Sport at the Service of Humanity Second Regional Conference
June 20-21, 2018
Loyola Marymount University

For attendees staying on campus, residence hall check-in begins on Tuesday, June 19. See arrival details.

All sessions take place in the Life Sciences Building Auditorium unless otherwise noted.

Day 1 | Wednesday, June 20

7:30 - 8:25 a.m. Breakfast (The Lair Marketplace, Malone Building)

Sponsored by University of San Diego Athletics

8:30 - 9 a.m. Welcome Remarks (Life Sciences Building Auditorium)

Timothy Law Snyder, Ph.D., President, Loyola Marymount University
Most Rev. José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
Amir Hussain, Professor of Theological Studies, Loyola Marymount University

9 - 9:20 a.m. Conference Overview | Bring Humanity Back to Sport

David Eades, Journalist, BBC World News; Sport at the Service of Humanity Foundation

9:20 - 9:30 a.m. Play Equity & Social Justice

Renata Simril, President & CEO, LA84 Foundation

9:30 - 9:50 a.m. Inspiration: South LA Baller to College Athlete to Rhodes Scholar

Caylin Moore, University of Oxford

9:50 a.m. Break

10:10 - 11 a.m. Building Good Athletes and Better People

Keith Johnson, Founder, Falcon Youth and Family Services
Jamal Adams, Director of Equity and Inclusion and Varsity Head Coach for Basketball, Loyola High School
Jim Thompson, Founder, Positive Coaching Alliance

Moderator: Krista Kokjohn-Poehler, Director of Partnerships and Strategy, GOOD Corps

11:05 - 11:20 a.m. The Miseducation of the College Athlete

Kenneth Shropshire, Adidas Distinguished Professor of Global Sport, Arizona State University

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Pyramid of Success: Building Athletes to be Life Ready

Charity Elliott, Head Coach, Women's Basketball, Loyola Marymount University
Tom Holmoe, Athletic Director, Brigham Young University
Connie Hurlbut, Senior Associate Commissioner, West Coast Conference
Tiare Tuitama, Volleyball Coach, LaSalle High School and Owner, Forza1 West Volleyball Club

Moderator: Evan Unrau, Project Support Manager, Positive Coaching Alliance and former WNBA Draft Pick

12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Lunch (Hannon Courtyard)

Sponsored by Gonzaga University Athletics

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Keynote with Q&A: In Service of Humanity (Life Sciences Building Auditorium)

Gregory Boyle, S.J., Founder, Homeboy Industries

2:30 - 4:15 p.m. Breakout Working Sessions 

Character Development Through Sport (Pereira 200)
Vince Nicastro, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Operating Officer, Big East Conference

Communicating with Parents (Von der Ahe 190)
Jeaney Garcia, Certified Master Athletic Administrator, Positive Coaching Alliance

Community Service and Sports' Impact on Society (Pereira 202)
Christine Simmons, President and COO, LA Sparks

Creating a Youth Sports Development Model (Pereira 121)
Bob Mancini, Regional Manager, USA Hockey

Ethical College Recruiting (Pereira 206)
Jorge Salcedo, Head Soccer Coach, UCLA

Preparing for Life after Sport (Pereira 109)
Karina Herold, Sr. Associate Athletic Director, Pepperdine University

Preventing and Policing Abuse (Seaver 111)
Shellie Pfohl, CEO, U.S. Center for SafeSport

4:30 - 5:45 p.m. Breakout Working Session Report Outs (Life Sciences Building Auditorium)

5:45 - 6 p.m. Concert with Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) (Life Sciences Building Auditorium)

6:30 - 9 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner (Sculpture Garden, near Sacred Heart Chapel)

Dinner sponsored by Van Wagner Sports and Entertainment
Hosted bar sponsored by Drollinger Family Charitable Foundation

Day 2 | Thursday, June 21

7:30 - 8:25 a.m. Breakfast (The Lair Marketplace, Malone Student Center)

