Global Sport Business Association

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February 13-February 17, 2020



2020 Global Sport Business Association's

8th Annual GSBA Conference

February 13 - February 17, 2020

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 13th, with two cruising days (Friday & Sunday) and one stop in Cozumel, Mexico (Saturday), returning to Fort Lauderdale on Monday, February 17th. (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, 2019. 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. The submissions for consideration should be sent to as a Word document attachment.

  • Student Poster Session / Research Grant Competition
    • Two $500 research grants will be awarded to two PhD students who attend the conference and present their own completed project with a proposal for further research.
  • Junior Faculty Poster Session / Research Grant Competition
    • One $1000 research grant will be awarded to a junior (non-tenured/tenure earning) faculty member who attends the conference and presents their own completed project with a proposal for further research to expand upon their work.

The lead author or one of the secondary authors must register for the conference (including the booking of her/his room) no later than October 1st, 2019. Failure to register for the conference by that date may result in the submission being withdrawn. 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 $528
    Ocean View $588
    Balcony $678
  *Rates listed are per person, double occupancy, including taxes & gratuities.

Additional conference information will be available at on Aug 1, 2019.



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