Sports Business

EconSports Conference – The Economics Of Digital Sports Media

What: Half-day conference focused on the economics of online and mobile sports media and leagues’ own efforts.

Where: Edison Ballroom in New York City

When: October 29, 2008

Subjects: The complicated economics of league rights, data business, syndication, exclusivity, premium and more.


  • Gary Bettman – Commissioner of NHL
  • Bob Bowman – President/CEO of MLBAM
  • John Skipper – EVP of Content at ESPN

Some friends who will be speaking are Darren Rovell of CNBC and Will Leatch, founder of

Cost: $300.  Registration link.

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.