BPSA Annual Conference 2016

Draft Programme

This is a draft programme for the BPSA conference 2016. Details may be added and are subject to change, but the conference will start on Monday 4th and finish on Wednesday 6th April.

Monday 4th April

11.00 –11.45 – Arrival and registration of attendees at the University of Brighton, School of Sport and Service Management, Hillbrow,1, Denton Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN 20 7SR

11.45 – Conference opening

12.00 – Keynote 1

13.00 – Lunch

14.00 – Discussion of keynote 1

15.00 – Parallel sessions

15.45 – Refreshments

17.00 – End of day

Tuesday 5th April

9.00 – 12.30 – Parallel sessions

10.30 – 11.00 – Refreshments

12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch

13.30 – 15.00 – Keynote 2

15.00 – 15.30 – Refreshments

15.30 – 16.30 – AGM

Wednesday 6th April

9.00 – 11.30 – Parallel sessions

10.15 – 10.30 – Refreshments

11.30 – End of conference; distribution of attendance certificates to those needing them.

2016 Conference Announcement and Call for Abstracts

BPSA 13th Annual Conference – University of Brighton, April 4th- 6th, 2016

Venue: Hillbrow, Denton Road, Eastbourne, East Sussex, BN20 7SR

Guidelines for Abstract Submission:

  • We are happy to receive abstract submissions any time from now.
  • Abstract (200-300 words) final submission date – 25th Jan 2016
  • Accepted abstracts will receive notification by 9th Feb 2016
  • Required format is MS Word, Times New Roman 12pt, single spacing, with indicative bibliography; all to fit on one side of A4
  • Abstracts to be submitted electronically to ahardman@cardiffmet.ac.uk with <your name – ABSTRACT – title> as the filename.
  • Papers must be prepared in English. The Programme Committee are very keen to encourage contributors to submit early versions of abstracts or papers for comment and for advice on language issues.

Conference Registration and Fees

  • Conference fees are

Early Bird (Non-residential) until February 12th, 2016

  Members rate £150.00
  Non-Members rate £185.00
  Student rate £80.00

Standard Fees (Non-residential) from February 13th, 2016

 Members rate £180.00
 Non-Members rate £215.00
 Student rate £110.00

These include conference fees and refreshments as follows


    Tea, coffee, biscuit – on arrival 11.00-11.45
    Lunch – sandwich lunch
    Tea, coffee, biscuit – mid afternoon


    Tea, coffee, biscuit – mid morning
    Lunch – sandwich lunch (incl BPSA Executive Meeting)
    Tea, coffee, biscuit – mid afternoon


    Tea, coffee, biscuit – mid morning
  • An evening conference members’ meal will be arranged if numbers are sufficient, at a an additional cost of around £20 [excluding drinks].


  • Final papers may be considered for publication in a range of journals associated in various ways with BPSA and its members, in accordance with normal submission guidelines, e.g: Sport, Ethics and Philosophy; Acta Universitatis CarolinaeKinanthropologica; etc.


Eastbourne has many hotels available [can add details of a few if required].


  • Nearest Airport: London Gatwick Airport
  • Nearest Railway Station: Eastbourne Town Centre
  • Nearest Motorway: M 23
  • Sat. nav. details: BN 20 7SR