Up Close with Women Entrepreneurs in Sports & Events
Mar
20
8:30 AM08:30

Up Close with Women Entrepreneurs in Sports & Events

Join WISE (Women in Sports & Events) on Wednesday, March 20 from 8:30 am-10:30am for their annual Power Play breakfast, a WISE Signature Event, Up Close with Women Entrepreneurs in Sports & Entertainment. Enjoy breakfast, network, and learn how women in business have created empires that contribute to the economic growth and value of the sports and events communities.

March is Women’s History Month and a great time to celebrate and reflect upon the achievements of women over time that have resulted in what is becoming a renaissance of women’s voices, rights, and opportunities. Women’s History Month is a reminder of where we have been and an opportunity to chart out where we are going. This year’s campaign is #BalanceforBetter and it doesn’t end on International Women’s Day on the 8th, it runs all year long! 

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Wizards Basketball Tech and Analytics Day
Mar
23
5:00 PM17:00

Wizards Basketball Tech and Analytics Day

Come join the Wizards Basketball Technology and Analytics Day as the Wizards take on the Miami Heat! Brett Greenberg, VP of Basketball Analytics/Salary Cap Management at the Wizards, along with Adam Falkson, Sr. Director of Business Intelligence at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, will be joining us and discussing how the Wizards use technology and analytics from a team operations perspective and the business operations perspective. The event will be hosted in Beck’sLounge on the fourth floor of Capital One Arena (Section 422). It's a great event for students who are interested in careers in basketball/business analytics! SBA will also be offering free tickets to those who attend.

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Panel Discussion: Current Legal and Business Issues in Soccer
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Panel Discussion: Current Legal and Business Issues in Soccer

Join the Sports Lawyers Association and Arent Fox for networking and an exciting panel discussion on "Current Legal and Business Issues in Soccer" while attending a D.C. United home match.  The panel will discuss trending issues in the world of soccer, including collective bargaining agreement negotiations, the development of the United Soccer League, sports betting, the transfer market, stadium development, and more.

Panelists:     

  • Adam Behnke, Chief Operating Officer, Loudoun United F.C.

  • Jon Bouker, Partner, Arent Fox

  • Derrick Davis, Legal Counsel, Major League Soccer

  • Chris Deubert, General Counsel, D.C. United

  • Sam Porter, Senior Vice President, Business & Legal Affairs, D.C. United

Schedule:

  • 6:30-7:00 pm - Refreshments and Networking

  • 7:00-7:45 pm - Roundtable Discussion

  • 7:45-8:00 pm - Refreshments and Networking

  • 8:00 pm - D.C. United v. Montreal Impact match

How: Purchase a match ticket through this link. Tickets are $35 for upper sections or $140 for club seats, which is inclusive of food and beverage (including beer and wine). Each ticket includes food and one drink ticket at the panel event. Space is limited.

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Women in Sports & Entertainment Career Expo
Apr
23
9:30 AM09:30

Women in Sports & Entertainment Career Expo

In continuation with International Women’s Day celebrations, we are happy to announce that Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment will be hosting a first ever Women in Sports & Entertainment Career Expo at Prudential Center on April 23rd!

If you know any women who are curious about the Sports and Entertainment industries, they won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear from a wide variety of distinguished female leaders and meet several reputable employers, including organizations such as the Philadelphia 76ers, the New Jersey Devils, the Washington Wizards, the Brooklyn Nets, the NBA, the Philadelphia Eagles and more!

This event is all about connecting women interested in Sports and Entertainment Careers with top executives and employers through a panel discussion about breaking into the industry and career fair experience.

Reserve your spot today using this link: https://www.prucenter.com/womenscareerexpo!

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WISE Networking Happy Hour
Mar
8
5:00 PM17:00

WISE Networking Happy Hour

Join the Women of Washington in celebration of International Women’s Day with a networking happy hour at Dacha Beer Garden. Enjoy a complimentary beverage and appetizers as you meet with different women from the DMV! Attendance to the event is free.

Link to RSVP: https://www.wowredskins.com/events/2019/03/08/wow-spring-networking-happy-hour/.

