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Moderator: John Ourand

Reporter, Sports Business Journal

John Ourand has covered all things media for Sports Business Journal since 2006. Before then, he spent 12 years reporting on the media industry in the U.S. and Europe, reporting for such titles as International Cable magazine and serving as editor for outlets including Cable World and CableFAX Daily. His journalism career started in 1990 as a reporter for a Washington Post-owned weekly newspaper based in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Wednesday, December 05

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.

Moderator: John Ourand, Reporter, Sports Business Journal
Mike Aresco, Commissioner, American Athletic Conference
Ross Bjork, Athletic Director, University of Mississippi
Chris Del Conte, Athletic Director, The University of Texas
Gloria Nevarez, Commissioner, West Coast Conference
Jay Williams, College Basketball Analyst, ESPN

FEATURED INTERVIEW - Commissioner's Corner

Moderator: John Ourand, Reporter, Sports Business Journal
John Swofford, Commissioner, Atlantic Coast Conference
Thursday, December 06

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.

Moderator: John Ourand, Reporter, Sports Business Journal
Nina King, Deputy Athletic Director, Administration and Legal Affairs & Chief of Staff, Duke University
Chad Weiberg, Deputy Athletic Director & COO, Oklahoma State University
Kevin White, Deputy Athletic Director & CFO, Northwestern University

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.

Moderator: John Ourand, Reporter, Sports Business Journal
Karen Brodkin, Executive Vice President, Content Strategy and Partnerships, Endeavor
Jason Coyle, CEO, Stadium TV Network
Nick Dawson, Vice President, Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN
Dean Jordan, Managing Executive, Properties, Wasserman
Doug Perlman, Founder & CEO, Sports Media Advisors