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Sport LEAP

July 19 July 26

UNLOCK YOUR POTENTIAL IN THE ‘FUN ECONOMY‘: Expanding the Leaderverse in the New Global Sports Industry

The worlds of sports, entertainment, and tourism are converging like never before. Las Vegas has become a global intellectual capital driving this new world. Want to lead the tomorrows? Come to Sport LEAP!

Leadership in the ever-evolving landscape of the 21st-century sports industry is increasingly beyond strategy. It’s also navigating a complex global market and driving innovation to compete in a volatile economic environment. To meet these challenges head-on, emerging leaders need more than traditional management skills. A blend of strategic vision, industry insight, and an understanding of the intersection between sports, entertainment, gaming, and tourism is needed.

By attending Sport LEAP, you will be presented with an opportunity unlike any other in the history of sports executive education: an opportunity to embed yourself in championship teams, to integrate your growing sports knowledge into a burgeoning ‘Fun Economy.’ If you are a rising leader in sports, you won’t want to miss this first-of-its-kind professional development opportunity for the industry’s future C-suite executives.

What Makes Sport LEAP Unique?

  • Hands-On Experience: Dive deep into the industry with immersive projects, bridging theory with real-world challenges.
  • Expert Guidance: Learn directly from C-suite executives representing industry-leading organizations such as the reigning, back-to-back WNBA Champion Las Vegas Aces, the NHL’s Stanley Cup-Winning Golden Knights, UFC, Formula 1 Las Vegas Grand Prix, and the NFL’s Las Vegas Raiders.
  • Networking: Forge relationships with current and future industry innovators.
  • Exclusive Access: Gain unprecedented insights into world-class organizations.

Why Las Vegas?

  • Innovation: Experience a city where groundbreaking ideas flourish, from themed resorts to revolutionary entertainment facilities like Allegiant Stadium and The Sphere
  • Growth: Witness the remarkable transformation of Las Vegas into a major sports hub, home to iconic teams, events, and experiences like Super Bowl LVIII, NHL & WNBA All-Star Games, NFL and NHL Drafts, and NBA Summer League.
  • Entertainment Capital: Learn what it takes to thrive in the ‘Fun Economy,’ where the industries of sport, entertainment, and tourism collide to create unprecedented economic opportunity.

Whether you aspire to expand your industry knowledge, hone your executive leadership skills, or shift your organization’s innovation into overdrive, Sport LEAP promises to be your gateway to career elevation. Don’t miss this unparalleled opportunity to leap ahead in your career journey. Apply and embark on an adventure that will redefine your future in the industry! WELCOME TO THE FUN ECONOMY.

Event Details

  • Date: Friday, July 19 through Friday, July 26
  • Location: Las Vegas Aces and Las Vegas Raiders Headquarters, Las Vegas, NV
  • Tuition: $5,000

Now accepting applications. Final deadline is Friday, June 21, 2024. Applications will be reviewed immediately and if approved, payment and lodging details will be shared via email. Please email sportsinnovation@unlv.edu with any questions. Apply below:

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