Charley Steiner Symposium

The Steiner Symposium is a day of thoughtful conversation with respected sports professionals. Panels touch on topics like college administration, women’s issues in sports media, sport-specific hot topics and broadcasting.

Here are a few of the guests who have shared knowledge with students:

  • Julie DiCaro — Chicago sports radio
  • John Rooney — St. Louis Cardinals play-by-play
  • Lauren Niemiera — college and NBA G-League official
  • Chris Zorich — Chicago State University athletic director and former Chicago Bears defensive lineman
  • Chris “Mad Dog” Russo — SiriusXM talk show host
  • Matt Savoie — Olympic figure skater

Symposium 2019

November 5, 2019


9:00 a.m. E-sports in Education: Future Directions Location - CGCC 126
Michael Wisnios, Robert Morris University
Callum Fletcher, Illinois Wesleyan University
Christopher Johnson, ROWVA CUSD 208
Moderator – Heather Ford, Bradley University
10:30 a.m. Sports marketing: Local, National, and Global Perspectives Location - CGCC 126
Erich Bechtel, IdeaQuest
Laura Herlovich, PR Plus
Jason Mott, Peoria Chiefs
Roxane Coche, University of Florida
Moderator – Chris Marsh, Bradley University
1:30 p.m. Sport Organizations and the Media: Building Relationships Location - CGCC 126
Welch Suggs, University of Georgia
J.A. Adande, Northwestern University
President Gary Roberts, Bradley University
Moderator – Malcolm Moran, IUPUI
3:00 p.m. Legalization of Sports Gambling: Implications for Illinois and Beyond Location - CGCC 126
President Gary Roberts, Bradley University
Cori Rutherford, VP, GM Par-A-Dice Hotel and Casino
Mike Unes, Illinois House of Representatives, 91st District
Moderator – Dave Kindred
7:00 p.m. A Conversation with Ralph Lawler Location - Hayden-Clark Alumni Center
Ralph Lawler and Charley Steiner
Location - Hayden-Clark Alumni Center

Symposium 2019

The State of the Game

Critical Issues in the Field of Sports Communication

Rules of Sport: Regulations and Ethics

Collegiate Athletic Directors: What Keeps Me Awake At Night

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