Student Seminar

The Student Seminar is an international four-days meeting of sport management students and is held September 1-5, prior to the European Sport Management Conference (September 5-8). Both the seminar and the conference are included in the fee (see below).


Target Group and Seminar Focus

The Student Seminar is primarily aimed to enhance managerial skills in practice while cooperating in the international environment. The educational programme consists of a management game (team projects), lectures and workshops related to the topic of the projects. It also includes field trips and study visits as well as social events. Furthermore, given the number of leading experts and established researchers, the European Sport Management Conference is a great opportunity for networking and building professional relationships.

The topic of the Student Seminar is based on the conference theme: Bridging Sport, Tourism and Leisure Management. More specifically the Student Seminar will focus on questions regarding on the interfaces of sport, tourism and leisure activities, the development of new trends in these fields and how todays challenges and opportunities can affect sport and tourism management. Therefore, it is key that the students are enrolled in studies with a sport management, tourism management or leisure management focus.

Cases for the management game are developed in the innovative context of the tourism destination Innsbruck-Tirol, framed by the long-lasting tradition of hospitality in the region located in the heart of Europe and its strong connection with sports.



Student: 710,- EUR

The price includes accommodation, food, activities and the conference fee. Accommodation is provided at the Tyrolean State Sport Centre, located at the Multisport Complex Olympiaworld Innsbruck about 15mins walk from the seminar and conference venue. A bus stop is located directly in front of the hotel and rental city bikes are also available for an affordable fee.

Application process and Requirements for participation

The application period started on the 8th of April, 2022. First time attendees were given priority.

Since a maximum of 40 students can participate in the seminar, we encouraged students to submit a motivational letter (min. 300 to max. 500 words), including a short self-introduction and outlining their contribution and expectations for the seminar, before the 15th of May, 2022 to . All applications were processed on a first come-first served basis and under the conditions that a maximum of 4 students per University can be accepted, to ensure diversity and the international character of this seminar. The 4 students per University were also selected on a first come-first serve basis.

Successful applicants received a notification of acceptance by the 31st of May, 2022.

Further submissions were possible until the 15th of July, 2022, because some free spots were available. These were processed on a first come-first served basis.

After receiving the acceptance letter, it was mandatory to register on Conftool as Student Seminar Participant, until 26 June 2022, the latest. Any registrations after this date could not be accepted and the spot was made available to students on the waiting list.

Contact information

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