June 26–28, 2017

Times Square, NYC

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

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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

Anthony Morgante

Director of Sports Business Development

Luc Robitaille

Winger & President Business of Operations

Nick Kelly

Director of Experiential

Jennifer van Dijk

Chief Strategy Officer

Mark Irace


Laura Froelich

Head of Sports Content Partnerships

David Samson


Jaymee Messler

Co-Founder & President

Russell Silvers

SVP Global Partnerships

Dave Lockett

Director of Public Relations

Erica Minnihan

Co-Founder & Managing Partner

Bill Melo


Tricia Clarke-Stone

CEO & Co-Founder

Carl Kirchhoff

Co-Founder & President

Dan Porter


Sohrob Farudi

Co-Founder & CEO

Laura Hamill

SVP U.S. Commercial Operations

Jason George


Marissa Fernandez

Director of Fan Marketing

Peter Corbett

Founder & CEO

Kim Donaldson

Co-Founder & CEO

Tom Masterman

Chief Revenue Officer

Mike Valdes-Fauli

President & CEO

Nick Baker

SVP Global Partnerships

Mark Wan

Investor & Team Owner

Andy Swanson

VP, eSports Evangelist

Mandy Antoniacci

Columnist & Founder

Tobias Sherman

Global Head of eSports

Scott Parker

VP of Marketing

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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 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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