Dear Colleagues,

The National University of Samoa (NUS), with the support of major
sponsors and partners, including the School of Human Movement,
Recreation and Performance at Victoria University (Australia), is to
host its inaugural international sport conference. Papers from the
fields of sport history, sport tourism, sport education, sport
management, sport philosophy, sport law, sport business and comparative
sports studies are invited. Postgraduate student presentations are
especially encouraged. The broad theme of the conference is 'Sport and
the Pacific Region: Cross-Cultural Currents', although papers dealing
with more specific themes and topics are welcome. It is anticipated
that papers from the conference will be published in an edited
anthology. Potential delegates, presenters and sponsors should access
the conference website at http://www.staff.vu.edu.au/RobHess/news.htm.
Queries from local (Pacific Island and Samoan) delegates should be
directed to Suzie Schuster at [email protected]. Queries from
international (outside the Pacific region) delegates should be directed
to Rob Hess at [email protected]. The deadline for abstracts is 31
August 2007.

Samoa is the host nation for the South Pacific Games (25 August - 17
September 2007) and NUS will be part of the Official Games Village. The
National University of Samoa, situated in the capital city of Apia, was
established in 1984 and offers more than 60 academic, technical and
vocational programs, including bachelor and postgraduate degrees. The
site for the conference will be the NUS campus, which is set in a
peaceful environment with tranquil views of the Pacific Ocean.

Regards,

Rob Hess
Victoria University

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