Nashville, TN -
The MARKETING WOMEN'S SPORTS conference will be held on November 5-6, 2007 in Nashville, Tennessee at the Nashville Marriott Hotel. Top industry leaders from the worlds of broadcast, advertising and the corporate world will be leading discussion panels. Lesley Visser has been named the honorary chairperson.
In addition to being a USA Today sports columnist Brennan is also an ABC News, ESPN and NPR commentator, best-selling author and nationally known speaker. She is the most-widely read woman sports columnist in the nation and was twice named one of the nation's top-10 sports columnists by the Associated Press Sports Editors. Brennan is the winner of numerous national awards, including the inaugural Billie Award in 2006, WISE Woman of the Year in 2005 and the Association for Women in Sports Media's Pioneer Award in 2004.
She is a member of the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame and Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism Hall of Achievement. Her national bestseller, "Inside Edge", was named one of the top 100 sports books of all-time by Sports Illustrated. Her popular new book, "Best Seat in the House", A Father, A Daughter, A Journey Through Sports, is the first father-daughter memoir written by a sports writer. She has covered 12 consecutive Olympic Games, starting with the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. She was the first woman to cover the Washington Redskins as a staff writer at The Washington Post. She was AWSM's first president from 1988-1990.
"Christine Brennan is widely regarded as the number one sports columnist for women's sports issues and we couldn't be more pleased to have her participate at this conference. Her sheer love of sports and her dedication to helping promote women's sports is unparalleled. We are expecting one powerful keynote speech," states Women's Sports Cares President, Catherine Masters. "Everyone in the room should be pretty amped up after listening to her speak," she adds. In addition to delivering the keynote speech, Brennan will be signing her book.
"The emergence of women's sports over the past 30 years is one of the
biggest stories not just in sports in the United States, but also in
our cultural history. I don't think people will remember 50 years from
now who won this year's NBA title or World Series, but they will
remember and study how our nation changed due to Title IX and the
empowerment of women, on the playing field and off. I'm honored to be
able to chronicle and talk about these issues, and I look forward to
doing so at the Marketing Women's Sports Conference," states Brennan.
The Marketing Women's Sports Conference is open to men and women interested in learning more about taking their sports to the next level. The expected attendees will include amateur, semipro, college and professional sports individuals as well as corporations and advertising agencies looking to become more involved in women's sports. A top notch array of speakers have been lined up with more being added daily. "The response to this conference has been nothing short of fantastic and we are expecting the event to be sold out," states the conference Marketing Director, Chuck Hamby.
For more info on Women's Sports Cares, please visit WomensSportsCares.com For any additional information please call (615) 500-2600 or email [email protected]