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Sports Industry Networking and Career Conference

What: 2011 Sports Industry Networking and Career (SINC) Conference

When: March 4-5, 2011

Where: The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. (map)


Friday, March 4, 2011

9:00am – 9:30am Keynote: Gary Stevenson

9:30am – 10:20am: ProServ Founders
Ray Benton, CEO, Junior Tennis Champions Center
Frank Craighill, Chairman and CEO, Atlis Marketing LLC
Donald Dell, Group President, Lagardere Unlimited

10:20am – 11:00am: ProServ Employees (Pre-1983)

11:15am – 12:00pm: Two Sides Of The House

George McPhee, General Manager, Washington Capitals
Kevin Payne, President, DC United

12:00pm: Proceed To E Street Building For Lunch Sessions

12:15pm – 2:30pm: Networking Lunch

Lunch Session #1
12:15pm – 1:20pm: Sports Law Panel
1:25pm – 2:30pm: Networking Lunch

Lunch Session #2
12:15pm – 1:20pm: Networking Lunch
1:25pm – 2:30pm: Sports Marketing & Media Panel

2:30pm: Proceed To MPA Building For Afternoon Sessions

2:45pm – 3:30pm:  Social Media and Innovations

3:40pm – 4:20pm: Sport Business Negotiations

4:25pm – 5:15pm: Sponsorship, Sales, Service and Evaluation

5:15pm – 5:45pm: Human Resource Directors

5:45pm: Proceed To City View Room For Reception

6:00-8:00pm: Friday Evening Networking Reception sponsored by The Sport And Recreation Management Program At Temple University

Saturday, March 5, 2011

9:15am – 10:00am: Athlete Foundations, Marketing and Management

10:05am – 10:45am: Keynote: Michael Robichaud, MasterCard Worldwide

10:55am – 11:45am: Target Marketing

11:45pm: Proceed To Nationals Park (Home of Washington Nationals)

12:15am – 1:45pm: Networking Lunch

1:55pm – 2:35pm: Keynote Presentation: Washington Nationals Executive

2:45pm – 3:25pm: Let’s Move: Selling Physical Fitness and Sport Products

3:40pm – 4:20pm: Trends in Sports Events & Facility Management

4:20pm: SINC Conference Wrap-Up

Cost: Individual rate is $230.  There are discounts for group purchases.  Register here.

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.