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Join sports industry professionals, academics, and students worldwide as they discuss current trends and the future of the sports industry at the 2nd annual Playing the Long Game conference presented by The University of Texas Sport Management Program and Rooney Consulting.

Conference organizers Tolga Ozyurtcu and Jim Rooney invites you to join panels which will discuss the long-term future of the sports industry, diversity, the Rooney Rule, and the future of technology in the sports landscape. Audience members will have the opportunity to ask questions to panelists and a particular emphasis will be placed on how each of these topics will influence the careers of current students and early career professionals.

SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2022

KEYNOTE: A LONG GAME CONVERSATION WITH JAMES BROWN
1:00-1:45 PM CT
Join Jim Rooney for a special conversation with legendary sportscaster James Brown. A former college basketball player and sports media veteran of over 35 years, Mr. Brown’s reflections on a lifetime in sports offer valuable lessons and keen insights for students, sports professionals, and fans.

PANEL 1: THE LONG VIEW: CURRENT TRENDS AND THE FUTURE OF TECHNOLOGY IN SPORTS BUSINESS
2:00-3:15 PM CT
Join our panel for a conversation on recent trends and future developments at the intersection of technology and sports business. We’ll feature expert perspectives on hot topics like NFTs, sports betting, and changes in the sports media landscape, in addition to the new technologies and applications that are expected to shape the sports world significantly in the years to come.
Featuring: Asher Price (Moderator), Jack Settleman, John Kosner, Vik Shrestha, Sana Merchant-Rupani

CONFERENCE ORGANIZER REMARKS
3:45-4:00 PM CT
Featuring: Dr. Tolga Ozyurtcu

PANEL 2: LESSONS OF THE LONG GAME: THE ROONEY RULE, RACE AND SPORTS
4:00-5:15 PM CT
Join our panel for a conversation on the ongoing challenges and opportunities surrounding racial equity in sports.  Drawing on our panelists’ decades of experience in professional sports, collegiate sports, and sports law and policy, we’ll explore the current landscape and the future implications of this important and challenging topic. 
Featuring: Dr. Darren Kelly (Moderator), Jim Rooney, Jeremi Duru, Kelsey Nicole Nelson, Kery Davis

Mailing Address
Dept. of Kinesiology and Health Education
The University of Texas at Austin
2109 San Jacinto Blvd., Stop D3700
Austin, TX 78712

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