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Rob Shepardson

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir

Ambassador Miriam Sapiro

Will Lewis


  • 10 Roundtables (Invite Only)

    Venue: NYU Global Center

    Dress Code: Business Casual

  • Information Desk open at Sheraton Brooklyn

    Delegates can pick up event booklets and receive key information.

  • Community in Action, hosted by Street Soccer USA

    Community in Action will showcase different programing approaches where sport is addressing key local issues. Come ready to play and learn.

    Venue: Red Hook Recreation Center , Brooklyn (Sports Hub at Lorraine and Henry Streets (enter on Lorraine Street)

    Transport: Transport will be provided to and from the Sheraton Brooklyn for those that require it

    Dress Code: there will be opportunities to participate in the sport sessions so please dress appropriately in sports clothes and trainers.

    Detailed timings are as follows:

    • 12.30 pm - Coaches depart from Sheraton Brooklyn

    • 1 pm - Lunch

    • 2 pm - Welcome to local community and introductions 

    • 2.30 pm - Program Sessions

    • 4 pm - Closing remarks

    • 4.10 pm - Coaches depart back to Sheraton Brooklyn

  • Beyond Sport Global Awards

    The winners of the Beyond Sport Global Awards will be announced in an evening of celebration and inspiration at the incredible One World Observatory

    Venue: One World Observatory, One World Trade

    Transport: The closest subway station to the One World Observatory is Chambers St. Station, which is serviced by the Blue A,C,E  lines. Enter on West St. at Corner of Vesey St. and a host will direct you to Guest check in and security.

    Dress Code: Cocktail Attire

    Detailed timings are as follows:

    • 6 pm - Networking Reception and Refreshments

    • 7 pm - Beyond Sport Awards - Part I

    • 7.45 pm - Interval

    • 8 pm - Beyond Sport Awards - Part II

    • 9 pm - Ceremony Close and Celebration Continues


    BRIC House, Brooklyn - 647 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

    Dress Code: Business Casual

  • Teams and Leagues Breakfast (invite-only)

  • Delegate Registration & Breakfast

  • Welcome and Why We're Here

    Remarks from Beyond Sport

    • Dan Nicholl- MC, Presenter, Host

    • Nick Keller- Founder & President, Beyond Sport

  • Kick-off: Context

    Words on the state of our world – how is the approach to creating social change shifting? What does this mean in a global and local context?

    • Ambassador Miriam Sapiro - Partner, Finsbury; Former White House Special Assistant & Counselor to President Clinton; Deputy US Trade Representative & National Security Council Director

  • Panel: Our Position

    Perspectives on what sport’s role is in this shift: where we can make a difference, where’s our place, and how does this fit with our own organization’s objectives

    Facilitated by: Nick Keller- Founder & President, Beyond Sport

    • Anthony Signorelli - SVP, Strategic Partnerships, The Advertising Council

    • Natalia Leon - Colombian activist and changemaker

    • Will Lewis - CEO, Dow Jones & Company

    • Rob Shepardson - Co-Founder and Partner, SS+K

  • Networking Break & Virtual Stories

  • Panel: On Impact

    Words on how we can measure the impact of social movements, advocacy and activism

    Facilitated by: Alexandra Chalat - Managing Director, thinkBeyond

    • Preeti Shetty - Head of Upshot, Football Foundation

    • Caroline Rowland - Founder, The Story Vault

    • Lesa Ukman - Founder, ProSocial Valuation Service

    • Oliver Buston - Founder, Future Advocacy

  • Reflection: Impact in Action

    Students that participated in 10Roundtables will share how impact from the event is happening in real time

  • Lunch

  • Soapboxes & Workshopping (Round 1)

    Delegates split into 2 groups

    Soapboxes: Case Studies & Inspiration

    3 inspirational talks providing case studies and best practices on how sportis being used in campaigning, advocacy, lobbying and societal shift

    Going viral: Spreading the word

    • Presented by Sarah de Carvalho MBE - CEO, It's a Penalty Campaign 

    Taking the lead: Athlete Activism

    • Presented by Chris Mosier - American transgender advocate, Team USA Athlete, and VP, You Can Play project

    In-person: Platform and Influence

    • Presented by David Fizdale - Head Coach, Memphis Grizzlies

    Workshopping: Practical Insight

    Interactive sessions that will work through our current challenges in the sector, and assess what assets we need to address them, led by experts

  • Networking Break & Change

  • Soapboxes & Workshopping (Round 2)

    Groups swap sessions - Group 1 attends Workshops; Group 2 attends Soapboxes

  • Networking Break & Change

  • Workshopping (Speed Round)

    All attendees choose a workshop topic they did not yet attend for a shorter taster session

  • Panel: Future

    A conversation on the future of sport and social change: What’s the next step beyond activism, advocacy and movements?

    • Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir- College Basketball player, instructor & activist

    • Chris Watts - Executive Director, National Fitness Foundation

    • Mary Ellen Curran - VP, Community Relations, WWE

    • Michael Sheldrick - Global Director of Policy and Advocacy, Global Citizen

  • Close and drinks reception

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