Impact of Hip Hop Culture - PRO2CEO

Understanding the influence of Hip Hop Culture on athletes and athlete development can be an integral factor in athlete and program development. 

Through attending this symposium you will develop knowledge of the increasing importance of diversity, economics, innovation, social issues and more  on Sports, Programs and Athlete Development.  

Join this group of Experienced Sports Leaders in developing your portfolio as a Sports Professional.

Thank you for your interest in The Impact of Hip Hop Culture: On Athletes and Athlete Development Symposium! Make sure to fill this participant form out in its entirety. 
We look forward to you participating with us at the symposium!

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The purpose of SPB 6606 Diversity and Innovation Management & Social Issues in Sport course’s, 2022 Impact of Hip Hop Culture: on Athletes and Athlete Development Symposium is to provide a medium for graduate students as well as player development and sport professionals to hear from some of the nation’s top practitioners in sports. 

As an exclusive event setting within a graduate course, attendees are given a greater opportunity to network and learn from industry leaders. With leaders across every segment of sports, you gain a better understanding how data affects different aspects of sport management. 

The Elite Athlete Panel gives all symposium participants the opportunity to learn how data is applicable to the players and the benefit data provides for them. This experience extends beyond a typical classroom setting and is beneficial for everyone pursuing a career in sports. Join this group of experienced sports leaders in developing your portfolio as a sports professional!


Network Building

Broaden your network through connecting with sports professionals


Learn first-hand how the impact of hip hop culture affects athlete success from an exclusive panel

Professional Insight

Hear from top practitioners within their field about the impact of hip hop on player development

Industry Perspective

Develop a deeper understanding of diversity, economics, innovation, and social issues and its effect on sport, enhancing your impact as a sport professional


1:30pm – 1:40pm


Dr. Harrison &  Kevin Carr

1:40pm – 2:25pm

Athlete/Artist Panel

AJ Andrews 

Jerome Williams  


2:25pm – 2:35pm

Practitioner Panel

Dr. Annie Schmittel

Jean Boyd


2:35pm – 3:20pm


3:20pm – 3:30pm

Industry Panel

Ashlee Samuels

Joel Sylvain

Tirrell Whitley

3:30pm – 4:30pm

Keynote Speaker

Reggie Saunders, Jordan Brand

4:30pm – 4:55pm



5:00pm – 6:20pm

MLS: Player Engagement Panel

Taylor Mayberry

Chidozie Ibeabuchi

Dr. Jamil Northcutt