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Duke Sports Business Conference 2024

Our fourth annual conference will be held on March 1, 2024 in Blue Devil Tower.

Check out the speakers and agenda below!

 2024 Sponsors


Opening Keynote Speaker

Jason Glushon

President and Founder, Glushon Sports Management

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Greg O'Dell
President of Venue Management, OVG360


Tim Katt
Managing Director - Sports & Entertainment, Transwestern

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Francie Gottsegen
President, North Carolina Courage

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Betsey Duthe
President of Partnerships, Relevent Sports 


Ashley DeWalt
Co-Founder & Managing Director, The Collectiv


Laura Waters-Brown
Director, The Collective at Wasserman

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Chris D. Garcia
 Founder & Executive Creative Director, Major Level Creative

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Nate Thompson
Co-Founder, HTX Sports Tech

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Aubrey Walton
Head of Host City Rights Management, FIFA World Cup 2026™

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Lew Sherr
CEO & Executive Director, USTA

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John Shreve
President, Populous Architects

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Jon Patricof

CEO and Co-Founder of Athletes Unlimited


DSBC Spring 2024 Agenda

Friday (March 1, 2024)

2:00-2:45pm EST

Opening Keynote

This year’s keynote speaker will be Jason Glushon, who is currently the President and Founder of Glushon Sports Management, a full service sports agency working for people and athletes, from start to finish.

2:50- 3:40pm EST

Beyond the Scoreboard: The Fusion of Sports and Entertainment in Iconic Venues

Industry trailblazers will explore the transformative relationship between sports and traditional entertainment, with a spotlight on the groundbreaking venues that have redefined the fan and sporting experience.

3:45- 4:35pm EST

Breaking Barriers: The Rise of Women's Sports in Collegiate and Professional Arenas

Over the past few years, there has been a remarkable surge in interest, visibility, and investment in women's athletics, both at the collegiate and professional levels. This panel will bring together industry leaders to explore the factors driving this unprecedented growth and the exciting future that lies ahead.

5:10-6:00pm EST

Investment & Impact: Empowering Diverse Voices in Sports Tech

DSBC, along with HTX, proposes a panel discussion to redefine narratives and foster inclusivity within the sports tech landscape. Our discussion involves an assembly of industry leaders and experts poised to drive impactful conversations that merge cutting-edge technology, creative design, and equitable investment strategies in sports business.

6:05-6:55pm EST

Global Sports Spectacles: Navigating the Future of International Events

Esteemed leaders and experts in the field will convene to discuss the intricacies of hosting mega-events such as the 2026 World Cup in the USA, the LA28 Summer Olympic Games, and the evolving landscape of international sports.

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