The University of Miami School of Education and Human Development’s Sport Administration Program is hosting its ninth annual Global Sport Industry Conference (SIC) at the Shalala Student Center on Thursday, April 11th, 2024. The event features a variety of sport and entertainment programming that includes engaging speakers and panelists as well as breakout sessions that address the most relevant issues in the ever-growing business of sport and entertainment.

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Learn about industry trends and hear from industry experts who are leveling up in the industry.

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Attend the networking reception immediately following the conference to interact with sport industry speakers, conference attendees, UM faculty, staff, and students.

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Previous Conferences

  • Carlos Valenzuela
    The Sports Industry Conference continues being the premier way for students to get a glimpse of the perspective of an expert in the industry. The opportunity to learn and network directly with global and local leaders makes it a benefiting experience for students.
    Carlos Valenzuela
    UM Sport Administration student
  • Nicholas Muoio
    It is always good to come back to my alma mater, and share what I've learned so far in the sports industry. The Sports Industry Conference gives students the opportunity to learn from sports professionals in whichever area they decide to pursue.
    Nicholas Muoio
    Sr. Coordinator, Marketing & Esports
    Inter Miami CF
  • Mike Ridley
    I very much enjoyed the opportunity to speak at the U. I now know why this is one of the premier universities in the country.
    Mike Ridley
    SVP, Brand & Marketing
    Inter Miami CF
  • Katie Wohl
    I think hearing from individuals currently working in the industry is a great addition to what we learn in the classroom. I've had the chance to meet and network with people I otherwise probably never would have had access to.
    Katie Wohl
    Marketing Manager
    Excel Sports Management
    UM Alumna
  • Austin Furgatch
    The University of Miami Sports Conference has provided me with invaluable and exclusive networking opportunities with some of the most respected names in the sports world without even stepping a foot off campus. The panelists’ willingness to support and aid in my pursuit of a career in the sports industry is not only an unbelievable resource but also has me excited to attend the conference for many years to come.
    Austin Furgatch
    Football Recruiting Assistant
    UCLA football
    UM Alumnus
  • Stephanie Nakash
    Last year I had the pleasure of attending the Global Entertainment and Sports Industry Conference. I loved how the conference covered a myriad of topics such as sexual harassment, the rise of activism, and brand building for athletes in both the entertainment sector as well as the sports sector. To be able to hear from and network with renowned professionals such as the Vice President and general manager at Home Team Sports, Arny Schreer, ESPN’s Maria Taylor, and Ivan Parron of PARRON LAW is an incredible opportunity that one should never take for granted.
    Stephanie Nakash
    JD Candidate at
    UM Alumna
  • JD Danto
    This is an awesome way to immerse yourself in the industry. The general conference is separated into unique seminars and panels that offer some of the best speakers that sports has to offer. Each panel talks about unique trends and issues in sport, doing so in an interactive manner. I was able to network with both panelists and fellow attendees of the conference. It truly is an experience that leaves you excited to build a career in the sports administration field!
    JD Danto
    Commercial Designer, Business Development
    Inter Miami CF
    UM alumnus
  • Lauren Markwith
    The conference last year was amazing. Getting to listen and network with so many incredible professionals in the sports industry business was such a benefiting experience. I actually got to meet and talk with Maria Taylor, ESPN analyst, who is one of my role models, I learned so much just talking to her. I am super excited and cannot wait for this year’s conference.
    Lauren Markwith
    Social Media Coordinator
    Inter Miami CF
    UM alumna
  • Shawn McGee
    The University of Miami SportAdministration Department (U-SPORT) brought together some of the top sports marketing executives from across the country and across the world last year for a two-day conference that covered a wide array of topics. The diversity of both the individuals and their scope of expertise was amazing. You did not have to be a UM Student to attend and, in fact, there were many sport executives at all experience levels in the audience. Students and sports executives alike got the opportunity to hear from people who lead leagues, teams, networks and sports-related organizations. The intimate setting allowed for once-in-a-lifetime exposure to and interaction with these sports leaders. If you are interested in a career in sports marketing or if you have recently started your career in sports marketing, you should attend this conference.
    Shawn McGee
    Senior Director of Development
    Dolphins Cancer Challenge
    Adjunct Faculty Member
  • Bill Fagan
    The Miami Sport Industry Conference provides the perfect home for all stakeholders active or interested in the sport and entertainment industry to interact.  The access to industry experts and engagement opportunities are unparalleled.  The attendees provide a global industry perspective reaching far beyond South Florida.  Save the date.  You’ll be glad you did!
    Bill Fagan
    The Aspire Sport Marketing Group LLC
  • Marcelo Claudino
    The UM Sports Industry Conference is a "must-attend" conference for sport professionals who want to establish connections with local and global experts. The conference stimulates networking and provides updated information about the trends in sports industry.
    Marcelo Claudino
    TopSoccer and TopConsulting