Experience the heart of the action during the NFL Combine!
Since 2002 Sports Management Worldwide has been changing lives at the NFL Combine, not on the field, but in the conference room. Our annual NFL Combine Career Conference provides people of all ages, with a desire to work in the NFL, insight and exposure they can't get anywhere else:
Network with NFL executives
Career guidance from well know NFL executives
Insights on who is doing the hiring and what you need to know to get hired
Connect with sports career minded individuals
Mentors who have been where you are and want to assist you with your career
Insider information to changes in the industry that put your career on the fast track
Strategies to catapult your career to the next level
Who Should Attend the 2016 NFL Combine Career Conference?
This conference is designed for individuals who have always dreamed of working in football. Aspiring agents, executives, scouts, sales reps, marketers, analysts – all will learn a bevy of insider information to help set them apart in the employment race.
Attendees include business professionals hoping to break into sports, sports agents looking to network, college students trying to get a foot in the door, football fans interested into changing careers , and many more satisfied participants.
We do require attendees to be over 18 (16-17 if accompanied by an adult).
Why Should You Attend the NFL Combine Career Conference?
There are very few chances for you to learn from, and ask questions of, pillars in the industry. Speakers like Adam Schefter, Mark Dominik, John Wooten and Greg Hylton aren't coming to your current business, or your college classroom, to discuss the strategies and skills necessary to work in the NFL.
At the NFL Combine Career Conference, they will. If fact, following their presentations, many speakers stick around to engage the attendees in one-on-one discussions.
Head coaches, Directors of Player Personnel and Scouting, ESPN writers, Sports Agents, Pro Athletes and many others will be present at this one of a kind event.
*Upon registration, all attendees will be sent an invitation for complimentary tickets to the 2016 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday February 27th, 2016. This event is closed to the general public, but because of our strong relationship with the NFL special consideration is being provided to conference attendees. You will be allowed to watch the quarterbacks, tight ends and wide receivers as they are evaluated by the 32 NFL teams. Attendees are not guaranteed entrance, but will be given priority. The earlier you register, the better your chances!
Questions about the workshop or group rates? Contact Alyssa email@example.com.
Note: This conference does not include entrance to the NFL Combine, which is closed to the public. For more information,visit the NFL Scouting Combine website. Speakers are subject to change and not guaranteed.
In the past entire University Sports Management programs have attended, if you are interested in a group rate please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide group discounts for 5-50 people.
SMWW will award a limited amount of full and partial scholarships for each SMWW Career Conference. You must be 18 years or older to be considered. If interested, fill out an application and submit your resume and one page letter explaining why you should receive a scholarship to StudentServices@smww.com.
Scholarships do not include lodging or airfare. Those who have completed an SMWW Training Program will be given preference.
Please Note: Teams & Executives do not yet know their schedules for the NFL Combine Conference. We put together a rough draft of the agenda for the day to give you an idea of what to expect. Speakers will changes as teams make meeting schedules and flight arrangements.
Adam Schefter, ESPN NFL Insider
Ray Farmer, Former Cleveland Browns
Marc Trestman, Baltimore Ravens Offensive Coordinator
Paraag Maranthe, San Francisco 49ers President
Tony Khan, Jacksonville Jaguars Senior VP of Football Technologies
Mark Dominik, ESPN Analysts and Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM
John Wooten, NFL Legend
Dr. Lynn Lashbrook, President and Founder Sports Management Worldwide
Greg Hylton, Indianapolis Colts VP Premium Seating and Ticket Sales
Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders & Pro Football Prospectus
Mike Stoeber, Jacksonville Jaguars Associate Director of Football Technology
Bill Guertin, The 800-Pund Gorilla, Marketing Consultant to 65 Major League Teams
Joel Corry, Former Sports Agent, NFL Contract & Salary Cap Expert
Kristen Kuliga, NFL Agent
Jack Mills, NFL Agent
Jim Solano, NFL Agent
Kelli Masters, NFL Agent
Steve Baker, NFL Agent
Jen Mueller, Seattle Seahawks Sideline Reporter
Michael Tanier, Bleacher Report NFL National Lead Writer
Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus Senior Analyst
Adam Caplan, ESPN NFL Insider
Russ Lande, Montreal Alouettes U.S. College Scouting Director
Alex Brown, Optimum Scouting Head Central Scout
Josh Liskiewitz, Pro Football Focus Analyst
Adam Farrand, Athletes Performance Institute – NFL Combine & Football Business Development Manager
What to Expect at the NFL Combine Career Conference
SMWW Welcome Reception
Meet this year's speakers, NFL scouts, agents, media members and the SMWW faculty at the legendary Indianapolis Colts Grille! This welcome event is a great kick off to the conference, spent downtown in the hub of the NFL Combine activity.
You will receive a full agenda upon arrival and registration, outlining the entire 2-day conference. Due to the NFL combine schedule and the fluidity of our speakers work commitments, we juggle speaking engagements and panels up to the last minute! Below you can see this final agenda from our event last year, to give you a rough idea for what this year will present.
