Become a Speaker.

Session and Speaker application deadline is February 23, 2024.

Application Guidelines

As you apply, please keep in mind that due to the high volume of applications and limited agenda inventory, our selection committee gives precedence to those submissions most closely aligned with the following criteria:

  • Expertise – Speakers must have subject matter expertise in the proposed topic. Sales and business development roles are not accepted.
  • Diversity – Help us bring fresh voices to the industry by including subject experts of diverse genders, ethnicities, professional backgrounds, and experience areas. Speakers from outside of sports are welcome and encouraged to bring new ideas to the industry.
  • Seniority – The majority of speakers/panelists will be VP or higher. Because subject matter expertise is prioritized, each year we showcase non-executive industry professionals who are responsible for award-winning and industry-leading work.
  • Talent – Athletes, influencers, creators, and on-air personalities are engagement experts we can all learn from. Increase the drawing power of your session by featuring talent from the sports media, marketing, and entertainment ecosystem.
  • Originality – We’re a platform for discussing cutting-edge fan engagement topics that haven’t been discussed before. Plan to make a press-worthy announcement, launch a new product, or reveal exclusive insights instead of recycling conversations already discussed at sports business conferences or other events.
  • Completeness – The majority of sessions selected are submitted as a  complete panel or workshop concept with a fully fleshed-out title, topic, focus, and recommended panelists. Speakers must be able to confirm their participation within four (4) weeks of selection.

2024 Speaker Application

Call for Speakers is Closed




  • Hashtag Sports does not pay individuals or organizations speaking fees or honorariums.
  • Speakers are not compensated for travel or accommodations.
  • Vendors and technology providers must be event sponsors to speak.
  • Speakers are required to meet virtually with the session moderator or interviewer pre-event.
  • Speakers must purchase a Speaker Pass at the discounted rate of $250 USD. Talent is granted one (1) complimentary Speaker Pass.
  • Sessions may be recorded. Videos and photos captured may be used for marketing and/or promotional purposes based on the Terms of Attendance & Participation.

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