2018 Agenda and Speakers

This intimate discussion will include points of view from sponsors, media companies and social media channels, as well as equip you with strategies, insights and learnings that can directly accelerate the brand growth and endurance of your athlete partners, clients and team members.

Location: Hotel Erwin

8:30 AM:
Registration and breakfast  

9:30 AM
Opening Remarks
State of the Industry: Athletes as CEOs of their own Brands
Patty Hubbard and Stephanie Martin, BrandForward

9:45 AM
Building the Modern Athlete’s Brand
Molly Carter, KOBE Inc.
Sarah Flynn, The Durant Company / Thirty Five Media
Rudy Cline-Thomas, Mastry
Moderator: Yogi Roth, Pac-12 Networks, Life Without Limits podcast & author

10:45 AM
Morning Break

11:00 AM
The Changing Face of Athlete-Driven Content
Caroline Kutler, YouTube
Jaymee Messler, The Players' Tribune
Jeron Smith, Unanimous Media
Moderator: Tank Williams, Yahoo! Sports & NFL Veteran

12:00 PM
Lunch and Networking

1:00 PM
More Than An Athlete: Passions and Pursuits While Playing
Essence Carson, Los Angeles Sparks
Meghan Klingenberg, Portland Thorns & USNWT
Walter Powell, Politiscope, Former NFL Player
Brandon Williams, Politiscope, Former NFL Player
Moderator: Leslie Maxie, Olympian & Maxie Media Group

2:00 PM
Aligning Brand Interests from Athlete to Brand Partner
Noelle Bates, Stance
Andrei Chahine, Facebook Creative Shop
Casey Schwab, NFL Players Inc.
Keely Wachs, Clif Bar & Goal Five
Moderator: Neill Duffy, Purpose + Sport

3:00 PM
Afternoon Break

3:15 PM
Beyond Social - New Opportunities for Monetization
Ishveen Anand, Opensponsorship
Jene Elzie, Athletes First Partners
Julia McInnis, Lancealot and Linnis Media
Moderator: Adam White, Front Office Sports

4:15 PM
Making Brand Manageable: Tools of the Trade
Gregg Clifton, Omaze
Kimberly Cook, Hookit
Sebastian Sam, LinkedIn
Moderator: Amobi Okugo, Frugal Athlete

5:00 PM
Closing Thoughts
Patty Hubbard and Stephanie Martin, BrandForward

Reception to follow program close
@Hotel Erwin High Rooftop Lounge