REGISTER FOR THIS EXCITING EVENT NOW TO SECURE YOUR SPACE AND BOOK YOUR ROOM AT THE CROWN PLAZA TO GET THE CONFERENCE RATE WHICH HAS BEEN
EXTENDED TO MARCH 5, 2013.
INTERESTED IN A CAREER IN SPORTS?
DO YOU WANT TO NETWORK WITH THOSE WORKING IN THIS INDUSTRY?
THIS IS THE CONFERENCE FOR YOU!
The Minority Trailblazers in Sports Conference will be one of the premier networking events for ANYONE who is interested in the sports industry. Minority sports professionals from across the country will gather in Atlanta, Georgia to discuss issues, educate, mentor and network. One specific goal is to assist and advise aspiring students as well as young professionals who have an interest in a career in sports. Another goal is to give existing professionals a platform to exchange ideas and network.
This informative event will take place February 21-22, 2014 at the Crown Plaza Atlanta Airport in Atlanta, Georgia. It will provide a platform for open dialog relative to the hiring trends in athletics today and in the future. In addition, you will learn from industry veterans the most effective methods to pursue and obtain a position in this saught after industry.
Conference Agenda to Date
Friday March 15th
12:00pm - 12:15pm Welcome
Paula Jackson - President, Sports Enfocus
12:15pm - 1:30pm Community Relations in the NFL
Kendyl Moss - Director of Community Relations, Atlanta Falcons
1:45pm - 3:00pm Sports, Social Media and Marketing
Duane Lewis - Director of Sports Information, Alabama State
Russell Clark - Senior Manager, Experiential Marketing CSE
3:15pm - 4:30pm So....you want to be an Athletic Director
China Jude - Vice President and Director of Athletics, Queens
Vaughn Williams - Director of Athletics, Kennesaw State
4:45pm- 5:30pm Roundtable Open Discussion on Diversity in
Sports and the opportunities gained from a degree in Sports
Marketing or Management
Dr. Billy Hawkins - Author and University of Georgia Professor
of Sports Management and Policy, Department of
Saturday, March 16th
9:00am - 10:15am The Decision Makers...What are
they looking for in new hires?
Dr. Carlton Brown - President, Clark Atlanta University
Shelana Poindexter - Associate, Parker Search Firm
10:30am - 11:45pm The Role of A Sports Agent
Kimberly Holland - President and CEO, ICON Management
11:45pm - 12:45pm Awards Luncheon
1:00pm - 2:15pm Women in the Sports Industry....Are the Rules
of the Game the Same?
All female panelist are asked to participate on this panel.
2:30pm - 3:45pm Opportunities in Collegiate Sports
Greg Moore - Commissioner, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Merlene Aitkin - Assistant Director of Athletics, Georgia Tech
Tim Duncan - Athletic Director, Paine College
4:00pm - 5:15pm Community and Public Relations in the NFL
Tony Wyllie - Vice President of Communications, Washington Redskins
Artis Tywman - Senior Director of Communications, St. Louis Rams
Reggie Roberts - Director of Media Relations, Atlanta Falcons
Jason Jenkins - Director of Media Relations, Miami Dolphins
(Panelist and agenda subject to change)
Contact the Crown Plaza Atlanta Airport directly to make hotel room reservations by following this link https://resweb.passkey.com/Resweb.do?mode=welcome_ei_new&eventID=10574455 or you may call the hotel directly at 404.768.6660. Ask for the Minority Trailblazers rate when making the reservation by phone. For additional information and to inquire about group registration and also sponsor and vendor information contact Paula Jackson at email@example.com.
NETWORK WITH TRAILBLAZERS TODAY TO BECOME A TRAILBLAZER TOMORROW
Sports Enfocus is a consulting firm specializing in athletic administration consulting, sports marketing and event management. Presently, The Minority Trailblazers in Sport conference is the main event with plans to eventually expand to other locations in an effort to assist as many people as possible. For more information send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.