First-of-its-kind event will offer premium educational content, and elite networking and business development opportunities in an online environment with no registration fee to participate
Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE) and SportTechie have announced Sports Capital Symposium – a two-day event on Sept. 17-18, 2020 for professionals in the global sports industry – will be moved to a virtual event, gratis for attendees. In addition, symposium attendees will be provided an opportunity to donate to a nonprofit working with students of color, introducing them to programming and technology to become the next generation of innovators.
“We have been looking forward to gathering hundreds of industry leaders here in Washington for the inaugural Sports Capital Symposium, however in light of the health recommendations stemming from the coronavirus pandemic, we have decided to transition this event into a virtual one. We believe that The Sports Capital Symposium will be just as powerful as a digital event and will now have an even larger, more global reach,” Zach Leonsis, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, said. “Our collaboration with SportTechie allows us to invite the industry’s top industry experts and foster tremendous learnings and connections. We will also look forward to future years when we can host The Sports Capital Symposium in person here in Washington.”
Together, MSE and SportTechie are organizing executives and thought leaders to discuss the most important trends in the sports industry, including sports betting, esports, OTT & streaming, sports content gamification, sports technology investing, public policy and sports innovation. Sports Capital Symposium will provide a platform for leagues, teams, partners, vendors, innovators and investors to come together and share big ideas while building meaningful relationships.
Keynote speakers during the two-day event will include National Hockey League Commissioner Gary Bettman and Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser.
“We’d of course prefer to connect and learn in person, but safety considerations for all have made it an easy choice to host Sports Capital Symposium in a virtual format,” said Taylor Bloom, SportTechie’s CEO. “Like we’ve done for State Of The Industry and Horizon Summit earlier this year, we expect to once again deliver high-quality educational content and networking opportunities and are excited to be working with the Monumental Sports & Entertainment team to build an event that is a must-attend for industry leaders for years to come.”
While the move from hosting the event in-person means that not all participants will be in the nation’s capital, conference planners still anticipate that discussions will have a DC-flair, including discussions around the impact that politics and governmental policies have on sports innovation and technology, as well as how that lens impacts investment trends and forecasting.
To register for the conference, find information about speaking and sponsorship opportunities, or to stay up-to-date on speaker announcements, please visit: www.sportscapitalsymposium.com
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At SportTechie, we make sports smarter. Through immersive storytelling and industry-leading events, we connect you to the innovators and power brokers who are shaping the future of sports technology. Who is SportTechie for? Whether you’re an athlete, fan, team executive, player rep, league insider or technologist, you’ll find significant value in being a part of the community. Our coverage focuses on three main stakeholders within sports—athletes, fans, and teams and leagues—and analyzes how technology affects these deeply interconnected parts of the industry. Learn more at www.sporttechie.com.