Sunday, August 28, 2011

CONFERENCE: Girls & Women in Sport

Dear Colleagues,
As you prepare travel plans to attend NASSS 2011 in Minneapolis, we hope you will join us and other NASSS colleagues for the Tucker Center Girls & Women in Sport Conference: Creating Change on Wednesday, November. 2. This conference will take place of the University of Minnesota campus in our new TCF Bank Stadium. We have added half day registration options in order to maximize convenience and cost effectiveness in hopes of making it easier for you to join us.

This accessible, evidence-based applied pre-conference event will be a one day, action-packed experience where we will explore females in positions of power, inclusion/exclusion, health/well being and media portrayals of female athletes. Features of this conference will include interactive technology, a poster session, physical activity "breaks", and many opportunities for dialogue, networking and information sharing.

Invited keynotes include:
  • Opening keynote by Don Sabo titled "From Exclusion to Leadership: What History and Research Tell Us about Women’s Continuing Achievements in Sports"
  • Lunch panel of individuals who lead groups or research centers focused on females in sport (NAGWS, CAAWS, SHARP, Alliance of Women Coaches, The Tucker Center, IWG)
  • Closing Keynote panel "A Great Conversation with Sport Media Scholars" with Mike Messner, Mary Jo Kane and Margaret Carlisle-Duncan, moderated by Cheryl Cooky
To see a full list of accepted papers, invited keynotes, venue information and to register visit the conference website.
(direct link We still have some room in the poster session. If you want to participate in the poster session, send a 200 word abstract to

We hope to see you in November. All conference activities will end in time for you to attend the opening NASSS reception, which is just a few convenient miles away in downtown Minneapolis.

For any questions, please contact Nicole LaVoi.

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