Hashtag Sports | NYC 2018 | Fueling the News Sports Economy

Fueling the new sports economyTM

The world's largest sports media & innovation conference

What is Hashtag Sports?

Hashtag Sports® brings together the creative and marketing, media, sponsorship, and tech industries with the sports economy for a one-of-a-kind event in New York City.

Everyone benefits from rich interactions over three days packed with meaningful content, productive networking, and a celebration of sport's convergence and cultural influence.

"An incomparable experience — the talent, creativity and insight is unmatched."

Zach Leonsis, Monumental Sports Network

"Makes you, and the organization you represent, smarter"
Neeta Sreekanth, ESPN

"That kind of exposure to folks across the spectrum of sports and media is special."
Will Leivenberg, Bleacher Report

"That kind of exposure to folks across the spectrum of sports and media is special."
Will Leivenberg, Bleacher Report

2018 Featured Speakers

Hashtag Sports offers a global platform to deliver inspirational and actionable thought leadership to the sports & entertainment world's most talented and diverse.

A unique blend of more than 200 world-class thinkers will take the stage in Times Square to make original announcements, share insights, and offer bold predictions on the state of the industry and what's next.

Michael Kassan

Chairman & CEO

Angela Courtin

Global Head of YouTube TV

Hope Solo

Olympic Gold Medalist & World Cup Champion

Ryan Howard

Partner & Pro Athlete

Michelle Wilson


Melissa Proctor


Ryan Blaney

Team Penske Driver

Katie Nolan

Host, SportsCenter for Snapchat

Erika Nardini


Michael Yormark

President, Chief of Branding

Premier Venues

Hashtag Sports 2018 is set to take place in Times Square, the heart of New York City, across two core programming venues—the prestigious Times Center and world-class Microsoft Technology Center (MTC New York) directly across the street.

Our jam-packed agenda consists of inspirational thought leadership and memorable networking events all taking place within a few city blocks.


TheTimesCenter is a state-of-the-art multiple event space facility including a 378-seat auditorium featuring a 60-foot-wide stage. The venue is located at 242 W 41st Street between Seventh and Eighth Avenues in Times Square.

Microsoft Technology Center

MTC New York is a world class facility that "empowers every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more." MTC is located at 11 Times Square, 7th Floor between W 41st & W 42nd Streets on Eighth Avenue.

Who Attends

The world’s leading brands, publishers, networks, sports properties, and agencies attend Hashtag Sports.

Together—with a unique blend of the most inventive and ambitious athletes, leaders, investors, and creators—these companies gather in NYC for unmatched collaboration, education, and networking.

Press On-Site

Hashtag Sports attracts members of the press including journalists, writers, bloggers, and podcasters from leading media outlets covering sports, sponsorship, advertising, marketing, digital, and tech.