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Female Leadership in Sports
Mar
7
2:30 PM14:30

Female Leadership in Sports

This special event will address the importance of Female Leadership in Sport, its important role in promoting good governance and, in particular, diversity of thought in a fast, ever-evolving dynamic sector, as well as the challenges facing future female leaders and the best solutions to pierce the gender glass ceiling. Speakers from various high-profile organizations will be there, including MLB, PGA Tour, Mastercard, Octagon Sports & Entertainment, and more!

This event will be hosted by SIGA (Sport Integrity Global Alliance) in partnership with Mastercard, the National Fitness Foundation, George Washington University, and Octagon

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SINC Conference 2019
Feb
23
8:00 AM08:00

SINC Conference 2019

Land your dream job in sports! SINC is the premier sports industry conference where hundreds of college students just like you come together to learn about the sports industry and network with well-known leaders from across the industry. At SINC you will connect with friends and colleagues, and meet sports industry professionals in a buzzing, high-energy setting designed specifically for peer-to-peer networking.

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SINC Conference 2019
Feb
22
7:00 AM07:00

SINC Conference 2019

Land your dream job in sports! SINC is the premier sports industry conference where hundreds of college students just like you come together to learn about the sports industry and network with well-known leaders from across the industry. At SINC you will connect with friends and colleagues, and meet sports industry professionals in a buzzing, high-energy setting designed specifically for peer-to-peer networking.

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SBA Career Development Workshop
Feb
19
7:10 PM19:10

SBA Career Development Workshop

Want to learn more about how to get involved in the sports industry? Hear from GW alumni Julia Tesoro (now at the Redskins) and Jack Dennehy (now at Monumental Sports) about tips on how to succeed in sports business, including resume advice, elevator pitches, effective networking, interviewing, internships and more!

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Wizards vs. Pacers
Jan
30
6:15 PM18:15

Wizards vs. Pacers

Join us on Wednesday, January 30th as Bradley Beal and the Wizards host the Indiana Pacers! We'll get there at 6:15, take a group photo and watch warmups near the court, and then take in what will be an exciting game! Spots are limited, so sign up today using the Google form link!

https://goo.gl/forms/b11BGVDc2x9hRBQZ2

This is a great chance to meet the members of the SBA and get involved with our student organization. You must be a GW student, but we welcome any and all majors!

You will receive more details in your email inbox prior to the day of the game. Tickets are FREE, in the lower bowl, and are subject to availability; first come, first serve.

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WISE DC Holiday Party at City Winery
Dec
11
6:00 PM18:00

WISE DC Holiday Party at City Winery

What: WISE DC Holiday Party at City Winery

Where: City Winery, 350 Okie St NE, Washington, DC 20002

When: Tuesday, December 11, 2018 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EST)

Cost: $25 for non-members, Free for members

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wise-dc-holiday-party-at-city-winery-tickets-53100293407?internal_ref=login

Details:

Join us for a holiday celebration with your fellow WISE DC members at City Winery on Tuesday, December 11 from 6:00-9:00 P.M!

Registration includes one drink, hors d'oeuvres, holiday desserts, and the opportunity to win free prizes!

We will also have a tasting with one of City Winery's experienced sommeliers.

Have questions about WISE DC Holiday Party at City Winery? Contact WISE (Women in Sports & Events) DC Chapter

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#AspenSportsLab Future of Sports Activism:
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

#AspenSportsLab Future of Sports Activism:

The year 2018 marked another fascinating one for activism in sports. Athletes, brands and leagues took different positions on whether and how to address political and social issues.

The NFL halted implementation of its new national anthem policy, leaving it up to each team whether a player would be disciplined for protesting. Nike, the largest company in sports, saw boosts in sales and stock price after releasing its Colin Kaepernick ad. LeBron James was told to shut up and dribble, so he created a documentary series called Shut Up and Dribble. College athletes, WNBA players, Olympians and others also continued to use their voice.

Some are praised for speaking out in the sports arena; others face backlash. What if athlete activism was a regular feature of sports? If more athletes spoke up on matters of public importance, what would be the implications in a number of areas, such as fan engagement, sponsorships, relationships within teams, athlete health and welfare, and society in general?

On Dec. 10, we will explore this topic at a panel discussion. Registration is closed for the general public. Media interested in attending may contact Sports & Society Program Editorial Director Jon Solomon at jon.solomon@aspeninstitute.org.

