Storytelling has a way of providing a common language between people of different generations and economic backgrounds, particularly in the world of sports. On May 19-21, the Institute for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development at Neumann University will host Story, Sport and Spirit: A Conference to Explore the Theory and Practice of Storytelling in Athletics.
This conference will offer a unique perspective on sports seldom explored: using sport stories as a way of empowering members of the athletic and academic communities to find meaning and forge connections. The common bond formed by sharing stories allows coaches, captains, and players to strengthen relationships, inspire one another, and provide opportunities for team building.
The Institute is committed to the academic study and practical application of sport and spirituality. Educators, coaches, school and athletic administrators, CYO leaders and those with similar interests are invited to participate in this one-of-a-kind conference experience.
Conference speakers will include:
The schedule includes a half day (1-5:30 p.m.) on Wednesday, May 19, with Ronan Tynan's presentation at 6:30 p.m.; a full day (8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.) on Thursday, May 20, culminating with Jay Wright's address at 7 p.m.; and another half day (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) on Friday, May 21. All sessions will be held in the Mirenda Center for Sport, Spirituality and Character Development on the Neumann campus. The Center includes exhibits that focus on telling stories about balance, beauty, play, reflection and respect.
The fee for the full conference is $210 with a special price of $135 for Thursday only. Meals are included in these prices. Tickets for presentations by Ronan Tynan and Jay Wright can be purchased separately at $25 each. Overnight accommodations are available at The Concordville Inn or on campus.
To register for the Story, Sport and Spirit Conference, click HERE.
To purchase multiple tickets only for the evening presentations by Ronan Tynan and/or Jay Wright, please register HERE.
For more information, call 484-840-4707.