Game Changers: The Intersection of Sports and Artificial Intelligence Virtual Fall Symposium

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November 2, 2023

We are excited to invite you to our Game Changers: The Intersection of Sports and Artificial Intelligence Virtual Fall Symposium Symposium on Thursday, November 2. This event promises to be an eye-opening experience, exploring the limitless possibilities that arise when cutting-edge technology meets the realm of sports. You'll have the chance to hear from industry leaders, visionaries, and experts who are shaping the future of athletics through AI.

Whether you're a sports enthusiast or an AI aficionado, this symposium is designed to bring focus to the issues that AI brings to sports. Discover how AI is revolutionizing player performance analysis, fan engagement strategies, injury prevention techniques, and so much more.

Don't let this opportunity slip away — mark your calendar for November 2nd and secure your virtual spot at the Fall Symposium. Join us as we discuss issues in and around the game-changing potential that artificial intelligence brings to sports.

We can't wait to see you there!

~2023 Virtual Fall Symposium Planning Committee


Preliminary Schedule (Subject to Change)

All Times are Pacific

9:00 AM – 10:00

An Introduction to AI in Sports Law — Hot Topics and Foundational Insights
Venture into the fast-paced intersection of sports and technology with "AI 101". This panel demystifies the foundational concepts of Artificial Intelligence and its transformative role in modern sports. From performance analytics and fan engagement to injury prevention and venue management, discover how AI is reshaping the game both on and off the field. Ideal for industry newcomers and seasoned professionals alike, this session provides a comprehensive overview, setting the stage for innovation in the sports arena.


Sean Cottrell, CEO, LawInSport


Laura Jeffords Greenberg, Interim GC, Worksome
Steve Tapia, Sports, Entertainment Lawyer Media and IP Practitioner, Seattle University


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

General Counsel's Guide to Developing an AI Policy
Navigating the digital transformation of the sports industry? Step into the realm of Artificial Intelligence with confidence. This panel offers a deep dive tailored for General Counsels, providing legal and strategic insights for crafting robust AI policies. From ethical considerations and data privacy to competitive advantages and potential pitfalls, equip your sports organization with a forward-thinking framework. Join industry-leading legal minds and tech innovators to ensure you're playing by the AI rulebook.


Brandon Leopoldus, Founder, Leopoldus Law


Caleb Jay, Vice President and General Counsel, Arizona Diamondbacks
Jessica Nguyen, Chief Legal Officer, Lexion
John Wilson, Partner, Tech Trans and Sports Law, K&L Gates


11:00 AM – 11:15 AM


11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

"Scouting the Future: Leveraging AI in Sports Recruiting and Drafting"
Dive into the transformative world of sports recruiting in the AI era. This panel brings together industry frontrunners and tech experts to discuss AI's emerging role in talent scouting. Explore how AI mines vast data for predictive performance, simulates potential career trajectories and redefines the boundaries of traditional scouting. As we unpack the synergy between AI insights and human expertise, attendees will gain a fresh perspective on the future of sports recruitment and the ethical considerations it entails. Join us for a snapshot of tomorrow's talent landscape.


Ivan Parron®, PARRON LAW® | Entertainment + Sports


David Foster, Deputy General Counsel, National Basketball Players Association (NBPA)
Sam Gregory, Director of Analytics, Inter Miami CF
Dr. Patrick Lucey, Chief Scientist, Stats Perform


12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Upholding Ethical Standards in Sports Law- Delving into AI-Related Considerations
Dig into the paramount importance of integrating ethical deliberations within sports law discussions, especially in the context of artificial intelligence. Participants will be immersed in a comprehensive discourse, unraveling the nuanced ethical challenges posed by AI in the sports sector and the imperative of maintaining integrity and ethical rigor in policy-making and implementation.


Shannon Miller, Partner - Service Line Leader, iX & Customer Transformation, Communication Market, IBM Consulting


Brett Abarbanel, Executive Director, International Gaming Institute, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
David Chadwick, Founder and CEO, RealResponse
Michael Clohisy, Sports Attorney, Data Rights and Sports Technology
Samir Patel, Innovation/Technology Attorney and member of Sports Industry Team


We're excited to announce that our highly anticipated Symposium is right around the corner, and we have some exclusive registration packages lined up just for you!

Whether you're a member or a non-member, we have tailored packages that offer amazing value. By securing your spot at the Symposium through these special packages, not only will you enjoy a discounted rate but also gain access to some incredible benefits.

This is an excellent opportunity to renew your membership for 2024 while taking advantage of early registration for the 2024 Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. It's an all-in-one package that ensures you won't miss out on any of our future events.

Don't let this opportunity slip away; secure your spot at the Symposium today and take advantage of these incredible discounts!

Registration opens September 7th, 2023






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