Thursday, January 19, 2012

CONFERENCE: 2nd A Mirror to Our Culture: Sport and Society in America

St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers announce the second “A Mirror to Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” conference, May 22-24, 2012. As we did in 2010, our goal is to put on a distinctive, intimate, and affordable three-day event that provides opportunities for sports academics and professionals working in sports-related fields to network and to share their expertise about American sports.

The conference includes a number of elements meant to create a unique experience at a very reasonable cost for all those who participate and attend. MLB Commissioner Bud Selig, ESPN and ABC Sports President George Bodenheimer, Milwaukee Brewers VP and General Counsel Marti Wronski, and sportscaster Wayne Larrivee each will provide an address and give his or her unique perspective on the role of sports in American society. Academics and practitioners also will be able to listen to and to give papers and presentations on a wide range of topics related to American sports. The conference is encouraging abstract submissions in both academic and practical areas.

The conference fee of $195 includes access to all keynote speakers and concurrent sessions, dinner and luncheons at Lambeau Field and at St. Norbert College, that include several coffee breaks daily. Conference attendees will also be provided with a private exhibition of four Super Bowl rings – one each from the Packer victories in Super Bowls I, II, XXXI and XLV – a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the Packers Hall of Fame, and screenings of sports-related films. Attendees will also be provided with a volume containing a collection of selected papers from the 2010 conference.

In order to maintain an intimate atmosphere, total registration at the conference will be limited to 200. Preference for registration will be given to those giving papers and presentations, so you are encouraged to submit your paper/presentation abstract as soon as possible – the deadline for abstract submission is January 23, 2012.

I look forward to seeing you at Lambeau Field and St. Norbert College in May.


Kevin Quinn
Conference Director

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