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     SEME Conference Washington DC

March 27-28, 2015 - Washington, D.C.

The Premier

National Sports Career and Networking Conference

PICTURE yourself becoming a Player in the Industry? POSITION yourself NOW at SEME 2015!

SEME 2015 is Sold Out!

12th Annual  

Sold-Out 8 Consecutive Years!  

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The 12th Annual Sports Events Marketing Experience (SEME 2015) - the premier national sports career and networking conference - has confirmed its first 80 speakers from over 40 organizations. SEME 2015 is set for March 27-28, 2015, in Washington, D.C. and has kicked off Early Bird Discount Registration online at www.SEME-NOW.com. It has sold out the past seven years.

Confirmed Speakers (80):

Angela Alfano - Corporate Communications, National Football League (NFL)
Meredith Aronson - ORISE Fellow, President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition
Andres Bernal, Sports Production Planner, Comcast SportsNet (CSN)
Steve Beck - President & Executive Director, Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman
Brooke Beyer - Senior Assistant General Counsel, Sponsorship & Licensing, NASCAR
Greg Bibb - Chief Executive Officer, Capital Sports Ventures
Teddy Bloch - Manager, Personality & Property Marketing, Octagon
Joe Briggs - Counsel, NFL Players Association
LaRhonda Burley - Senior Partner Marketing Manager, Washington Redskins (NFL)
Chartese Burnett - Business Development, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Jerry Casselano - Vice President, Corporate Hospitality & Activation, ProVentures
Chase Cates -- Account Executive, WTOP Media
Wylie Chen - Director of Programs & Grants, U.S. Soccer Foundation
Danielle Cook - Visual Associate Manager, Under Armour
Lee Corrigan - President, Corrigan Sports Enterprises
Chris Cunanan - Manager of Game Presentation, Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA)
Christelle Durand - Marketing Operations Coordinator, Madison Square Garden (MSG0
Arinze Emeagwali - Marketing Coordinator, PepsiCo
Lane Errington - Marketing & Public Relations Manager, US Lacrosse
John Ferguson - Human Resources Manager, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
John Fitzpatrick - Coordinator, Apparel, NFL Players Association (NFLPA)
Ashley Forrester - Manager, Communications & Marketing, Events DC
David Francis - Manager, Government Relations, U.S. Olympic Committee
Abe Frank - Government Relations, NCAA
Chris Gargani - Senior Vice President, Tickets.com
Bobby Goldwater - The Goldwater Group / Georgetown SIM Interim Associate Dean
Connor Gregoire - Communications, SeatGeek
Shana Gritsavage - Director, Global Events, Under Armour
Alan Gromest - Manager, Human Resources, Washington Nationals
Scott Hall - Senior Director, Communications, Washington Wizards (NBA) DONE
Tori Hanna, Digital Sport Director, Under Armour
Scott Horner - Director, Personalities & Properties, Octagon
Chris Hudgins, Managing Director, Team Services LLC
Karen Irish - U.S. Olympic Committee, Associate Director, Government Relations
Damone Jones - Senior Director, Corporate Education Partnerships, Discover Education
Kurt Kehl - Senior Vice President / CCO, Monumental Sports & Entertainment
Greg Kershaw - Basketball Operations Coordinator, Washington Wizards
Emily King, Coordinator, Community & Charitable Programs, Washington Redskins (NFL)
Tony Korson - Chief Executive Officer, KOA Sports
Ryan Kuehl, Senior Category Director, Global Golf and Tennis Under Armour
Steve Lieberman - General Sales Manager, Comcast SportsNet (CSN)
Scott Lewis - Senior Director, Consumer Marketing, Washington Nationals (MLB)
Michael Lorenzen - Assistant Athletics Director, Leadership & Development, Georgetown Athletics
Jimmy Lynn - Co-Founder, Kiswe Mobile
Alexis Lyras, PhD, Professor & Special Advisor, International Olympic Academy
Chitta Mallik - SVP, Football Division, Perennial Sports & Entertainment
Shawn M. McBride, Senior Vice President, Client Services, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment
Kristen Miles, Community Events Specialist, Community Relations, Washington Wizards & Mystics
Erik Moses - Senior Vice President/Managing Direcctor, Sports & Entertainment, Events DC
Jennifer Moreau - Director of Communications, Dick's Sporting Goods
Mandy Murphy - Account Director, ESPN, Special Olympics International
Ahmad Nassar, Executive Vice President & General Counsel, NFL Players Association
Susanna Nickel - Corporate Communications, Washington Redskins (NFL) DONE
Rod Nenner, Vice President, Washington Redskins (NFL)
Keely O'Brien - Vice President, Events, Lagardere Unlimited
Kristen Miles, Community Events Specialist, Community Relations, Washington Wizards & Mystics
Josh Olerud - Vice President/General Manager, Potomac Nationals
John Ourand - Media Reporter, Sports Business Journal (SBJ)
Jill Pepper - Executive Director, TEAM Coalition
George Perry - Senior Director, Global Strategic Partnership Marketing, Rosetta Stone
Mark Pesavento - Vice President, Innovation, USA TODAY Sports Media Group
John Peters - Manager, Members & Business Development, Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA)
Allie Pisching - Director, Community & Charitable Programs, Washington Redskins (NFL)
Brandon Putnam - Marketing Specialist, Washington Wizards/Mystics (NBA/WNBA)
Brian Potter - Senior Director, Communications, Comcast SportsNet
Alyssa Romano - Marketing & Communications Manager, Octagon
Lon Rosenberg - Senior Vice President, Operations, Washington Redskins (NFL)
Greg Sbardella - Fan Engagement, Boston Bruins (NHL)
Joe Schoenbauer - Director, U.S. Operations, James Grant Sports
Erika Schultz - Senior Manager, Corporate Partnerships, Tiger Woods Foundation
Keith Scully - Director, Strategic Partnerships, U.S. Lacrosse
Matt Sincaglia - Senior Brand Strategist, RedPeg Marketing
Rachel Southall - Program Manager, DC, Most Valuable Kids (MVK)
Brett Sullivan - Digital Sales Manager, NBC Sports Regional Networks
Jamey Sunshine - Vice President, Client Partnerships, LeadDog Marketing Group
Bill Stone - CBS Sports Spectacular, CBS Sports Network
Alyse Toulotte - Account Executive, Octagon
Mark Washo - Chief Marketing Officer, Washington Spirit (NWSL)
Krista Washington - Marketing & Communications Manager, U.S. Soccer Foundation DONE
Rusty Watkins - Marketing Services Specialist, Live Nation / Ticketmaster
Patrick Wixted - VP, Client Services Director, Ketchum Sports & Entertainment
Tony Wylie - Senior Vice President, Washington Redskins
Will Yoder - Digital Lead, Octagon
Cyrus Zolghadri - Founder & President, Formula Sports & Entertainment