One thing we can guarantee – the event will be jam packed with speakers, opportunities to network, ask questions and learn from the best in the business. Every year we have surprise visits from NFL personnel, who literally walk by our meeting rooms all day and jump into a discussion or panel.
Being in the heart of the NFL Combine, where over 2,500 team executives, scouts and media members are congregating, makes the difference!
2015 NFL COMBINE FOOTBALL CAREER CONFERENCE AGENDA
(2016 information to be added as it becomes available.)
Speakers and times will change. Please keep checking back to this webpage for updates and changes.
Friday, February 20, 2015
3:00 - 6:30pm Registration Open at the JW Marriott, 2nd level by Starbucks
7:30pm to 9:30pm SMWW Welcome Reception in downtown Indianapolis Private Party at the Rock Bottom Brewery. All attendees are invited to join this fabulous networking opportunity. Registration will be open during the reception as folks fly in from all over the USA for the conference. Drop by upon your arrival and meet the SMWW Staff & Faculty, Conference Speakers, and friends of SMWW.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
7:45am Registration opens at the JW Marriott, Grand Ballroom Level 3
8:30am Welcome with SMWW President Dr. Lynn Lashbrook
8:45am Inside the NFL with two NFL Veterans: Moderator: Lynn Lashbrook
John Wooten, former NFL Executive, played for the Browns 1959-67, Redskins 1968. Highly respected by NFL Executives.
Affectionately known as NFL's Godfather. SMWW Faculty
Mark Dominik, ESPN NFL Analyst, former Tampa Bay Buccaheers GM & SMWW Faculty
9:45am Break Those with special invite meet with John Wooten in the foyer for entry into the 2015 NFL Combine
10:00am-10:40am How to Get a Job in the NFL Moderator: Lynn Lashbrook
Jen Mueller, Seattle Mariners & Seahawks Sideline Reporter, SMWW Faculty
Greg Hylton, Indianapolis Colts, VP Premium Seating & Ticket Sales & SMWW Faculty
10:40am-11:30am NFL Agent Panel: "Tips to Success in finding Top Draft Picks and Securing Endorsements" Moderator: Jen Mueller
Kelli Masters, NFL Agent
Jim Solano - NFL Player & Coach Agent
Kristen Kuliga - NFL Agent
Joel Corry, former NFL & NBA Agent, Salary Cap Expert
11:30am-12:30pm Networking Lunch
12:30pm -1pm "The Life of a NFL GM " Ray Farmer, Cleveland Browns GM
Moderator: Lynn Lashbrook
1:15pm Keynote: "The Three Most Important Moments in Your Sports Career" Bill Guertin, 800 Pound Gorilla CEO
Sales Trainer for the NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS
2:15pm-3pm NFL Video and Football Analytics Moderator: Dr. Lynn Lashbrook
Tony Khan, Jacksonville Jaguars Senior VP Football Technology & Analytics
Mike Stoeber, Jacksonville Jaguars Video Department, SMWW Faculty
3pm-3:45pm Media & Journalism Panel Moderator: Jen Mueller
Mike Tanier, Bleacher Report NFL Lead Writer
Adam Caplan, ESPN NFL Insider Commentor
4:00pm Scouting with the Pros at the NFL Combine Moderator: Dr. Lynn Lashbrook
Aaron Schatz, Football Outsiders Founder & ESPN Insider
Russ Lande - GM Jr. Scouting, The Big Ten Network & The National Football Post & SMWW Faculty
Steve Palazzolo, Pro Football Focus Senior Analyst
5pm "Differentiate Yourself" Dr. Lynn Lashbrook
Download a Copy of the 2015 NFL Combine Program Here:
This conference is being held at the JW Marriott located at 10 South West Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204. Downtown Indianpolis has many Marriott hotels. Rooms are available at the JW Marriott, but we reccommend you stay at one of these Marriott hotels below as they are connected to the JW Marriott and much less expensive:
SpringHill Suites Downtown
601 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204
The SMWW conference offered a plethora of information from pro players and those who work in the business side of NFL and the sports arena. Great event and very fortunate to attend
If you are truly looking for a career in the sports management field or are looking to become an NFL agent or scout then this career conference is a definite must. Wealth of information and tremendous line of speakers.
University of Florida
As someone who has wanted to work in the NFL, this conference gave me the opportunity to finally talk to real scouts, agents, GM’s and other front office personnel about how to make my jump to the next level.
University of Nebraska
This was a great start for my career. I have learned the ins and outs of the sports industry in just a few days, and I know there is more to come. This is a great learning experience and I expect to be back in the future to further my sports dreams
I came to the conference hoping to learn the next steps of my career. The conference not only helped me out with networking, but also helped to craft a realistic strategy for success.
President, Graylon Cole, Ltd.
I recommend this conference to anyone considering an athletic career. The speakers and the information are fantastic.
Fort Worth, TX
The SMWW conference is an amazing opportunity to listen and talk to individuals in the sports world, ranging from NFL legends and agents, to current coaches.
If you want to work in the NFL, this conference is for you. SMWW provides various courses for different career paths in the world of sports.