Ten months of work goes into the creation of the annual Michigan Sport Business Conference and its other platforms. The student planning team does not slow down during the summer—instead, some of the most important work is completed once the team leaves Ann Arbor, from securing speakers to hosting networking events. The following is a glimpse at the student planning team’s efforts to engage the MSBC network throughout this summer.
Information on speakers, panel descriptions and general day-of information for this year’s MSBC will be released later in the summer. In the meantime, the team is working to ensure the conference offers an optimal experience for each attendee and the best lineup of speakers to date. The team is revamping the conference in order to highlight student leaders and innovators.
New to the 2017 conference is the MSBC Sports Start Up Competition, which will draw students from across the country to pitch their start-up to a panel of sport investors at the conference. Applications and more detailed information for this exemplary opportunity will be released on June 1.
The BIG Initiative is entering its fifth year and will be celebrated with adjustments to the award’s presentation and conference presence. Award recipients will gain access to structured networking and recognition opportunities among past recipients. Applications for the BIG Initiative will be released in June.
A major focus for the team is revisiting the Summer Sport Biz Social, a networking event hosted by the MSBC, and working to elevate its quality to meet the MSBC standard. This event will be held in both New York and Chicago later this summer. Further information on both events will be released soon.
The summer brings the highest period of productivity for the team as they secure partnerships, lock in speakers and finalize contracts for vendors on conference weekend, as well as host summer events. For more information, stay tuned to the MSBC’s social media accounts on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.