Panel 1 (10-11 am ET):

Panel 2 (11 am-12 pm ET)

  • Joe Briggs, NFL Players Association public policy counsel

  • Ellis McKennie, University of Maryland football player

  • Liz Clarke, Washington Post sports reporter

  • Tom Farrey, Aspen Institute Sports & Society Program executive director (moderator)    

Return here Dec. 10 to watch the Future of Sports Activism conversation live. Read a Q&A Aspen Institute story with Etan Thomas on why athlete activism matters.

Future of Sports is a new quarterly conversation series by the Sports & Society Program. Our first event in January was Future of Football: Reimagining the Game’s Pipeline. Our second event in May was Future of College Sports: Reimagining Athlete Pay. Our third event in September was Future of Sports Betting: Reimagining its Public Value. We will explore four topics in 2018 with thought leaders, encouraging them to consider the major trends and potential policy shifts on the table, and ask: What if? In doing so, we aim to help stakeholders think through key questions shaping the future of our games, the sports industry and its impact on society.

The Sports & Society Program thanks Marilyn and Michael Glosserman for their generous support of the Future of Sports conversation series.

Watch here: https://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/future-of-sports-activism/

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Panera Bread Fundraiser
Nov
17
4:00 PM16:00

Panera Bread Fundraiser

Twenty percent of all sales made during the fundraiser will be donated to SBA. Panera requires a minimum of $100 in sales brought in by SBA in order to make a donation. A printed flyer or an electronic version of the flyer on a mobile phone or tablet must be presented when ordering.

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Ken Rosenthal Visit
Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Ken Rosenthal Visit

Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports on-field baseball reporter and interviewer will visit the GW School of Business Thursday, Nov. 15 for "A View from the Dugout," an informal conversation and reflection on the 2018 Major League Baseball season and the business of baseball. The program takes place in Duques Hall RM 151 at 6:15. The program is open to the GW Community. Ken, a long-time baseball journalist, is well known for conducting interviews from the field as part of broadcasts of the World Series and All Star games. He is part of the Fox Sports broadcast team for the current Red Sox-Dodgers World Series.

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13th Annual Shirley Povich Symposium
Nov
13
7:00 PM19:00

13th Annual Shirley Povich Symposium

The 13th annual Shirley Povich Symposium is set for 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at Riggs Alumni Center.

This year's topic is "Race in Sports: The Challenge Continues."

The featured panelists are:

  • Chelsea Janes, Nationals Beat Writer, Washington Post

  • Tom McMillen, ’74, President & Chief Executive Officer, Lead1 Association

  • Kevin Merida, Editor-in-Chief, ESPN’s The Undefeated

  • Scott Van Pelt, Sportscaster and Sports Talk Show Host, ESPN

  • DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director, NFL Players’ Association

Moderated by Maury Povich

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets required.

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Wharton Sports Business Summit
Nov
9
8:00 AM08:00

Wharton Sports Business Summit

You’re invited to the Second Annual Wharton Sports Business Summit on Friday, November 9. This collaboration between the Wharton Sports Business Initiative and Wharton Undergraduate Sports Business Club is a full day of keynotes, panels, workshops, research presentations, and a career fair designed to help you broaden your connections and learn what the industry has to offer. We have a lineup of more than 30 speakers led by President of Baseball Operations and General Manager of the Defending World Champion Houston Astros, Jeff Luhnow. Among the approximately 20 companies attending the career fair will be the Madison Square Garden, Major League Baseball, all of our local Philly pro teams, and many more.

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Sports, Events & Hospitality Management Panel
Nov
2
12:00 PM12:00

Sports, Events & Hospitality Management Panel

***Featuring Monumental Sports and Entertainment, Wasserman Media Group, and more!***

The 2018 Ready, Set, Grow! conference, hosted by Alpha Kappa Psi and Delta Sigma Pi, features a Sports, Events and Hospitality Panel that we encourage all GW students interested in the sports industry to attend.

We encourage all interested parties to head over to the Facebook event for more details:

If you are attending the conference please register on Handshake AND fill out this form to confirm which panels you will be attending: 

https://gwu.joinhandshake.com/events/221647?ref=events-search

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc4m4u6tKymYKBqvx6j5GwJqMsy4MC0CFpXJkc6djTWvW5hAQ/viewform

To attend the conference you MUST fill out the form above. If you only register on Handshake and do not fill out the form, you will not be able to attend the conference. All majors are invited to attend.

