Beyond Sport United will return to New York on September 12-13 to convene leaders and change-makers from around the world to explore how sport is being used to create positive social change in communities across the globe.
This year's event will move the conversation forward from 2017's theme by focusing specifically on young people's role in social activism, and how they are making an impact through engagement, citizenship and leadership.
Beyond Sport United, supported by the major U.S. leagues - MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL, and the WNBA - will draw together global influencers and innovators across sport, business, development, and government to look through a youth-engagement lens:
- Firstly, we will explore how sport can support young people making an impact through engagement, citizenship and leadership approaches.
- Secondly, we will look at how the sport industry - teams, leagues and brands – should be engaging with this new generation: how are we speaking to youth, making our work more purposeful, ensuring we are relevant and meaningful across experiential, content, and product offerings.
The 2-day interactive event will offer delegates the opportunity to take part in best practice on the ground at Community in Action, be inspired at the Beyond Sport Global Awards, and take part in workshops, break-out sessions, and cutting-edge panel discussions at Beyond Sport United.
The Beyond Sport United conference will be taking place at NYU's Eisner & Lubin Auditorium.
In its tenth year, the Beyond Sport Global Awards, taking place at the stunning One World Observatory, will celebrate, support, raise awareness and provide funding for ways sport is being used to help make the Global Goals for Sustainable Development a reality.
This year's categories will align with the UNSDGs, ranging from the Sport for Quality Education and Employment Award, to the Sport for Equality Award, to the Sport Climate Action Award.
Delegates will have the opportunity to network with sports celebrities, business leaders and development visionaries as we award more than $350,000 to the most innovative projects using sport to address the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. You will be inspired by the finalists from around the world – narrowed down from over 400 applications! – while enjoying incredible views of Manhattan and first-class cuisine at the stunning Observatory atop One World Trade.
Thanks to the support of partners that include Postcode Lottery Foundation, ESPN and Comic Relief, the Beyond Sport Global Awards will facilitate funding of over $350,000 from the Beyond Sport Foundation.
Our host hotel for 2018 is the Even Hotel, Brooklyn, which is just a 15 minute subway ride to all of our Beyond Sport United venues. Please contact the hotel directly by calling 855-879-3836 and quoting ‘Beyond Sport’ to take advantage of the preferential rate of $259 per night ++.
Please note that this rate is first come first served, and only applies to the nights of 12 and 13 September. All room reservations must be booked with the hotel by August 10 at the latest.