On October 27th, 2017, please join us for the Sixth Annual LA84 Foundation Summit at the JW Marriott at L.A. LIVE in downtown Los Angeles. We look forward to bringing together more than 300 civic leaders, sports executives, non-profit leaders, national sports experts, and Olympic and Paralympic athletes for a full day of thought-provoking and forward-thinking content focused on youth sports advancement.
Our theme this year is The New Era of Youth Sports: Play for All with a focus on equity and inclusion and innovative ways to ensure that all youth have equal access to sport as a way to promote positive development and life-long wellbeing.
Through keynotes, panels and breakout sessions, featured speakers will share insights on the latest trends in youth sports, to share best practices on how to harness the power of technology, collaboration and innovation to increase access and drive social change through sport and structured play and to inspire with personal stories of impact on how sports has transformed lives on and off the field of play.
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CJ "Coach CeJai" Taylor Moore, J.D.
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|Friday, October 27|
|8:00am - 9:00am||Registration & Continental Breakfast|
|9:00am - 9:05am||Welcome Remarks with Summit emcee, Julie Foudy (Two-time Olympic gold medalist and World Cup Champion, ESPN Analyst and Reporter)
|9:10am - 9:25am||Kickoff: Expanding the Legacy: Play for All
Renata Simril (President and CEO, LA84 Foundation)
|9:30am - 9:45am||Olympic Update: LA2028 Olympic Legacy: Universal Access|
|9:50am - 10:10am||Interview: Making an Impact: Sports as a Foundation for Life
CJ “Coach CeJai” Taylor Moore (California's First Female High School Varsity and College Football Coach, Mother of Caylin Moore, 2017 Rhodes Scholar) & Keith Johnson (Executive Director, Falcons Youth and Family Services)
|10:15am - 10:45am||Panel Discussion: Play to Succeed: Impact of Sports in School
Jai Nanda (Founder and Executive Director, Urban Dove), Liz Wolfson (Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools Inc.) & LaVal Brewer (Executive Director, Playworks Southern California) moderated by Dr. John Ratey (Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School)
|10:50am - 11:10am||Interview/Research Showcase: The Data: The Power of School-Based Sports
Dr. Tiffany Berry (Research Associate Professor, Claremont Graduate University & Associate Director, Claremont Evaluation Center) & Keith Ramirez (Site Coordinator, Beyond the Bell Youth Services) with Pablo Garcia (Director of Planning & Special Projects, United States Soccer Federation)
|11:10am - 11:25am||Break|
|11:25am - 12:05pm||Panel Discussion: Sports Biodiversity: Creating Opportunities and Access
Natalie Vie (Three-time US National Champion, United States Fencing Team), Vina Tinoco (Executive Director & Founder, Next Up), Maricela Rosales (Outdoor Community Advocate, Latino Outdoors) & Dave Prodan (SVP of Global Brand Identity, World Surf League) moderated by Neftalie Williams (First Lecturer of Skateboarding Business, Media and Culture in the United States)
|12:10pm - 12:35pm||Conversation: Mentorship, Sports Culture + Youth Empowerment
Sal Masekela (Commentator, journalist, musician, and producer) & Steve Larosiliere (Founder and President, STOKED)
|12:40pm - 1:00pm||Interview: From Skateboarding to Juice Bars: Shifting Culture in South LA
Thomas James (Co-founder, Tropics) & Daniel Desure (Founder, Commonwealth Projects) with Sam Polk (Co-Founder & CEO, Everytable)
|1:00pm - 1:30pm||Lunch|
|1:30pm – 2:00pm||Lunch Keynote/Interview: Right to Play: From LA to International Communities
Allyson Felix (Most Decorated Athlete in Track & Field History) with Cari Champion (Anchor, SportsCenter)
|SPORTS BEYOND THE FIELD: HOW SPORTS IMPACTS SOCIETY|
|2:15pm – 3:00pm||Break Out Sessions|
|Panel Discussion: Game Changers: Getting Women Coaches in the Game
Dr. Julie Show (Director of Education, Women’s Sports Foundation), Catherine Dávila (President, L.A. Villa F.C.), Megan Kahn (Executive Director, Alliance of Women Coaches) with Jennifer Ferro (President, KCRW)
|Panel Discussion: Professional Sports: Beyond Photo Opp Philanthropy
Diane Terrell (Executive Director, The Grizzlies Foundation), Kimberley Layton (Vice President – External Affairs, Los Angeles Chargers), Joanne Pasternack (Vice President, Community Relations & Executive Director, Warriors Community Foundation - Golden State Warriors) & Jon Joaquin (Director of Youth Baseball Development, Philadelphia Phillies) moderated by Martha Saucedo (Executive Vice President, External Affairs, AEG)
|Panel Discussion: Bridging the Divide: Corporate Brands Impacting Youth Sports and Play
Kathleen Tullie (Senior Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Reebok International) & Ryan Eckel (Vice President – Brand, Dick’s Sporting Goods and Co-Executive Director, Dick’s Sporting Goods Foundation) moderated by Eric Reed (Vice President - Entertainment & Tech Policy, Verizon)
|3:10pm - 3:40pm||Panel Discussion: The Transformative Power of Sports: Building Communities
Lawrence Cann (Founder and CEO, Street Soccer USA), Sarah Cooper (Executive Director, Yalla San Diego), Brendan Tuohey (Co-founder and Executive Director, PeacePlayers International) moderated by Kenneth Shropshire (CEO, Global Sport Institute)
|3:45pm - 3:55 pm||Power Talk: Redefining Excellence
Mallory Weggemann (Paralympic swimmer, Team USA)
|4:00pm - 4:30pm||Panel Discussion: Voices from the Field
Sarah Robinson (Brotherhood Crusade Youth Member) & Sophey Carbajal (High School Senior, LB Poly) moderated by Julie Foudy
|4:35pm - 5:00pm||Keynote/Interview: Inspiring and Delivering the Next Generation of Youth Sports
|5:05pm - 5:15pm||Closing Remarks
Renata Simril and Julie Foudy
|5:15 - 6:15pm||Reception|
*Speakers and Agenda Subject to Change
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ABOUT LA84 SUMMIT 2016
On October 27, 2016, the LA84 Foundation hosted over 400 civic leaders, sports industry executives, top athletes and difference-makers in the youth sports sphere at its Fifth Annual Summit. Themed Playing Forward: The Present and Future of Youth Sports, the Summit highlighted the foundation’s commitment to leveling the playing field and reinforcing the importance of youth sports. Speakers included Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Kings President Luc Robitaille and Chairman of the LA 2028 Bid Committee Casey Wasserman, as well as Olympians Janet Evans, Ibtihaj Muhammad and Gary Hall Jr. among others. See highlights, event information, and learn more about the Summit below.
2016 LA84 SUMMIT SPONSORS
Thank you to all those that helped make the Summit possible!