Welcome to the 1st Annual University of Connecticut Sport Business Conference.

The conference will feature a variety of speakers from different backgrounds, keynote presentations, panels, networking and internship searching opportunities, and workshops focused on several fields in the sport industry.

Workshops include: Sales, Communications/Media, Management/Administration, Marketing, Event Management/Ops


Time and Date: January 28th, 2017 9am-5pm
Location: Laurel Hall- UConn Storrs Campus
Dress Attire: Business Formal- Dress to Impress!
Cost: UConn Student-$30// Non-Uconn Student-$40 // Non-Student-$50


To provide aspiring professionals a unique opportunity to collaborate and network with individuals in the sports industry. Mentors from the following organizations will be present.

Who Can Go?

The event is open to students of ALL majors. Students will work with one another on case studies from a variety of disciplines within the industry. Mentors will be present to guide and critique students.



8am Check-in & Breakfast

Enjoy a delicious complementary breakfast.


9:00 Welcome & Opening Remarks 9:15 Keynote Speaker

TJ Quinn will be giving the opening keynote address.


10:00 Morning Workshop

This will be our morning workshop, where students will have the opportunity to work with professionals on a case study and experience what it is like to work in the sport industry.


12:00 Lunch

Networking with the workshop mentors and enjoy lunch in the Laurel Hall Lobby.


12:45 Panel Discussion

Our panelists will discuss societal issues in the sport industry today and how they are and can continue to be addressed.


1:30 Networking break

This will be the first networking session. This is an opportunity to network with the panelists.


2:00 Afternoon Workshop

This will be our afternoon workshop session where students will have the opportunity to work with professionals in a different field in the sport industry.


4:00 Networking break

The last break for attendees to network with the industry professionals.

4:45pm Closing Remarks & Conclusion

Thank you for coming!


Who We Are

As active students in the UConn Sport Business Association, we have organized a Sport Business Conference at the University of Connecticut in which we will provide students from both UConn and other schools around New England a unique opportunity to engage with successful professionals from a variety of backgrounds and areas of expertise in the sport industry.

This conference will be a full day event and will consist of guest speakers who are professionals in the sport industry, workshops with case studies relevant to various disciplines in the sport industry that are of students’ interests, as well as plentiful networking and internship opportunities. This experience will further advance students' knowledge and skills outside of the traditional classroom setting. We plan to host our first conference on Saturday, January 28th, 2017. We hope to continue this event in the future and make it an annual event on the Storrs campus. It will be open to any student interested in attending.