Hashtag Sports | Media, Tech, Digital, Sponsorship & Advertising

June 26–28, 2017

Times Square, NYC

Hashtag Sports® is a global innovation festival and thought leadership platform

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  • 1,200+
    Attendees
  • 650+
    Companies
  • 175+
    Speakers
  • 50+
    Sessions

What's Next In Sports

Hashtag Sports explores the trends in digital and tech across media, content, sponsorship, advertising and culture that are shaping the future of sports.

This year's event will be the most diverse gathering of professionals across the sports ecosystem with over 1,000 attendees and forward-thinking decision makers from leading teams, leagues, brands, agencies, networks, publishers, platforms, rightsholders, startups, and more.

Hashtag Sports 2017 programming will take place in Times Square, NYC on three stages across two core venues—the prestigious Times Center and the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC).

Numerous special events including VIP networking happy hours, parties, and activations will also take place in the surrounding area.

Featured Sponsors

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.

Patty Hirsch

GM & SVP of Digital

Ron Huddleston

CVP, Ecosystem

Kevin Merida

Editor-in-Chief

Paul Rabil

Athlete & Investor

Alison Overholt

Editor-in-Chief

Laura Froelich

Head of Sports Content Partnerships

Rory Brown

President

Zach Leonsis

VP & General Manager

Christina Alejandre

VP & General Manager

Luc Robitaille

Winger & President Business of Operations

Nick Sakiewicz

Commissioner

Scott Parker

VP of Marketing

Libby Geist

VP & Executive Producer

Jason George

CEO

Nick Kelly

Director of Experiential

Marissa Fernandez

Director of Fan Marketing

Andy Swanson

VP, eSports Evangelist

Ann Wool

Partner & President

Paul Heitlinger

Venture Manager

Brian Bedol

Founder & CEO

More announcements of thought leaders coming shortly. Stay tuned!

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Companies Who Attend

Many of the world’s leading brands, publishers, and sports properties attend Hashtag Sports for unmatched collaboration, education, and networking.

Premier Venues

Hashtag Sports 2017 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

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.

Championing the Sports Industry

Hashtag Sports attracts journalists, bloggers, writers, and podcasters from leading media outlets covering sports, advertising, marketing, digital, and tech.

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 nine multi-day content tracks including special partner-led sessions.

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

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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