About The Laureus Summit



On the 100th birthday of Laureus' founding patron Nelson Mandela, join us as we shine a light on sport's positive impact on youth and communities across the globe. The Laureus Summit is designed for youth-serving organizations, corporates, foundations, leagues and athletes to come together and celebrate Nelson Mandela's vision that sport has the power to change the world.

Where Conga Room
800 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
When 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.
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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
Sport As 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 2018 State of Sport for Good Report Presenter: Dr. Lisa Delpy Neirotti, George Washington University | Presentation will highlight 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 Medalist
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 Muhammed, 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 are invited to stay for a cocktail reception on the balcony of the Conga Room overlooking LA Live


Edwin Moses

Edwin is the Chairman of Laureus USA and a two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.

Benita Fitzgerald Mosley

Benita is the CEO of Laureus USA and an Olympic Gold Medalist in the 100m hurdles.

Chris Paul

Chris is the point guard for the Houston Rockets, a nine-time NBA All-Star and the President of the NBAPA.

Allyson Felix

Allyson is a USA Track & Field Olympian and a 6-time gold medalist.

Ibtihaj Muhammad

Ibtihaj, an American sabre fencer, a 2016 US Olympic Medalist, Activist and Entrepreneur.

Kevin Martinez

Kevin is the Vice President of Corporate Citizenship for ESPN.

John Carlos

John is a humanitarian and a medaled USA Track and Field Hall of Fame athlete and Olympian.

Julie Foudy

Julie is a former captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team and current FIFA World Cup analyst for ESPN.

Dustin Plunkett

Dustin is the Manager of Athlete Leadership for Special Olympics Southern California.

Tamika Curry Smith

Tamika is the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Mercedes-Benz USA.

Bryan Habana

Bryan is a retired South African rugby winger and a Laureus Ambassador.

Meghan Duggan

Meghan is a 2018 Olympic Gold Medalist with the U.S Women's Hockey team

Caitlin Morris

Caitlin is the General Manager of Global Community Impact at NIKE, Inc.

Sean Fitzpatrick

Sean is the Chairman of the Laureus World Sports Academy and former captain of the New Zealand national rugby team.

Nneka Ogwumike

Nneka is a member of the Los Angeles Sparks and the President of the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA).

Lisa Delpy Neirotti

Dr. Neirotti is a professor of Sport Management at the George Washington University.

Nichol Whiteman

Nichol is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation (LADF).

Renata Simril

Renata is the CEO of the LA84 Foundation.

Asani Swann

Asani is the founder of Business Beyond the Ball, a consultancy focused on creating strategic business opportunities for athletes outside of the game.

Charlene Burgeson

Charlene is the ED of Active Schools, a national movement to make 60 minutes of physical education the norm in all schools.

Neill Duffy

Neill is CEO and Founder of Purpose + Sport.

Geraldine Bernardo

Geraldine is a Global Sports Mentoring Program awardee, an initiative created by the U.S Dept. of State.

Dima Alardah

Dima is a Global Sports Mentoring Program awardee, an initiative created by the U.S Dept. of State.

Cynthia Coredo Moses

Cynthia is a Global Sports Mentoring Program awardee, an initiative created by the U.S Dept. of State.

Mark Clark MBE

Mark is the CEO of Generations for Peace, a global peace-building organization dedicated to sustainable conflict transformation.

Jill Vialet

Jill is the founder and CEO of Playworks, an organization that helps kids to stay active and build valuable social skills through play

Sky Hyacinthe

Sky is the founder of began ELEVATE New Orleans, a mentor-based organization dedicated to developing the skills of inner-city youth.

Tony LoRe

Tony is the CEO and founder of Youth Mentoring, an organization that brings adults into the lives of “at risk” youth in the Los Angeles area

Kip O'Rourke

Kip is the Senior Program Director for Play Rugby USA


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