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GW-SportsTech-300x350v1We’re less than three weeks away from the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit, an immersive and fun conference taking place in Seattle on July 12-13.

Limited tickets are still available for this one-of-a-kind event, but they are going fast, so make sure to grab yours today before we sell out.

This is the first year for the Sports Tech Summit, and we’re especially excited about the speaker lineup, interactive demos and fun parties. Among those on this year’s agenda are LA Clippers owner and former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer; San Francisco Giants owner and former Yahoo president Jeff Mallett; Brooks Running CEO Jim Weber; Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber; Olympian Ariana Kukors; Seattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin and many others.

A big thanks to Comcast, the presenting sponsor of this year’s Sports Tech Summit, and a special shout out to our partners on this event: Seattle Sounders and Eiger Marketing.

So, what’s in store? You can check out the full slate of activities and speakers below:

Tuesday, July 12

4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.: Welcome Party at The Ninety, open to all Sports Tech Summit attendees. Join us as we kick off the inaugural Sports Tech Summit with a welcome party at The Ninety in Pioneer Square, sponsored by Microsoft.

Wednesday, July 13

7:30 a.m.: Registration & Networking, Safeco Field first base upper concourse.

8:30 a.m.: Sports Tech Summit begins, opening remarks

Mike Slade, co-creator of and co-owner of the PBA
Mike Slade, co-creator of and co-owner of the PBA.

8:45 a.m.: The Future of Sports, Chris McGuire of Adidas; Mike Slade of Second Avenue Partners and Jim Weber, CEO of Brooks Running.

9:25 a.m.: Fireside Chat, Rick Cordella, Senior Vice President and General Manager of digital media at NBC Sports Group. Technology at the Olympics, and the changing face of sports media. Moderated by AP Global Sports Editor Michael Giarrusso.

10:00 a.m.: Power Talk, Tim Chartier, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, Davidson College. Big Data in Sports: How stats are changing the way teams, leagues, fans and athletes operate.

Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer

10:20 a.m.: 20-minute break

10:40 a.m.: Owners Panel, Jeff Mallett, owner of San Francisco Giants and former Yahoo president, Henry Nguyen owner of LAFC; and Sounders FC owner Adrian Hanauer.

11:20 a.m.: Fireside Chat, Steve Ballmer, Owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, Former CEO of Microsoft.

12:05 p.m.: Lunch, presented by OfferUp

1:10 p.m.: The Next Playing Field: Virtual Reality in Sports Panel, Derek Belch CEO of STRIVR; Brad Allen, executive chairman of NextVR, moderated by GeekWire reporter Taylor Soper.

Ariana Kukors
Ariana Kukors, Olympic swimmer

1:45 p.m.: The Athlete’s Take, Seattle Seahawk Doug Baldwin and Olympian Ariana Kukors discuss how technology is changing the game, moderated by Jen Mueller.

2:20 p.m.: 25-minute break, presented by Delta Dental.

2:45 p.m.: Startup Showcase, Hear from five innovative sports tech startups.

3:15 p.m.: Fireside Chat, Don Garber, Commissioner, Major League Soccer.

sounders day crowd pic (5)
Fun at the Sounders Day rooftop deck party

3:50 p.m.: Closing remarks

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.: After-party in the Safeco Field ‘Pen, presented by Comcast. Virtual reality demonstrations.

5:30 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.: GeekWire Sounders Day, All Sports Tech Summit attendees are welcome to join GeekWire’s Sounder Day tailgate on sponsor EMC/Isilon’s rooftop deck. Select Sports Tech Summit tickets include a ticket to the Sounders FC match.

7:30 p.m.: Sounders FC – FC Dallas match at CenturyLink Field

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