Top Sports Business Conferences in 2021

The Technical Revolution of ESports

Esports is the fastest-growing part of the gaming industry. Organized multiplayer video game competitions have enjoyed spectacular growth over the last decade, with thousands of fans filling stadiums to watch live events and millions following them on streaming platforms. Although esports may seem niche, almost 10% of the global online population participates. Hear from key thought and technology business leaders about the technology trends that are impacting this rapidly growing industry and how tech can keep accelerating the growth of the space. Wednesday, January 13 | 3:15 PM – 3:55 PM EST

SportsPro Insider Series: Engaging Gen-Z

Gen Z sports fans are growing more influential every day and their appetite for different kinds of viewing experiences – from user-generated content and communication to short-form highlights and creative storytelling – promises to bring lasting change. The organizations that find the right strategy have a real chance to get ahead. January 20, 2021, 8 AM – 11 AM EST

The LIVE Series (Hashtag Sports)

AI-driven matchmaking and unparalleled access to the sports, media, and entertainment ecosystem with 1-on-1 meetings, AMAs, and talks in a digitally interactive environment alongside educational thought leadership. Feb. 2021

National Sports Forum Winter Summit

The National Sports Forum is one of the largest annual sports business conferences in North America, gathering league, team, and property executives from the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS, NASCAR, UEFA, the Minor Leagues, NCAA, Auto & Horse Racing, and many more. The NSF Winter Virtual Summit is slated for February 17-18, 2021.


Sports Industry Networking & Career Conference is the premier sports industry conference where hundreds of college students come together to learn about the sports industry and network with well-known leaders from across the industry. This year’s event will be held virtually February 18-19, 2020. Previous speakers include representatives from companies such as the Baltimore Ravens, CAA, ESPN, Foot Locker, Houston Astros, MLB, NBA, and more.

Leaders Week 2021 unites the world of sport and entertainment online to explore the big trends in the industry. More details to be announced soon. March 16-17, 2021

SportsPro Insider Series Monetising Sports Consumption

Rapid changes in technology and fan behavior have made it vital for sports organizations to create agile and engaging environments that fit today’s digital fan, as well as having a strategy to monetize these initiatives. March 17, 2021

SportTechie State of The Industry

State Of The Industry (SOTI) is SportTechie’s flagship conference focused on sports technology and innovation. As our most comprehensive event we cover a wide range of topics, examining the most important matters from the past year, but with an eye towards the year to come. The virtual conference is slated for March 24-25, 2021 and will include speakers like Al Guido of the 49ers and Elevate Sports Ventures, Hugh Weber of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment and more!

Sports Events Marketing Experience

Sports Events Marketing Experience conference is one of the top conferences all year for young professionals and students to hear from the industry’s top leaders in events and marketing. This year’s event will be held March 25-26, 2021 virtually. Organizations expected to attend include NBA, MLB, NFLPA, Nike, Octagon, ESPN, and others.

ESports Insider Digital Spring Conference

ESI Digital Spring will mark Esports Insider’s return to the events space for 2021. There’ll be over 60 speakers across the two days, and the themes focused on will be brands and sponsorship, investment, tournament delivery, fan engagement and more. Attendees can make use of Brella’s market-leading matchmaking and networking capabilities, complemented by the truly international ESI event community to discover new opportunities, and experience exclusive content with both regional and global foci that you won’t be able to experience anywhere else.
March 30-31, 2021

MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

The 15th Annual MIT Soan Sports Analytics Conference will take place April 8-9, 2021 virtually. 2021 speakers include WNBA great, Sue Bird, Alexis Ohanian; Co-Founder of Reddit, JJ Watt, Mark Cuban and many more!

SportsPro LIVE

Leading experts across the sports ecosystem will gather together on 28 & 29 April 2021 to discuss the most disruptive and challenging topics facing the industry today. Founded on six key pillars – everything from AI to data to sustainability to digital transformation was tackled head-on by the event’s pioneering speakers and thought leaders. April 28-29, 2021

SportsPro Insider ESports & Gaming

With the pandemic hitting traditional sports hard, esports was thrust into the limelight as never before in 2020. Viewing records tumbled as athletes and celebrities brought new fans to gaming. But what have the long-term effects of this been and how can esports carve out a permanent share of the mainstream audience? May 19, 2021

ESports Business Summit

The 2021 ESports Business Summit will convene live at Caesars Palace Las Vegas, October 18-20, 2021. Stay tuned for more info.

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