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February 20, 2020
Phoenix Art Museum: 1625 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Sport and the Body image

Throughout the history of the sport, black bodies have been seen as fast, strong and powerful on the football field. However, there have long been questions associated with African Americans in leadership positions on the field of play. Today, nearly 70% of the players in the NFL are African American, yet very few have led their team as quarterbacks.

Inspired by these factors, our panel of former and current quarterbacks will explore the history of those that have held the position, the status of black men represented in leadership today, and the best path for success going forward.

Join us for an inspiring event moderated by Bill Rhoden, award-winning sports writer and visiting professor at Arizona State University. Panelists to be announced soon!

*Registration required

March 16, 2020
Austin, TX

SXSW 2020 Conference & Festivals logo

Global Sport Institute is heading to SXSW 2020 to host a dynamic conversation on Empowering the Athlete in the Post-Sport Journey. 

SXSW 2020 sport panelists: Karen Gallagher, Global Sport Institute, Jacques McClendon, LA Rams, Kenneth Shropshire, Global Sport Institute, Mori Taheripour, Wharton School and MT Global Strategies

Collegiate and professional athlete transitions are unique due to the typical length of preparation, intense level of identity and connectedness, and the unpredictable nature of when one’s career can end. This often leads to identity foreclosure, where an athlete sacrifices their education and additional identity options or career aspirations. We know that the more you prepare to transition out of the original dream, the more time you have to focus on the next dream and move into the reality of a new working life. Transition is eased for athletes who engage in continuous learning and when a transition plan is securely in place before the athletic experience ends. This panel will dive into the effects of transition and what can be done to help athletes prepare for life outside of sport.


Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW. Tickets and further information here.


April 2, 2020 to April 3, 2020
Hotel Palomar, 2 E. Jefferson Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

2020 Global Sport Summit

The 2020 Global Sport Summit will be on April 2-3, 2020!
Official times, speakers, and agenda details to be announced. Register now.

The third annual summit will return to the Hotel Palomar in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. The event will explore cutting-edge research and bring together expertise across a diverse set of disciplines to thoughtfully examine timely topics impacting the world of sport. This year will take a special focus on "Sport and The Body" - the Global Sport Institute's annual theme for the current year.

Who should attend? Any individual or organization with an interest and/or involvement in the broad world of sport. Including but not limited to:

  • Sport-related CEOs and leadership teams
  • Researchers, scholars, and academics
  • Sport entrepreneurs, innovators, and investors
  • Sports journalists and/or media professionals 
  • Sports historians, documentarians, or those working in humanities
  • Sports-related public relations and marketing professionals
  • Non-profit and community leaders
  • Students

This event is presented by the Global Sport Institute in partnership with the following ASU programs: Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Sports Law and Business; W. P. Carey School of Business, Sports Business; School of Community Resources and Development, Community Sport Management; and the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Sports Journalism; School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies, Sports, Culture and Ethics.

More information about the 2020 Global Sport Summit TBA! In the mean time, see our recaps from last year's Summit:

Video recap: Global Sport Summit 2019

via ASU Now: Looking at sports as a microcosm of racial, gender disparities in society

3 Thought Provoking Quotes from 2019 Global Sport Summit Speakers

2019 Global Sport Summit Examines Race and Sport Around the Globe

Winning ASU Global Sport Venture Devils Named at GSI Annual Summit