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® explores the many ways in which digital media and technology are disrupting the status quo across sponsorship, content and distribution, advertising, fan experience, and culture.

Our 2017 annual event was the most diverse gathering of decision makers and influencers across the new sports economy with attendees from more than a dozen countries representing teams, leagues, brands, agencies, networks, publishers, rightsholders, technology companies, SAAS platforms, and startups.

More than 150 executives, entrepreneurs, athletes, and creators took the stage over three days to make original announcements, share insights, and offer bold predictions.

"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 for athletes, entrepreneurs, executives, influencers, and investors to deliver inspirational and actionable insights. We bring together a unique blend of the smartest, most inventive and ambitious leaders, starters, and creators.

Michael Kassan

Chairman & CEO

Ryan Howard

Partner & Pro Athlete

Kate Santore

Sr. Integrated Marketing Content

Michael Yormark

President, Chief of Branding & Strategy

Ben Smith

SVP, Head of Experience

Melissa Proctor


Wayne Kimmel

Managing Partner

Mike Valdes-Fauli

President & CEO

Speaker Community

Dawn Hudson


Martellus Bennett

Founder & Super Bowl Champ

Heidi Browning


David Stern

Commissioner Emeritus & Investor

Jill Gregory


Peter Gallagher


Jemele Hill

Co-Anchor, SportsCenter

Jeff Hansen

GM - Brand Strategy

Chiney Ogwumike

WNBA All-Star

Dennis Crowley

Co-Founder & Team Owner

Patty Hirsch

GM & SVP of Digital


FIFA Esports Creator

Alison Overholt


Keith Dawkins


Roger Mason Jr.

Commissioner & President

Hilary Knight

Hockey Legend & Influencer

Jeffrey Roth


Marques Colston

Investor & Super Bowl Champ

Sundance DiGiovanni


Laura Froelich

Global Director of Sports Partnerships

2017 Attendees

Many of the world’s leading brands, publishers, networks, sports properties, and agencies attend Hashtag Sports for three days and nights of 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.