Women and Girls in Sport - Research to Action


Women and Girls in Sport - Research to Action

IAPESGW calls for abstracts for their 18th World Congress.

General information about the World Congress

The purpose of the 18th World Congress is to bring together women and men, scholars and field-based practitioners, from many countries, who are working to improve the position of girls and women in the fields of physical education, sport, dance, physical activity, and research. The World Congress provides an international exchange of knowledge and an opportunity for listening, sharing, networking, discussing and creating new possibilities for the benefit of girls and women. It will also provide a forum to make sport “glocal” (global and local) through international relationship building.

Second call for abstracts!

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 October 2016

The central theme of the scientific program of the 18th IAPESGW World Congress focuses on “Women and Girls in Sport: Research to Action”.

There are four sub-themes:
1. Pedagogy of Physical Education, Sport, and Dance
2. Lifelong Physical Activity for All
3. Global to Local Initiatives and Assessment
4. Sport Sciences

The scientific programme runs from 18 – 21 May 2017 and represents a blend of:

  • Invited keynote speakers
  • Invited speakers
  • Invited symposia
  • Proposed symposia/seminars/workshops/dance demonstrations
  • Oral presentations
  • Poster presentations
  • Young researchers

The abstract submission timeline is as follows:

  • Second call for abstracts; 1 August 2016
  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 October 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2016
  • Early Bird registration: 20 January 2017
  • Delegates are invited to submit an abstract for either an oral and/or poster presentation under one of the sub-themes from 1 July 2016.
  • Your abstract must reach the scientific committee on or before 30 October 2016.

Abstract submission instructions: (for detailed instructions, please go to www.barry.edu/iapesgw

  • The preferred option is to submit your abstract via www.barry.edu/iapesgw where you will be guided through the online submission process.
  • If you are unable to make an online submission, please contact the organising committee for further information at
  • Abstracts will be limited to 250 words submitted in MS Word format
  • All abstracts will be go through a blind review process by at least two international experts on the scientific committee.

Submitting authors will be informed whether their abstract has been accepted after 15 December 2016.


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Kathryn Ludwig


Monday, September 12, 2016 - 23:00