Stanford Graduate School of Business Sports Innovation Conference Returns Wednesday, March 7, With All-Star Lineup

STANFORD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#GSBSIC2018–The fifth annual Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) Sports
Innovation Conference returns to the Knight Management Center on
Wednesday, March 7.

The conference is organized by the GSB student-led Sports Management
Club, and brings together sports industry leaders, Silicon Valley
executives, and Stanford students and alumni to discuss leadership
challenges in the sports business.

The 2018 lineup is the among the highest profile in conference history –
keynote speakers and topics include:

  • Don Garber (Commissioner, Major League Soccer): “View from the
  • Condoleezza Rice, Professor in Global Business and the Economy, (also
    66th U.S. Secretary of State) and Mark Emmert (President, NCAA): “Leadership
    in College Sports”
  • Joe Lacob (Owner, Golden State Warriors): “Beyond the Suite: The
    Evolving Role of the Owner”
  • Alex Rodriguez (Founder & CEO, A-Rod Corp): “The Business of
    the Professional Athlete”

The conference will also feature an “Innovation Showcase,” where young
companies in the sports space will demonstrate their products and
services in an interactive environment.

For more information, including a complete list of speakers, and to
purchase tickets, please visit

The Sports Management Club is one of dozens
of GSB student-led activity clubs
that enrich the academic
experience and provide experiential leadership learning.


Stanford Graduate School of Business
Ian Anderson