Los Angeles, CA

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FRIDAY, MAY 12, 2017

6:30 – 8:30pm Presentations

8:30 – 9:30pm             Reception

Montage Beverly Hills
Marquesa Ballroom
225 North Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

 

Keeping Score: The Intersection of Sports, Media, and Popular Culture

Jay Bernhardt

Jay M. Bernhardt, Ph.D., MPH

Moderator

Dean, Moody College of Communication

Stephanie Druley, B.J. '89

Senior Vice President, Event & Studio Production, ESPN

Jordan Levin, B.S. '89

Chief Content Officer, National Football League

Kathleen McElroy, Ph.D.

Associate Director, School of Journalism, Moody College of Communication

How To Make Longhorn Leaders: Preparation for Success Beyond the Forty Acres

Mack Brown

Moderator

ESPN Football Analyst; Former Texas Head Football Coach

Charlee Garden, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs

Mike Perrin

Men's Athletics Director, Intercollegiate Athletics

Chris Plonsky

Women's Athletics Director/Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director, Men's and Women's Athletics External Services

Jerren Wright, B.S. '06

Corporate Counsel, Amazon Studios

Reception Remarks

Tom Herman

Texas Head Football Coach

Featured Topics

Keeping Score: The Intersection of Sports, Media, and Popular Culture

Stephanie Druley
Jordan Levin
Kathleen McElroy

Moderated by Jay Bernhardt

In our rapidly changing media and journalism landscapes, sporting events remain one of the most popular and often most controversial topics. The potential for live sports to excite and inspire is unmatched, as is its power to confront our beliefs and sensibilities. Nonstop multimedia coverage of sports adds fuel to this fire and provides the means to raise up and tear down through scoops and storytelling. This panel will discuss the intersecting spheres of sports and media and explore the best and the worst created by these engaged worlds.

How To Make Longhorn Leaders: Preparation for Success Beyond the Forty Acres

Charlee Garden
Mike Perrin
Chris Plonsky
Jerren Wright

Moderated by Mack Brown

It's enough of a challenge these days for college students to balance academics, work, athletics, and a whole world engineered for maximum distraction. But UT Austin is not satisfied merely to turn out well-balanced students — it strives to produce leaders. What does it mean to be a Longhorn student and a Longhorn leader today? And how is the university taking on this ambitious goal?