IUP Sports Business Conference

Posted on 1/28/2011 11:29:49 AM

The Health and Physical Education Department will host the 2011 IUP Sports Business Conference at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex on April 16, 2011.

This year’s conference will look at issues related to marketing to sports consumers and participants from different areas of the sports industry.

The speakers this year include athletic director Dr. Frank Condino, CEO of the Indiana County YMCA Eric Neal, Jeff Simpson of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and a representative from Front Row Marketing. Author, MLB arbitrator, and sports economist Dr. Andrew Zimbalist will be the keynote speaker in addition to signing his new book, Circling the Bases: Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Business.

Registration for the conference is $50 for students and $60 for visitors, which includes snacks, a conference t-shirt, gym bag, and more. The early bird registration deadline has been pushed back to February 11, 2011, which results in a $5 discount. All registration forms and fees should be submitted to Zink Hall, room 235.

For more information and the registration form, visit the IUP Sports Business Conference web page.

Don’t miss this chance to gain insight into sports business from industry professionals.