9:00am to 9:10am — Welcome — Chris Cabott, COO, Steinberg Sports
9:10am to 9:30am — Keynote Address — Leigh Steinberg, CEO, Steinberg Sports
9:30am to 10:30am — Sports Media Panel Dale Hansen, Sportscaster, WFAA ABC TV Dallas Bryan Broaddus, Staff Writer, Dallas Cowboys Brian Estridge, Play-By-Play Commentator, TCU Radio Sports Network
10:30am to 10:45am — Break
10:45am to 11:45am — Careers with Teams Panel *Room 1 (Front Office/Operations) Jim Nill, General Manager, Dallas Stars Sean Decker, Senior Vice President of Operations, Texas Rangers Jeff Davis, Director & General Manager, College Park Center at UT Arlington Todd Slavinsky, Director of Baseball Analytics, Texas Rangers Jason Cohen, General Counsel, Dallas Cowboys
*Room 2 (Philanthropy and Foundations) Katie Edwards, Foundation Director, Dallas Mavericks Karin Morris, Vice President of Community Outreach & Executive Director of Rangers Foundation, Texas Rangers Melissa Reddick, Executive Director of the FC Dallas Foundation, FC Dallas
11:45am to 12:00pm — Break
12:00pm to 1:00pm — Sports Marketing Panel Becky Kimbro, Vice President of Marketing, Texas Rangers Matt Bowman, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Dallas Stars Robert Rardin, Senior Director of Marketing and Event Production, FC Dallas Jason Howarth, Vice President of Marketing, Panini Trading Cards
1:00pm to 1:30pm — Lunch
1:30pm to 2:30pm — Mentoring Hour (All attendees will have the chance to do 5 one-on-one networking meetings with panelists). *Attendees should designate the five panelists they would like to meet with when signing up for the conference. Email SportsCareerConference@SteinbergSports.com with your choices. If we do not receive your choices, we will assign them for you.
2:30pm to 2:45pm — Break
2:45pm to 3:45pm — Athletes Discussing Sports Careers Panel Ronald Jones II, 2018 NFL Draft Prospect, Running Back, University of Southern California Nic Shimonek, 2018 NFL Draft Prospect, Quarterback, Texas Tech University Jeffery Wilson Jr., 2018 NFL Draft Prospect, Running Back, University of North Texas
3:45pm to 4:00pm — Break
4:00pm to 5:00pm — Sports Entrepreneurship Panel Alex Alt, President & CEO, Bluestar Sports Bryan Monroe, Performance Specialist, Michael Johnson Performance Bobby Stroupe, Founder & Director, Accelerate Performance Enhancement Center (APEC)
Who should attend the Sports Career Conference?
If you are a student and you aspire to have a career in the sports industry someday, this conference is for you!
If you are already in the professional world doing something outside of the sports industry and wish to make the transition, this conference is for you!
If you studied sports management or are a current sports business professional and want to accelerate your career, this conference is for you!