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August 5, 2019 to August 10, 2019

The Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center
100 Edgartown Rd, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557

Race & Sport Film Competition Finalist - Safiya Songhai

Save the date for Global Sport Institute screenings at the summer's finest film festival!
Official start and end times to be announced.

The Global Sport Institute at ASU has partnered with the 17th Annual RSF Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival presented by Run & Shoot Filmworks for the inaugural competition in celebration of the annual theme, Race and Sport Around the Globe. Together, we invited filmmakers to share their vision of how the power of sport can be translated through the lens of film in a short documentary format.

Read more about the event and our film competition here.

August 29, 2019
Tempe campus

Sport and the Body

Save the date for the 2019-20 Theme Launch Luncheon!
Official start and end times to be announced. Registration to open soon.

Global Sport Institute is launching our 2019 – 2020 theme, Sport and the Body, to our ASU faculty, staff, and graduate students interested in sport. We will present details of the new theme and corresponding research grant for the 2018 – 2019 academic year, including topics, policies, and deadlines, as well as research grants from the Institute that are outside of the annual theme. Additionally, hear from key leadership at the Institute and learn about our cross-disciplinary work. 

A panel will consist of experts in the fields of sociology, physiology, athletic apparel, psychology, adaptive sport, and more topics related to our theme. More details on our panelist guest will be announced soon. This event is free but expected to reach capacity. Reserve your spot soon!


April 2, 2020 to April 3, 2020

Hotel Palomar
2 E. Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

2019 Global Sport Summit

Save the date for the 2020 Global Sport Summit, April 2-3, 2020!
Official start and end times to be announced. Registration to open soon.

The third annual summit will return to the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The event will explore cutting-edge research and bring together expertise across a diverse set of disciplines to thoughtfully examine timely topics impacting the world of sports. This year will take a special focus on "Sport & The Body" - the Global Sport Institute's annual theme for the current year.

Who should attend? Any individual or organization with an interest and/or involvement in the broad world of sport. Including but not limited to:

  • Sport-related CEOs and leadership teams
  • Researchers, scholars, and academics
  • Sport entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors
  • Sports journalists and/or media professionals 
  • Sports historians, documentarians, or those working in humanities
  • Sports-related public relations and marketing professionals
  • Non-profit and community leaders
  • Students

This event is presented by the Global Sport Institute in partnership with the following ASU programs: Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Sports Law and Business; W. P. Carey School of Business, Sports Business; School of Community Resources and Development, Community Sport Management; and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sports Journalism; School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Sports, Culture and Ethics.

More information about the 2020 Global Sport Summit TBA! In the mean time, see our recaps from last year's Summit:

Video recap: Global Sport Summit 2019

via ASU Now: Looking at sports as a microcosm of racial, gender disparities in society

3 Thought Provoking Quotes from 2019 Global Sport Summit Speakers

2019 Global Sport Summit Examines Race and Sport Around the Globe

Winning ASU Global Sport Venture Devils Named at GSI Annual Summit