Sidelined: The Future of Football

Date(s) - 10/21/17
10:00 am - 11:15 am


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Chicago Ideas Week

Sidelined: The Future of Football

Chicago Ideas Week

What strides need to be made in football, on and off the field?

Saturday, Oct 21, 2017 10:00 – 11:15 AM @ Morningstar
Otis Wilson
Former NFL Linebacker
Bennet Omalu
Neuropathologist, Professor & Author
Warren Sapp
NFL Hall of Fame Defensive Tackle
Peggy Kusinski
Emmy Award–Winning Sports Reporter, NBC5 Chicago
Chris Nowinski
Co-Founder & CEO, Concussion Legacy Foundation
Conversations are panel discussions that provide an in-depth, up-to-the-minute look at a single topic. Featuring three to four thought leaders and an expert moderator, Conversations consist of a 60-minute discussion, followed by 15 minutes of audience q-and-a.

How can football evolve to better protect the athletes out on the field? As retired football players begin a battle with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), and more doctors are studying how this degenerative disease can be prevented, it begs the question as to what can be done to make the sport safer without losing its identity. At this Conversation, physicians, former players and coaches will break down this game of inches and examine what strides need to be made, both on and off the field.