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July 18-20, 2022
Colorado Springs, CO

About Thought Leaders

Thought Leaders is a “by-invitation-only” retreat that brings together the sports industry’s most senior executives for a time of information sharing, dynamic speakers, outdoor activities and peer-level relationship building. The event provides attendees with the opportunity to address important topics outside the scope of day-to-day sports business, such as leadership, creativity, innovation, social justice, work/life balance and diversity and inclusion.

In the past, the guest list for our Thought Leaders event was exclusively for current and past Sports Business Journal Forty Under 40 honorees, Game Changers honorees, Champions and Lifetime Award winners. However, in recent years, we have broadened this event to include a select group of the industry’s most senior-level executives.

Interested in attending Thought Leaders? Apply for an invitation here.

2022 Program Updates

As in years past, we have chosen a destination that is secluded enough to create a retreat atmosphere, but accessible enough for easy arrivals and departures. The most exclusive retreat in sports business, the 2022 SBJ Thought Leaders will be held at the iconic Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO on July 18-20.

The Broadmoor’s incomparable backdrop of the Rocky Mountains provides the perfect setting for Thought Leaders networking activities. Whether you are interested in zip lining adventures and horseback riding, Colorado fly fishing, or an afternoon of golf, Thought Leaders at the Broadmoor has something for you.

The Broadmoor

SPECIAL NOTE: COVID-19 GUIDELINES

Your health and safety are top priorities. Therefore, we are encouraging all attendees at our events to be fully vaccinated. Individuals shall provide proof of full vaccination (i.e., vaccination card or photograph/photocopy of card) and demonstrate that at least two weeks have passed since their last vaccination (or first vaccination for J&J). Attendees who do not have proof of full vaccination will need to provide documented proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the event start date OR,  agree to be tested on-site upon arrival and have a negative result before being admitted. All attendees will be required to sign a liability waiver on-site and they will receive a colored wristband indicating their social distancing preference.  All appropriate safety protocols, related to COVID-19, will be in place in accordance with CDC, state and local guidelines and prevailing trends in the in-person event industry.  The on-site protocols will be managed by SafeSpace, our Official Health & Safety Planning Partner.


Questions? Email events@SportsBusinessJournal.com

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