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The Sports Career Conference

presented by Steinberg Sports and Entertainment

Saturday, October 7, 2017
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; Marcus Banks, Associate General Counsel, LA Clippers

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 – Brian Cavallaro, Chief Content Officer, Mandt Virtual Reality; Richard Gillam, CEO, Direct Sports Network; Mark Francis, Adjunct Professor UCLA Center for MEMES; Jared Darensbourg, Panasonic Media & Entertainment; Roberta Perry, Vice-President of Business Development, Edwards Technologies

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)


The Sports Career Conference is limited to 100 attendees.

Please visit the following site for registration and payment: Steinberg Sports Career Conference

Please designate an email address and phone number when registering to receive additional event information.

Registration Fee — $195 (students), $250 (professionals)


Please email: SportsCareerConference@SteinbergSports.com or call Steinberg Sports and Entertainment headquarters at (949) 270-2777