Duke Sports Business Conference 2022

Our second annual conference was held on February 24 and 25, 2022.

Check out the speakers and agenda below!

Opening Keynote Speaker

Paul Rabil

Co-founder & President, 

Premier Lacrosse League


Closing Keynote Speaker

Kim Davis

Senior Executive Vice President, NHL


Kristen Lappas
Producer and Director, ESPN

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Dr. Herb Martin
Personal Success Coach, Vanguard Sports Group & Team Clinician, LA Chargers

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Rebecca Riley (T '85)
Attorney, Kim Riley Law


Matt Schaub
17-year NFL Quarterback


Alex Kravis
Head of Product - X-Ray for Live Sports, Amazon Prime Video 


Momin Ghaffar (T '15)
Director of Strategic Research and Development,
Jacksonville Jaguars


Kevin LaForce (MBA '04)
Managing Director,
RedBird Capital Partners

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Rob Tilliss
Founder & CEO,
Inner Circle Sports


DSBC Spring 2022 Agenda

Thursday (February 24, 2022)

6:00 PM EST

Opening Keynote

Fireside chat with Paul Rabil (Co-founder & President, Premier Lacrosse League)

7:00 PM EST

Sports Finance Panel

More firms are investing in sports teams, startups, and other facets of the industry following changes in policy, technology, and other influential factors.

7:45 PM EST

Sports Journalism Panel

Traditional brands are adjusting to changes in consumer preferences in media and digital content that highlight more diversity and personal stories.

8:15 PM EST

Sports Analytics Panel

Organizations are leveraging data and analytics to optimize fan engagement, athletic performance, and other metrics to develop the best products.

Friday (February 25, 2022)

3:00 PM EST

Sports Networking Fair

Meet and interact with representatives from various companies across the industry.

4:30 PM EST

Mental Health and Sports Panel

Athletes and leaders in this industry are using their platforms to emphasize the importance of recognizing mental health and providing support to those in need.

5:30 PM EST

Closing Keynote

Fireside chat with Kim Davis (Senior Executive Vice President of Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs, NHL)