Dress code is Business Professional.


Sponsored by Lyft.

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Creed II Screening
Nov
1
7:30 PM19:30

Creed II Screening

There will be a special screening of CREED II. Following the showing, John Ourand with Sport Business Journal will host a question and answer with director Steven Caple Jr., and boxer/actor Florian Montenescu, who plays Viktor Drago in the film.

The theater is 11/1/2018 United States Navy Memorial (701 Pennsylvania Ave, NW) and it starts at 7:30 pm.

If interested in attending please sign-up

https://doodle.com/poll/bpx4myhcxfp9a9nv

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Athlete Representation and Consulting Panel
Oct
24
7:15 PM19:15

Athlete Representation and Consulting Panel

RSVP: goo.gl/7jD9f7 

Stop by Duques 151 on Wednesday to hear from a panel of professionals in the sports industry, including:

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Adisa Bakari

Adisa Bakari is the Principal Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Sports & Entertainment Group.

Bakari has made a number of public appearances on ESPN and has gained recognition as the agent of Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, who continues to hold out due to contract negotiations.

Mr. Bakari counsels professional athletes with respect to the negotiation of player and marketing contracts, in addition to various other aspects of their athletic and post-athletic careers. He is certified as a Contract Advisor/Agent by the National Football League Players Association.

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Carrie Potter

Carrie Potter (BBA ‘99, MBA ‘01) is the President and Owner of The Carrie Potter Group, LLC. Her organization provides financial planning and business consulting services to professional athletes, entrepreneurs and small businesses. As a value-add service, CPG creates and implements community engagement and branding strategies for clients including partnerships, special events, and scholarship or grant funding programs.

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Matt Laczkowski

As the Director of Athlete and Talent Representation, Matt assists with the on- and off-court representation of Tandem's basketball clients. He analyzes NBA team rosters and salary cap situations, and applies Collective Bargaining Agreement rules to player salaries, free agency, trades and other contract provisions. Additionally, Matt helps to align clients with like-minded companies and pursues opportunities to strengthen client brands, business, and philanthropic endeavors. Matt also assists with negotiating and drafting off-the-court agreements.

Matt received his BA in Sports Marketing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a walk-on member of the basketball team. He earned his JD from the University of Maryland, where he served as the President of the Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Society. Matt is admitted to the bars of Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Bio adapted from Tandem Sports and Entertainment website.

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DC United Game
Oct
21
3:00 PM15:00

DC United Game

Join the GW Sports Business Association alongside other GW students for GWU Night at Audi FIeld!

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DC United hosts NYC FC for its final home game of the regular season with a playoff berth on the line. Don't miss out on your chance to see a World Cup winner in David Villa 🇪🇸 take on England's 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 all-time top scorer in Wayne Rooney!

RSVP here to get your FREE tickets here!

https://goo.gl/forms/v1ev2B7LhQ3lMgi53

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Smithsonian Sports Gambling Panel
Oct
16
6:45 PM18:45

Smithsonian Sports Gambling Panel

Moderated by veteran sports attorney Phil Hochberg, a panel including Dan Spillane, vice president and assistant general counsel of the NBA, Tom McMillen, president and CEO of Lead1, an association of college athletic directors, Danielle Boyd, managing general counsel of the West Virginia Lottery, and Christian Genetski, chief legal officer of FanDuel, takes on the issues facing a brave new world where gambling is legal, taxed, and as convenient as a smartphone app.

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NYC Career Trek
Oct
8
to Oct 9

NYC Career Trek

On October 8-9 during our Fall Break, the GW Sports Business Association will be taking a Career Trek to the Big Apple, New York City!

In the past, we have met with teams, leagues, and agencies, plus we meet with alums for breakfast, lunch, dinner or drinks for networking opportunities. This is a fantastic way for SBA members to learn more about the sports industry!

This year, we are thrilled to be meeting with the following organizations:

  • Twitter

  • Bleacher Report

  • MSG

  • Alumni reception at Roof at Park South

  • CAA

  • NBA

  • Roc Nation Sports

Sign up has now ended but stay connected with SBA on social media for future opportunities.

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