Head$hots: 2011 Sport Business Symposium

Modern day sports are at a safety crossroads – it’s dangerous out there!  Now is that time where sport administrators must start to put into action an ideology that coaches have been preaching for years – safety first.  In today’s faster, stronger, and more competitive world of contact sports, especially at the professional levels, head and spinal injuries are quickly reaching epidemic proportions. And these injuries come at an alarming cost… both to the athletes and to the sporting business.

Algonquin College’s Graduate Sport Business Management students are teaming up with the Ottawa Senators in bringing this year’s Sports Business Symposium: Head Shots: the Business Implications of Head Injuries in Sport.  A host of presenters from the sports, medical and business communities will participate in a full afternoon of activities. Evan Walsh, from the Bytown Blues, is a PhD student in the area and will moderate one of the panels. The afternoon will be followed by a special dinner presentation and culminate with great seats for the Senators hockey game that night against the New York Islanders.

The 2011 Graduate Sport Business Management class is proud to host this Business Symposium examining the business implications of head injuries in sport on February 15, 2011 at Scotiabank Place.

February 15, 2011 at Scotiabank Place
Time: 1-5pm Presenters & Panel Discussion; 5pm Dinner, 7:30pm Game

The $125 fee includes delegate access to the symposium, dinner courtesy of the Senate Club at Scotiabank Place and one 200 level ticket to the Ottawa Senators vs. New York Islanders game that evening.

Registration can be done online at http://www.algonquincollege.com/sports/Registration.htm. The Symposium tickets include Senate Club dinner and the Sens game that evening (200-level).

You may contact the Symposium Team at sbmsymposium2011@gmail.com