Speakers

Play the Game conferences always present a long line of expert speakers from various areas of world sport. On this page you will find a list of speakers for Play the Game 2019.

N.B. The list will be updated regularly.

Speakers, who have confirmed their invitation and/or have had their abstract accepted, and session chairpersons at Play the Game 2019 (in alphabetical order):

  • Ana Arias, Professor, Department of sports science, Universidad de Ciencias Aplicadas y Ambientales, Colombia

  • Andreas Selliaas, Journalist, Academic Researcher, Freelance, Norway

  • Arnout Geeraert, Post-doctoral fellow, KU Leuven/Play the Game, Belgium

  • Beatriz Farrugia, Journalist, ANSA, Brazil

  • Beckie Scott, Athlete, Chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Committee, former member of the IOC IOC Athlete's Commission, Canada

  • Benjamin Bendrich, Scientist/blogger, Georg-August University/ www.derballluegtnicht.com, Germany

  • Bonita Mersiades, Managing editor, Fair Play Publishing, Australia

  • Bradley Ridpath, Associate professor, Department of Sports Administration, Ohio University, USA

  • Chris Knoester, Associate professor, Department of Sociology, Ohio State University, USA

  • Christian Tolstrup Jensen, PhD student, Department of Sports, Physical Education and Outdoor Studies, University of South-East Norway, Norway

  • Christopher Gaffney, Clinical associate professor, New York University, USA

  • Dan Mills, Training & technical assistance manager, U.S. Center for SafeSport, USA

  • Daniel Westmattelmann, Assistant professor Center for Management, University of Münster, Germany

  • Declan Hill, PhD, author, University of New Haven, Canada

  • Denis Mike Becker, Associate professor, NTNU Business School, Norway

  • Ernesto Rodríguez III, Editor, www.EPHECTOsport.com.ar, Argentina

  • Evan Norris, Lawyer, former director of the US Department of Justice’s Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Task Force, Cravath, USA

  • Geoff Parsons, Olympic athlete, By Design Group, United Kingdom

  • Gregory Ioannidis, Sports lawyer, Department of Law & Criminology, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

  • Hajo Seppelt, Head of investigative team, ARD, Germany

  • Harry-Arne Solberg, Professor, Trondheim Business School, Norway

  • Helen Staff, Postgraduate research fellow, Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

  • Ivan Miljkovic, Former volleyball champion, General Manager, ACPV

  • Jens Sejer Andersen, International director, Play the Game, Denmark

  • Jens Weinreich, Journalist, blogger and publisher, www.jensweinreich.de, Germany

  • Jesper Frigast Larsen, Legal manager, Anti-Doping Danmark, Denmark

  • Jesper Møller, UEFA ExCo member and president of the Danish FA, Denmark

  • Jill Yesko, Fellow, Mood College of Communications, University of Texas, USA

  • John Wolohan, Professor, Department of Sport Management, Syracuse University, USA

  • Juha Kanerva, Sports writer, Sanoma Media Finland, Finland

  • Kelsey Erickson, Senior research fellow, Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

  • Laura Robinson, Freelance journalist, Canada

  • Laurie Patterson, Senior lecturer, Carnegie School of Sport, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

  • Lisa Kihl, Associate professor, University of Minnesota, USA

  • Madhu Subedi, PhD research scholar, Department of sports management, Tamil Nadu physical Education and Sports University, India

  • Madison Danford, Student, Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Manuela Gamba, Professor, Secondary School Olivieri Orazio, Italy

  • Margaret MacNeill, Associate professor, Media & Motion Collaboratory, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Maria Perez Tello, Sport science student, UDCA University, Colombia

  • Mary Harvey, CEO, Centre for Sport and Human Rights, USA/Switzerland

  • Matthias Fett, Research associate, Chair of Constitutional Economics, Helmut Schmidt University, Germany

  • Mauricio Hernandez, Student, Seoul National University, Colombia

  • Minhyeok Tak, Lecturer, School of Sport, Exercise & Health Sciences, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

  • Nancy Hogshead-Makar, CEO, Champion Women, USA

  • Natalie Galea, Researcher, Australian Human Rights Institute, UNSW, Australia

  • Nikki Dryden, Olympian and human rights lawyer, athlete activist, Australia

  • Paulina Tomczyk, General secretary, EU Athletes - Brussels Office, Poland

  • Peter Donnelly, Professor, Centre for Sport Policy Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

  • Poul Broberg, Director of public affairs, NOC and Sports Confederation of Denmark, Denmark

  • Richard H. Mclaren, Professor, lawyer, McKenzie Lake Lawyers, Canada

  • Richard W. Pound, Member, Doyen, International Olympic Committee, Canada

  • Rob Koehler, Head, Global Athlete, former WADA deputy director general, Canada

  • Roger Pielke, Professor, CU Boulder, USA

  • Roxane Coche, Assistant professor, Department of Telecommunication, University of Florida, USA

  • Ryan Gauthier, Assistant professor, Faculty of Law, Thompson Rivers University, Canada

  • Sada Reed, Assistant professor, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Arizona State University, USA

  • Sarah Lewis, Secretary general, International Ski Federation, United Kingdom

  • Severin Moritzer, CEO, Play Fair Code, Austria

  • Simon Gardiner, Professor, Law School, Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom

  • Simon Licen, Assistant professor of Sport Management, Washington State University, USA

  • Spencer Harris, Assistant professor of Sport Management, UCCS, USA

  • Stacy Warner, Professor, Department of Kinesiology, East Carolina University, USA

  • Steve Maxwell, Editor, owner, The Outer Line/Velonews, USA

  • Steve Menary, Freelance journalist, United Kingdom

  • Thiago Santos, Postdoctoral researcher, Universidade Federal do Paraná | UFPR, Brazil  

  • Tim Walters, Professor, English Department, Okanagan College, Canada

  • Todd Fraley, Associate Dean, East Carolina University, USA

  • Tom Farrey, Journalist, Aspen Institute, USA

  • Travis T. Tygart, CEO, United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA), USA

  • Vassos Koutsioundas, Head of finance, Cyprus Sport Organisation, Cyprus

  • Velibor Jakovleski, Head of research Global Governance Centre, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Switzerland

  • Yuliya Stepanova, Athlete, Russia/USA

  • Vitaly Stepanov, Former anti-doping officer, Russia/USA

  • Zehra Betul Ayranci, School of Law, University of California Berkeley, USA

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