The “A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America” will be held May 19-21, 2014 at St. Norbert College and historic Lambeau Field.

Frequently Asked Questions

General  | Presenters | PAS  | Registration  | Sponsors | Travel/Lodging/Transportation  | Directions | Miscellaneous  |  Press / Media

General  | return to top

What is “A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in America Conference?”

The goal of the “A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in America” conference is to create a distinctive, intimate and affordable conference 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 Sport and Society Conference is co-hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers. The 2014 Sport and Society Conference will feature keynotes delivered by renown professionals from the world of sports and concurrent sessions at which academics and practitioners will be able to listen to and to give papers and presentations on a wide range topics related to American sports. This year's theme is “Women in Sports”. 

When and where is the conference?
The 2014 “A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in America” will be held May 19-21, 2014 at both St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wis. and at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wis. To receive the most up-to-date information on current activity related to the conference, find us on Facebook or follow @sportandsociety on Twitter.

What will the conference include?
The conference schedule will feature prominent names in the world of sports providing major addresses on “Sport in America Society,” specifically “Women in Sports.”

The conference and registration includes access to all keynote speeches and concurrent sessions, the conference dinner, luncheons at Lambeau Field and St. Norbert College, and several coffee breaks daily. Conference attendees will also be provided a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the traveling exhibit “Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball,” and screenings of sports-related films. Attendees will also be provided with a volume containing a collection of selected papers from the 2010 conference.

Presenters - FYI |  return to top

What if there is more than one presenter?
If you are co-presenting at the conference, all presenters will need to register separately.

Presenter timeline-dates:

  • Call for papers/abstracts: Dec. 1, 2013
  • Closing date for abstract submissions: Feb. 1, 2014
  • Acceptance: Feb. 28, 2014
  • Registration opens: March 1, 2014
  • Registration closes: April 1, 2014

What audio visual equipment is available for the Sport and Society Conference?
The following equipment is available at St. Norbert College:

  • Easels
  • DVD Player
  • Flip Charts
  • Internet Access
  • Laptop Computers
  • Microphones
  • Projectors
  • WiFi
* If you are bringing a MAC, you will need to supply your own adapter.

Presentations/Abstract Submissions  |  return to top

Are you still accepting abstract submissions?
Submissions for abstract proposals will be accepted through Feb. 1, 2014
 
Registration  |  return to top

How do I register?
All conference registration is handled online. Participants can register for the Sport and Society conference via our online registration. Once registered, you will receive an e-mail receipt confirming your registration.

What are the registration fees?
The conference registration fee of $195. After April 1, late registration is $225.

What is included with my registration?
The conference and registration includes access to all keynote speeches and concurrent sessions, the conference dinner, luncheons at Lambeau Field and St. Norbert College, and several coffee breaks daily. Conference attendees will also be provided a guided tour of Lambeau Field, admission to the traveling exhibit “Linedrives and Lipstick: The Untold Story of Women’s Baseball,” and screenings of sports-related films. Attendees will also be provided with a volume containing a collection of selected papers from the 2010 conference.

Are registration discounts available?
No discounts or group rates are available for this conference. The conference price has been set to keep it affordable for all attendees.

Do we need to register early?
To maintain an intimate atmosphere, total registration at the conference will be limited to 200 on a first come, first served basis. We recommend registering early. Preference will be given to those giving papers and presentations. 

Do you provide refunds if I register and cannot attend?
Registered conference participants may cancel their registration 30 days in advance of the “A Mirror of our Culture: Sport and Society in America” conference for a full refund. Conference cancellations must be in writing. No phone calls will be accepted.

Sponsors  |  return to top

Are you accepting sponsorships for this conference?
Yes, we will be accepting sponsorships for the 2014 event. For information, please contact Lynette Green.

Travel / Lodging / Transportation  |  return to top

How do I make accommodations for the Sport and Society conference?
Hotel reservations for the Sport and Society Conference should be made by individual attendees directly with the hotels’ reservations department. For a list of local recommended hotels offering a special rate visit the accommodations webpage.

Registrants are responsible for their own transportation. Please check with the conference hotels for availability of provided shuttle service.

Directions |  return to top
 
Where is St. Norbert College?
St. Norbert is located in De Pere, Wis. just outside of Green Bay, Wis. For directions, visit the directions webpage.

Where is Lambeau Field?
Lambeau Field is located in Green Bay, Wis. For directions, visit the directions webpage.

What else is there to do in the Green Bay/De Pere area?
For more information about local attractions, please see the Greater Green Bay Visitors and Convention Bureau website.

Miscellaneous  |  return to top
 
How do I get on your mailing list?
Once you've attended the conference, you are automatically included on the mailing list for future conference notifications.

Press/Media  |  return to top
Media stations will be set up at St. Norbert College and Lambeau Field. All media inquiries should be directed to Mike Counter, director of media relations at St. Norbert College.