DE PERE, WIS.: Presentation and paper abstracts are now being accepted for the academic conference titled “A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America,” to be held on the St. Norbert College campus and at Lambeau Field on May 22-24, 2012.
This is the second conference of its kind put on by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers. The first conference was held in 2010. This partnership between an NFL team and an institution of higher education brings together academics and business professionals from around the country.
The Packers have held their summer training camp at St. Norbert College for 54 years, the longest such relationship between a pro football team and a college in the NFL.
Presentation or paper abstracts will be accepted until Jan. 23, 2012, with notification of acceptances shortly thereafter following review by the conference steering committee. Formal conference registration will open on Feb.1, 2012, and close on April 1, 2012. Registration will be limited.
The two keynote speakers at the conference will be Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and George Bodenheimer, executive chairman of ESPN Inc. Selig’s talk will be open to the public.
For information on conference pricing, or to learn how to submit an abstract, go to www.snc.edu/sportandsociety.
You can also contact Karen Cleereman, conference administrative coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (920) 403-3777 for more information.