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2018 Congress Information

2018 Congress • July 18 – 21, 2018
Münster, Germany
Sport for all — history of a vision around the world

The 2018 ISHPES Congress takes place in the city of Münster, situated in Westphalia, Germany. Westphalia is a western region of Germany close to the Netherlands. Münster contains approximately 350,000 inhabitants, including about 50,000 students. Münster is well known as a green and ecological “bicycle city”.

The Institute of Sports Science from the University of Münster is the host organization for the 2018 Congress. If you want to get an impression of the University of Münster you can watch this video (in English).

The Department of Sport Pedagogy and Sport History, managed by Prof. Michael Krüger and Dr. Kai Reinhart, is at the Institute of Sport Science of the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität zu Münster (WWU Münster).

Call for Papers for 2018 ISHPES Congress

Submit congress abstracts HERE (submissions now closed)

Congress Program


Questions about the program should be directed to

Questions about logistics for the Congress in Münster should be directed to

Congress Fees

Registration for the 2018 Congress in Münster is now open

Early Bird Registration Congress Fees (until May 31, 2018)
ISHPES members: 250€
Early Career Scholars: 180€
ISHPES non members: 300€

Regular Registration Congress Fees (from June 1, 2018):
ISHPES members: 270€
Early Career Scholars: 200€
ISHPES non members: 320€


All presenters MUST be an ISHPES member. Not a member? Join ISHPES now.

The Congress fee includes:

  • Admission to all sessions
  • Congress materials
  • Welcome reception
  • All coffee breaks
  • Closing ceremony
  • Guided tour of the city
  • Free public transportation for the duration of the Congress (after picking up registration package)

Early Career Scholars are encouraged to apply for Gigliola Gori Early Career Scholar Award and the Gerd von der Lippe Early Career Scholar Fund. Early Career Scholars presenting at the Congress are eligible for Routledge Early Career Scholar Presentation Award. Click on the Early Career Scholars tab for more information about these programs.

Conference Accommodation and Transportation Information

2018 Congress Scientific Committee

Annette R. Hofmann (chair) (Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany)
Michael Krüger (Münster University, Germany)
Kai Reinhart, (Münster University, Germany)
Emanuel Hübner (Münster University, Germany)
Marcel Reinold (Münster University, Germany)
Sandra Heck (Independent Scholar, Germany)
Patricia Vertinsky (University of British Columbia, Canada)
Malcolm McLean (University of Gloucestershire, Great Britain)
Gerald Gems (North Central College, USA)
Rudolf Müllner (University of Vienna, Austria)
Tomaž Pavlin (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)
Pierre-Olaf Schut (University Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée, France)
Keiko Ikeda (Hokkaido University, Japan)
Francois Cleophas (Stellenbosch University, South Africa)