Posts Tagged ‘conference’

CEE’s Trip to the Students for Liberty Chicago Regional Conference

Friday, November 9th, 2012

On November 3, a group of Rockford University students, accompanied by CEE Professor Shawn Klein, took a trip to the Students for Liberty Chicago Regional Conference. The day-long event featured tremendous speakers (including two-time CEE guest speaker Alexei Marcoux), panels, and breakout sessions on the ideas behind a free society and the actions necessary to implement them.

Call for Abstracts: 2013 Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium

Monday, October 8th, 2012

From Professor Shawn Klein’s Sports Ethicist blog:

Call for Abstracts

Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness
The 2nd Annual Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium
Date: April 19, 2013

Grace Roper Lounge
Rockford University
5050 E. State. St.
Rockford, IL 61108

Fans play a central role at all levels and within various aspects of sport, so any study of sport would do well to consider their influences in connection to fandom, fantasy, and fitness. A specific and growing area of fandom, fantasy sports, illustrates a concrete and complex way fans relate to and even affect sport. Moreover, the implicit and explicit connection of sport to fitness offers another important way that fans interact with sport. This year’s symposium seeks to explore and examine these aspects of the relationship between fan and sport.

We invite scholars from all disciplines to submit an abstract on these themes. This symposium will then bring together several panels of scholars to discuss these themes. The focus of each panel will depend, in part, on the submitted abstracts. Each presenter on a panel will have 20 minutes for their presentation. This will be followed by 30 minutes of a combined Q&A.

Abstract Submission:
Submissions are welcome on this theme of Fandom, Fantasy, and Fitness, or other related issues arising in the study of Sport. Abstract should be 300-500 words. Send via email (as PDF) to SSS13[at]Rockford.edu

Deadline: Friday, January 25th, 2013.
Notification of Acceptance: Monday, February 4th, 2013.

If you have any questions, please email SSS13[at]Rockford.edu, contact Shawn Klein (Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department) at 815-226-4115, or Michael Perry (Assistant Professor, English Department) at 815-226-4098.

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization National Conference in Chicago

Thursday, September 6th, 2012

From the CEO website:

“The 2012 National Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) Conference will be held November 1-3 at the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Join over 1,200 students, faculty, entrepreneurs, and other entrepreneurial-minded individuals at this motivational 2 ½ day CEO Conference. Over 70 outstanding entrepreneurs and business leaders will share their ideas and expertise with students on how they launched their businesses, the lessons they’ve learned, and where they are today. The Annual CEO Conference also offers students the opportunity to network with peers and successful entrepreneurs nationwide.”

Read more about the conference and register here.

Watch the video below from last year’s CEO conference. Featured in the video is Duane Spires, who was on a discussion panel with Dr. Stephen Hicks at the 2011 Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour at Rock Valley College.

First Annual Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium

Monday, October 24th, 2011

CEE Professor Shawn Klein announced a call for abstracts for the First Annual Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium on his Who Needs Philosophy blog. From the announcement:

Call for Abstracts

1st Annual Rockford University Sports Studies Symposium:
An interdisciplinary conference on the study of Sport.
Date: April 28, 2012

Rockford University
5050 E. State. St.
Rockford, IL 61073

Whether one is a participant, a casual spectator, a die-hard fan, or a critic, sport, in all its varieties and forms, play a significant role in the lives of most people through out the world. Sports and competitions have long been a part of human civilization and raise a wide range of important philosophical and ethical issues.

This symposium will bring together a panel of scholars to discuss philosophical themes or issues arising in the study of Sport. The focus of the panel will depend, in part, on the submitted abstracts. Each presenter on a panel will have 20 minutes for their presentation. This will be followed by 10-15 minutes for panelists to respond to each other and then 15 minutes or more for audience Q&A. There will also be a panel on the Rhetoric of Sport.

Abstract Submission:
Submissions are welcome on any philosophical theme or issue arising in the study of Sport. Abstract should be 300-500 words. Send via email (as PDF) to sklein_at_rockford_dot_edu.

Deadline: January 6th, 2012
Notification of Acceptance: February 1st, 2012

If you have any questions, please contact Shawn Klein (Assistant Professor, Philosophy Department) at 815-226-4115 or sklein_at_rockford_dot_edu or Michael Perry (Assistant Professor, English Department) at 815-226-4098 or mperry_at_rockford_dot_edu.

FUTURALLIA 2011: International Business Speed Dating

Monday, October 18th, 2010

FUTURALLIA 2011 will take place in Kansas City from May 18-20. From the event’s website: “Over two days, this international business development event will allow business leaders to have up to 16 personalized and pre-scheduled, 30-minute, face-to-face meetings with partners of their choice. FUTURALLIA is a springboard toward making new international partnerships, in addition to informal meetings in a professional and friendly environment.”

Find out more about FUTURALLIA 2011 here.