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8th Alliance for Sport Business Meeting & Conference

Please check back for information on the 9th Annual Alliance for Sport Business Meeting & Conference.

Call for Abstracts

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This serves as the official Call for Abstracts for the 8th Annual Conference for the Alliance for Sport Business. This year’s conference is hosted by the Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University. This event will take place in Tulsa, OK, April 12-14, 2018.

Panel and paper proposals will be accepted through February 15, 2018.

Please submit abstracts to in word format.

Submission themes should be relevant to Sport Business academic programs housed in accredited Business Schools.

Suggested Research Topics:

  • Strategies for sport business programs transitioning into accredited business schools
  • Developing and engaging external stakeholders and advisory boards into sport business programs
  • Assurance of learning models related to sport business
  • Recruiting and development of terminally qualified sport business faculty
  • Promotion and tenure process of sport business faculty in schools of business
  • Developing and integrating sport analytics with sport business programs
  • Challenges and issues of experiential learning and internships in sport business programs
  • Best innovative practices of sport business programs in schools of business (teaching, curricular,
  • experiential and professional practice learning)
  • Business ethics and contemporary issues in the sport industry
  • The place of sport business within business disciplines

With more than 300 Business Schools worldwide featuring sport business programs, the Alliance for Sport Business has been growing and continues to assist colleagues and the field of sport business education in this new era.

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Thursday, April 12

Name Phone Number
4:00 p.m. Check-in / Registration at Hyatt Regency Hotel, 100 East 2nd Street, downtown Tulsa
5:00 p.m. Meet in Hyatt lobby. Walk/shuttle to Drillers stadium
5:30 p.m. Welcoming Remarks
(Bryan Finch, OSU; Jason George, Executive Vice President
and Assistant General Manager, Tulsa Drillers/Tulsa
Roughnecks FC)
Dinner / Networking / Drillers baseball season opening game

Friday, April 13 - Hyatt Regency

Name Phone Number
7:00 a.m. Executive Committee Meeting
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. General ASB Membership Meeting and Program Update
10:30 a.m. Research Presentations #1
11:00 a.m. Research Presentations #2
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Industry Panel (Guests include Craig Clemons, Vice President, Public Relations and Business
Development; Express Employment Professionals; Jason George, Tulsa Drillers/Tulsa Roughnecks FC;
and Ray Hoyt, President, Tulsa Convention and Visitors Bureau & Tulsa Sports Commission)
2:30 p.m. Research Presentations #3
3:00 p.m. Research Presentations #4
4:00 p.m. Break/ Evening on own in Tulsa (no planned activities)

Saturday, April 14 - Hyatt Regency

Name Phone Number
8:30 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Student Case Competitions
11:30 a.m. Research Presentations #5
12:00 p.m. Lunch/Final comments/Case competition winners announced
1:00 p.m. Conference Adjourns

Registration fee includes instruction, materials, refreshments, goody bags, and selected meals.

  • Early bird- Member $125, non-member $150
  • After Jan 31- Member $150, non-member $175
  • Student - $50

Hotel room reservations may be placed at the Hyatt Regency - Tulsa, by calling 888-591-1234 or 918-582-9000 and use 2018 Alliance for Sport Business Conference for the code for the dates of April 12 and 13, 2018, at a rate of $119 per night. Or you may go to this link ( to make your reservation.

The last day to book rooms at the group rate is Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Hyatt Regency – Tulsa
100 East Second Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, 74103

What airport should I use?

Tulsa International Airport
7777 E Apache St.
Tulsa, OK 74115

What is the conference hotel?

Hyatt Regency – Tulsa
100 East Second Street
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, 74103
888-591-1234 or 918-582-9000 (ask for the “2018 Alliance for Sport Business” rate).
(You should make room reservations by March 13, 2018 if possible. Rooms will be released on March 14.)

When will the hotel rooms be ready on Thursday?

The rooms should be ready by 4 p.m.

What time should I book my flight back home on Saturday?

Please make your return flight arrangements for 3 p.m. or later on Saturday, April 14, 2018.

Who can I contact in reference to this conference with questions/comments?

Becca Ramsey
Program Coordinator
Office: 405-744-5208