Dream With Your Eyes Open: (Re)Imagining Sport in the age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter
November 12 - November 13
The Institute for the Study of Sport, Society and Social Change welcomes you to the inaugural Sport, Society and Social Change Conference. This two day event is designed to continue the legacy of equity and social justice by addressing the issues and challenges in sport. We invite students, faculty, professionals and the community to attend, share their voice, and hear from experts, practitioners and rising scholars that are working to continue to challenge the boundaries of sport and activism.
The theme of our inaugural event is “Dream With Your Eyes Open: (Re)Imagining Sport in the age of COVID-19 and Black Lives Matter.” The event program will include keynote addresses, informative panels, presentations, and community conversations to illuminate the experiences, identify the on-going challenges, and acknowledge the efforts of people, groups, and organizations to promote social change.
Call for Student Papers: Pre-Recorded Lightning Talks
Lightning Talks are timed talks which are no more than 5 minutes long. For this conference, we ask that you prerecord your talk so that it can be included for consideration for the student presentation award. In your talk, you should describe a specific finding, technique, project, and/or data or share particularly important information, in a manner similar to the examples provided. We will be featuring lightning talks during the conference symposia and welcome submissions on topics pertaining to sport and social justice.
Your presentation can focus on empirical research, a literature review, a research project proposal, or even on work you’ve done in the community to advocate for social justice. We welcome presentations on research at any stage of development—from project planning to finished work ready for submission!