Keynote Conversations

  • Jim Harbaugh, Head Football Coach at the University of Michigan
  • John U. Bacon, Author
  • Lee Steinberg, Sports Agent
  • Jeff Gordon, NASCAR Racer
  • Dhani Jones, Qey Capital Partners; Former NFL and Michigan Football Player
  • Tom Garfinkel, Miami Dolphins
  • Carrie Brzezinski, ESPN
  • Jon Paley, The Vault
  • Wally Hayward, W Partners

2017-2018 EVENTS


2016-2017 Events


Keynote Conversations

  • Daniel Milstein, Gold Star
  • Ben Reynolds and Jacob Meyer, Spalk
  • Mitch Bornstein, LA Rams
  • Daron Roberts, Center for Sports Leadership & Innovation at the University of Texas, Former NFL Coach
  • Len Middleton, University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business Lecturer of Strategy and Entrepreneurship
  • Mark Lev, Fenway Sports Management
  • Ryan Knap, MCG Sports
  • Alex Prassad, Sports M&A Advisor
  • David Herman, Twitter Sports

Themed Panel Discussions

  • IMG College Panel
    • Jon Cole, IMG College
    • Andrew Popchcuk, IMG Michigan
    • Brianna Burns, IMG Michigan
    • Heidi Wegmueller, IMG Eastern Michigan
    • Larry Thompson, IMG Central Michigan
  • The Evolving Sport Media Landscape
    • Mark Silverman; Big Ten Network and Fox
    • Jon Paley; The Vault
  • New Trends in the Sport Industry
    • Jessica Berman, NHL
    • David Cho, Adidas
    • Dan Gaimain, Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment
    • Mark Burns, Sports Business Chronicle
  • Sport Finance Panel
    • Neil Aaron, NBA
    • Barry Klarberg, Monarch Wealth Management
  • Michigan Athletics Beat Writers
    • Dan Murphy, ESPN
    • Lary Lage, Associated Press (AP)
  • Blockchain and Bitcoin Technology In Sports
    • Barry Klarberg, Monarch Wealth Management
    • Sam Rahman, Didit Inc.
    • Jeff Volk, Didit Inc.

Information Sessions

  • Creative Artists Agency (CAA)
  • Madison Square Garden (MSG)
  • Detroit Piston's Ticket Sales Program

Professional Development

  • Resume Reviews
  • LinkedIn Etiquette
  • Professional Headshots
  • How to Network
  • Case Study Competition
  • Using our Michigan Alumni Network
  • SBA Nationwide Call

Keynote Conversations

  • Ron Melnyk, IMG College
  • Andrew Pudduck, HTC
  • David Herman, Twitter
  • Tom Leward, Detroit Lions
  • Bryan Burns, The Forward Direction Group
  • Barry Klarberg, Monarch Wealth Management
  • Danny Koblin, LA 2024
  • Mark Rosentraub, Michigan Center for Sport and Policy
  • Johnny Kane, Fox Sports Detroit

Themed Panel Discussions

  • Sport Management Advisory Board 
    • Carrie Brzezinski, ESPN
    • Jon Paley, The Vault
    • Wally Hayward, W Partners
  • Detroit Tigers Day at Comerica Park
    • Jordan Field, Founder and Director of the Detroit Tigers Foundation
    • Ron Wade, Director of Marketing
    • Steve Cleary, Director of Corporate Sales
    • Jessica Ruddy, Account Executive
  • Michigan Athletics Symposium
    • Briana Burns, IMG College
    • Steve Reedy, IMG College
    • Whitney Tarver, Assistant Director of Game Presentation
    • Rachel Myers, Group Sales Manager
    • Hunter Greenfield, Associate Director of Development
    • Megan Tanenbaum, Director of Operations
    • Alma Davila Toro, Event Manager and Director of Championships
  • Detroit Sports Symposium
    • Paul Bee, Detroit Red Wings
    • Josh Belt, Michigan International Speedway

Professional Development Events

  • Resume reviews
  • LinkedIn etiquette
  • Professional headshots
  • How to network