Packers Host Conference on Women and Sports

Formal conference registration is now open for “A Mirror of Our Culture: Sport and Society in America.” Registration will be limited, and will close on April 1.

The conference will be hosted by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers May 19-21, and will focus on women in sports.

Featured speakers will be award-winning sports columnist for USA Today, Christine Brennan; Hall of Fame coach Ann “Muffet” McGraw from the University of Notre Dame; and Laura Gentile, vice president of espnW, ESPN’s first dedicated business built to serve, inform and inspire female athletes and fans.

This is the third conference of its kind put on by St. Norbert College and the Green Bay Packers. The first conference was held in 2010. This partnership between an NFL team and an institution of higher education brings together academics and business professionals from around the country.
 The Packers have held their summer training camp at St. Norbert College for 56 years, the longest such relationship between a pro football team and a college in the NFL.

The conference fee of $195 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,” a chance to meet players from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) and screenings of sports-related films.

For more information on the conference, or to register go to, or contact Karen Cleereman, conference administrative coordinator, at [email protected] or 920.403.3777.