Besides being a showcase for NFL Prospects to show scouts, GMs, and other NFL executives their strength, speed, and intelligence, the NFL Combine serves as a meeting place for almost all NFLPA certified agents. The NFLPA’s agent regulations require agents to go to one seminar each year, and most agents choose the one during the Combine since many of them are out there anyway to provide support to NFL Draft Prospects they represent. Now Sports Management Worldwide is adding another event to the week’s festivities.
What: The 2009 SMWW Sports Career Conference
When: Feb 20 (starts at 1 p.m.) – Feb 21
Where: Hyatt Regency, Downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. See map.
Keynote Speaker: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell
- Dr. Lynn Lashbrook- President and Founder Sports Management Worldwide
- Jeff Ireland- General Manager, Miami Dolphins
- Mark Warkentien- General Manager, Denver Nuggets
- John Wooten- NFL Legend & NFL Executive
- Kristen Kuliga-NFL Agent, Doug Flutie & more
- Will Carroll-Baseball Prospectus & SI.com
- Rick Horrow- Fox Sports & CNN Sports (invited)
- Jeanette Ehnerd- Total Sports Entertainment GM and SMWW Faculty
- Marc Trestman- Montreal Alouettes Head Coach and 17 year NFL Coach, SMWW Faculty
- Matt Moore- Carolina Panthers QB and SMWW Client
- Michael Lombardi- NationalFootballPost.com & former NFL Executive
- Marty Bechtold- AEG Facilities, Pacers Sports & Entertainment
- Reggie Williams- VP, Community Relations, Memphis Redbirds (AAA) & Former MLB player
- Tom Blattler- Motorsports Exec & SMWW Faculty
- Russ Lande- NFL Scout/Sporting News.com and SMWW Faculty
- Bret Polvorosa- GRIP Inc. Consulting and SMWW Sports Business Faculty
- Ryan Latham- Boston Red Sox
- Dr. Chuck Patterson- Ohio State University
- Dr. Floyd Jones- West Virginia University
- Joe Bonahoom- Director of Baseball, SMWW
- Dr. Gary Sailes- Indiana University Sports
- Marcus Williams- Director of Football, SMWW Agency
- Chase Sbicca- SMWW Director of Student Services
- Jeff Brodie- SMWW Sports Career Advisor
- Teres Smith- SMWW Sports Career Advisor
- PJ Savage- SMWW Sports Career Advisor
Cost: $325 for general admission. $199 for college students. Registration form.
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