Tuesday, October 14, 2014

CFP: The Black Student-Athlete: Challenges and Opportunities

The Black Student-Athlete: Challenges and Opportunities
Summit at the University of Texas at Austin
Hosted by the African American Male Research Initiative
January 7-9, 2015

The African American Male Research Initiative and the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement at the University of Texas at Austin invite you to The Black Student-Athlete: Challenges and Opportunities, a three-day summit from January 7-9, 2015, in Austin, Texas. The summit is a three-day gathering to openly examine and candidly discuss the numerous and complex issues surrounding the black student-athlete. Scholars, coaches, conference commissioners, athletic directors, academic advisors, student affairs professionals, principals, present and former student-athletes, journalists, and others are invited. This is a “must-attend” event for anyone involved in the life of the Black student-athlete. This summit constitutes the most comprehensive national forum on issues related to the black experience within amateur athletics.
Professionals – $240 (includes all fees)
Students – $100 (includes all fees)
Conference Lodging is available at:
ATT Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Ave, Austin, TX 78705
(512) 404-3600
Room Rate $179 per night
Please call to make your reservation before December 19, 2014.

Call for Papers

The call for proposals is now open and we invite you to submit a proposal for consideration based upon the theme. The Black Student-Athlete Summit offers you the opportunity to share your knowledge, scholarship, and expertise, which will advance the critical discussion around these very important issues. We welcome presentations that can be implemented to improve the experiences of the black student-athlete.
Our summit will have a “Ted Talk” feel. Presentations will be 12 minutes with a question and answer session after each series of presenters.

Presentation Ideas

The following questions should help guide your presentation:
  • What is a controversy in your field that a general audience would understand as it relates to the African American student-athlete?
  • What is a common misconception that you would like to clear up?
  • Why is this idea important, and to whom?
  • How did you carry out or implement this idea?
  • Why is this topic important to the future of the African American student-athlete?

Conference Schedule

January 7 
7:00 p.m.        Opening Keynote
8:00 p.m.        Reception and Networking
Gabriel’s Sports Bar at the ATT Center
January 8
8:00 a.m.        Breakfast at the ATT Center
9:30 a.m.        Session 1
10:45 a.m.      Session 2
12:00 p.m.      Lunch at the ATT Center
1:30 p.m.        Session 3
2:45  p.m.       Session 4
4:00 p.m.       Panel Discussion
5:30 p.m.       Dinner
8:00 p.m.       Reception/Networking
January 9
8:00 a.m.        Breakfast
9:00 a.m.        Town Hall Meeting: “Where Do We Go From Here”
10:30 a.m.      Departure

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