Thursday, October 13, 2022

Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology: Call for Abstracts Symposium 2023

 Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium


Deadline: February 10, 2023, 11:59pm (EST)

Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Thursday March 23 - Saturday March 25, 2023

Symposium Purpose: Our aim is to bring together sport and exercise psychology researchers and practitioners whose work focuses on social justice and praxis, marginalized communities, participants lacking scholarly attention, or that falls outside the positivist mainstream of sport psychology. A main purpose of this symposium is to bring together people passionate about these issues so that we can share our work as well as support and encourage each other. The symposium structure will encourage interaction and dialogue so that we may discuss professional issues as well as our research and practice. Although the focus is on sport and exercise psychology, we welcome submissions from scholars and practitioners from related disciplines.

The Symposium will consist of sport and exercise psychology research and praxis presentations as individual presentations and symposia. All presentations should clearly relate to the overall topic of social justice. Presentations must be original work, including theoretical or conceptual topics, reviews of literature, praxis or professional practice, creative teaching practices, and/or policy. Individuals are limited to two submissions.

Individual presentations will be presented by one person (can be co-authored) and will be 20 minutes in length. Upon acceptance, they will be grouped into sessions with 3-4 presentations followed by ample time for discussion.

Symposia or Workshops will be presented by 2-4 individuals and will be 60 minutes in length followed by approximately 30 minutes of discussion. 

Abstracts will be evaluated based on the following criteria: Connection to theory, fit with the purpose of the symposium, novel approaches, and clarity of writing.

Submission Procedures (NOTE: abstracts not conforming to these guidelines will be returned to the lead author):

1. Provide type of submission (individual, symposia, workshop)

2. The length of the abstract is a maximum of 350 words

3. Use Times Roman 12-point font, 1-inch margins, left justified

4. Place the title on the top line in bold, capitalizing ONLY the first letter of each word. On the next line, list the corresponding (lead) authors’ first and last name, affiliation, and email address. On separate lines below that (single-spaced), list each additional author by name and affiliation. Double space and then add the abstract, which must be single-spaced.

5. Format abstract consistent with APA Publication Manual 7th edition.

6. E-mail abstract to Vikki Krane: Please send as a docx or pdf.

Submission of an abstract indicates that if your proposal is accepted, you will attend the symposium and pay the registration fee.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, February 10, 2023, 11:59pm (EST)

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Save the Date - 2023 Symposium

 Please mark your calendars and save the date:


2023 Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium



March 23 - 25, 2023


Springfield College, Springfield Massachusetts


Additional information will be posted on our website as it becomes available:

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

SJSEP Virtual Conference 2022 - Zoom Registration Information and Full Conference Program

Hello SJSEP Community,

Below are links for registering for our 2022 virtual conference. You must register for each day. 

To register for Wednesday:

To register for Thursday, March 31st:

To register for Friday, April 1st:

You can access the full conference program along with the list of presenters and full description of session abstracts.

Note: The organizing committee has decided not record sessions in order to prioritize open conversation among participants and maintain our safe space virtually. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology - 2022 Virtual Conference Schedule

Social Justice through Sport and Exercise Psychology

2022 Virtual Conference Schedule


*all times are Eastern Time

* full program, registration, and zoom access will posted soon


Wednesday March 30

10:30-11:00     Welcome

11:00-12:30     Trans Inclusion Panel

1:30-2:30         Athlete Activism

2:45-3:45         Activism: Historical Perspectives

4:00-5:00         Inclusion & Accessibility in Sport & Physical Activity

5:00-6:00         Virtual Happy Hour Gathering


Thursday March 31

10:00-11:00     Virtual Coffee & Conversation

11:00-12:30     KEYNOTE: Sharon Couch

1:30-2:30         Teaching Social Justice

2:45-4:45         Teaching Workshop

4:00-5:00         Activism & Praxis


Friday April 1

10:00-11:00     Virtual Coffee & Conversation

11:00-12:00     Community-Based Participatory Research of Social Justice

12:15-1:15       Social Justice Youth Development

2:00-3:30         Identity & Justice

3:45-4:45         Mitigating Sexual Misconduct

5:00-6:00         Wrap-up, Evaluation, & Conversation

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

2022 SJSEP Conference Update - We are going virtual and value your input!

Social Justice Through Sport and Exercise Psychology Symposium (SJSEP) community:

Challenging times call for wildly creative solutions!

Like other groups who have conferences or symposiums scheduled for this spring, we have been monitoring the ever-changing COVID-19 conditions and discussing what format to hold the scheduled March 2022 SJSEP Symposium in. 

Although we have dearly missed being together in person for over two years now, we recognize that hosting an in-person social justice conference may not be in our SJSEP community’s best interest for a variety of reasons (i.e., different groups have different access to vaccines and boosters, to mask mandates, to health care, to funding streams for travel, etc.).

Therefore, since our #1 priority is the health and safety of our SJSEP community, we have decided to move from an in-person meeting to a virtual one for this Spring, 2022. 

We’d like to make the conference registration free and available to as many people around the globe as we can.  

So, we need your input regarding what kind of global virtual format you’d like to be a part of! Please respond no later than Feb. 7th