The conference theme aims to bring together different perspectives on elite sport success. Who or what are the winners when it comes to participating in, or owning and hosting elite sport events. Beyond building elite sport development systems that do (or do not!) deliver medals, what are the outcomes that elite sport systems are delivering to various stakeholders? There is a growing awareness by national governments and their leaders that elite sporting success can be produced by investing strategically in elite sport. Who are the winners?
For more information on the program, registration and accommodation:www.elitesportconference.com. Important to note is that every participant will receive a copy of the recently released SPLISS 2.0 book: Successful Elite Sport Policies. Prof. Dr. Veerle De Bosscher will present and discuss the most interesting SPLISS 2.0 study results Tuesday morning at the congress
Watch this video from the SPLISS Australian consortium partners (Victoria University) whom are the proud organisers of the 2015 SPLISS Congress! The consortium exists of Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium), the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands) and the Sheffield Hallam University (United Kingdom).
The previous SPLISS Conference in 2013 in Antwerp (Belgium) was a very successful one! Over 300 participants from over 45 countries joined us for a unique atmosphere, outstanding keynote presentations and interesting parallel sessions and workshops. Now we hope to meet you all in Melbourne for this unique international elite sport congress!
New: SPLISS Book - Successful Elite Sport Policies
This book deals with the strategic policy planning process that underpins the development of successful national elite sport development systems. Drawing on various international competitiveness studies, it examines how nations develop and implement policies that are based on the critical success factors that may lead to competitive advantage in world sport.
Veerle de Bosscher is main author of the book and architect of SPLISS. She is Associate professor of Sport Management in the department of Sport policy and Management and research group Sport and Society, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.