Frequently Asked Questions
General | return to top
What is the Sport and Society Conference?
The goal of the Sport and Society 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 sports. The Sport and Society Conference is co-hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers. The 2016 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 sports. This year's theme is “The Business of College Sports”.
When and where is the conference?
The 2016 Sport and Society Conference will be held May 23-25, 2016 at both St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin and at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. 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 "The Business of College Sports".
- The conference fee includes access to all keynote speeches and concurrent sessions, the conference dinner, luncheons at St. Norbert College and Lambeau Field.
- Conference attendees will also receive a pass to the NEW Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame and the famous guided tour of Lambeau Field Stadium!
- Call for papers/abstracts: Dec. 1, 2015
- Closing date for abstract submissions: Feb. 1, 2016
- Acceptance: Feb. 28, 2016
- Registration opens: March 1, 2016
- Registration closes: April 1, 2016
What audio visual equipment is available for the Sport and Society Conference?
The following equipment is available at St. Norbert College:
- DVD Player
- Flip Charts
- Internet Access
- Laptop Computers
* 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, 2016
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 $225. After April 1, late registration is $250.
What is included with my registration?
The conference and registration includes:
- Access to all keynote speeches and concurrent sessions, the conference dinner, luncheons at St. Norbert College and Lambeau Field.
- Conference attendees will also receive a pass to the new Packers Hall of Fame and the famous guided tour of Lambeau Field Stadium!
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 for the Sport and Society 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 2016 event. For information, please contact Steve Bessert, Development Officer at St. Norbert College Advancement.
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 web page.
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 web page.
Where is Lambeau Field?
Lambeau Field is located in Green Bay, Wis. For directions, visit the directions web page.
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.