Agenda

Thursday, September 14, 2017

7:00 AM

REGISTRATION OPENS / CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST


7:30 AM

CAREER BREAKFAST (Special Session)

Storytelling in Sports: How to Grow Professionally and Personally

8:20 AM

WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

8:30 AM

FROM THE C-SUITE: ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

CHRISTINE DRIESSEN, Executive VP & CFO - ESPN

9:00 AM

WOMEN'S SPORTS 2017: INVESTMENT, OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

During this discussion, panelists will look at the current status, investment, opportunities and challenges facing women’s sports from a participation, engagement, growth and commercial perspective. You will hear from LINDSAY KAGAWA COLAS, Senior VP, Olympics and Women - Wasserman; AMANDA DUFFY, Managing Director, Operations - NWSL; MIKE GOLUB, President, Business - Portland Timbers & Thorns; ROBIN HARRIS, Executive Director - The Ivy League; and JAY PARRY, COO - WNBA.


9:45 AM

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

10:30 AM

FROM THE C-SUITE: ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

WENDY CLARK, CEO - DDB North America. Guest Moderator ERIC FERNANDEZ, Co-Founder & Partner - PCG SportsDesk

11:00 AM

TRAILBLAZERS IN SPORTS: HOW TWO WOMEN BROKE THROUGH BARRIERS IN THEIR CAREERS

Breaking down barriers in sports — whether race or gender — take a certain kind of person and a particular mindset. This discussion with JUSTINE SIEGAL — the first woman to coach for a major league organization — and LAUREN HOLTKAMP — one of the first women to referee full time for the NBA — will discuss their career paths to this point, the challenges they’ve faced and the lessons they’ve learned along the way. Guest Moderator: MAGGIE GRAY.

11:30 AM

2017 GAME CHANGERS HONOREES RECOGNITION

12:00 PM

LUNCHEON

1:30 PM

NEGOTIATING IN LIFE, NEGOTIATING YOUR CAREER

Whether applying for your first job, “throwing your hat in the ring” for a promotion, or becoming a candidate for the C-suite, everyone can use some guidance on how to negotiate. MICHELLE WILSON, Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer - WWE, will offer insights on navigating your way through the process.

2:00 PM

FROM THE C-SUITE: ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

LINDA YACCARINO, Chairman, Advertising Sales and  Client Partnerships - NBCUniversal

2:30 PM

WORKFORCE 2025: DIVERSITY, TECHNOLOGY, INTELLIGENCE

Corporate diversity and inclusion. The influx of millennials. The growing role of artificial intelligence. These are only a few of the factors that are reshaping the workplace as we know it. Guest Moderator RICHARD LAPCHICK, Chair, DeVos Sports Business Management Graduate Program, & Director, Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport - University of Central Florida, will kick off the discussion by presenting his latest findings on trends in hiring and dive into a conversation featuring SANDY CROSS, Senior Director, Diversity and Inclusion - PGA of America; JOANN NEALE, Chief Administrative & Social Responsibility Officer - Major League Soccer; KARIN NELSEN, VP, Legal and HR - Minnesota Vikings; and NZINGA SHAW, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer & Senior VP, Community - Atlanta Hawks & Philips Arena. 


3:30 PM

NETWORKING REFRESHMENT BREAK

4:00 PM

FROM THE C-SUITE: ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

KIM PEGULA, Owner & CEO - Pegula Sports and Entertainment; Co-Owner - Buffalo Bills & Buffalo Sabres

4:30 PM

LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

In this featured session, a cross-section of senior executives will expand upon and discuss some of the key areas that resonated over the course of the day. And they will share insights and lessons in leadership they have learned along the course of their careers. You will hear from HEIDI BROWNING, CMO & Executive VP - National Hockey League; DANIELLE MAGED, Executive VP, Global Solutions - Fox Networks Group; and others will be led by Guest Moderator HANNAH STORM, Anchor - ESPN, President - Brainstormin Productions, and President - Hannah Storm Foundation.

5:15 PM

NETWORKING RECEPTION

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