CFP- 2014 Sport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow Conference

by C. H. Wilson, Jr. on March 4, 2014

SEVT LogoSport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow Conference hosted by the University of South Carolina Department of Sport and Entertainment Management in collaboration with Venues Today
November 19-21, 2014
Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Columbia, South Carolina
www.SEVT.org

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Sport Entertainment & Venues Tomorrow conference brings together industry and academic leaders of the sport and entertainment industry. The conference provides an unmatched opportunity to interact with current and future industry leaders, to exchange ideas, to explore research opportunities, and to develop the type of industry/academic interaction that leads to advances in many fields of study. The conference invites submission of extended abstracts from faculty members as well as doctoral students on a variety of applied, theoretical, and conceptual research topics in sport and other forms as entertainment (e.g. Live performance, theater, music, dance, film, arts, etc.). Industry professionals from all of these fields are also encouraged to submit extended abstracts of academic papers.

PRESENTATION CATEGORIES:
Extended abstracts and papers will be categorized by topic(s) and may include, but are not limited to, the following areas of sport and/or entertainment:
• Economics and Finance
• Public Funding for Venues
• Marketing, Advertising and Promotion
• Corporate Sponsorship
• Ticketing and Guest Services
• Facility Management
• Event Management and Production
• Information Technology
• Legal Issues
• Risk Management
• Entrepreneurship
• Diversity
• Sustainability
• Philanthropic

SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:
The SEVT conference considers extended abstracts describing completed original research that has not been concurrently submitted for consideration to another conference or has been previously presented at another conference. Submitted abstracts and papers should not be of work published prior to November 2013. The conference offers the following three presentation formats:
1. A 25-minute oral presentation including questions
2. A 60-minute full session (symposium, roundtable or workshop)
3. A poster presentation
Upon submission, please make note of the type of presentation desired. Also, to assist the reviewers, please provide up to three keywords that describe your paper.

SUBMISSION FORMAT:
1. All abstracts must be submitted electronically to SEVTabst@mailbox.sc.edu.
2. Extended abstracts of up to 750 words including references will be considered.
3. Abstracts should include all aspects of the study (objectives, methods, analysis, results, and implications).
4. Abstracts should be formatted in Microsoft Word using 12-point Times New Roman font, singlespacing, and 1-inch margins.
5. Abstracts should also abide by the following format guidelines:
• Line 1: type of session desired (25 min. oral presentation, 60 min. full session, poster presentation)
• Line 2: three to four keywords identifying the main topics of your study
• Line 3: author(s) and institution(s) names (centered on page)
• Line 4: presentation title (centered on page)
• Line 5: blank
• Line 6 to end: text of abstract including references
6. In the email message accompanying the abstract submission, include the principal author’s name, postal mailing address, email address, and telephone number.
7. Submission indicates the intent of the presenter(s) to register at the appropriate registration fee.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
All abstracts must be received by Friday, August 1st, 2014 (11:59 PM EDT). Abstracts received after this date will not be reviewed or accepted.

REVIEW PROCESS:
All abstracts will undergo a blind review process. Candidates will be notified by email of a decision by Monday, September 9, 2013. Accepted abstracts will be published as is in the conference proceedings.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Call for Papers Coordinator: Dr. Bob Heere
(803) 777-9679 or bheere@hrsm.sc.edu
SEVT Conference Information: Kim Boone, SEVT Organizing Committee
(803) 777-4690 or kboone@sc.edu

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