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Registration now open for Sport and Society Conference hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers

From St. Norbert College, February 1, 2010
by Mike Counter,, (920) 403-3089

Formal registration for "A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in America," is now open. This national conference, hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers, will be held May 26-28. To register go to

The conference registration fee of $275 will include: a dinner and photography exhibit and film festival awards for all attendees in the Legends Club Area at Lambeau Field, three days of luncheons, several daily coffee breaks, a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the Packers Hall of Fame, access to the keynote addresses, all concurrent and roundtable sessions, and admission to photography gallery and all film/video showings. To maintain an intimate atmosphere, total registration at the conference will be limited to 300. Preference will be given to those giving papers and presentations. Since registration is now open, we recommend registering early. Single-day conference registration is also available, space permitting.

Keynote speakers include former National Football League commissioner Paul Tagliabue, sports, media and entertainment mogul Carl Vogel, Kevin Blackistone, national columnist for AOL FanHouse and panelist on ESPN's "Around the Horn," and Boise State University President Robert Kustra.

The conference will also include a gallery exhibition of the finest American sports photography, and a juried festival of sports-themed films and videos. Film submissions are due March 1. Film award winners will be notified by May 3.

This first-of-its-kind partnership between an NFL team and an institution of higher education will bring together academics and business professionals from around the country. St. Norbert College will be publishing the proceedings following the conference.

You can also contact Karen Cleereman, conference administrative coordinator, at or (920) 403-3777, for more information.