June 26–29, 2017

Times Square, NYC

Hashtag Sports® is an innovation festival and next-gen thought leadership platform

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Global Innovation Platform

Hashtag Sports® is a thought leadership platform and annual innovation festival that takes place in NYC and celebrates the sports industry’s unrivaled cultural influence through digital media and emerging technology, while also exploring its power to affect social good.

Hashtag Sports is growing to more than 2,000 attendees in 2017 after attracting over 1,000 attendees in its inaugural year. The event plays a critical role in helping the sports industry move away from today’s fragmented conversations that fail to address the rapidly changing needs of Gen Z and Millennial fans and athletes.

Hashtag Sports provides meaningful networking opportunities with target constituencies among the media, tech, fashion, entertainment, and advertising industries with special events throughout the week.

Past Speakers

Hashtag Sports offers a global platform for athletes, influencers, executives, and entrepreneurs to deliver inspirational thought leadership and actionable insights to the entire sports ecosystem. Over 90% of speakers are VP level or higher with over 50% CEOs and Founders.

Scarlett Sieber

SVP of Open Innovation

Andre Iguodala

NBA Athlete & Investor

Brittany Howard

Team USA Athlete

Derek Belch

Co-Founder & CEO

Jaymee Messler

Co-Founder & President

Anthony Morgante

Dir. of Sports Biz Dev

Jennifer van Dijk

VP of Team Marketing

Rashad Jennings

NFL Running Back

Melissa Proctor


Paul Rabil

Pro Lacrosse & Investor

Lauri Saft

VP of IBM Watson

John West

Co-Founder & CEO

Mary Spio

Founder & CEO

Jason George


Priscilla Valls

VP of East

Dan Porter

Head of Digital

Elisa Padilla


Devon Still

NFL Athlete & Activist

Sarah Davis

Sr. Dir. of Partnerships

Mark Wan

Team Owner & Partner

Will Yoder

Sports Community

Apply to be a speaker at Hashtag Sports 2017.

Companies Who Attend

Hashtag Sports attracts the world’s leading lifestyle, media, and technology brands to the sports ecosystem in the heart of New York City for one week of unmatched collaboration, education, networking, and celebration.

Week of Thought Leadership

Hashtag Sports offers a week of educational and inspirational thought leadership by and for innovators across the sports ecosystem. Programming will consist of nine multi-day content tracks, special partner-led sessions, and our original showcase for leading sports digital publishers -- Sports Fronts.

Jam-packed with game-changing announcements, cutting-edge case studies, and unique takes on hot-button industry topics, track programming will include keynote addresses, expert panels, and insightful workshops featuring the industry’s best and brightest.

Explore 9 multi-day tracks of inspirational thought leadership

Fashion & Lifestyle

Virtual / Augmented Reality

Athletes & Creators


Emerging Platforms

Social Good

Fan Engagement

VC & Regulatory

Sponsor Innovation

Digital Content Marketplace

Sports Fronts is an exciting new showcase and marketplace for the leading sports digital content providers, publishers, and rightsholders to meet and educate brand marketers, media buyers, and agency executives looking to authentically engage the multi-platform sports fan.

The inaugural Sports Fronts were held as a main stage attraction at last year’s event—encompassing original announcements, first-look previews, on-stage interviews, and lively discussions from six leading digital publishers.

The 2017 event will feature more than 15 participants across 3 days with special networking opportunities. This is your chance to meet and learn from the hottest and most disruptive sports digital media brands through a series of entertaining and educational presentations.

Publisher or brand? Contact us about presenting at Sports Fronts.

Partner With Us

Hashtag Sports works closely with partners to best utilize our weeklong thought leadership platform to engage thousands of influencers from sports brands, agencies, leagues, properties, and publishers through a variety of custom sponsorship, exhibiting, and activation opportunities.

Whether a global brand or emerging startup, we can help achieve your company’s unique marketing and thought leadership goals. Opportunities are limited so reach out today to set up a call with our team.

Learn more about partnership opportunities.