In today’s world, everyone is a sports media publisher—athletes, teams, brands, and properties—even startups and fans. Emerging technologies and digital platforms have blurred the lines between traditional sports rights holders, sponsors, and broadcasters.

The sports media landscape is evolving and so are the attention spans and needs of a connected generation of fans and athletes. Hashtag Sports® explores the innovation happening in sports at the convergence of media, sponsorship, and tech.

Hashtag Sports will host a diverse group of 1,500 attendees in Times Square, NYC across two core venues—the prestigious Times Center and the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) directly across the street.


Hashtag Sports offers a global platform for athletesentrepreneursexecutivesinfluencers, and investors to deliver inspirational and actionable insights to the sports ecosystem. We bring together a unique blend of leaders who are both subject matter experts and accessible.


Hashtag Sports offers a week of educational and inspirational thought leadership by and for innovators across the sports ecosystem. Programming will consist of twelve multi-day content tracks including special partner-led sessions and our original showcase for leading sports digital publishers—Sports Fronts.

Jam-packed with game-changing announcements, cutting-edge case studies, and unique takes on hot-button industry topics, track programming will include keynote addresses, expert panels, and insightful workshops featuring the industry’s best and brightest.

Hashtag Sports 2017 Programming Tracks


Sports Fronts is an exciting new platform for the leading sports digital content providers and publishers to rise above the noise and educate marketers looking to authentically engage the multi-platform sports fan.

The inaugural Sports Fronts were held as a main stage attraction at last year’s event—encompassing original announcements, first-look previews, on-stage interviews, and lively discussions from six leading digital publishers.

The 2017 event will feature more than 15 participants across 3 days with special networking opportunities. This is your chance to meet and learn from the hottest and most disruptive sports digital media brands through a series of entertaining and educational presentations.