DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
**Speakers and times subject to change
MONDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2020
Session #1--11:00 am Central Time (Chicago)
ADAPTIVE SPORTS--How are organizations become more effective at involved physically disabled athletes in a wider variety of sports activities. What are the obstacles to expanding adaptive sports programs and reaching a wider community of participants?
Sport and Social Change
All In Sports
International Paralympic Committee
University of Texas-Arlington
Session #2--12:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)
LGBTQIA+: We know sport can be a powerful catalyst for positive development - from physical health, to mental health, to social and emotional wellbeing. At the same time, programming and practices that are not inclusive can be harmful. In this session, we’ll be talking to three panelists about their experiences and recommendations working in sports, or sports-based youth development, for LGBTQ inclusivity. The panelists also want to make it clear that they’ll be speaking to and representing their own experiences and identities, and not for the broader LGBTQ community.
Susan Crown Exchange
Senior Communications Associate
(she or they)
USAF, SSGT. Ret.
Rise Player’s Assocation Rep
University of Washington
RPA Women’s Football Dept. Chair/ Sports Enterprise Mgt. Student
Session #3--4:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)
MINORITIES: Facing discrimination throughout much of their lives, minorities often face special challenges at breaking into different sports organizations both as athletes, coaches, employees and beyond. How do we continue to make the important progress of providing equitable solutions?
Athletes First Partners
Chief Growth Officer
NFL Alumni Latin Liason
Former NFL Player
Expert in Minority Small Business Development
Session #4--5:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)
PLAY EQUITY--Opportunities for sports participation are not equal. What can we do to provide the chance for children to play when they are not given that chance, cannot afford equipment and are unable to get to the places they need to be to participate?
America Score/DC Scores
Every Kid Sports
Winning Edge Leadership Academy
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020
Session #5--11:00 am Central Time (Chicago)
DISABILITIES--What obstacles occur which prevent individuals with disabilities from participating in the world of sports as spectators, athletes, employees and fans.
Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE)
Beautiful Lives Project
Power of Sport Lab
Disabilitity in Sport International
Session #6--12:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)
RACISM--The last six months have only served to highlight the racism that has existed in our world for generations. How can athletes, coaches and sports organizations use their platform to promote and ensure meaningful and lasting change?
Northern Illinois University
Legend of the Maccabiah
Session #7--4:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)
SOCIAL JUSTICE--At the forefront of the racial battles, social justice has taken on a wider meaning. From prison reform, to restoration of voting rights to sentencing and bail reforms, athletes have taken a leading role advocating for these changes.
First Base Coach
Sport and Social Change
One Heart Project
NFLPA Former Player Board of Directors
Business Development Executive
Session #8--5:00 pm Central Time (Chicago)
WOMEN--The sports world has been, and continues to be, slow at incorporating women into all levels of sports. Women face challenges in athletic opportunities, employment, prize money, television coverage, endorsement opportunities and media exposure. Who are the leaders at breaking through the glass ceiling and how can we improve efforts across our industry while continuing to train young girls and women to lead the way.
San Jose State Univ.
Inst. Sports, Society and Social Change
Sports Bra Project