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2023 Columbia University Sports Management Conference

Columbia Sports Management Conference - SOLD OUT

We regret to inform you that conference registration is now officially closed, and all available tickets have been sold out. 

Please note that we will not be able to accommodate any guests who have not previously registered on the day of the event.

For those who have secured their tickets, we look forward to welcoming you to an inspiring and informative conference.

For those who were unable to secure tickets this time, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Stay tuned for future announcements and updates about next year's Conference, as we are committed to providing more opportunities for engagement and learning.

Once again, thank you for your incredible support, and we can't wait to make this Conference a resounding success with all of you who will be joining us. Stay connected with us for more exciting updates and events in the future.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, please don't hesitate to contact Danny Hagenlocher at dh3117 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.


Agenda (Subject to Change):

9:00 a.m.-9:50 a.m. | Panel 1

Sports Business Leadership: Repositioning the Landscape

Moderated by Mary Wittenberg, President, Gotham FC

Caiti Donovan, Growth Strategy Lead, Women's National Basketball Association

Jene Elzie, President, Seven Springs Global Advisors

Megan L. Griffith, Head Coach, Columbia University Women's Basketball

Kelly Pracht, Co-Founder & CEO, nVenue, Inc.

9:55 a.m.-10:25 a.m. I Keynote #1

Don Garber

Commissioner, Major League Soccer

Moderated by Jillian Sakovits, Studio Host, Major League Soccer

10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m. I Panel 2

The Impact of New Technologies on Sports Media & Marketing

Moderated by Tom Richardson, SVP of Strategy and Business Development, Mercury Intermedia

Anmol Malhotra, Head of Sports Partnerships, Snapchat

Seth Rabinowitz, President, Rabinowitz Ventures

Alysse Soll, CEO Advisory, underdog venture team

Miheer Walavalkar, Co-founder & CEO, LiveLike

11:25 a.m.-11:55 a.m. I Keynote #2

Jon Miller

President, Acquisitions & Partnerships, NBC Sports

Moderated by Ray Katz, Co-Founder and COO, Collegiate Sports Management Group

12:45 p.m.-1:15 p.m. I Keynote #3

Otmar Szafnauer

F1 Team Principal

Moderated by Chris Lencheski, CEO Phoenicia Sport and Entertainment

1:20 p.m.-2:10 p.m. I Panel 3Dealmakers in Sports

Moderated by Chris Lencheski, CEO Phoenicia Sport and Entertainment

Charles Baker, Partner and Co-Chair, Sidley Entertainment, Sports and Media, M&A, Private Equity

Salvatore Galatioto, President, Galatioto Sports Partners

Michael Goldberg, Senior Vice President, Credit Ratings and Sports Financing, DBRS Morningstar

Larry Jones, LAJ Consulting

2:15 p.m.-3:05 p.m. I Panel 4

Emerging, Niche and Challenger Properties

Moderated by Jabari Young, Senior Editor, ForbesBLK

Keith Dawkins, President, Harlem Globetrotters & Herschend Entertainment Studios

Farzeen Ghorashy, Chief Strategy & Financial Officer, Overtime

Melanie Wallner, Vice President, Marketing & PR, Drone Racing League

3:10 p.m.-4:00 p.m. I Panel 5

Analytics in Context

Moderated by Joanna Levy, Senior Director, Sportsbook Analytics, DraftKings Inc.

Will Edmondson, VP Strategy & Insights, Major League Baseball

Kelly Foye, Director, CRM & Database Strategy, New York Giants

Ashley Goodin, Director, Analytics, New York Jets

Brian Krasik, Director of Solutions, Zoomph


Please note the COVID-19 requirements for this event.

Columbia University is committed to protecting the health and safety of its community. Effective May 11, 2023, event attendees are strongly recommended to follow CDC guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination and community guidance on indoor masking. Attendees will not be required to attest, show proof of vaccination status or recent test results, however, are encouraged to stay home if feeling unwell or testing positive for COVID-19.

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