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Steinberg Sports Career Conference

Leigh “The Real Jerry Maguire” Steinberg along with his colleague Chris Cabott are back with a new conference “Steinberg Sports Career Conference”. The conference is aimed at aspiring sports professionals interested in careers with college and professional teams, sports media, sports marketing, sports performance, sports technology, and sports themed films and TV. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn from executives with Fox Sports, NFL Network, Fox News, the Los Angeles Times, UCLA Athletics, Los Angeles Dodgers, Los Angeles Chargers, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Nike, Red Bull, etc.

What: The Sports Career Conference presented by Steinberg Sports & Entertainment

When: October 7, 2017

Where: The W Los Angeles – Westwood Hotel, 930 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024


8:30am to 9:00am — Registration

9:00am to 9:10am – Welcome – Chris Cabott, COO, Steinberg Sports

9:10am to 9:30am – Keynote Address – Leigh Steinberg, CEO, Steinberg Sports

9:30am to 10:30am – Sports Media Panel – Jacob Ullman, Senior Vice-President of Production and Talent Development, FOX Sports; Liz Habib, Sports Anchor/Host FOX 11 News; Michael Mandt, Executive Producer of Original Content, NFL Network; Sam Farmer, Sports Editor, Los Angeles Times; LaTroy Hawkins, Color Commentary Talent, Minnesota Twins Television and MLB Radio

10:30am to 10:45am – Break

10:45am to 11:45am – Careers with Teams Panel – Naomi Rodriguez, VP of External Affairs and Community Relations, Los Angeles Dodgers; Jennifer Vining-Smith, Associate Athletic Director for
Compliance, UCLA Athletics; Quinton Owens, Vice-President of Premium Sales and Service, Los Angeles
Chargers; Aaron LeValley, Vice-President of Digital Strategy & Analytics, Los Angeles Kings; Chris Klein, President, LA Galaxy

11:45am to 12:00pm – Break

12:00pm to 1:00pm – Integration of Sports and Brand Marketing Panel – Jon Fuller, CEO, Coffee Bean
and Tea Leaf (Sponsor of UCLA Athletics, the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Kings); Sennai
Atsbeha, Brand Marketing Director, Nike

1:00pm to 2:00pm – Catered Lunch

2:00pm to 3:00pm – Sports Performance Panel – Adam Farrand, Vice-President of Pro/Elite Sports, EXOS; Jim Huether, CEO, Hyperice Inc.; Gary Cablayan, CEO, EVO Sports Training (Trainer of NFL Combine 40-yard dash record holder John Ross)

3:00pm to 3:15pm – Break

3:15pm to 4:15pm – Sports Technology Panel – Trent Edwards, Vice-President, STRIVR Labs Virtual
Reality; Richard Gillam, CEO, Direct Sports Network; Mark Francis, Adjunct Professor UCLA Center for MEMES

4:15pm to 4:30pm – Break

4:30pm to 5:30pm – Sports Film and TV Panel – Charlie Ebersol, Chairman, The Company (Producer –
ESPN’s 30 for 30: This Was the XFL); Lucas Smith, Executive VP of Production and Development, Endgame Entertainment (Producer – Last Chance U); Mark Ciardi, CEO, Apex Entertainment (Producer/Director –The Rookie, Invincible, Million Dollar Arm); Mike Tollin, Co-Chairman, Mandalay Sports Media (Producer/Director – Arli$$, Coach Carter, Undrafted)

Registration: Registration is at The conference is capped at 100 attendees. Early bird registration discounts end September 7, 2017 – $150 (students), $195 (professionals). Registration Fee (September 8, 2017 through October 7, 2017) — $195 (students), $250 (professionals).

Questions: Please email, [email protected] or call Steinberg Sports and Entertainment headquarters at (949) 270-2777