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CSKLS is an international community of Christian scholars and professionals committed to excellence in kinesiology, leisure, and sport through faith integration, professional development, mentoring, and fellowship.



The 2021 Hybrid Conference


The 2021 CSKLS Hybrid Conference will be held virtually and in-person at Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, from Monday, June 14th through Wednesday, June 16th. 

Conference Program
1. See the schedule here.
2. Keynote speakers:
  • Dr. Glen Van Andel (Professor Emeritus, Calvin University), founding member of CSKLS, first President, and long-time Secretary/Treasurer, will be delivering the inaugural Past-President’s Address on Wednesday, June 16th entitled The CSKLS Story: Celebrating God’s Faithfulness.
  • Dr. Eric Bain-Selbo (Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indiana University Kokomo) will be delivering a keynote address entitled Race and the Prophetic Dimension of Sport on Monday, June 14th.
  • Dr. Quincy Byrdsong (Vice-Provost of Health Affairs, Lipscomb University) will deliver the keynote address on Tuesday, June 15th entitled The Role of Fitness and Sport in Healthcare during the Post-Covid Era.

3. Professional development – On Tuesday morning, attendees are invited to one of two concurrent crowdsourced professional development sessions on best pedagogical practices & strategies for:  

  • digital/virtual classroom assignments/engagement
  • creating a diverse and inclusive curriculum

Session attendees are invited to discuss their ideas – what they do in their classrooms, programs, etc. that works really well.  For attendees interested in presenting their best practices (either in-person or virtually), please sign-up here so we can manage time efficiently during the sessions (all conference registrants are welcome to attend the sessions).

4. 20 presentations from your peers and your students will be given. See the schedule here.
5. Important CSKLS announcements will be made, including:
  • the new CSKLS website
  • the 2022 Conference host
  • the new CSKLS board members and President-Elect
  • the 2021 CSKLS award winners
  • other new initiatives
Conference Registration
1. In-person registration remains available. The $325 fee includes all meals, the new CSKLS polo shirt, SWAG, a printed conference proceedings, and in-person access to all official events of the conference.
2. Virtual registration remains open. The $100 fee includes the new CSKLS polo shirt (mailed), SWAG (mailed), a digital conference proceedings, and virtual access to all official events of the conference.
3. SPECIAL RATE FOR STUDENTS REGISTERING FOR THE VIRTUAL OPTION: All students (undergraduate and graduate) can use the code STUDENT2021 to receive 50% off the registration fee for the virtual option. (Because of the limited number of in-person spots available, if students choose the in-person option, they will need to pay the regular fee.)