Event Date/Time: May 29, 2009 End Date/Time: May 31, 2009
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 15, 2009
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2009 IART CONFERENCE: Distinguished academics, sports business professionals, and current and retired professional athletes will convene May 29-31 in beautiful San Diego, California for the 2009 IART Conference. The 2009 Conference, sponsored by San Diego State University and California University of Pennsylvania's MS in Sports Management program, will serve as a forum for speakers present their most recent findings related to the athlete retirement and transition process. In addition, the 2009 IART Conference will feature practical workshops by professionals across both nonprofit and private sectors, designed specifically for current, transitioning and retired professional athletes. Come to sunny San Diego May 29-31 to share your research within this exciting and emerging field of study!

MICHAEL ORIARD, KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The IART is pleased to announce that Michael Oriard will be the 2009 IART Conference keynote speaker. Dr. Oriard, a former professional football player, is Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture and Associate Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Oregon State University. He is author of Reading Football: How the Popular Press Created an American Spectacle; King Football: Sport and Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio and Newsreels, Movies and Magazines, the Weekly and the Daily Press; and Brand NFL: Making and Selling America's Favorite Sport.

ABOUT THE IART: The Institute for Athletes in Retirement and Transition (IART)was developed to support retired collegiate, elite and professional athletes through various programs, including research and publications, mentoring, advising and nationwide networking. The IART will enlist the support of teams, leagues, and other organizations and groups in providing assistance to athletes who require this highly specialized form of guidance in their retirement. The Institute is solely dedicated to the life of the athlete after sports.

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS: We invite submissions on a broad range of topics related to retirement and transition from sport. Submissions from multiple disciplines including psychology, sociology, philosophy of sport, sport management and business will be considered.

Abstract Acceptance Date: January 1st, 2009
Abstract Abstract Deadline: February 15th, 2009
Notification of Acceptance: February 28th, 2009

Please submit abstracts (200 – 250 words) electronically to both:

Scott Tinley
College of Business
San Diego State University


Dr. Richard Lally
Health and Physical
Lock Haven University

Sessions will be applicable to those involved in sport at all levels including athletes, coaches, parents and sport administrators, as well as those experiencing transitions from other settings such as academic and business pursuits. Formats will include lecture presentations, seminars, and small group workshops.


Scott Tinley
Director, Institute for Athletes in Retirement and Transition
College of Business
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-8228

Further details see www.sdsu.edu/iart