Call for Abstracts

The 2017 IAKS congress is the most important international forum dedicated to the planning, designing, funding, and operations of sports, recreation and leisure facilities. One of the focal points for the 2017 congress will be the expanding responsibility of municipal and regional governments to provide relevant and meaningful facilities and programs within the context of reduced funding and expanded expectations. This is one of the greatest challenges facing the future of sports and leisure activities, and one that will require unique and creative solutions.

The IAKS invites experts from around the world to submit their ideas for a presentation or round table discussion at the 2017 congress: specialists in public and private project funding, innovative master planning and design processes, sustainable programming and operations, and government officials with examples of current innovative delivery process. We are interested in receiving your application to present, as well as hearing your ideas for presentations which you would like to get.

Please send us your ideas or proposals in English language by using the download form to until 28th February 2017!

We are looking forward to receiving your exciting suggestions! With your support and commitment, the IAKS Congress will again be a meeting point for an interdisciplinary exchange of information amongst experts from all over the world.


Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 28 February 2017

Notification of Acceptance: 31 March 2017

Final paper submission deadline: 30 September 2017


Format of abstract submissions and of paper presentations:

Abstracts shall be submitted in English language by using the IAKS Congress abstract template (download).

Email address for submissions:

PowerPoint presentations shall be programmed in English language.