Global Sport Business Association

    Global Sport Bussiness Association
            Cruise Conference 2025  

Next Sailing: February 21-24, 2025


Note: The next GSBA Conference is scheduled for February 2025



Call for Presentations

2025 Global Sport Business Association (GSBA) Conference


February 21-24, 2025


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, 2024. 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 conference will be held in the Bahamas aboard Royal Caribbean's "Independence of the Seas." The ship will sail from the Port of Miami on Friday, February 21st, with stops in Coco Cay (Saturday) and Nassau (Sunday), returning to Miami on Monday, February 24th.  


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 30, 2024. 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 Failure to register for the conference by that date may result in the submission being withdrawn.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. Once the conference schedule is arranged, a wait-list will be created in the event a submission is withdrawn or cancelled. 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      

Cruise Cabin Rates*                             Interior Room       $465                      

                                                                                Ocean View           $470

                                                                                Balcony                  $690


*Rates listed are per person; double occupancy; including taxes & gratuities.



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