2013 Sport Management Conferences

For those of you actively in a Sports Management degree program or even those of you who have recently graduated, Sports Management Conferences are not only a great networking opportunity but they give you the chance to “meet and greet” with people working in the highest levels of professional sports.

Conferences give you a chance to learn about multiple careers in sports and mingle with sports professionals from all over the sporting world in numerous different roles.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Sports Management Conferences allow you to network face to face with:

  • Directors of Player Personnel
  • Executive Scouts
  • Former professional athletes
  • General Managers
  • Head coaches
  • Sports agents
  • Sports writers

Some conferences offer college students transferable credits for attending the conference.

Of course there is always a fee to attend but the knowledge, networking and opportunities you receive in return is more than worth the price you pay to attend.

Conference fees usually run anywhere from $50.00-$500.00 depending on the location and the length of the event. 

SPORT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES

I have listed three Sports Management Conferences which I believe are a “Must” attend if you are seriously considering a career in Sports Management, are already working on your sports management degree, or have already graduated and have hit the streets running.

THE SPORTS INDUSTRY NETWORKING AND CAREER (SINC) CONFERENCE

One conference that is worth mentioning for future reference is the The Sports Industry Networking and Career (SINC) Conference. It has been labeled the leading sports career conference which hosts some of the biggest names in the sports business and has set the bar for education, networking and placement in the sports industry.

Attendees are given access to sports business executives, who provide insight and advice on the latest trends in the sports business.

It will be held February 8-9, 2013 at The George Washington University in Washington, DC.

Fee for this year’s conference is $229.00 per person but that registration fee goes down when ordering more tickets.

  • 1 – 4 people = $229
  • 5 – 9 people = $209
  • 10 – 19 people = $189
  • 20 – 25 people = $169

You can find out more information Here.

SMWW NFL COMBINE SPORTS CAREER CONFERENCE

The NFL is America’s favorite sports league and this conference is being held during the NFL Combine on Friday and Saturday, February 22nd and 23rd, 2013 in Downtown Indianapolis at the Hyatt Regency.

More than 2,500 coaches, team owners and more than 220 national journalists congregate to Indianapolis for seven days to meet and work out athletes hoping to be drafted by an NFL team.

A variety of topics will be covered including:

  • Athletic directors
  • Different level sports management
  • Draft analysis
  • Endorsement deals
  • Player personnel
  • Promotions
  • Salary caps
  • Scouting
  • Sports administration
  • Sports agents
  • Sports marketing

Fees for this conference are as follows:

  • General Admission: $250. Before January 15, 2013 only $200.
  • College Students and Faculty: (Your University will be on your name tag. All Sports Management Worldwide Students and Alumni are included at this rate). $175. Before January 15, 2013 only $150
  • Team and Agency Employees: (The team or agency you currently work for will be on your name tag.) $150 Before January 15, 2013 only $135

NASSM 2013 CONFERENCE

The 2012 Conference of the North American Society for Sport Management will be held May 28 to June 1st in Austin Texas.

The Conference will be hosted by the University of Texas Sport Management

At this time there is not a lot of more information concerning the conference but will be available soon.

Fees for this conference are as follows:

  • NASSM member’s registration fees are $395.00 before April 21.
  • Student member’s fees are $175.00 before April 21.
  • Non-Members fees are $550.00 before April 21.
  • Fees go up each month after April 21 until the conference starts.

Online registration for the 2012 NASSM Conference will be available in mid-March Here.

So get out your calendars and make time to attend at least one of these conferences. It will be the best move you could make to start or continue your career in Sports Management.

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