2024 SPO PRO

24th Annual International Conference on Sports: Economic, Management, Marketing & Social Aspects
Program (Athens Local Time)

13-16 May 2024
9 Chalkokondili Street, 10677 Athens, Greece

(Note 1: the program is organized along time slots and not according to common theme)
(Note 2: at the end of each session questions and discussions will follow)


Monday 13 May 2024


08.30-09.15
Registration

09:15-10:00
Opening and Welcoming Remarks:

  • Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.
10:00-11:30 Session 1
Moderator: Li Chen
, Professor, Delaware State University, USA.
  1. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER.
    Title: Foreign Players in the Greek Football League: Evidence from the 2023-24 Regular Season.
  2. Theodore Trafalis, Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA.
    Title: Machine Learning in Sport’s Data.
  3. Christos Anagnostopoulos, UNESCO Chairholder and Assistant Professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar.
    Brenno Castrillon Menezes, Assistant Professor, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar.
    Sumaya Rahman, MSc Student, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar.
    Syeda Rizvi, MSc Student, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar.
    Title: Taking Stock of Corporate Social Responsibility Through Sport: Empirical Insights from Listed Companies in Qatar Stock Exchange.

 

11:30-13:00 Session 2
Moderator: 
Theodore Trafalis, Professor, University of Oklahoma, USA.
  1. Jennifer Walinga, Professor, Royal Roads University, Canada.
    Title: The Role of Leadership Competence in Enhancing Sport Performance Outcomes.
  2. Li Chen, Professor, Delaware State University, USA.
    Xianhua Luo, Professor, Delaware State University, USA.
    Title: Analyses of History, Development, and Future Trends of Esports among American Universities.
  3. Lucely Vargas Preciado, Adjunct Research Fellow, La Trobe University, Australia.
    Geoff Dickson, Director – Centre for Sport and Social Impact, La Trobe University, Australia.
    Title: Organization Committees for Olympic Games – The Evolution of IOC-Mandated Directors.
  4. Antonio Tintori, Researcher, National Research Council of Italy, Italy.
    Loredana Cerbara, Researcher, National Research Council of Italy, Italy.
    Giulia Ciancimino, Research Fellow, National Research Council of Italy, Italy.
    Title: Adolescents and Sport. Stereotypes and Relational Effects.
  5. Pinar Gultekin, Associate Professor, Düzce University, Türkiye.
    Yaşar Selman Gültekin, Associate Professor, Düzce University, Türkiye.
    Yıldız Bahçeci Öztürk, PhD Student, Düzce University, Türkiye.
    Title: Bibliometric Network Analysis of Outdoor Recreation and Determinants of Physical Activities.

 

13:00-14:30 Session 3
Moderator: Brian Massey, Professor, East Carolina University, USA.
  1. Laura Trujillo-Linan, Professor/Researcher, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico.
    Title: Wired and Tired: Exploring the Intersection of Technological Advancement and Social Exhaustion.
  2. David Painter, Associate Professor, Rollins College, USA.
    Title: Using Artificial Intelligence to Teach Communication Classes: Ethics, Efficiencies, and Best Practices.
  3. Elsa Sanchez Huerta Villalba, Graduate Student, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico.
    Title: Generation Gap, is it an Obstacle or an Opportunity?
  4. Lance Chong, Instructor, University of Lethbridge, Canada.
    Title: From Knobs to Weights: The Misalignment of Human Language in the Age of Artificial Intelligence.

14:30-15:30 Lunch

15:30-17:00 Session 4
Moderator: Laura Trujillo-Linan, Professor/Researcher, Universidad Panamericana, Mexico.
  1. Regina Marchi, Professor, Rutgers University, USA.
    Title: Cultural Communication and the Contradictions of Commodifying Latinx Celebrations.
  2. Marquita Smith, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, University of Mississippi, USA.
    Title: Black Voices: HBCU Radio Station Trends and Digital Community Engagement.
  3. Brian Massey, Professor, East Carolina University, USA.
    Title: The Many Futures of Digital Journalism.
  4. Ivan De La Cruz, Assistant Professor, University of Puerto Rico, Puerto Rico.
    Title: Internet and Social Media Impact on Health and COVID-19 in Puerto Rico.

 

17:00-18:00 Session 5
Moderator: Marquita Smith, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Research, University of Mississippi, USA.
  1. Victoria Abel, PhD Candidate, University of Toronto, Canada.
    Title: Posted Memory and Photogenic Spaces: Holocaust Memorials and Photography.
  2. Duygu Karatas, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Siegen, Germany.
    Title: Unpopularizing the Popular: The Anatomy of Social Media Lynching Campaign against the Pop Queen Sezen Aksu.

