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October 28, 2019
Tempe campus

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Global Sport Institute, Entrepreneurship + Innovation and Sun Devil Athletics host a dynamic conversation for student athletes focused on entrepreneurship, sport, and how to build an innovative career.

On the panel:

  • Jeminise Parris, Women's Track and Field, Sun Devil Athlete 
  • Roman Rozell, Men's Wrestling, Sun Devil Athlete 
  • Jeff Kunowski, Associate Director of Innovation Programs, Global Sport Institute 

Moderated by: Brittany Martin, Program Manager, Venture Development, Entrepreneurship + Innovation

October 31, 2019
Tempe campus

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Around the world the arts, design and sport are woven into cultures, discourse and community. From visual arts and design to movement and dance to music and media, the intersection between art and sport can inspire innovation that impacts societies around the globe. 

This month, the Global Sport Institute and Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts invite ASU faculty and graduate students to attend our Faculty Cross Talk: Arts, Design and Sport. Hear from Dr. Ariane Middel, assistant professor with the School of Arts, Media and Engineering, presenting research findings on measuring and mapping out microclimates along the marathon course ahead of the Tokyo Olympics 2020. Middel's research team identified hot spots where spectators may face discomfort or illness because of the extreme heat and humidity in the region in August, presenting solutions that can remain in place long after the games are over. Read more in the ASU Now article here.

Dr. Dean Bacalzo, assistant professor of Industrial Design will share about his project to create a reliable, cost-effective urine color system for athletes to self-assess their hydration levels by combining user-friendly design principles with field research that advances methods to assess factors that affect athlete performance.

Following the brief 20 minute speaker presentation, participants can share ideas, research and projects to form new connections and collaborations. 

Helpful ideas around the topic of Arts, Design and Sport may be:

  • How can music therapy impact athletes with Alzheimer's?
  • Can a stadium be a work of art?
  • How can the 'sports uniform' be reinvented?
  • How can dance and movement help athlete performance?
  • How else can an arena be used?

All ASU faculty and graduate students welcome to enjoy a complimentary lunch and participate in the faculty cross talk. Bring any and all research and/or project ideas to share with others and find collaborations with other faculty, scholars, and practitioners.

About Faculty Cross Talks:

Global Sport Institute hosts faculty cross talks provide opportunities for faculty, graduate students, and other interested scholars and practitioners to meet and exchange ideas relevant to sport research and projects. The general format includes a catered lunch, 1-2 speakers, Q & A, and a designated time and format for idea-exchange.

Questions? Email Kendall Jones, (kendall.jones@asu.edu)

November 6, 2019

SeventySix Capital Sports Innovation Conference

The second annual SeventySix Capital Sports Innovation Conference in Philadelphia will inspire and educate attendees on sports technology, esports, and sports betting – industries where innovation is moving at an accelerated pace.

Attendees will benefit from panels, keynote interviews, industry deep dives at lunch, and a sports startup pitch competition, all focused on the latest innovations in sports including athlete perspectives, data analytics, media, and more.

Startups focused on the sports digitalization, esports, and sports betting industries are invited to apply for our pitch competition where $10,000 in prizes will be awarded to top entrepreneurs!

Kenneth Shropshire, CEO of the Global Sport Institute at ASU and adidas Distinguished Professor of Sport will be discussing all things sports and technology.

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