We want to welcome you to the Swedish Behavioural and Social Science Sport Research (SVEBI) annual conference in Falun, Sweden, 21-22 November, 2018. The theme for the conference is "Trends and issues that are changing sport and physical education: social scientific perspectives". The languages used during the conference will be Swedish and English.

We are delighted to announce our two keynote speakers for the SVEBI conference 2018 in Falun: Professor Brett Smith from the University of Birmingham, England, and Professor Sigmund Loland from the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences, Norway.

(Information på svenska)

Deadline for submission of abstracts is extended to 25 May

Registration for the conference is now open

Professor Brett Smith

Smiling manProfessor Brett Smith is Head of Research and holds a Chair in Physical Activity and Health at the School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham. Prior to this appointment, Brett was Professor in Qualitative Health Research in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University. Brett is a leading expert on disability, health, and physical activity. His research draws on psychology, sociology, and critical disability studies, and includes projects on the promotion of health and wellbeing amongst disabled people through physical activity; the use of stories, infographics, and animation to translate knowledge about physical activity and promote behavior change; and Paralympic identities, social activism, and retirement from Para-sport. Brett is also internationally recognised as a methodologist in qualitative research. He is passionate about cross disciplinary research, and founded the international journal Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health (QRSEH). QRSEH is today the leading journal in publishing qualitative sport science research and discussing qualitative research methodology.

Professor Sigmund Loland

MenDr. Loland is Professor of Sports Philosophy and Sport and Ethics at the Department of Cultural and Social Studies, Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS). Dr. Loland has published extensively in the area of sports ethics and philosophy. He has been a visiting scholar at several foreign institutions, including Stanford University in 1993 and the University of Southern California from 2014 to 2016. Dr. Loland has held a number of executive positions and is, among others, former Rector at NIH (2005-13), former board member and president of the International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS) (2000-03) and of the European College of Sport Science (ECSS) (2006-13). Dr. Loland is a member of WADA's Ethics Committee (2004-), of the Research Committee at the IOC Olympic Studies Centre (2013-), and he is a supervising professor at The International Olympic Academy in Olympia, Greece (2001-). Dr. Loland has received a number of awards for his research and education, including the IAPS Distinguished Scholar Award (2009) and NSSS Student Rose (2013). He is an International Fellow at the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education (2004-). In 2017 he held an 'Olympic Chair' (Guest Professorate) at the Universities of Leuven and Ghent, Belgium.


Please note that the schedule for the conference has been adjusted to fit with the timetables for trains arriving to and departing from Stockholm, Arlanda, Örebro and Gothenburg.


Day 1 – 21 November, 2018




Coffee and registration


Official welcome to the conference


Information about the sport facilities at Lugnet from a representative from Falu kommun.


Keynote: Professor Sigmund Loland, Department of Cultural and Social Studies, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences. The Challenge of Technology to Sport - Ethical Perspectives.




Afternoon presentations 1




Afternoon presentations 2


Poster presentations


SVEBI's annual meeting


Scheduled physical activities that require registration (cross-country skiing, swimming, innebandy, gym, etc) or meetings)


Network for doctoral students


Dinner and entertainment



Day 2 – 22 November, 2018




Keynote: Professor Brett Smith, School of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Birmingham. ”More of the same or time to move forward?: Expanding methodological options in qualitative and mixed methods research”


Morning presentations 1




Morning presentations 2


Best MA presentation


End of conference




Conference Organization Timeline

  1. 23 March – release call for abstracts and webpage
  2. 10 May – deadline for abstracts and opening of registration
  3. 20 June – notification of acceptance of abstracts
  4. 31 August – deadline for early bird registration
  5. 15 September – deadline for normal registration
  6. 15 October – programme is published

Call for Abstracts

Call for abstracts



Register via this link..


Note that students have a 500 SEK discount on the prices listed below, and that lunch and coffee are included in the fee for the conference. The conference dinner is not included in the conference fee but can be added in the registration for the conference.

SVEBI Member

Early Bird
(before August 31)

No. of Days




21-22 Nov

2750 SEK



21-22 Nov

3050 SEK



21-22 Nov

3050 SEK



21-22 Nov

3500 SEK


Booking of accommodation based on the alternatives below should be made no later than 40 days before the conference starts, i.e. October 10. Booking one of the alternatives below can be made by email and phone. When making the booking, provide the code ”Högskolan Dalarna Svebi konferens”.

Scandic Hotels

Falu Fängelse Vandrarhem

Nordic Camping Lugnet


For more information and questions, contact Erik Backman at ebk@du.se.

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