April 21, 2017, the Pennsylvania Sports Business Conference was held on the campus of Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the Hadley Union
Building. This year's theme was Forward Thinking with Innovation: The Future of Sport Business.
The conference presented an outstanding opportunity for attendees to
network with over 25 professionals and enhance their insight in the sports industry. Speaker Presentations were the main focus throughout the day. This year's keynote address was given by Mr. Mark Turley, Senior Director of Partnership Sales and Media, for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Students also had the opportunity to inquire about internship and job opportunities during the internship luncheon and job fair. Representatives from "CoSIDA U" held a mock press conference for attendees to participate in that provided a realistic example of how these interactions should take place.
Added excitement this year was the presence of the Pennsylvania Cable Network which broadcasted segments of the event on their channel, a conference Snapchat filter, and student awards.
None of this would have been possible without our speakers, attendees, sponsors, and volunteers. The committee cannot thank you enough. For more information on this year's conference and for updates on next year's event, please visit our webpage.