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7th Annual Ivy Sports Symposium @ Columbia University

Sports Symposium

Friday, November 16, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

New York, NY

7th Annual Ivy Sports Symposium @ Columbia University

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Professional REGULAR Ended $375.00 $0.00
Ivy League Alum REGULAR Ended $275.00 $0.00
Young Leader REGULAR   more info Ended $275.00 $0.00
Student REGULAR   more info Ended $100.00 $0.00

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Hosted by the Columbia University Graduate Program in Sports Management and the 2012 Ivy Sports Symposium Planning Committee.

10 NEXT Class of 2012
SportsPro and the Ivy Symposium are delighted to announce the ten exceptional young sports executives that make up the 10 NEXT Class of 2012. Click here for an online feature.

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You can view the Symposium program below.

Click here to view the speakers directory featuring 90+ confirmed speakers including:
David Abrutyn, Managing Director, Senior Vice President & Global Head, IMG Consulting, IMG Worldwide
Val Ackerman, Founding President, Women's National Basketball Association, and Adjunct Professor, Columbia University
Sandy Alderson, General Manager, New York Mets
Mike Aresco, Commissioner, Big East Conference
Lisa Baird, Chief Marketing Officer, United States Olympic Committee
Paul Bamundo, Director, Sports Marketing and Partnerships, Subway
Jared Bartie, Counsel, Arent Fox
Sean Barror, Managing Director, Boston, RaptorAccelerator
Brian Bedol, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Bedrocket Media Ventures
Jason Belzer, Sports and Entertainment Attorney (10 NEXT Class of 2012)
Jeff Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Raptor Sports Properties
Bob Bowman, President & Chief Executive Officer, Major League Baseball Advanced Media
Lucien Boyer, President & Global Chief Executive Officer, Havas Sports & Entertainment, and General Commissioner, Global Sports Forum Barcelona
Andrew Brandt, NFL Business Analyst, ESPN
John Brody, President, Partnership and Business Development, Wasserman Media Group
Greg Brown, President & Chief Executive Officer, Learfield Communications
Anthony Caponiti, Partner, Activ8Social
Paul Carr, Senior Researcher, ESPN Stats & Information, ESPN
Kathy Carter, President, Soccer United Marketing
Gregg Clifton, Partner, Jackson Lewis
Steve Cobb, Partner, Activ8Social
Brian Corcoran, President & Owner, Shamrock Sports & Entertainment
Rick Cordella, Senior Vice President & General Manager, Digital Media, NBC Sports Group, NBCUniversal Media
Alexandra Chalat, Executive Director, Beyond Sport, and Head, Social Innovation, Benchmark Sport International (10 NEXT Class of 2012)
Simon Cummins, Managing Partner, International Sports Practice, Odgers Berndtson
David Cushnan, Editor-in-Chief, SportsPro, SportsPro Media
George Daniel, Commissioner, National Lacrosse League
Will Dean, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Tough Mudder
James DeLorenzo, Vice President & General Manager,, Sports Illustrated
James Dennis, Managing Director, Opta US, Opta
Greg Economou, Executive Vice President, Corporate Sales and Solutions, The Madison Square Garden Company
David Falk, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Falk Associates Management Enterprises
Amadou Fall, Vice President, Development in Africa, National Basketball Association
Jim Fiore, Director of Athletics, Stony Brook University
Jonathan First, President, USA Sevens
Jeff Fluhr, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Spreecast
Barry Frank, Executive Vice President, IMG Media, IMG Worldwide
Marc Ganis, President, SportsCorp
Stuart Goldfarb, Partner & Chair, Sports Practice Group, Dorsey & Whitney
Rich Gotham, Team President, Boston Celtics
Jürgen Griesbeck, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, streetfootballworld
Ted Gumbart, Commissioner, Atlantic Sun Conference
Derrick Hall, President & Chief Executive Officer, Arizona Diamondbacks
Mary Harvey, Principal, Ripple Effect Consulting, and Former Director, Development, FIFA
Robb Heineman, President, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Owner, Sporting Kansas City
Leo Hindery, Managing Partner, InterMedia Partners
Adam Kanner, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, ScoreBig
Ray Katz, Managing Partner, Source1 Sports
Nick Keller, Founder, Beyond Sport
Paul Kelly, Partner, Jackson Lewis
Billy King, General Manager, Brooklyn Nets
Christopher Lencheski, President, Front Row Marketing Services & Front Row Analytics, A Division of Comcast-Spectacor
Monica Lewis, Sports and Entertainment Publicist (10 NEXT Class of 2011)
Greg Luckman, Global Head, Consulting, CAA Sports
Peter Luukko, President & Chief Operating Officer, Comcast-Spectacor, and Chairman, Global Spectrum
Jimmy Lynn, Managing Partner, JLynn Associates, and Managing Partner, Human Equity
Matthew Marolda, Chairman, StratBridge, and Executive Vice President, Analytics, XOS Digital
Scott McCune, Vice President, Global Partnerships and Experiential Marketing, The Coca-Cola Company
Jim McCloud, Director, Sponsorship Sales, Major League Baseball Advanced Media (10 NEXT Class of 2011)
Nigel Melville, Chief Executive Officer & President, Rugby Operations, USA Rugby
Scott Milleisen, Managing Director & Head, Sports Finance Group, J.P. Morgan Chase
Peter Moore, Chief Operating Officer, Electronic Arts
Bernie Mullin, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Aspire Group
M. Dianne Murphy, Director, Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education, Columbia University in the City of New York
Lisa Murray, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Octagon
Michael Neuman, Managing Partner, Scout Sports and Entertainment, a Division of Horizon Media
David Oestreicher, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Manhattan Sports Business Academy (10 NEXT Class of 2011)
Justin Paige, Managing Director, Celerity JPA, Celerity Group
Mark Pannes, Chief Executive Officer, AS Roma, and Managing Director, Austin, Raptor Accelerator
Doug Perlman, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sports Media Advisors
Neal Pilson, President, Pilson Communications
David Preschlack, Executive Vice President, Affiliate Sales and Marketing, Disney and ESPN Media Networks Group
Michael Principe, Chief Executive Officer, The Legacy Agency, TLA Worldwide
Tom Richardson, Founder & President, Convergence Sports & Media
Leon Rose, Head, Basketball, CAA Sports
Lon Rosen, Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Los Angeles Dodgers
Mark Rothenberg, Senior Vice President, Havas Sports & Entertainment, N.A.
Nick Sakiewicz, Chief Executive Officer & Operating Partner, Philadelphia Union
Bill Sanders, Chief Marketing Officer, BDA Sports Management
Aaron Schatz, Editor-in-Chief, Football Outsiders
Jared Schoenfeld, Director, Corporate Hospitality Sales, The Madison Square Garden Company (10 NEXT Class of 2011)
Amory Schwartz, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, SA Sports Media
Daniel Shanoff, Founder, Quickish Media, and Director, Audience Development, USA TODAY Sports Media Group, Gannett Company
Kenneth Shropshire, Special Counsel, Duane Morris, and Director, Wharton Sports Business Initiative, University of Pennsylvania
Jimmy Small, Manager, Industry Marketing, NASCAR (10 NEXT Class of 2012)
Rick Spielman, General Manager, Minnesota Vikings
Bill Squadron, President, Bloomberg Sports
Lee Stacey, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Front Row Marketing Services & Front Row Analytics, a Division of Comcast-Spectacor
Ryan Steelberg, Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Brand Affinity Technologies
Mori Taheripour, Senior Advisor, Sports for Development, United States Agency for International Development
Robert Tilliss, Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Inner Circle Sports
Tyler Tumminia, Senior Vice President, The Goldklang Group
Heidi Ueberroth, President, NBA International, National Basketball Association
Greg Via, Global Director, Sports Marketing, Gillette, Proctor & Gamble
Circe Wallace, Senior Vice President, Action Sports, Wasserman Media Group
Dan Weinberg, Director, Strategic Partnerships and Licensing & Head, Global Sales, Tough Mudder (10 NEXT Class of 2012)
Mark Whitaker, Partner, DLA Piper
Michael Zavodsky, Senior Vice President, Corporate Sponsorships, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment (10 NEXT Class of 2012)
Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics, Smith College

