This year’s Inclusive Sports Summit (ISS) will explore privilege, inclusion and diversity within sports and recreation. CU Boulder Athletics and Recreation Services will be hosting the event at the Rec Center and Dal Ward Arrow Touchdown Club on Wednesday, Feb. 26. Here are just a few reasons to attend.
Keynote speakers: CU Boulder alumni
This year’s keynote speakers are CU Boulder alumni, Kate Fagan and Phillip Lindsay.
Kate Fagan is the author of the New York Times bestseller, WHAT MADE MADDY RUN. Fagan also authored the coming-of-age memoir, The Reappearing Act, about her experience coming out while playing basketball at CU.
Phillip Lindsay is currently a running back for the Denver Broncos. He was the first undrafted offensive rookie to make the pro bowl in NFL history. As a CU Boulder alum, Lindsay played on the CU Boulder football team and set the school record in all-purpose yards and yards from scrimmage.
Career networking opportunities
In addition to the keynote speakers, the summit will feature a Career Networking hour where students can connect with leading employers in the sports and recreation industries, learn about career paths and explore career opportunities. This will not be a traditional career fair. Instead, students will have the opportunity to informally network with industry leaders.
Finally, students can come and listen to experts cover a wide variety of topics around diversity and inclusion. Here is a small sample of presentation topics.