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2020 Learfield IMG College Intercollegiate Athletics Forum

December 8 - 10, 2020

3 Days. Key Decision Makers. Vital Conversations.

Conference Commissioners, Senator Chris Murphy and Oscar Winner Matthew McConaughey Among Headline Speakers at 2020 Intercollegiate Athletics Forum 

December 8 - 10

1:00 – 3:30 p.m. ET
Virtual Event

The Learfield IMG College Intercollegiate Athletics Forum will be held December 8 through 10. There is so much to discuss and digest we have spread the program over three days and consolidated the content to just over two hours each day.


Some of what you will hear about:

  • Tending to the mental wellness of student athletes
  • Name, Image, Likeness and next steps
  • Life-changing experiences of high-performing student athletes
  • Economic realities of running an athletic program during COVID-19


You will hear from:

  • Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Ct.)
  • Matthew McConaughey, Professor and Minister of Culture, University of Texas
  • Dr. Michael Lauzardo, Chief and Assistant Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases and Global Medicine, University of Florida
  • Mark Emmert, President, NCAA
  • Val Ackerman, Commissioner, Big East Conference
  • Mike Aresco, Commissioner, The American Conference
  • Bob Bowlsby, Commissioner, Big 12 Conference
  • Gloria Nevarez, Commissioner, West Coast Conference
  • Greg Sankey, Commissioner, Southeastern Conference
  • Larry Scott, Commissioner, Pac-12 Conference
  • Jon Steinbrecher, Commissioner, Mid-American Conference
  • John Swofford, Commissioner, Atlantic Coast Conference
  • Pat Chun, Athletic Director, Washington State University
  • John Cohen, Athletic Director, Mississippi State University
  • Chris Del Conte, Athletic Director, University of Texas
  • Rob Mullens, Athletic Director, University of Oregon
  • Jamie Pollard, Athletic Director, Iowa State University
  • Gene Smith, Athletic Director, Ohio State University
  • Scott Stricklin, Athletic Director, University of Florida
  • Jonathan Botros, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Finance and Administration, Texas Tech University
  • Jacque Bruns, Senior Associate Athletic Director & Chief Financial Officer, Oregon State University
  • Murphy Grant, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Health Care Administrator, Wake Forest University
  • Graham Neff, Deputy Athletic Director, Clemson University
  • Erik Bakich, Baseball Coach, University of Michigan
  • Blake Lawrence, Co-founder & CEO, Opendorse
  • Paul Levesque, Executive Vice President, Global Talent Strategy and Development, WWE
  • Cory Moss, Executive Vice President & Managing Director, CLC
  • And several student athletes, including a National Football Foundation Scholar Athlete

Complimentary Webinar

November 17, 2020
1-2 PM ET

1:00 – 1:30 PM
The Other Side of 2020: Leading Today’s Athlete to Flourish in the Aftermath of Pandemics, Protests and Panic Attacks with Dr. Tim Elmore

We live in a period that corporate America describes as VUCA. Our times are Volatile – Uncertain – Complex - Ambiguous. Our goal is to more than survive such times. We want our staff, coaches, and students to thrive. Dr. Tim Elmore will cover the psychology of leading well in times of disruption and include just how to communicate, how to inspire and how to lead your people to reach the other side of this year with an accurate memory yet a positive narrative.