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Wednesday, December 05

GENERAL REGISTRATION & EXHIBITS OPEN

Continental Breakfast

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OPENING REMARKS

College Sports Business Upfront: Issues, Trends and Opinions That Matter

We set the stage for two days of dialogue and insights from those directly shaping the future of intercollegiate athletics. Top industry executives who are on the front lines of college sports business offer their point of view on the most pressing items in college sports.

FEATURED INTERVIEW - State of College Sports: A One-On-One Interview with NCAA President Mark Emmert

In what has become Mark Emmert’s “state of college sports,” this is your opportunity to hear firsthand insights from the man leading the NCAA membership on the issues transforming college sports.

COMMISSIONER'S CORNER - A Series of One-On-One Interviews with Power 5 Conference Commissioners

You don’t want to miss this rare occasion where we go one-on-one with the Power 5 conference commissioners in this unique setting. First up in the series:

FEATURED INTERVIEW - Basketball's Turning Point: A One-On-One Interview with Notre Dame Men's Basketball Coach Mike Brey

At this turbulent time in college basketball, one of the most influential and candid coaches in the country will share his thoughts on the direction of the game and the role coaches must play.

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENT BREAK

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NETWORKING LUNCHEON

From the Office of the President: Upholding the Integrity and Ideals of Intercollegiate Athletics

Ideally, presidential oversight of athletics should result in an appropriate balance of athletics and academics, necessary reform and accountability of those in charge. In this session, panelists will discuss the challenges they face upholding their role in athletics.

FEATURED INTERVIEW - Focus on Mission, Brand and Culture: Unleash the Innovation Within Your Organization

As the Executive Chairman of ESPN, George Bodenheimer rose from the company’s mailroom to become one of the most respected figures in the media business. In this conversation with SBJ’s Executive Editor Abe Madkour, Bodenheimer will discuss the importance of focusing on innovation and growth within large organizations— and how to foster an environment where good ideas are cultivated, developed and executed.

NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENT BREAK

STADIUM in the SPOTLIGHT - The Reinvention of Sun Devil Stadium at Arizona State University

ASU Athletic Director Ray Anderson will give the audience a virtual guided tour through the renovation of Sun Devil Stadium. He will discuss the multi-year renovation details which includes concessions enhancements; major upgrades; and expanding how the stadium has transformed into a year-round venue.

FEATURED INTERVIEW - A Time for Change and for Action: A Commitment to Honesty, Transparency and Athletes Voices Being Heard

Campus Connections: Deepening Engagement and Building New Revenue

Fans want to be connected to their team anytime, anywhere. Schools are looking for ways to capitalize on mobile technology to enhance the fan experience in their homes and as spectators in stadiums and arenas. Panelists will discuss how to deepen engagement and build revenue.

CLOSING REMARKS

NETWORKING RECEPTION

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Thursday, December 06

EXHIBITS & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

KEYNOTE ADDRESS - Power to Stand

Chris Norton suffered a spinal cord injury while playing football at Luther College (Iowa). The doctors gave Chris a 3% chance of moving anything below his neck again. Four years later, he defied the odds and walked across the stage at his college graduation. Three years later, Chris attempted another incredible feat – this time, perhaps the most important walk of his life – seven yards down the aisle with his wife, Emily. In his inspirational address, Chris will share his story – showing that no matter what you go through, there is always hope. His message focuses on the fact that we all face challenges, but our circumstances should not define us – we define ourselves.

The Changing Face of College Basketball

The problems in college basketball are broad and complex. The Commission on College Basketball made recommendations to clean up the game. Panelists will weigh in on the proposed solutions – the elimination of the “one and done” rule; lifetime bans on coaches caught cheating; cracking down on amateur recruiting events; and more transparency on the financial deals with apparel companies.

NETWORKING & REFRESHMENT BREAK

Behind the Scenes: Second in Command--The Deputy Athletic Director

They oversee all daily operations of the department, but more importantly, Deputy ADs are empowered to make decisions across the whole organization and keep things moving when the athletic director is somewhere else. These future ADs will discuss the challenges and opportunities that come with being the AD’s right hand; and how their role prepares them.

Navigating the College Sports Media Future

The ever-changing sports media landscape has a chronic impact on collegiate athletics, from rights fees to conference realignment to finding your audience, creating a difficult proposition for college conferences. Our panel of sports media experts will look into the future of these challenging times.

CLOSING REMARKS

FORUM CONCLUDES

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