The 2018 Laureus Summit


On the 100th birthday of Laureus’ founding patron Nelson Mandela, more than 250 attendees joined us as we celebrated sport’s positive impact on youth and communities across the globe. The Laureus Summit was designed for youth-serving organizations, corporates, foundations, leagues and athletes to come together and shine a light on Nelson Mandela’s vision that sport has the power to change the world.
Location event


Conga Room
800 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Location event


Wed, July 18, 2018
8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Presented By

Adding to the week of the ESPYS and ESPN Humanitarian Awards, The Laureus Summit is a learning opportunity to advance the use of sport for social change.

Sponsored By



The Power of
Fostering Collective Impact In Communities
The State of Sport
for Good 2018
Debuting Laureus Research On Key Sector Trends
The Athlete
Athletes Using Their Platform to Champion Change
Putting Women
in the Lead
Advancing Female Coaches and Leaders
A Global
Exploring the impact of Sport For Good Programs Around the World


8:00am-9:00am Breakfast and Registration
9:00am-9:15pm Welcome Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Laureus USA | Edwin Moses, Laureus USA | Chris Paul, Houston Rockets.
9:15am-9:50am Sport for Good Los Angeles Moderator: Anne-Marie Jones, La84 Foundation | Panelists: Tony Lore, Youth Mentoring Connection; Nichol Whiteman, LA Dodgers Foundation; Allyson Felix, 6x olympic gold medalist in T&F.
9:50am-10:20am Sport as a Global Language Introduction: Kevin Martinez, ESPN | Moderator: Mark Clark, Generations of Peace | Panelists: Dima Alardah, GSMP/ESPN Awardee; Cynthia Coredo, Boxgirls Kenya, GSMP; Vivian Puerta, Foundation Colombianitos.
10:20am-10:35am The State Of Sport For Good 2018 Presenter: Dr. Lisa Delpy Neirotti, George Washington University | Presentation highlighted non-profit case study on how sport can effectively reduce discrimination in youth.
10:35am-10:40am Youth Performance America Scores LA Poetry Slam.
10:40am-10:50am Morning Break
10:50am-11:10am Putting Women In The Lead Speakers: Caitlin Morris, Nike; Geraldine Bernardo, GSMP/ESPN Awardee; Asani Swann, Melo Enterprises; Meghan Duggan, Olympic Gold Medalis.
11:10am-11:50am The Athlete Voice Moderator: Julie Foudy, World Cup Champion and ESPN Analyst | Panelists: John Carlos, Olympic Bronze Medalist and Humanitarian; Dustin Plunkett, Special Olympics; Nneka Ogwumike, WNBA Champion and MVP; Ibtihaj Muhammad, US Olympic Medalist, Activist and Entrepreneur.
11:50am - 12:00pm Audience Q&A With Athletes
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-1:30pm The Power Of Collaboration Moderator: Jill Vialet, Playworks | Panelists: Tamika Curry Smith, Mercedes-Benz USA; Sky Hyacinthe, ELEVATE New Orleans; Charlene Burgeson, Active Schools.
1:30pm-2:00pm The Invictus Story Intro: Welcome video from Kweku Mandela (Nelson Mandela’s grandson) | Conversation between Sean Fitzpatrick (captain of the All Blacks in 1995) and Bryan Habana (South African rugby player) about the 1995 Rugby World Cup | Moderator: Neill Duffy, Purpose + Sport.
2:00pm-2:10pm Close And Call To Action Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Laureus USA.
2:10pm-4:00pm Networking And Reception Guests were invited to stay for a cocktail reception on the balcony of the Conga Room overlooking LA Live.


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