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2016 Sports Agent School

October 21-22, 2016 – Chicago, IL

Sports Agent School is the premier training ground for anyone interested in professional athlete representation. Perfect for aspiring sports agents, Sports Agent School will offer real world experience, networking with the best in the industry and insight on how to become a sports agent.

This one of a kind event will be held in Chicago, IL on October 21-22nd. Sports Agent School will present education, advice and information on the inner workings of the sports agent industry. Our speakers combine to represent over $2 Billion in current and future contracts.

*6 CLE Credits available for attending

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    Learn From Industry Leading Agents

    We bring together the most successful agents, team executives and sports professionals to provide an inside look into the agent industry and the steps needed to become a sports agent.

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    Information Wins

    Agent School will present the most in-depth and well-rounded look into the sports agency world.

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    Connect With Industry Leaders

    Grow your professional network with established agents and sports industry leaders.

All-Access Package

All-Access Experience

Successfully run in 2015, the All-Access Package at Sports Agent School will give you the ability to learn directly from some of the most successful Sports Agents. Limited to 20 selected individuals, this experience will provide insight and advice on the many responsibilities of an Agent.

All-Access Details

2 Exclusive Sessions with Presenters, Networking Social, Unparalleled Access to Top Executives, Expert Industry Career Advice
2 Day Agent School School Ticket, Reserved Seating Front Row, Swag Bag and Experience Materials

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    One on One Sessions with Presenters

    Get personal career advising from top agents

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    Intimate Learning Environment

    Only 20 participants selected for hands on learning sessions

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    Unparalleled Access to Top Executives

    Multiple Exclusive Networking Opportunities

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Testimonials

“TPG’s Agent School not only helped expand my knowledge of the sport industry but taught me necessary skills that I can apply to my everyday work at Wasserman. Agent School was an amazing experience and I would recommend it for anyone who would like to work in the sports world.”

– Tanner Lipson (2015 Attendee, Wasserman)

“Sports Agent School is the best career/networking event I have attended.  TPG does an incredible job of providing inside information along with unrivaled access to industry leaders.  Sports Agent School provides great value whether you are a veteran in the industry or trying to break your way in.  This event is a chance to learn from the best in the industry in an intimate setting and gives a genuine perspective on what life as an agent is really like. TPG events are always first class.”

-Trinity  Best (2015 Attendee)

“Panel after panel, interaction after interaction, inner thought after inner thought, my motivation gradually increased at the Sports Agent School conference, which I hope to build upon as I pursue a career in sports.” Full Testimonial

-Ford Shield (2015 Attendee, Marquette Law Student)

Each panelist was able to provide unique insights as to what we, as aspiring sports agents, could do to differentiate ourselves from the competition. I would recommend the TPG Sports Agent School to anybody that has an interest in being a sports agent, is a general basketball enthusiast or would like to learn more about the world of a professional athlete.” Full Testimonial
-Sean Thornberry (2015 Attendee, Oregon MBA Candidates)

“TPG Agent School is an extremely unique opportunity to learn the behind-the-scenes of being an NBA Agent. Nothing will be sugar-coated; all glitz and glamour aside, you will get the true, raw extent of the sacrifices necessary to succeed as an agent. For those who want to pursue this career, there is nothing more valuable than this information, straight from the agents themselves. Additionally, having the chance to network and build relationships with those within the industry is priceless. This is a great learning opportunity and I’d highly recommend TPG’s Agent School to not only those who want to be agents, but also those who want to enter the sports industry in general.”
-Arjun Mahendroo (2015 Attendee, NBA League Office Intern)

2016 Agent School Venue and Host Hotel

Venue

Muvico Theater– Located in Rosemont, IL just minutes away from Chicago O’Hare to provide the most convenient location for attendees.

