October 9-11, 2013 | St. Regist Monarch Beach | Dana Point, California

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Donald McPherson

Activist, Educator, Feminist, Entrepreneur College Football Hall of Famer

Lisa Stokes

Senior Talent Producer, ESPN

Rahul Brahmbhatt

Director, Magic Bus USA

Anna Isaacson

Director of Community Affairs, National Football League

Lindsey Jacobellis

Snowboardcross Olympic Athlete

Megan Porteous

Oakley Sports Marketing Manager

Jamie Anderson

Professional Snowboarder

Chris McKendry

Commentator Co-Host Midday SportsCenter

Faith Popcorn

BrainReserve, founder and CEO

Katie Mundell

Kathryn Olson

Chief Executive Officer of the Women's Sports Foundation

Susan Cohig

Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing National Hockey League

Mimi Griffin

President & CEO, MSG Promotions, Inc.

Leslie Gittess

Minda Santiago Garvens

Christine Plonsky

Lori Castillo

Assistant Brand Manager, COVERGIRL

Mary O'Connor

Vice President of Olympic Marketing and Global Platforms for Omnicom’s The Marketing Arm (TMA)

Kat Kirsch Alford

Karen Poole

Ashley Koff, RD

Celebrity Dietitian, Author, Health and Lifestyle Contributor

Dara Pettinelli

managing editor of Disney Interactive Media Group

Amanda Carmichael

Megan Eisenhard

Grete Eliassen

Professional Skier & Olympic Hopeful

Alicia McConnell

Director of Training Sites and Community Partnerships for the United States Olympic Committee

Ed Erhardt

President, ESPN Global Customer Marketing and Sales

Jenna Mielnicki

Amy Fuchs

Jane McManus

Kathleen Behrens

Executive Vice President, Social Responsibility & Player Programs National Basketball Association

Lauren Stevenson

Senior Director of National Accounts, Disney and ESPN Media Networks.

Glenna Patton

Lakey Peterson

Professional Women’s Surfer/ASP World Ranking #7

Valerie Gordon

Coordinating Producer

Kay Moore

Kathleen Francis

President, Oasis Sports Ventures, LLC

Josh Grau

Global Brand Strategy, Twitter

Dr. Jordan Metzl

Sports Medicine Physician

Diane Lamb

Vice President, Communications

Michelle Kwan

Senior Advisor for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, Dept. of State

Rose Smith

Joy Russo

henry friedman

Co-Director, Collegiate Athlete Premedical Experience (CAPE) Deputy Director, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke

Tina Thornton

Nefertiti Walker

John Kosner

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER, DIGITAL & PRINT MEDIA

John Lisko

Executive Communication Director Saatchi & Saatchi

Debi Anderson

Special Olympics Southern California Global Messenger

Lisa Andersen

Athlete, Global Brand Ambassador at Roxy

Tina Pic

Six-time US Criterium National Champion

Laurel Richie

Elly Deutch

Isaac Hinds

Katie Raymond

Danielle Summers

Senior Business Operations Coordinator, ESPN

Marcia Keegan

Alex Mallen

Sport Chalet

Ashley McCullough

Chief Communications Officer for Velocio Events

Rana Dershowitz

General Counsel

Andrea Chu

Sanya Richards-Ross

4-time Olympic Gold Medalist

Beth Bass

WBCA

Julie Moeller

Kim McFadden

Vice President of Human Resources for the NFL

Grace Kiraguri

Founding Director and Managing Director, Icon Sports Marketing Ltd. 2012 Match Site: Saatchi & Saatchi

Kerri Walsh

Amanda DeCastro

Communications Manager

Lindsay Amstutz

Vice President of Marketing for FOX Sports Regional Sports Networks

Nancy Major

Larry Scott

Laura Gentile

Vice President, espnW

John Skipper

President, ESPN, Inc. Co-Chairman, Disney Media Networks

Sloane Stephens

Lauren Loberg

Carol Stiff

VICE PRESIDENT, PROGRAMMING & ACQUISITIONS

Lori LeBas

SVP Bus Ops, Sales and Marketing at ESPN

Kerin Hempel

Leads the Strategy & Planning department at New York Road Runners (NYRR)

Elysa Walk

General Manager, Giant Bicycle, Inc.

Tonya Cornileus

VICE PRESIDENT, LEARNING & ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Michael Bayle

Luz Amuchastegui

Program Director, El Desafio Foundation (Argentina) 2013 Match Site: Saatchi & Saatchi

Adriana Rizzo

Karen Brodkin

Executive Vice President, Business and Legal Affairs FOX Sports Media Group

Cindy Timchal

Head Coach, United States Naval Academy

Tina Charles

Professional Athlete

Adam Deutsch

Sr. Director of Product Development for Global X Games, ESPN

Sue Hovey

Former VP and Executive Editor, ESPN The Magazine

Janet Evans

Olympic Swimmer

Shamila Kohestani

Former Captain of the Afghan women’s national soccer team

Adriana Becerra

Jill Frederickson

Sr. Coordinating Producer, ESPN

Felice Beitzel

Ph.D. L.M.T.

