Sports PR Summit

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The Sports PR Summit is an invite-only event that brings together senior PR executives from the pro and collegiate sports ranks as well as from top sports corporations for panel discussions and valuable networking opportunities. Prominent media members and athletes share candid insights about the best ways for PR executives to work most effectively with them. Fellow PR executives also share best practices.

The 2017 Sports PR Summit will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at The Players’ Tribune headquarters in New York City.

Events

Sports PR Summit Agenda

9:00AM- 9:10AM | WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Sports PR Summit Founder & CEO Brian Berger – Welcome from The Players’ Tribune President Jaymee Messler

9:10AM - 10:00AM |

Discussion #1 - TBA

10:00AM - 10:10AM | COFFEE BREAK

10:10AM - 11:00AM | FEATURED CONVERSATION

Featured Conversation - Oliver Luck - NCAA Executive VP of Regulatory Affairs and Strategic Partnerships

11:00AM - 11:50AM |

Inside the Modern Newsroom - Moderator: Jon Schwartz (@JonSchwartz1), NASCAR Communications - Panelists: Mary Byrne (@ByMaryByrne), ESPN.com, Sr. Deputy Editor; Gary Hoenig (@playerstribune), The Players' Tribune, Editorial Director; Brian Cohen (@BrianFootballAM), NFL Network, Producer "Good Morning Football"; Richard Deitsch (@RichardDeitsch), Sports Illustrated, reporter/podcaster;

11:50AM - 12:00PM | REMARKS FROM - LUNCH SPONSOR

12:00PM - 1:00PM | NETWORKING LUNCH AT THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE

Networking Lunch at The Players’ Tribune

1:00PM - 1:10PM | AFTERNOON SESSION OPENING REMARKS

Sports PR Summit Founder & CEO Brian Berger

1:10PM - 2:00PM | THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

The Players’ Tribune Roundtable - participants TBA

2:00PM - 2:10PM | BEVERAGE & SNACK BREAK

2:10PM - 3:00PM | FEATURED CONVERSATION

Featured Conversation - Tom Rinaldi, ESPN Features Reporter - Conversation conducted by Ric Bucher (@RicBucher), Bleacher Report + SiriusXM Radio

3:00PM - 3:50PM |

Athletes Taking a Stand on Social & Political Issues & Working with PR - Moderator: Dave Mingey (@DaveMingey), President & Founder, Glideslope - Panelists: Anquan Boldin (@AnquanBoldin), Detroit Lions/NFL; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins), Philadelphia Eagles/NFL; Kara Lynn Joyce (@karalynnjoyce), 3-Time Olympic Swimmer & 18-Time NCAA champion; Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt), Director of Communications, Pittsburgh Steelers

3:50PM - 4:00PM | CLOSING REMARKS

Sports PR Summit Founder & CEO Brian Berger & Sports PR Summit Partner Lauren Teague

4:00PM - 5:30PM | NETWORKING COCKTAIL RECEPTION AT THE PLAYERS’ TRIBUNE

Post-event networking cocktail reception at The Players' Tribune

Past Panelists and Speakers

Stephen M. Ross

Stephen M. Ross

Miami Dolphins, Owner

Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon

FOUR-TIME NASCAR CUP SERIES CHAMPION & NASCAR ON FOX COMMENTATOR

Gary Bettman

Gary Bettman

NHL Commissioner

Isaiah Thomas

Isaiah Thomas

Boston Celtics

Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie

WNBA MVP & Olympic Gold Medalist

Jeremy Schaap

Jeremy Schaap

ESPN

Jon Wertheim

Jon Wertheim

Sports Illustrated Executive Editor & Sr. Writer

Mike Bass

Mike Bass

NBA, EVP Communications

Brian McCarthy

Brian McCarthy

NFL, VP Communications

David Higdon

David Higdon

NASCAR, VP Integrated Marketing Communications

LZ Granderson

LZ Granderson

ESPN & ABC

Tiki Barber

Tiki Barber

Former NFL star/Thuzio Co-Founder

Bonnie Bernstein

Bonnie Bernstein

VP, Content & Brand Development/ On-Air Host, Campus Insiders

Mary Scott

Mary Scott

President, Sports & Experiential at United Entertainment Group

Ty Votaw

Ty Votaw

PGA Tour CMO + VP International Golf Federation

Derrick Hall

Derrick Hall

Arizona Diamondbacks, President & CEO

Sports PR Summit Sponsors

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