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K-State Today

February 13, 2020

Women in the Business of Sports Conference comes to K-State campus April 3-4

Submitted by Brent Fritzemeier

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The Business of Sports and Entertainment program at Kansas State University will host the inaugural Women in the Business of Sports Conference on April 3-4 at K-State's College of Business Building.

Teddi Domann, chief marketing officer of 360 Sports, and K-State's Mary Jo Myers will co-chair the event.

"Today's sports business world is complex and fast moving," Domann said. "The purpose behind the conference is to not only address the challenges and opportunities facing women in the business of sports but to model and equip women to be pioneers, trend setters and contributors to the sports industry."

Women with sports industry experience from Disney, ESPN, Allstate, Opendorse, Dallas Cowboys, NFL, McDonald's, and the U.S. Olympic Committee will inspire, encourage, connect and educate by covering cutting-edge topics in the business of sports. Attendees can expect compelling presentations from nationally known speakers, food and fun, and a chance to network with other professionals in the field.

The conference is designed for both professionals and students, men and women. The conference schedule, registration, and details can be found on the conference website. Early bird pricing is available through March 1. Registration fees include all conference sessions, networking, Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch, refreshment breaks and conference materials.

"While featuring prominent women in the business of sports and addressing relevant topics for women working in the field, this conference also provides an incredible opportunity for everyone interested in the sports industry in particular and business in general to learn from and network with high-ranking leaders representing major national and international brands," said Doug Walker, associate professor of marketing and founder of K-State's business of sports and entertainment certificate program.

"The chance to interact with a group of executives at this level right here in the Midwest is a unique opportunity for both the women and men working in sports-related roles in our region and for all of the students with those aspirations, " Walker said. "Conference co-chair Teddi Domann's willingness to assemble a group of speakers from her vast network demonstrates her passion to help those working in the business of sports both now and in the future."

Sponsors of the event include Commerce Bank, K-State Athletics and Little Apple Cars. Other sponsorships are available. Contact Doug Walker at dmwalker@k-state.edu for further information.

The Women in the Business of Sports Conference is the largest event for the Business of Sports and Entertainment program to date, home of the newest and fastest growing certificate program in Kansas State University's College of Business Administration. Housed in the K-State marketing department, this interdisciplinary program allows students to learn marketing, data analytics, management and economics through the business of sports and entertainment.