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2009 Princeton Sports Symposium

princeton sports symposiumIn exactly a month from yesterday, I will be wearing a suit to cover my frozen body as I enter the gates of the beautiful Princeton University.  What started off in 2007 as a half-day symposium at Robertson Hall, the annual Princeton Sports Symposium has grown into a behemoth in the sports industry.  Known as one of the top sports-related symposiums in the country, the Princeton Sports Symposium has turned into an all-day affair, with so many excellent individuals in attendance, that the organizers often have to host more than one panel at the same time (obviously in different locations).

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend the 2008 Princeton Sports Symposium as a general attendee.  I covered the event prior to attending and then wrote a short wrap-up.  Overall, I was extremely impressed with the event, and came home with many ideas concerning how to improve our own symposium hosted at the University of Florida Levin College of Law.

This year, I have the honor of actually participating on one of the 2009 Princeton Sports Symposium panels.  It is actually one of the first panels of the day, titled, “Partnership Activation Rising Stars.”  The entire agenda may be viewed here.  As was the case last year, Leverage Agency is the title sponsor of the event.  I cannot wait to see many of the people that I was introduced to last year, and meet plenty of new faces.  The important facts are as follows:

friend centerWhat: 2009 Princeton Sports Symposium Sponsored by Leverage Agency

When: Friday, December 4, 2009 (starts at 9:00 a.m. with Continental Breakfast)

Where: Friend Center, Princeton University (pictured to the right, map)

As a side note, I asked my girlfriend to date me a day before I left for last year’s symposium.  We are still together to this day.  Unfortunately, I will miss our actual one-year anniversary, but I will make it up to her (as if any of you care about that).

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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