Social Media
Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for the latest Symposium updates. Use the hashtag #iss2012.

Join the conversation! You can submit panel questions by email at or via hashtag #iss2012q.

Official Sponsors
Official Sponsors include Dorsey & Whitney, Jackson Lewis and Repucom International.

Premier Partners
Premier Partners include the Global Sports Forum Barcelona, Odgers Berndtson, SEEDS and SportsPro.

Associate Partners
Associate Partners include Fantapper, LatinVision Media, the Sports Financial Advisors Association and Yorn.

Copyright © 2012 Sports Symposium. All rights reserved. The Ivy Sports Symposium is a part of the Ivy Sports Business Network. The Symposium is not affiliated with The Ivy League or the Council of Ivy Group Presidents.
Note: All cancellations received on or before November 9, 2012 (one week prior to the Symposium) will be subject to a $20 administrative charge. No refunds for cancellations will be made after this date.

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When & Where

Alfred Lerner Hall, Columbia University
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027

Friday, November 16, 2012 from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM (EST)

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Sports Symposium

Sports Symposium is a non-profit organization that promotes the development of young leaders through accessible sports business education. Sports Symposium provides a platform for individuals passionate about the sports industry and enables them to share resources, build relationships and create opportunities. Envisioned in 2006 by Chris Chaney at Princeton University, Sports Symposium has evolved to encompass engaging content for career builders of all ages.

The Ivy Sports Symposium and Global Sports Symposium are annual student-run conferences considered among the global sports industry’s premier events. Sports Symposium successfully blends intimate conference settings with dynamic speakers in order to support the cultivation of information sharing and relationship building among the industry’s top leaders and their potential successors. The events inspire innovative approaches and thinking to sport’s greatest opportunities and challenges.

The Sports Symposium-SportsPro 10 NEXT annual awards were created in partnership with SportsPro to honor the future generation of sports industry leaders from around the world. Launched in 2011, 10 NEXT winners are recognized at the Ivy Sports Symposium each year as change makers 30 years or younger, who will continue to shape sports business in the coming decades.

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