Host Hotel

Aloft O’Hare– Located within walking distance to Muvico Theater and MB Financial Park to provide attendees a host of entertainment options.
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Schedule

Thursday, October 20th

7:30pm – 9:00pm – Agent School Kickoff Mixer (Park Tavern “Sky Bar” – Rosemont, IL)

Day 1 – Friday, October 21st

11:30am – 12:00pm – Registration
12:00pm  12:10pm – Introductions
12:10pm – 1:00pm – Introduction to Athlete Representation
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Successfully Representing an Athlete: Creating Opportunities for Your Client
2:00pm – 2:30pm – Q & A Session
2:30pm – 4:15pm – Networking Lunch (All Access Package Only)
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Recruiting Talent & The Importance of Relationships 
5:30pm – 7:00pm – Agent Experience (All Access Package Only)

Day 2- Saturday, October 22nd

9:00am – 10:00am – Networking Breakfast (All Access Package Only)
10:00am – 10:10am – Opening Remarks

10:15am – 12:20pm – Breakout Sessions
*You will rotate and get an opportunity to attend both sessions
    10:15am – 11:15am – Paths to Becoming an Agent
     11:20am – 12:20pm – The Art of a Deal: Contract Negotiation
12:20pm – 12:35pm – Break
12:35pm – 1:35pm – Building an Agency 
1:35pm – 2:00pm – Q & A Session
2:00pm – 2:10pm – Closing
2:30pm – 4:00pm – Agent Experience (All Access Package Only)

Sports Agent School

[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_crowd-shot.jpg]38100Sold out auditorium at Agent School
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_agent-experience-2.jpg]36010Exclusive "Agent Experience" Session
Bouna Ndiaye - Comsport; Debbie Spander - Wasserman Media Group; Alex Saratsis - Octagon; Doug Neustadt - The Neustadt Group
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_building-an-agency-2.jpg]31380"Building An Agency" Panel
Debbie Spander - Wasserman Media Group; Bouna Ndiaye - Comsport; Doug Neustadt - The Neustadt Group
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_networking.jpg]29500Attendees networking with speakers
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_alex-in-speed-session.jpg]27930One on One meetings for All Access Members
Alex Saratsis - Octagon
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_recruiting-talent-panel.jpg]26100"Recruiting Talent & The Importance of Relationships with Team Executives" Panel
Kevin Bradbury - BDA Sports; Jim Stack - Retired NBA GM; Steve Kauffman - Kauffman Sports Management Group
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_networking-2.jpg]24930Attendees networking with speakers
Fran Fraschilla - ESPN
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_rich-presentation.jpg]23720Rich Sheubrooks Keynote Speech
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_rich-presentation-2.jpg]22560Rich Sheubrooks Keynote Speech
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_q-a.jpg]21480Q & A Session for attendees
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_building-an-agency.jpg]21170"Building An Agency" Panel
Debbie Spander - Wasserman Media Group; Bouna Ndiaye - Comsport; Doug Neustadt - The Neustadt Group
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_bouna-in-speed-session.jpg]20260One on One meetings for All Access Members
Bouna Ndiaye - Comsport
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_breakout-session.jpg]19960Breakout Session
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_agent-experience.jpg]19030Exclusive "Agent Experience" Session
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_crowd-shot-2.jpg]18450Full crowd at Agent School
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_alex-at-lunch-social.jpg]17590Attendees networking with speakers
Alex Saratsis - Octagon
[img src=http://tpgsportsgroup.com/wp-content/flagallery/sports-agent-school/thumbs/thumbs_doug-at-lunch-social.jpg]17290Attendees networking with speakers
Doug Neustadt - The Neustadt Group

2015 Agent School Speakers

Why Sports Agent School Benefits You

Law Student

  • Gain first-hand knowledge of how to transition from a law student to a sports professional
  • Build a foundation of contacts in the sports agent industry

Undergraduate/Graduate Student 

  • Gain insight in the agent industry if you have aspirations to become a sports agent
  • Get your foot in the door early by networking with sports agents

Rising Sports Agent

  • Increase your network and build additional relationships
  • Identify the essential qualities to be successful from industry leaders

Aspiring Front Office Executive

  • Opportunities with NBA teams often come from relationships with agents
  • Learn the relationship between agents and team executives

Practicing Lawyer

  • Grow your professional network for a possible career change into the sports industry
  • Learn of opportunities within sports and entertainment agencies

Sports Enthusiast

  • Behind-the-scenes look at sports agents that manage the careers’ of professional athletes
  • Evaluate the industry as a possible career path