On the Work in Sports blog we do our best to give you fresh, actionable career advice to help you land a job in the sports industry.
One of the many ways we stay up-to-date with all the latest trends in the industry is by attending sports conferences and talking to the movers and shakers in the sports world to discover the latest trends, ideas and opportunities on the horizon.
The upcoming Sports Industry Networking and Career conference (SINC) February 28th– March 1st in Washington D.C. is one such conference, dedicated to educating all attendees on the business of sports.
Attending the SINC conference will help you reach three goals vital to success in the sports industry:
- Increasing your knowledge of the sports industry though panel discussions and interactions with sports industry veterans
- Developing contacts through networking
- The potential to gain experience through networking and job placement
In my personal experience, any conference is graded by the strength of its panelists, since that is where the real learning takes place. Panelists already confirmed for the SINC conference include:
- Geoff Reiss – Keynote Speaker, Head of Sports on Twitter
- Michael Reinsdorf – Keynote Speaker, COO Chicago Bulls
- Jody Bennett, Sr. Vice President of Client Services, Aquarius Sports and Entertainment
- Alastair Garland, Director of Client Management, Octagon
- Mary Lee Gilliland, Madison Sports Partnerships
- Jarian Kerekes, Dir. of Social Responsibility, National Basketball Association
- Rebecca O’Sullivan-Schulte, President, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic
- Elisa Padilla, Sr. Vice President of Marketing, Brooklyn Nets
- John Quinones, Vice President of Recruitment, Major League Baseball
- Rick Sorkin, Business Dev. Executive, Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
I will be in attendance at the event, and will be conducting interviews with panelists and interacting with anyone looking to break into the sports industry – so please come join us at the SINC conference and stop by our booth to chat!