December 7 - 8, 2016 | New York City

Event Venue: The New York Marriott Marquis, Times Square


Examining the Business of College Sports

Intercollegiate Athletics Forum

Learfield and Street & Smith’s SportsBusiness Journal/Daily today announced that they are teaming up to present the 15th Annual Intercollegiate Athletics Forum. The program will be taking place December 7-8, 2016, at the New York Marriott Marquis at Times Square in New York City.  Concurrent with this sponsorship announcement, Learfield, which was founded in 1972, also rolled out a new brand identity for the company.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with Learfield, a diverse multimedia enterprise and well-respected leader in college sports.” comments Richard Weiss, Publisher of SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

According to Greg Brown, Learfield President & CEO, “This is a fabulous opportunity for our company and it’s right down the middle of the fairway of the kinds of events in which we want to be engaged.  It is always our mission to elevate the discussion of college athletics in a productive way.”  Big 12 Conference Commissioner, Bob Bowlsby adds,

“I appreciate Learfield’s sponsorship of this annual, high-profile forum on intercollegiate athletics and it’s consistent with the company's support of collegiate programs   There are many vital issues that need to be discussed and it’s important that conversations like this are facilitated.”

Now entering its 15th year, the Intercollegiate Athletics Forum is the largest and most prestigious sports business conference on the business of college sports. A "must attend" event since 2002, the Forum provides an "insider’s view" by offering firsthand insights from those directly shaping the future of intercollegiate athletics -- athletic directors, university presidents, conference commissioners, coaches, academic advisers, media and corporate sponsors.  In recent years, the speaker faculty has included the likes of NCAA President Mark Emmert and the Power 5 Conferences Commissioners to K-State President Kirk Shulz and NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern. 

Conference Overview

The 15th annual Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum is the one program that year-in and year-out serves as a platform for stakeholders to openly examine and candidly debate the numerous and complex issues surrounding college sports.

A "must attend" event since 2002 for anyone involved in the business of college sports, the Learfield Intercollegiate Athletics Forum provides an "insider’s view" by offering firsthand insights from those directly shaping the future of intercollegiate athletics -- athletic directors, university presidents, conference commissioners, coaches, academic advisers, media and corporate sponsors.

Through a series of in-depth case studies, roundtable discussions and featured interviews, the program explores the growth areas and emerging trends in intercollegiate athletics, while continuing the "how-to" dialogue for managing the day-to-day business of college sports.

In addition to the conference content, attendees will have ample opportunity to network with industry peers. Attending the Intercollegiate Athletics Forum will surely be an educational event and one that you will want to put on your calendar year after year!


What They're Saying About IAF

“I have attended several times and have enjoyed participating. A great deal of business and networking happens around the Forum.”
Rob Mullens
Athletic Director
University of Oregon

"The Intercollegiate Athletics Forum is annually the premier event of its kind in the U.S. It consistently offers a compelling program of timely, comprehensive and very relevant topics, with the most experienced and knowledgeable speakers from the field."
Debbie Yow
Athletic Director
North Carolina State University

"IAF gives me the opportunity to hear from and meet the “best” in every facet of collegiate athletics. It’s an invaluable learning and networking opportunity."
Ross Bjork
Athletic Director
University of Mississippi

"The Intercollegiate Athletics Forum is an important annual event for our industry. The narrow focus on intercollegiate athletics, the topical nature of the Forum’s agenda and the quality of the speakers and attendees combine to make the Forum a uniquely valuable annual gathering."

Jack Swarbrick
Athletic Director
University of Notre Dame

Contact Information

For PROGRAM information, including ATTENDANCE, please contact Lorianne Lamonica at 704-973-1523.

For information on SPEAKING opportunities, please contact Donna Johnson at 704-973-1421.

For information on SPONSORSHIP opportunities, please contact the following:

East Coast and Atlantic Seaboard office HQ contact, Allison Brush: 212-500-0710.

Midwest, West Coast and Florida office HQ contact, Natalie Sharp: 212-500-0720.

Sponsors


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