The pioneering gamer who launched League of Legends into an eSports juggernaut. The sports executive who is bringing new technologies to the NFL. And one of the greatest players in the WNBA.
Yes, it’s game time for our second annual GeekWire Sports Tech Summit, taking place Wednesday, June 21 and Thursday, June 22 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle.
We’ve got a lot planned for this week’s event, including in-depth fireside chats, interactive exhibits and fun networking parties. Make sure to follow this FAQ closely if you’ve already secured your ticket for this one-of-a-kind event. If you’d like to join us, a few tickets still remain. Just go here to purchase yours.
GeekWire Sports Tech Summit Location: Welcome party, presented by League, on June 21 in the NE Loft of CenturyLink Field and main conference on June 22 in the West Club Lounge of CenturyLink Field.
Dates: June 21-22.
Agenda: We’ve got an amazing lineup of speakers from across the sports and tech industries, including fireside chats with NFL COO Tod Leiweke; WNBA legend Sue Bird; Bleacher Report CEO Dave Finocchio; San Francisco 49ers president Al Guido and many others. You can see the full agenda under the “agenda” tab on the Sports Tech Summit registration site.
Welcome Party and Sounders match time and logistics: The Welcome Party in the NE Loft of CenturyLink Field on Wednesday, June 21 will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., followed at 7:30 p.m. with a Sounders FC match against Orlando City. Important note: All attendees for the Welcome Party must have a ticket to the Sounders match. To enter the Welcome Party, arrive at the stadium’s NE Gate Entrance (closest to the train tracks) and check-in at the GeekWire desk. There you will receive stadium access, and your match ticket (if you’ve pre-purchased your match ticket via GeekWire). The check-in desk will close at 7 p.m. to allow regular fan access, and all remaining tickets will be moved to the will call area on the NW corner of the stadium. Regular Sounders game day arrival and parking applies, and please note that the Sounders’ bag policy will be in effect for the Welcome Party and match.
Sports Tech Summit main conference time and logistics: The main conference on Thursday, June 22 will take place in the West Club Lounge of CenturyLink Field from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Parking and arrival information for June 22: If arriving by car, park on Level 5 of the CenturyLink Field Garage. Entrance to the garage is off S. Royal Brougham Way. Once parked, follow the yellow pedestrian lines to the north end of the garage, and enter the stadium via the Delta 360 Club entrance. Parking is $8 for the day, if you arrive before 2 p.m. If arriving by transit, taxi, or on foot, go to the corner of S. Royal Brougham Way and Occidental Ave. South (between the two stadiums). Walk east on Royal Brougham toward the train tracks. Enter the CenturyLink Field parking garage via the glass doors on your left. Take the elevators to Level 5 of the garage. Upon exiting the elevator, follow the yellow pedestrian lines to the north end of the garage and enter the stadium via the Delta 360 Club entrance.
Food & Drink: No need to search for your own meal — we’ve got you covered. Light breakfast will be served and lunch will be available to all attendees. We’ve also sprinkled coffee, snack and beverage breaks throughout the day to keep the energy flowing. Our parties will have plenty to eat and drink. You should not leave hungry or thirsty.
Wi-Fi: Free Wi-Fi will be available throughout the Summit. Just look for the network: CenturyLinkFieldWifi.
Twitter: We’ll be using the hashtag #gwsportstech for the event, and also monitoring the Twitter stream for questions from attendees during the various sessions. Tweet early, and often.
Tickets: A limited number of tickets are still available. Go here if you want to purchase one of the remaining tickets.
Do I need to bring my printed ticket to get in? No. We will have your name on file, and your badge ready for you. Just check in at registration, and we will take care of the rest.
Parties: Heck, yes. We’ve got a full slate of fun parties that will help you connect with other leaders in sports tech. The action will get rolling at 5 p.m. on June 21, with the opening night party at the NE Loft of CenturyLink Field. Connect with some of your fellow Sports Tech Summit attendees. Following the conclusion of the Sports Tech Summit conference on June 22, we will host a networking happy hour for all conference guests.
Dress code: It’s Seattle in the summer time, so business casual attire rules the day for the main conference on June 22. For the welcome party and match on June 21, we expect to see you in the Sounders’ rave green!
Other activities: We encourage Sports Tech Summit attendees to check out some of the other sporting activities going on around Seattle, including the Seattle Mariners game vs. the Detroit Tigers on June 22; the Seattle Storm game vs. the Phoenix Mercury on June 23; the Seattle Reign match vs. FC Kansas City on June 24; and the Sports Tech Hackathon on June 24-25.
We are looking forward to seeing you at this week’s GeekWire Sports Tech Summit. A big thanks to all of our sponsors for the GeekWire Sports Tech Summit: