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Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference

Since its 2016 origins at The Vatican, the Sport at the Service of Humanity (SSH) Conference series has called on faith leaders, sport and athletic pioneers, and academic experts to explore how to combine the passion of sport and values of faith to build a better world. Creighton University is eager to host this year’s conference June 17-19, 2024.

June 17-19, 2024

Creighton University Campus, Mike and Josie Harper Center
602 N 20th St. | Omaha, NE 68178

  • Monday, June 17: Opening session begins at 1 p.m. CT
  • Tuesday, June 18: All day
  • Wednesday, June 19: Conference concludes by 12 p.m. CT

The conference will feature an array of speakers with ties to the local Omaha community as well as national and global stages. Participants will be exposed to a diverse collection of perspectives and experiences and engage in dialogues that can serve as catalysts for transformative action. 

Sessions will focus on the theme “Care for the Whole Athlete,” which builds upon SSH’s three foundational pillars: inspiration, or “Sport for Life,” which promotes the importance of values in sport and life through the sharing of ideas and a culture of human encounter; inclusion, or “Sport for All,” which advocates for unity and inclusion in sport regardless of race, gender, ability, or faith; and involvement, or “Sport for Change,” which highlights the transformational power of sport to serve humanity.


Conference participation is by invitation only. Please register for the conference using the Eventbrite link that was emailed to you. 


For any questions related to the conference, please email


Attendees are encouraged to stay in Creighton’s newest residential building, Graves Hall. Opened in 2023, Graves will serve as a hub of conference activities including Monday’s evening reception and morning wellness activities. Only a brief walk to the Harper Center, this option allows you easy access to conference sessions and a unique, on-campus conference experience. Note: the $70 per night rate includes a private room with bathroom, linens, towels, basic toiletries and access to a 24-hour hospitality room with refreshments and light snacks.

If you prefer to stay in an area hotel, we encourage you to consider the Kimpton Cottonwood Hotel. You may also reserve a room at other locations at the Creighton University rate, by booking here.


Guidebook (coming soon)

To promote sustainable practices, the Guidebook app will be used to share conference schedules, speaker bios and more. You are encouraged to download the app, which is compatible with iOS and Android devices. Once available, attendees will be provided additional details for accessing the “2024 Sport at the Service of Humanity Conference” guide within the app.

Packing Guidance

Average June temperatures in Omaha range from lows in the 60s and highs in the 80s. A summer thunderstorm is not atypical. Business casual attire is appropriate for conference sessions. You are encouraged to pack comfortable attire that showcases your “school spirit” for the Tuesday evening Men’s College World Series reception and game. Don’t forget to bring your exercise gear for morning wellness activities.