SEICon — a first of its kind Sports, Entertainment & Innovation Conference hosting thought leaders and subject matter experts from across the globe to educate, collaborate and create dynamic ventures together. Attendees will have opportunities to meet industry executives and explore the latest innovations in sports and entertainment, esports and gaming, sports sociology and diversity, broadcast brands and media, research and development, and more.

The inaugural conference will be held in Las Vegas at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas with an opening reception July 15, and the three-day conference July 16-18, 2024. The event will include exhibitor pods, innovation labs, daily keynotes, seminars/sessions, roundtables, and daily wrap parties with music entertainment.

Where the World’s Leading Sports, Entertainment & Innovation Leaders Gather

SEICon is the next-gen conference that empowers academia, corporations, government, organizations, and non-profit entities to align, accelerating the development of new products, services and technologies that will elevate the entire market and improve the future of sports and entertainment for all.  The inaugural three-day conference (July 15-17, 2024) includes an innovation hub, daily keynotes, seminars/sessions, roundtables, and daily wrap parties with music entertainment.

Organised by UNLV Sports Innovation and Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, in collaboration with the Las Vegas-based guest experience agency Circle, the event will include exhibitor pods, innovation labs, daily keynotes, seminars/sessions, roundtables, and daily wrap parties with music entertainment. 

UNLV Sports Innovation aspires to be a nationally hub that integrates sport science and sport business

UNLV Sports Innovation aspires to be a nationally recognized hub that integrates sport science and sport business to provide cutting-edge solutions to unique challenges and drive the future of sport. Situated in UNLV’s Office of Economic Development with collaborators across the university, UNLV Sports Innovation is training the next generation of sport scientists and sport business professionals through interdisciplinary education and research.

“There has been momentum building in the area of professional sports throughout Southern Nevada in recent years, and the economic growth that comes along with it is undeniable,” Keith E. Whitfield, president of University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). “Through business and workforce development, and of course innovation, UNLV is a key partner in this growth, and SEICon is the latest example of our collaborative work to reinforce Las Vegas’ reputation as the world leader in tourism, sports, and entertainment.” 

Analysts predict the global sports market to reach $2 trillion

Analysts predict the global sports market to reach $2 trillion, which is 2% of the $100 trillion world’s economy, bolstered by an influx of money from new sources, emerging technologies, and growing demand. Already the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas has become an emerging sports destination and is perfectly positioned to host an annual conference focused on the intersection of sports, entertainment, and innovation. 

“The opportunity for our students to work on this world-class event captures the essence of our experiential-based academic programmes,” said Michael Veley, founding director and chair and Rhonda S. Falk endowed professor in the Department of Sport Management in Falk College. “We, along with our nationally acclaimed advisory council of industry executives, fully embrace the collaboration with UNLV’s premier programmes, the creative genius of Circle, and business partners and sports entities in one of the most dynamic sports and entertainment markets in the world.” 

Explore the latest innovations in sports and entertainment

Attendees will have opportunities to meet industry executives and explore the latest innovations in sports and entertainment, esports and gaming, sports sociology and diversity, broadcast brands and media, research and development, and more. 

“Through collaborations with academic partners, and the sports and entertainment industry, we are training the next generation of sports scientists and sports business professionals through interdisciplinary education and research,” said Jay Vickers, COO of UNLV Sports Innovation. “SEICon will produce opportunities for education and collaboration that will result in unprecedented deal making that will undeniably have a positive impact for our universities, students, and the sports and entertainment industry.” 

The event will also recognise leadership in sports, entertainment, and academia, and connect audiences dedicated to the future of these industries. 

  • Date: 15-17, July, 2024
  • Location: Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

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