CSU-East Bay Oakland Center, Oakland, CA
International and U. S. faculty & students from all Kinesiology and Health-Related disciplines are welcome!
Theme: A Historical Look at Our Future: Remembering Trailblazers and Preparing the Next Generation of Leaders.

Deadline for all submissions: JUNE 15th, 2024
Directions to CSUEB Conference Center The Oakland Center 1000 Broadway, Suite 109 Oakland, CA

Submitting a Proposal

Click here to submit a proposal.

Submissions are made online. Click the button above to submit your contact information and a 250-word abstract of your proposed presentation. The annual deadline for submissions is June 15th

Please do not use this link for young scholar award papers – see young scholar information further down the page. If you have any questions, contact our conference coordinator.
Presenters who decide to withdraw or are unable to attend must contact the conference coordinator no later than a week in advance of the conference.  Failure to do so may result in not being invited to present at future conferences

Session Types

  1. Lecture-Style – 20 or 50 minutes
  2. Poster Presentation (50-minute session); for original research. Links to free poster templates:
    1. Link 1: https://goo.gl/XHuvBf
    2. Link 2: https://goo.gl/zv45Su
    3. Link 3: https://goo.gl/WlBH9M
  3. Round Table Discussion (or panel) for a facilitated discussion of an issue – 20 or 50 minutes

Young Scholar Award

The Art Broten Young Scholar Award is one of the concrete ways WSKW supports faculty as they launch the scholarship component of their careers. The Young Scholar Award Coordinator makes a call for Young Scholars papers annually. Submitted papers are peer-evaluated, and award winners are selected. Time is allotted during the conference for selected young scholars to present (required) their papers. The papers can be issue-based (e.g., white papers) or original research.


Submitted papers should be 5-7 double-spaced pages in length, excluding the title page, abstract, and references, and should be prepared following APA style formatting (7th Edition). You will be asked to submit a brief vita and a title page with author information in addition to the main paper. The main paper should include: 1) title of the paper (no authors listed); 2) abstract (250 words or less); 3) paper using section headings: Introduction; Methods or headings to fit a descriptive-type paper; Results or headings to fit a descriptive type paper; Discussion; Conclusion; and References. Tables and/or figures should appear in the body of the paper. Submitted papers should not already be published.

Paper Evaluation

As part of the evaluation process, the following areas will be rated: (a) original contribution, (b) clear purpose, (c) clear methodology or logical arguments, (d) sound data analyses or supported arguments, (e) conclusion and implications, (f) accurate grammar, tone, use of English, (g) sound writing (sentence/paragraph structure), (h) use of current (7th Edition) APA Style, and (i) relevance of tables and/or figures.

Check here for additional information about the Art Broten Young Scholar Award.

Submit your paper for the Art Broten Young Scholar Award at the WSKW Annual Conference.  Provide the requested information and upload your paper and vita as PDF files. The annual proposal deadline is June 15.

You will hear back from the award coordinator by late July.

Questions? Contact our Young Scholar Award coordinator: Andrea Ednie.


Do proposals have to be tied to the conference theme?

No. While we are certainly seeking theme-related presentations, WSKW has always provided a venue for faculty from all disciplines to present their work. Conference attendees then have the opportunity to broaden their understanding of issues beyond their own specific area of expertise.

When will we hear back regarding the acceptance of proposals?

We plan to do our best to get word back by July 15th to those who submit proposals.

What is the connection between the Young Scholar Award and Publishing in the Journal of Kinesiology & Wellness?

Faculty selected to receive the young scholar award are invited to submit the paper they presented for review. The process is as follows:

  1. After young scholar awardees present at the conference, the journal editor contacts each and invites them to submit their paper (or an expanded version) for review.
  2. Young scholar awardees then either submit a paper or decline the invitation to submit a paper.
  3. If a young scholar awardee submits a paper then it gets reviewed like any other submission and the editor, following review of the paper can accept, accept with revisions, or reject.
What are hot topics?

A hot topic is a tag attached to a presentation. It can be discipline-specific or related to the conference theme. Each discipline has issues that emerge and recede over time. If your work is related to a current hot topic in your field or is a theme-related hot topic, be sure to note that when you fill out the online submission form.