Hashtag Sports | FAQ



What is Hashtag Sports?

Hashtag Sports® is a thought leadership platform and annual sports innovation conference in New York City fueling the new sports economy. We reach a global community of over 50,000 industry leaders, influencers, athletes, and creators in 145 countries.

When and where is Hashtag Sports 2018?

Hashtag Sports is an annual summer event held at the crossroads of the sports world – Times Square, NYC. The dates for our next event are June 25-27, 2018.

What types of content will be covered at Hashtag Sports 2018?

The theme for our 2018 event is “The New Sports Economy.” Our programming will explore how properties, publishers, creators, and various companies across the industry are fueling a reallocation of resources to produce a more diverse and dynamic sports nation.

Who attends Hashtag Sports 2018?

In addition to the 400+ teams, leagues and properties who have engaged with our event, Hashtag Sports attracts many of the world's leading brands, sponsorship firms, advertising and creative agencies, technology companies, startups and investors.

How can I find out who else is attending this year?

You can view a sample of organizations who attended in 2017 by clicking here.


I really want to attend Hashtag Sports but I’m not sure how to get approval from my company. Any ideas?

We’ve got your back. Download our Convince Your Boss guide for help on how to pitch the powers that be.

I don’t know who in my company is attending yet, but I want to take advantage of discounts or early bird rates. Can I buy now and change the names on the passes later?

No problem! For access to the best rates on tickets and hotels, it’s important to book early. However, we understand that it’s often difficult to plan attendance this far in advance.

To help make it easier, we allow organizations to purchase tickets under one buyer’s name and allocate the passes internally at a later date. Learn more here.

How do I transfer my registration to someone else?

Shoot a note our way to events@hashtagsports.com with your name and ticket confirmation number as well as the name and email address of the individual to whom you wish to transfer your pass. All transfers must be complete by June 15, 2018.

How can I receive discounts on passes for Hashtag Sports 2018?

Anyone can give and earn discounts by using our social referral program known as Ticket Boost. For information on specific ticket promotions , subscribe to our event updates.

How does the social referral program work?

After purchasing a pass, attendees are provided with a custom referral URL to share with their social networks. Send the link to your friends or colleagues via email, LinkedIn, Slack, Facebook, Twitter and other platforms.

For every pass purchased using the link, both the referrer (retroactively) and the person referred (at the time of purchase) will receive 15% off the purchase price.

Does Hashtag Sports have partnerships with any local hotels?

We do not currently have a room block reserved; however, we’ve partnered with Hotel Engine to make your trip to Hashtag Sports 2018 as easy and affordable as possible. Book here for up to 60% off of public rates.

Does my conference pass get me into evening networking events?

Of course! All attendees will have access to our Opening Night Party and evening networking events. In addition, there will be special events for VIP pass holders.

However, space is limited so we ask that you RSVP in order to help us get a head count. RSVPs for evening networking events will open two weeks prior to the event.

When will the 2018 agenda become available?

Check back soon for information on our 2018 agenda. In the meantime, check out our 2017 agenda.

Do you have a special ticket rate for students?

Hashtag Sports is an event intended only for industry professionals. Unfortunately, that means we do not grant admission to students. As an alternative, we encourage students to volunteer. All volunteers are granted free access to the conference during hours they are not on shift.

How do I apply to volunteer at Hashtag Sports 2018?

Please visit the volunteer page for more details or click here to apply. You must be over the age of 18. No prior experience is required.

How do I apply for a media pass to Hashtag Sports 2018?

Hashtag Sports extends credentials to members of the media who are looking to tell the stories of our entrepreneurs, influencers, athletes, and innovators. You can apply for a credentialed pass here.


What type of partnerships does Hashtag Sports offer?

Whether a global brand or emerging startup, our team will put together a custom proposal with owned assets that leverages our unparalleled platform and achieves your unique goals. You can find more details on the partnerships page.

How do I learn more about sponsoring Hashtag Sports 2018?

We offer a variety of turnkey sponsorship opportunities including, but not limited to: activations, branding, startup showcase program, VR/AR showcase, on-site Wifi, charging stations, refreshments, networking lounge, live stream / VOD, and VIP Green Room branding. Download our prospectus or find more details on the partnerships page.

Can I exhibit my company or product at Hashtag Sports 2018?

You can find more details on the partnerships page.

Have more questions?

Give us a shout at events@hashtagsports.com.


What makes for a good speaker/panel proposal?

The best proposals are those with enough thought, specificity, and detail that they could be ready to roll if the event was held tomorrow.

Please follow our speaker/panel criteria as closely as possible to ensure alignment with the Hashtag Sports platform and best position your proposal for selection:

  • Seniority - Plan to bring your A-game. The majority of speakers/panelists will be CEOs/Founders or VPs of their respective organizations.
  • Originality - Dare to be different. Consider making a major announcement, launching a new product, or revealing exclusive insights instead of reusing or recycling content from other events.
  • Talent - Athletes, influencers, and personalities are catalysts of much innovation across sports and deserve a spot at the table with the industry’s best and brightest minds.
  • Diversity - We’re a platform for discussing cutting-edge topics that haven’t been discussed before. Help us bring fresh voices to the industry by including panelists of disparate professional backgrounds, genders, ethnicities, and viewpoints.

What types of speaking roles/formats are accepted by Hashtag Sports?

Power panels make up the majority of our programming, but we welcome a variety of speaking formats including workshops, fireside interviews, and presentations.

Who can offer speaker or panel submissions to Hashtag Sports?

Anyone can step up to the plate and take a swing at submitting a speaker or panel proposal. However, our platform is intended as a platform for thought leaders to use to discuss industry trends and topics. Please refrain from material that could be considered a sales pitch.

Do I need to have all of the other speakers confirmed when I enter a panel idea?

We highly recommend that you have confirmed availability and interest with all proposed speaking candidates prior to submitting your idea to Hashtag Sports.

What if I want to propose a speaker for my session that I’m not currently in contact with?

As the organizer of the panel, it will be your primary responsibility to communicate commitment requirements to the members of your panel so please plan accordingly and ensure you have a reliable means of staying in contact.