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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.

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)

October 28, 2019
Tempe campus

Make Your Future - Sport Entrepreneurship event for ASU Student Athletes

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

This an invite-only event for ASU's Student Athletes. 


September 28, 2019
Ability360 Sports & Fitness Center, 5031 E Washington St, Phoenix, Arizona 85034

Sport For Every Body

The Global Sport Institute and Ability360 are celebrating National Family Health and Fitness Day at the world-class facilities of Ability360 Sport & Fitness Center! Learn and try out adaptive sports activities from experts, hear from diverse and inspiring athletes, and learn about community resources in an active, family-friendly, fun, and welcoming atmosphere.

The day will kick off at our "opening ceremonies" with inspiring words from a diverse body of athlete ambassadors. Then, opt to join in on dance fitness with an inclusive Zumba® class. After kick-off attendees can check out open stations with rotating activities like the rock climbing wall, wheelchair rugby and basketball, tours of the facility, and more. Exhibitors will also be present and ready with an array of information and community resources to help families stay active and healthy.

This event is FREE and welcomes all body types, from ages 1-101+. Free ample parking is available in the structure between the fitness center and the Ability 360 center.

This event is in conjunction with the launch of the Global Sport Institute’s new theme, Sport and The Body. The purpose of this event is to defy typical perceptions of what an “athletic body” looks like, and to share with the community a fun and inclusive opportunity for all body types to participate in sport.
September 26, 2019 to September 28, 2019
Brava Theater Center, 2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

4th Annual Women Sports Film Festival

The Women Sports Film Festival uses the power of documentary film to celebrate female athletes and the filmmakers who bring their stories to the screen. Their mission is to advance equity in women’s sports and filmmaking by creating a platform that amplifies the stories of strong, embodied women. 

To learn more about the festival, head to womensportsfilm.com. To enjoy 10% off ANY admission, click here to purchase tickets and use our unique promo code: GLOBAL10