June 26–29, 2017

Times Square, NYC

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

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What's Next In Sports

In today's world, everyone is a sports media publisher—athletes, teams, brands, and properties—even startups and fans. Emerging technologies and digital platforms have blurred the lines between traditional sports rights holders, sponsors, and broadcasters.

The sports media landscape is evolving and so are the attention spans and needs of a connected generation of fans and athletes. Hashtag Sports® explores the innovation happening in sports at the convergence of media, sponsorship, and tech.

Hashtag Sports will host a diverse group of 1,500 attendees in Times Square, NYC across two core venues—the prestigious Times Center and the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) directly across the street.

Confirmed Speakers

Hashtag Sports offers a global platform for athletes, entrepreneurs, executives, influencers, and investors to deliver inspirational and actionable insights to the sports ecosystem. We bring together a unique blend of leaders who are both subject matter experts and accessible.

Anthony Morgante

Director of Sports Business Development

Kim Donaldson

Co-Founder & CEO

David Samson


Marissa Fernandez

Director of Fan Marketing

Steve Mesler

Founder & Olympic Gold Medalist

Erica Minnihan

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Carl Kirchhoff

Co-Founder & President

Jennifer van Dijk

Chief Strategy Officer

Dave Lockett

Director of Public Relations

Jaymee Messler

Co-Founder & President

Peter Corbett

Founder & CEO

Tricia Clarke-Stone

CEO & Co-Founder

Jason George


Mandy Antoniacci

Columnist & Founder

Tom Masterman

Chief Revenue Officer

Mark Wan

Investor & Team Owner

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Companies Who Attend

Hashtag Sports attracts the world’s leading media, sponsorship, tech, and lifestyle brands alongside sports properties for unmatched collaboration, education, and networking.

9 Programming Tracks

Hashtag Sports offers a week of educational and inspirational thought leadership by and for innovators across the sports ecosystem. Programming will consist of twelve multi-day content tracks including 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.

Digital Content Showcase

Sports Fronts is an exciting new platform for the leading sports digital content providers and publishers to rise above the noise and educate marketers 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.

Sports Fronts 2017 will feature more than 10 participants across 2 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 Sports Fronts 2017.

Championing the Sports Industry

The Hashtag Sports thought leadership platform attracts journalists, anchors, and bloggers from leading media publishers such as the Washington Post, Vox Media, LA Times, and CBS Sports among many others.

Hashtag Sports extends credentials to members of the media who are looking to tell the stories of the influencers, innovators, entrepreneurs, and executives who are redefining the future of sports for the Connected Generation.

Partner With Us

Hashtag Sports works closely with partners to best utilize our week-long festival 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. Inventory is limited so reach out today to set up a call with our team.

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