The 1st DLSU International Conference on the Philosophy of Sport and Games

November 16-17, 2017

De La Salle University  Laguna Campus, Biñan, Laguna

Panel 1

About the Conference

The conference is organized by the De La Salle University Philosophy Department, in cooperation with the College of Liberal Arts, will take place in De La Salle University Laguna Campus on November 16-17, 2017.

The conference, which is interdisciplinary in nature, aims to bring together philosophers, ethicists, academics, researchers, scientists, historians, artists, athletes, coaches, inventors, game players, health and wellness practitioners, policy makers, and students of all areas and aspects of sports and games.

Research on sports and games is developing in the discipline of philosophy. Current ideas being explored include the analysis of cooperation and motivation in sports, the aesthetics and beauty of sports, sports and religion, roles of skills and coaching in sport, bioethical issues in sport, and fair play. All these and many other concepts contribute to the core themes, approaches and theories of the field. Significantly, these build up the discussion and synthesize a framework for the philosophy of sports and games.

The theme of the 1st DLSU International Conference on the Philosophy of Sports and Games is Theories and Practices of Sports and Games towards a Stronger Nation.

Topics of interest include (but are not limited to):

  • Philosophy of Sports
  • Philosophy of Exercise, Sport and Health
  • Philosophy of Ethics, Sports and Law
  • Epistemology and Sport
  • Phenomenology and Sport
  • Pragmatism and the Philosophy of Sport
  • Religion, Theology and Sport
  • Metaphysics and Sport
  • Sports Ethics
  • Sports, Games and Education
  • Physical Education
  • Gender in Sports and Games
  • Art in Sports and Games
  • Sports, Games and Media
  • Ancient and Medieval Sports
  • History of Sport
  • The Olympic Games
  • Sports and Culture
  • Sports, Communities and Society
  • Sports for Peace and Development
  • Sports in International Studies
  • Individual and Group Sports
  • Philippine Indigenous/ Traditional Sports and Games
  • Southeast Asian Games and Sports
  • ASEAN in Sports and Game Development
  • Sports Science/ Sports Studies
  • Psychology of Sports
  • Health and Wellness in Sports and Games
  • Sports and Rehabilitation
  • Sports, Games and Disabilities
  • Technology of Sports and Games
  • Philosophy of Computer Games
  • Philosophy of Technology
  • Sports and Games of the Future
  • Philosophy of the Mind
  • Philosophy of Games
  • Sports Management
  • Sport Industry​
  • Sports Engineering
  • Life after Sport
  • Sports Technology
  • Sport Law and Governance
  • Lead up foundation sports
  • Sport Architecture
  • Sport and Disabilities – Adaptive Sport
  • Mass Participation in Sport
Panel 2

Submission Guidelines

Abstract Submission page Sports and Games EasyChair page
Deadline for Abstracts August 30, 2017
Notice of Acceptance September 15, 2017

All papers must be original. The deadline to submit abstracts has been extended to August 30, 2017.

Please submit a 200-300 word abstract of your paper, giving 1) a background to the study, 2) its scope and main goals (thus, its delimitation), 3) the theoretical framework and methods used, and 4) a brief summary of the claims, and 5) your conclusion. Abstracts must include 1-5 key words (choose the ones your paper is more focused on).

Format for abstracts can be found here. (Download the Word Document (.docx) template file by selecting File->Download As.->Microsoft Word (.docx))

Files must attached to the submission form on the EasyChair conference page must be uploaded in PDF format (.PDF).

Abstracts must be submitted through easy-chair at the following link: DLSU Sport & Games 2017 Conference page

Full papers will only be requested after the conference.


All questions about registration or submissions should be emailed to

Panel 3

Conference Fees and Registration


Pre-registration period begins on July 31, 2017. Deadline of pre-registration payment has been extended to October 15, 2017. The registration form for the conference can be accessed here.

Fee Structure:

For Pre-registered participants
DLSU Students: Php 1,000
Other Students: Php 2,500
Local Participants: Php 3,500
Foreign Participants: USD 100

For Walk-in participants
Local Walk-ins (2 days): Php 4,000
Local Walk-ins (1 day only): Php 2,000

Fees may be paid through the following methods:

  1. The DLSU Accounting Office, Taft Ave., Manila, G/F La Salle Building.  Cash and check payments must be made payable to “De La Salle University 600-050 (Turing)” and a scanned copy of the receipt must be emailed to for registration.  An email confirmation will be sent to the participant.
  2. UCPB branches for over-the-counter services.  Cash and check payments must be made payable to “De La Salle University,” with the account number 120-114711-9.  A copy of the receipt must be emailed to for registration.  An email confirmation will be sent to the participant.
  3. Foreign bank or institution for wire money transfer to UCPB account number 120-114711-9, with SWIFT code: UCPBPHMM.  Payments must be made to “De La Salle University 600-050 (Turing),” A copy of the receipt must be emailed to for registration.  An email confirmation will be sent to the participant.