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The Ivy Sports Symposium is an annual student-run conference that is considered one of the global sports industry’s premier events. The Symposium enables the industry’s leaders and most successful executives to share invaluable knowledge with their peers and potential successors. The event rotates being held among Ivy League institutions.
In its first year of rotating among Ivy League institutions, the 2011 Symposium was held at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Last year, Columbia University played host to the event. The 8th annual Ivy Sports Symposium will be held at Harvard Law School in Cambridge, MA on Friday, November 22, 2013.
Established in 2006 by Chris Chaney at Princeton University, the Ivy Sports Symposium is a non-profit organization that sets the standard for college-based sports business conferences. The intimate setting combined with engaging content and dynamic speakers make it a “must attend” event every year. In 2011, the Symposium established two initiatives furthering its commitment to the development and promotion of young leaders in the industry.
The Ivy Sports Symposium Fellowship Program provides motivated college students with the unique opportunity to actively contribute to the continued success of the Symposium organization. Fellows work directly with the Executive Director to define, articulate and execute strategies aimed at achieving the organization’s vision.
In addition, the Symposium has partnered with SportsPro to launch the 10 NEXT, anannual award honoring the future generation of sports industry leaders from around the world who will shape the business in the coming decades. Each year, the 10 NEXT winners are recognized at the Symposium.