Sponsored by Brigham Young University Athletics

8:30 - 9 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Blessings (Life Sciences Building Auditorium)

Amy Elaine Wakeland, First Lady of Los Angeles
Rabbi Zachary Zysman, Director of Jewish Life, Loyola Marymount University
Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J., Distinguished Scholar of Theology and Latino Studies, Loyola Marymount University
Michael Galligan-Stierle, President and CEO, Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

9 - 9:15 a.m. Conference Overview | Diversity, Inclusion, Health and Safety

David Eades, Journalist, BBC

9:15 - 9:35 a.m. The Olympic Movement and Sport for All

Interview with Anita L. DeFrantz, Olympian and Vice President, International Olympic Committee
Interviewer: Maria Serrao, Sports Reporter, RPV-TV

9:35 - 9:45 a.m. Video: Billy Bean and Torey Lovullo

9:45 - 10:30 a.m. Creating Supportive Environments: A Conversation with LGBTQ Athletes

Phaidra Knight, former US National Rugby Team Player
Lori Lindsey, former U.S. Women's National Soccer Team Player
Riley Tindol, former Vanderbilt defensive lineman

Moderator: Anne Lieberman, Director of Policy, Athlete Ally

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Play 4 All

Candace Cable, Nine-time Paralympian
Dustin Plunkett, Special Olympian, Special Olympics Ambassador, ESPN commentator
Patrick McClenahan, President & CEO, Goodwill Southern California, former President & CEO, Special Olympics World Games 2015
Kendall Stier, High school para-athlete in track and field

Moderator: Jeff Proctor, President & Co-Founder, ProAngle Media

11:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Remarks

Gene Sykes, CEO, LA 2028

12 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch (The Lair Marketplace, Malone Student Center)

Sponsored by University of San Francisco Athletics

12:55 - 1:25 p.m. Keynote: Colleges and Universities Walking the Talk

Val Ackerman, Commissioner, Big East Conference

1:30 - 2:20 p.m. Women in Athletics: The Search for Equality of Opportunity

Marv Dunphy, Volleyball Coach Emeritus, Pepperdine University
Stein Metzger, Women’s Beach Volleyball Coach, UCLA
Tamica Smith Jones, Director of Athletics, UC Riverside
Dan Trump, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Internal Operations, Georgetown University

Moderator: Lolita Lopez, Reporter, NBC4

2:20 - 2:35 p.m. Making a Difference

Serena Limas, Coach, Ramona Gardens Boys and Girls Club, Coaching Corps 2018 Coach of the Year

2:40 - 3:35 p.m. Sport for Good: The Role of Team Sport Philanthropy

Alina M. Beruff, Los Angeles Football Club Foundation
Sherrie Deans, Executive Director, National Basketball Players Association Foundation
Jeffrey Pollack, Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer, LA Chargers
Nichol Whiteman, Executive Director, LA Dodgers Foundation

Moderator: Neill Duffy, CEO, Purpose + Sport

3:35 - 3:50 p.m. Keynote: Restoring Sanity to Youth Sports

Johnathan Franklin, Director, Los Angeles Rams Community and External Relations

3:50 - 4:20 p.m. Discussion: Needs and Commitments in Universities and Youth Sports

William Husak, Athletic Director, Loyola Marymount University
Philip Leopold, Managing Partner, Sports Works; Sport at the Service of Humanity Foundation
Renata Simril, President & CEO, LA84 Foundation

4:20 - 5 p.m. Conference Wrap: Call to Action

Msgr. Melchor Sánchez de Toca y Alameda, Undersecretary, Pontifical Council for Culture; Sport at the Service of Humanity Foundation

5 - 6:45 p.m. Cocktails and Dinner (Bird Nest)

Dinner sponsored by Loyola Marymount University Campus Ministry
Hosted bar sponsored by The Aspire Group