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SEME 2018 Conference Set with 75+ Speakers for April 6-April 7 in D.C.

15th annual event set for April 6 – April 7, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  The 15th Annual Sports Events Marketing Experience (SEME 2017) – the premier national sports career and networking conference –  is set for April 6 – April 7, 2017, in Washington, D.C. with TeamWork Online. Early Bird and Group Discount Registration are available through February 28:


The first two keynote speakers set for the event are Ryan Kuehl, Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing, Under Armour, and Tobias Sherman, Global Head of eSports, WME / MG eSports.

Day 2 begins with the Breakfast with Buffy immersion experience featuring Buffy Filippell of TeamWork Online, the Nationals’ leading sports job placement resource. SEME features over 75 executives and experts from over 40 organizations in 15 different sports career fields, including top decision makers from the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, NCAA, NASCAR, College Sports, Action Sports, Minor Leagues, the Olympics and other public and private organizations.

“We are at critical juncture in the sports industry today – with the convergence of digital media platforms and a global audience – and we feel the role and scope of SEME has never been more valuable for new professionals looking to break into the sports industry,” says Matt Winkler, SEME Executive Director. “SEME has been fortunate over the past thirteen years to have such an inspiring commitment from executives and sports industry professionals from all over the country who take time to serve as speakers and panelists each year.” This innovative and interactive experience for college students and recent graduates builds upon an exceptional track record with 400+ keynotes, panelists and speakers.

Supported by a staff of student volunteers, SEME offers attendees a special opportunity to gain the insight, strategy, and contacts necessary to break into this ultra-competitive industry.  SEME’s two-day event offers career seekers and advanced students unparalleled access to the leaders in the sports industry. Attendees gain first-hand knowledge and real-world career insight, interact with global leaders in the sports and event fields, participate in one-on-one interviews and explore internship and job opportunities. Key conference features include the Networking Reception, the Career Workshop and Job/Internship Fair, all of which help to answer the ultimate career and job question: “What Makes Me Marketable?”  

Previous SEME Keynote Speakers:   

Kevin Plank (Under Armour), Mark Waller (National Football League – NFL), Phil de Picciotto (Octagon), James Brown (CBS Sports), Tim Brosnan (Major League Baseball – MLB), Ross Greenberg (HBO Sports), Mark Abbott (MLS), Ted Leonsis (Monumental Sports & Entertainment),  Sunil Gulati (U.S. Soccer), Christine Brennan (USA Today),  Matt Mirchin (Under Armour), Honey Thialijeh (FIFA), John Brenkus  (ESPN Sport Science), Geoff Bough, FanDuel), David Albrutyn (IMG), Seth Winter (NBC Sports Group), Donald Dell (Lagardere/ProServ), Tom Buesse (USA Today Sports Media Group),  Dan Rossomondo (NBA), Burke Magnus (ESPN), Josh Centor (NCAA), Tom George (Octagon), Charlie Casserly (NFL/CBS Sports), Larry Miller (Nike), Larry Jones (Fox Sports), Jimmy Lynn (AOL Sports), Dave Morgan (Yahoo! Sports), Ed Foster-Simeon (U.S. Soccer Foundation), Buffy Filippell (Teamwork Online) and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).  

Special pricing is available for early bird registration, groups of five or more and 15 or more.  For more information visit:

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