stop in Cozumel, Mexico (Saturday), returning to Fort Lauderdale, FL on Monday, February 20th. (see itinerary)

Interested scholars and practitioners are invited to submit sport business research proposals for consideration as either an oral (20 min) or poster presentation. Submissions will be accepted May 1st – August 31, 2016. Completed research studies are invited as well as works in progress, to be completed by the conference date. Proposal submissions should be based on original work not previously presented at another conference or under consideration for another conference. Both oral and poster submissions should be in the form of a 300-350 word abstract including a title page containing the list of authors, their affiliations, and the lead author contact information. The submissions for consideration should be sent to as a Word document attachment.

The lead author or one of the secondary authors must register for the conference (including the booking of her/his room) no later than September 25th, 2016. All rooms/rates are double occupancy. Failure to register for the conference by that date may result in the submission being withdrawn. A limited number of oral presentations and poster presentations will be accepted. All conference attendees must register for the conference and book their rooms at the conference website. Onsite conference registration will not be available.

Conference costs are:    
  Conference Registration with Membership $275
                Students $ 65
  Guests of Conference Attendees   $ 45
  Estimated Cruise cabin rates* Interior Room $490/$840
    Ocean View $550/$960
    Balcony $785/$1430
    Junior Suite $1145
  *Rates listed are per person, double/single occupancy, including taxes & gratuities.

Additional conference information will be available at May 1st, 2016.
For additional information contact Warren Whisenant (



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