Summits

Powering Silicon Valley

Career summits are a major initiative for the foundation.  When STEAM Sports Foundation was founded (2016), one of its prevailing principles was that the sports and entertainment industries had changed, were changing dramatically and would continue to do so.  As companies, teams, leagues, and organizations entered the 21st Century, they realized that innovation was changing the game. No longer were sports marketing, broadcasting, journalism or communications majors and backgrounds the dominant paths to a career in sports.  More and more, technology was changing the face of the industry.  As a result, majors such as data analytics, computer programming, engineering, and neuroscience just to mention a few, were becoming more and more valuable. 

But how were college students studying those fields and possessing a real interest in sports and/or entertainment to find companies looking for their talents?  And, conversely, how were tech companies and teams/leagues with expanding tech and analytics needs, supposed to find talented students in those areas who were seeking sports careers?

The answer very early became the STEAM Sports Summit.  As the foundation moves forward, it intends to develop more summits similar to "Powering Silicon Valley" that it produced in concert with San Jose State.  That summit targeted the industry in general – all sports: teams, leagues, sports organizations, technology companies (https://youtu.be/EvrhhV5ZQjY).

Other summits may be sport or technology specific.  SSF’s next summit is scheduled to focus primarily on motorsports in the fall of 2022 at a leading automotive engineering university in the Southeast.  It will be comprised of a mix of industry leaders and aspiring students. 

You can inquire now to receive information about that summit – and others: info@steamsportsfoundation.org