Program

Wednesday, May 15

2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Academic Session

Thursday, May 16

9:00 am – 6:15 pm

Registration

9:30 am – 11:00 am

BREAKING INTO THE SPORTS LAW INDUSTRY

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Networking and New Members Reception

12:15 pm – 12:25 pm

SLA 2019 Annual Conference Welcome
Nona Lee

12:25 pm – 12:30 pm

OPENING REMARKS
Richard Thigpen
, 2019 Annual Conference Chair

12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

An Overview of Recent Legal Developments in Sports

2:00 pm – 3:15 pm

eSports the Next Big Thing

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Break

3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Evolution of Social & Digital Media

5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

Athletic Issues Through the Lens of College and University Counsel

6:15 pm – 7:15 pm

Opening Reception

Friday, May 17

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

Registration

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast: New Member Breakfast

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Continental Breakfast: Outreach Captains Breakfast
By invitation only

8:30 am – 10:30 am

Ethics

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break

10:45 am – Noon

Athlete Abuse: The Human and Legal Issues

12:15 pm – 1:30 pm

SLA LUNCHEON
Sponsored by Morgan Stanley

Moderated by SLA President, Nona Lee

SLA 2019 Philanthropy Initiative:

SLA 2019 Michael Weiner Sports Lawyers Association Award of Excellence:

SLA 2019 Seventh Annual Law Student Writing Competition Awards: first, second and third place winners to be announced

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm

NFLPA CERTIFIED CONTRACT ADVISOR SESSION (only for certified contract advisors)

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm

CAS Panel

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm

Gambling

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Crisis Management

2:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Stadium and Event Financing

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Break

4:00 pm – 4:55 pm

BREAKOUT SESSION #1

Session A: Commercialization of Athlete Names & Images

Session B: Labor Relations Update

Session C: Legal Issues Arising Out of eTicketing

Session D: How to Stop Bad Conduct in Sport Without Going Too Far

Session E: Finance for Athletes/Coaches/Front Office

Session F: Law of Sports Products

Session G: Workers Compensation Update

Session H: Inside Arbitration: Insights from the Sports Law Advocates, Arbitrators, and Parties

Session I: Immigration Update

Session J: Tactics and Strategies for Negotiating Venue, Event and Team Sponsorships

Session K: Teaching Sports Law

Session L: Legal Issues for Start-up Leagues

Session M: Counsel for Local/Youth Sports

Session N: Chasing Major International Events

5:00 pm – 5:55 pm

BREAKOUT SESSION #2 (same topics and rooms as previous sessions)

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

SLA PRESIDENT'S RECEPTION

Saturday, May 18

8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Registration

8:00 am – 9:30 am

CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST (all attendees)

8:00 am – 9:00 am

Continental Breakfast: Women in SLA

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Continental Breakfast: International Breakfast
Informal networking event for our international attendees and others wishing to participate.

9:30 am – 11:00 am

General Counsels' forum (invited to speak)

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Executive Directors' Forum (invited to speak)

12:45 pm

Meeting Adjourns