The 2013 Texas Sport Management Symposium

The 11th annual Texas Sport Management Symposium will be held in Houston, TX on November 8-9, 2013. This year’s theme is “The Business of Sport: An Interdisciplinary Approach.” The conference will feature keynote speakers, interactive panel discussions, and networking opportunities for sport management professionals.

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The 2013 Texas Sport Management Symposium will be held in Dallas, TX on May 17-18 at the Hyatt Regency Dallas. The symposium will provide an overview of the sport management field for those new to the profession as well as update experienced professionals on current trends. There will be a variety of sessions offered on topics such as marketing, sponsorship, event management, merchandising, facility management, and more. In addition, there will be networking opportunities and a trade show.

Overview of the Symposium

The 2013 Texas Sport Management Symposium will provide an overview of relevant topics in the field of sport management. This year’s symposium will focus on how to effectively manage a sports organization. The symposium will cover topics such as budgeting, marketing, event planning, and risk management. In addition, the symposium will feature a panel discussion on the current state of the sport management industry.

Highlights from the Symposium

The Texas Sport Management Symposium is the premier annual gathering of sport management scholars in the state of Texas. The event brings together leading researchers from across the state to present and discuss the latest sport management research.

This year’s symposium, held on October 12th at the University of Texas at Austin, featured keynote speaker Dr. Andy Gillentine from the University of Memphis. Dr. Gillentine’s presentation, “The Impact of Social Media on Sport Organizations”, provided attendees with an in-depth look at how social media is changing the landscape of sport organizations.

Other highlights from the symposium included presentations on a variety of topics such as fan engagement, athlete performance, and event management. The symposium also featured a panel discussion on the future of sport management research in Texas featuring representatives from each of the state’s major universities.

The Texas Sport Management Symposium is an annual event that provides a forum for leading scholars in the field of sport management to come together and share their latest research. If you are interested in staying up-to-date on the latest developments in sport management, be sure to mark your calendar for next year’s symposium!


We would like to thank all of the attendees, staff, and volunteers who helped make this event possible. The success of this event would not have been possible without your support. We would also like to give a special thanks to our keynote speaker, Dr. Melinda Lewis, for her inspiring and thought-provoking presentation.

We hope that everyone who attended had a valuable experience and we look forward to seeing you all at next year’s symposium!

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