20:30-22:30
Athenian Early Evening Symposium (includes in order of appearance: continuous academic discussions, dinner, wine/water, music)


Tuesday 14 May 2024


09:00-10:30 Session 6
Moderator: Lucely Vargas Preciado, Adjunct Research Fellow, La Trobe University, Australia.
  1. Chiachi Cheng, Assistant Professor, Tokyo University of Science, Japan.
    Ching Li, Professor, Taiwan Normal University, Taiwan.
    Title: The Sports Indicators of Developing Virtual Canoe Slalom in Japan.
  2. Vesile Cinceoglu, Research Assistant and PhD Candidate, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
    Jaelle Fuchs, Research and Teaching Assistant, PhD Candidate, University of Zurich, Switzerland.
    Title: Beyond the Spotlight: Unraveling Reactions and Media Narratives Surrounding Simone Biles and Simone Biles Husband.

 

10:30-12:00 Session 7
Moderator: Weerapong Polnigongit, Lecturer, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand.
  1. Onder M. Ozdem, Associate Professor, Vice Chair, Program of Film Design and Directing, Başkent University, Türkiye.
    Title: Commodification, Mass-mediazation, and Contestation: Mobile Phones as an Alternative to Mainstream Media as an “Ideological Apparatus” in the Case of Türkiye.
  2. Yan Li, Lecturer, Guangzhou University, China.
    Title: Agenda-setting Strategies for China’s Participation in the Construction of International Institutions in the Digital Space.
  3. Yumeng He, PhD Student, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China.
    Title: A Contrastive Construction of Interpersonal Cognition and Linguistic Applications in Promotional Discourses on Mobile Phones.
  4. Giuseppina Iacoviello, Associate Professor, University of Pisa, Italy.
    Iacopo Cavallini, Associate Professor, University of Pisa, Italy.
    Elena Bruno, Associate Professor, University of Pisa, Italy.
    Title: Communication Adds Value to the Business. A Brief History and Prospects of Blockchain Technology.

 

12:00-13:30 Session 8
Moderator: Duygu Karatas, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Siegen, Germany.
  1. Bernardo Buarque de Hollanda, Associate Professor, Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil.
    Title: From the “Country of Football” to the “Land of Sports Mega-Events”: An Evaluation of the Brazilian Stadium’s Modernization after the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
  2. Wenhui Yang, Professor & Vice Dean, School of English for International Business, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, China.
    Title: RRG in Commercial Institutional Discourses.
  3. Agnieszka Grzechynka, Assistant Professor, Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow, Poland.
    Title: The Zero-Cultural Individual in the Contemporary Communication Space: Identification of the Phenomenon, Opportunities, Challenges.
  4. Weerapong Polnigongit, Lecturer, Suranaree University of Technology, Thailand.
    Title: Social Media Usage of Thai Volunteering Organizations.

13:30-14:30 Lunch

14:30-16:00 Session 9
Moderator: Geneviève Bonin-Labelle, Research Fellow, Mass Media and Communication Unit, ATINER.
  1. Yingbo Tian, PhD Candidate, National Chengchi University, Taiwan.
    Title: From the Imagination of Cultural Politics of Emotion to a Community of Sentiment – Take the Example of Mainland Chinese Students Migrating from Mainland China to Taiwan to Listen to Taiwan Music.
  2. Mutaz Barnawi, PhD Student, The University of Alabama, USA.
    Kenon Brown, Professor, The University of Alabama, USA.
    Title: From Europe to Saudi: Unraveling the Ronaldo Riddle – Fan Motivations, Identity, and Reputation in the Wake of a Superstar Signing.
  3. Amy Eperthener, Assistant Athletic Trainer/Associate Faculty, PennWest Edinboro, USA.
    Erik Bentsen, Assistant Faculty, PennWest Edinboro, USA.
    Elizabeth Clark, Student, PennWest Edinboro, USA.
    Title: Coaching the Neurodivergent Athlete.
  4. Cheryl Mallen, Associate Professor, Brock University, Canada.
    Efthalia (Elia) Chatzigianni, Professor, University of the Peloponnese, Greece.
    Title: Practice and Implication of Emerging Technology on Sport Management.

 

17:00-20:00 Session 10
Old and New-An Educational Urban Walk
The urban walk ticket is not included as part of your registration fee. It includes transportation costs and the cost to enter the Parthenon and the other monuments on the Acropolis Hill. The urban walk tour includes the broader area of Athens. Among other sites, it includes: Zappion, Syntagma Square, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Ancient Roman Agora and on Acropolis Hill: the Propylaea, the Temple of Athena Nike, the Erechtheion, and the Parthenon. The program of the tour may be adjusted, if there is a need beyond our control. This is a private event organized by ATINER exclusively for the conference participants.

20:30-22:00
Dinner


Wednesday 15 May 2024
An Educational Visit to Selected Islands
or Mycenae Visit


Thursday 16 May 2024
Visiting the Oracle of Delphi


Friday 17 May 2024
Visiting the Ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion



 

Conference Venue: 9 Chalkokondili Street, 10677 Athens, Greece

 

+30 2103634210
+30 2103634209

 

 

 

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