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2007 Princeton Sports Symposium

This coming Friday would be a good day to just happen to be walking the grounds of Princeton University. That is because Princeton University will be hosting a half-day sports symposium, featuring an amazing list of speakers. The event begins at 1PM, December 7 and will take place at Robertson Hall.

Brett D. Yormark, president and chief executive officer of Nets Sports & Entertainment, will be giving a keynote speech. That speech will be followed by 4 panels:

  1. Sports Management: Maximizing the Value of Today’s Athlete
  2. College Athletics: The Business of College Sports
  3. Sports Marketing and Sponsorship: Sports in the Global Marketplace
  4. Sports Media Today: Connecting with Fans on Multiple Screens
  5. Sports Marketing and Sponsorship: Engaging Consumers to Grow Your Brand

Here is the list of prominent speakers making up the aforementioned panels:

  • Sandy Barbour, Director of Athletics, University of California, Berkeley
  • Randy Bernard, Chief Executive Officer, Professional Bull Riders, Inc.
  • Anthony R. Caruso, Chair, Sports and Entertainment Department, Archer & Greiner, Attorneys at Law
  • Philip de Picciotto, President, Athletes & Personalities, Octagon
  • Joe Favorito, Senior Vice President, Communications, International Fight League
  • Sean Gregory ’98, Staff Writer, Time Magazine
  • Richard Griffin, Senior Financial Advisor, Global Private Client, Merrill Lynch
  • Fred Hargadon, Dean of Admission, Princeton University (formerly)
  • Rick Harmon, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, TicketRESERVE
  • Justin Johnson, Chief Marketing Officer, Just Marketing International
  • Jennifer Karpf, President, National Sports Marketing Network (NSMN)
  • Terry Lefton, Editor-at-Large, SportsBusiness Daily/SportsBusiness Journal
  • Dan Mannix, President and Chief Executive Officer, LeadDog Marketing Group
  • Tola Murphy-Baran, Senior Vice President, Brand Management, SIRIUS Satellite Radio
  • Scott Novak, Senior Vice President, Dan Klores Communications
  • Michael Principe, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Sports Division, Blue Equity, LLC
  • George Pyne, President, IMG Sports and Entertainment
  • Bob Reif ’89, President, Audible
  • Mike Reisman, Principal, Velocity Sports & Entertainment
  • Peter Roby, Athletics Director, Northeastern University
  • Leon H. Rose, Basketball Division Head, CAA Sports
  • Bill Sanders, Vice President of Marketing, BDA Sports Management
  • Carolyn Schlie Femovich, Executive Director, Patriot League
  • Anthony Simpson, Principal, Odgers Ray & Berndtson Sports Practice
  • Mike Slive, Commissioner, Southeastern Conference
  • Peter Stern, President, STRATEGIC
  • Gary D. Walters ’67, Director of Athletics, Princeton University
  • Chris Weil, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Momentum Worldwide

For the official .pdf file documenting the day’s events, click here.

-Darren Heitner

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.

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