The 12th Annual National Sports Career & Networking Conference

WHO: The 12th Annual Sports Events Marketing Experience (SEME 2015)
WHAT: The premier national sports career & networking conference
WHEN: March 27-28, 2015
WHERE: Washington, D.C.
CONTACT: 202-903-3763 or info@SEME-NOW.com / @TheSEME


The Keynote Speakers include Dan Reed, Facebook, Head of Global Sports Partnerships, John Brenkus, ESPN Sport Science, and Geoff Bough, FanDuel, Head of Business Development. Ted Leonsis, Owner, Chairman and CEO of Monumental Sports & Entertainment, will provide a special kickoff reception prior to Friday nights Wizards NBA game. Highlighting Day 2 includes the impactful Breakfast with Buffy immersion with Buffy Filippell of TeamWork Online, the nationals leading sports job placement resource. SEME will feature over 75 executives and experts from over 40 organizations in 15 different sports career fields, including top decision makers from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, NCAA, NASCAR, College Sports, Action Sports, Minor Leagues, the Olympics and other public and private organizations.

Previous SEME Keynote Speakers:

Kevin Plank (Under Armour), Mark Waller (National Football League - NFL), Donald Dell (Lagardere/ProServ), Phil de Picciotto (Octagon), James Brown (CBS Sports), Tim Brosnan (Major League Baseball - MLB), Ross Greenberg (HBO Sports), Mark Abbott (MLS), Ted Leonsis (Monumental Sports & Entertainment), Sunil Gulati (U.S. Soccer), Christine Brennan (USA Today), Matt Mirchin (Under Armour), David Albrutyn (IMG), Seth Winter (NBC Sports Group), Tom Buesse (USA Today Sports Media Group), Dan Rossomondo (NBA), Burke Magnus (ESPN), Josh Centor (NCAA), Tom George (Octagon), Charlie Casserly (NFL/CBS Sports), Larry Miller (Nike), Larry Jones (Fox Sports), Jimmy Lynn (AOL Sports), Dave Morgan (Yahoo! Sports), Ed Foster-Simeon (U.S. Soccer Foundation), Buffy Filippell (Teamwork Online) and ¬¬¬¬¬the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).

"We are at critical juncture in the sports industry today - with the convergence of digital media platforms and a global audience - and we feel the role and scope of SEME has never been more valuable for new professionals looking to break into the sports industry," says Matt Winkler, SEME Executive Director. "SEME has been fortunate over the past eleven years to have such an inspiring commitment from our hundreds of executives and sports industry professionals from all over the country who take time to serve as speakers and panelists each year."

This innovative and interactive experience for college students and recent graduates builds upon an exceptional track record formed over the past eight years with a cast of over 400+ keynotes, panelists and speakers from its previous three locations - SEME East (D.C.), SEME Central (Chicago/Northwestern) and SEME West (Los Angeles/ U.S.C.) – which SEME now has combined the reach of those three exceptional conferences into one.

Supported by volunteers from the Sports Entrepreneurship Association (SEA), SEME offers attendees a special opportunity to gain the insight, strategy, and contacts necessary to break into this ultra-competitive industry. Continuing the setting of unique access to those seeking careers in the sports industry, SEME's two-day event brings career seekers and advanced students together with the leaders in the sports industry. Participation in this unique industry experience allows attendees to gain first-hand knowledge and real-world career insight, interact with global leaders in the sports and event fields, participate in one-on-one interviews and explore internship and job opportunities. Key features of the event include the Networking Reception, the Career Workshop and Job/Internship Fair, all of which provide answers to the ultimate career and job question: "What Makes Me Marketable?"

Special pricing is available for early bird registration, groups of five or more and 15 or more. For more information visit: www.SEME-NOW.com.

SEME - SOLD OUT 7 CONSECUTIVE YEARS 400+ Executive Speakers
150+ Organizations
3,000+ Attendees

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