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Submissions for Hashtag Sports 2023 are now open.

Click here to view our content committee's selection criteria and application guidelines.


  • Hashtag Sports does not pay individuals or organizations to speak at our events.
  • Vendors and technology providers must be event sponsors in order to speak.
  • Speakers are required to participate in pre-event tech checks and walk-throughs.
  • Speakers are not paid speaking fees nor compensated for travel or accommodations.
  • Speakers are granted one (1) complimentary event registration and must book their accommodations within the official room block in order to receive the complimentary 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.

2023 Speaker Application


Application Guidelines

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

  • Diversity – Help us bring fresh voices to the industry by including panelists of diverse genders, ethnicities, professional backgrounds, and experience areas. Each panel must feature a minimum of one (1) female executive.
  • Seniority – The majority of speakers/panelists will be VP or higher from brands, media companies, and sports properties. We do make exceptions on seniority for subject matter expertise.
  • Talent – Athletes, influencers, and personalities are engagement experts we can all learn from. Increase the drawing power of your session and ensure all of the key players in the sports media & marketing ecosystem have share-of-voice.
  • 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 content discussed at other sports business conferences or media events.
  • Completeness – The majority of the sessions we select are submitted as complete panel or workshop concepts with fully fleshed title, topic, focus, and recommended panelists. Speakers must be able to confirm their participation within 4 weeks of selection.