FAQs


General

What is Hashtag Sports?

Hashtag Sports® is a thought leadership platform and sports innovation conference in New York City celebrating digital media, sponsorship, and tech. We reach a global community of over 50,000 industry leaders, influencers, athletes, and creators in 145 countries.

When and where is Hashtag Sports 2017?

In today's world, everyone is a sports media publisher—athletes, teams, brands, properties, and startups—even fans. Emerging technologies and digital platforms have blurred the lines between traditional sports rights holders, sponsors, and broadcasters.

The sports media landscape is evolving and so are the attention spans and needs of connected fans and athletes. Hashtag Sports 2017 will explore the innovation happening in sports at the convergence of media, sponsorship, and tech.

Hashtag Sports will host a diverse group of 1,000+ attendees in Times Square, NYC across two main venues—the visually stunning TimesCenter where core conference programming and exhibitions will take place and the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC), directly across the street, which will house a variety of engaging sessions and workshops on Day 3.

Who attends Hashtag Sports 2017?

Our event attracts many of the world's leading technology companies, startups, agencies and dev shops, sponsorship firms, and investors in collaboration with the sports industry. To date, more than 400 teams, leagues, and properties from the around the world have engaged with our events. Check out our 2017 speakers here and stay tuned for more announcements of our thought-leaders.

Can I find out who else is attending?

Yep! We’re all about community. Check out our attending companies page for a look at companies you’ll run into at the event.

Is the 2017 agenda available?

Yes. Our 2017 Agenda is now available for viewing with daily updates on new speakers and sessions. You can also view our track descriptions for another look at our programming by track.

Does HS17 have any partnerships with hotels?

We do not have a room block reserved; however, we’ve partnered with Hotel Engine to make your trip to Hashtag Sports 2017 as easy and affordable as possible. Book here for up to 60% off of public rates.

How can I receive discounts on passes for Hashtag Sports 2017?

Anyone can give and earn discounts by using our social referral program called Ticket Boost. In addition, qualified startups may apply for one of 50 available discounted tickets. For more information on discounts, subscribe to Event Updates to have promotions sent directly to your inbox.

How can I earn discounts through the social referral program?

After purchasing a pass, attendees are provided with a custom referral link to share with their social networks. Share the link with your friends or colleagues via email, LinkedIn, Slack, 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 10% off the purchase price. Refer ten friends and you've earned a free pass!

What is the official hashtag for the event?

Go viral or follow along using our official event hashtag: #HS17. You can also mention us @HashtagSports to join the conversation, share insights, or ask questions. Use #HS17 on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and anywhere else people are hashtagging.

How do I check in for the event?

Registration will open at 8 AM at the entrance of the venue and close at 4 PM each day. In order to be admitted, please bring proof of identification and your ticket confirmation number (which you received via email after purchasing).

Can I still purchase a pass at the event?

Yes! It is never too late to join the fun at Hashtag Sports. Visit our Registration page for more on pricing.

What is the food availability at Hashtag Sports 2017?

For caffeine lovers, coffee will be available onsite each morning. While we will not be serving lunch, we’ve partnered with some of your favorite local restaurants for attendee discounts. All you have to do is flash your badge. Learn more here.

Does my conference pass get me into evening networking events?

Definitely. However, space is limited so we ask that you RSVP here in order to help us get a head count.

What do people wear to Hashtag Sports?

Some folks call it business casual, we call it startup chique. Wear whatever looks good and makes you comfortable.

How do I apply to volunteer at Hashtag Sports 2017?

Please visit the volunteer page for more details. If you are then interested, please click here to apply directly through the website.

What is the minimum age or experience required to volunteer?

In order to volunteer for Hashtag Sports, you must be over the age of 18. No prior experience is required to volunteer.

What type of volunteer roles or opportunities do you offer?

If selected, you will pick volunteer shifts and enjoy the rest of the festival as an attendee for FREE when you are not working. For individuals with industry experience and/or event management experience, we offer a limited number of Managing Volunteer positions in which you will help to oversee other volunteers as well as work hand-in-hand with the Hashtag Sports team to manage event logistics.

How do I apply for a media pass to Hashtag Sports 2017?

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.

Sponsor

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 2017?

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 2017?

You can find more details on the partnerships page.

Join Us

What is Hashtag Sports Daily?

Hashtag Sports Daily is an email newsletter that explains everything you need to know about the innovation happening in sports around media, tech, and culture. We surf the web so that you don't have to. Save yourself countless hours and avoid awkward moments around the watercooler by subscribing today.

How do I apply for an internship with Hashtag Sports?

In addition to event volunteer opportunities, Hashtag Sports offers internships in New York City throughout the year. We provide a hands-on learning experience in digital marketing, social media, and event management so that students are better prepared to gain employment in the sports industry after graduation. You can apply here on the Hashtag Sports website.

Have other questions?

Give us a shout. You can send an email to hello@hashtagsports.com or push a tweet to @HashtagSports. We promise we'll hit you back.