The University of Miami (UM) Sport Administration Program (School of Education & Human Development), will be hosting its 5th Annual Sport Industry Conference (SIC) on January 29th, 2020. The SIC will be held on UM’s Coral Gables campus in the beautiful, Shalala Student Center. The event features two days of sport and entertainment programming.
The SIC will feature engaging keynote speakers as well as breakout sessions that address the most relevant issues in the business of sport and entertainment.
This year’s lineup of speakers and panel topics is shaping up to be just as compelling as last year. Panel speakers and topics will include:
- The 2020 Miami Super Bowl Host Committee
- Sports gambling
- Analytics in sports
- Exploring paths to becoming a college AD
- Thinking outside of the box of sports agency
- And more to come
Global Head of Communications, Esports
U.S. Sports Partnerships
Americas at FIBA
Executive Director - CEO
NFL Players Association
Sr. Director of Player Affairs &
Senior Advisor to the Executive Director
LaLiga North America
Chief Executive Officer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.