Maureen Lindsey

Julie Eddleman

NA Brand Operations Marketing Director

Amanda Heaton

Shelley Taniguchi-Sabol

Amy Huchthausen

Ibtihaj Muhammad

U.S. Department of State, Sports Ambassador USA Fencing National Team

Jackie Stasi

Christina King

Terri Burke

Nishima Chudasama

Associate Producer and Campaign Production Manager at Girl Rising

Lisa Baird

Chief Marketing Officer of the United States Olympic Committee

Jessica Cassity

Mary Wittenberg

NYRR President and CEO Race Director of the ING New York City Marathon

Carrie A Brzezinski

Andrea Berry

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT MEDIA SERVICES FOX NETWORKS ENGINEERING AND OPERATIONS

Victoria Arlen

Paralympic Gold Medalist

Latanna Stone

10-year-old Golf Phenom

Kathleen DeBoer

Executive Director of the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA)

Kristine Lilly

Retired American Soccer Player

Stephanie Druley

Vice President, Production

Ann Meyers Drysdale

Vice President, Phoenix Mercury Vice President, Phoenix Suns

Langely McNeal

Alexandra Raisman

Olympic Gymnast

Jennifer Love

Coordinating Director, VP NFL Network

Nancy Hubbell

LEXUS PRESTIGE COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER

Kate Fagan

espnW, ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine columnist and feature writer

Erika Carlson

Mental Skills Coach

Greta Gaines

Joanna Rice

Director of Finance & Strategy for ESPN Publishing, Licensing & espnW

Anucha Browne

Val Ackerman

Former President, WNBA Commissioner, Big East Conference

Erin Kennedy

USA Rugby, Youth Development Manager

Kristy Scrymgeour

Chief Executive Officer for Velocio Events

Julie Foudy

Founder, Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, Television Analyst and Reporter for ABC/ESPN

Marie Donoghue

Sr VP Global Strategy, Business Development and Business Affairs, ESPN

Amy Purdy

Paralympic Athlete

Sarah Spain

Columnist, espnW SportsCenter Anchor, Chicago's ESPN 1000 Reporter, ESPNChicago.com

Chris Talbott

Amy Jo Martin

Founder and CEO of Digital Royalty

Sheryl Swoopes

Six time WNBA All Star and Three Time Defensive Player of the Year

Patricia Phillips

NACWAA CEO

Porter Littlepage

Jodi Markley

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

Sage Steele

SportsCenter Co-Host, ESPN

Allison Kallish

Diane Penny

Peg Moline

Patricia Betron

Senior Vice President, Multimedia Sales

Sara Gotfredson

Sr. Director, ESPN Customer Marketing & Sales

Laura Desmond

Sue Enquist

Alana Glass

Kerry D. Chandler

Executive Vice President, Human Resources National Basketball Association

Carolyn Feinstein

Senior Vice President, Global Acquisition Marketing Electronic Arts

Molly Barker

MSW, founded Girls on the Run

Stacey Allaster

Chairman and CEO of the Women’s Tennis Association

Taylor Townsend

Professional Tennis Player

Kirsten Atkinson

Media Director at Team One

Jessica Long

Donna Orender

CEO, Orender Unlimited

Erin Leyden

Producer, ESPN Films

Rob King

Senior Vice President, Editorial for ESPN Digital and Print Media

Julie McGlone

Coordinating Producer for the Creative Content Unit in ESPN's Production Department

Jill Kinney

Marketing/Branded Entertainment at Gatorade

Nichole Smith

The Walt Disney Company

Paul Hertel

Jill Brooks

Matthew Weeks

Amy Stanton

Founder & CEO, Stanton & Company, LLC

John Walsh

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE EDITOR ESPN

Christine Godleski

Chief Operating Officer of the Women's National Basketball Association

Mehman Karimov

Kevin R Stone

Orthopedic Surgeon, The Stone Clinic

Jessica Mendoza

Athlete, Olympic Gold Medalist

Chris LaPlaca

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

Russell Wolff

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND MANAGING DIRECTOR ESPN INTERNATIONAL

Cindy Whitehead

Dr. Richard E. Lapchick

Endowed Chair and Director, DeVos Sports Business Management Program

Keli Lee

Lindsay Kagawa Colas

Donna Carpenter

President, Burton Snowboards

Tracey Black

Sarah Reinertsen

American Athlete

Hannah Storm

ESPN Anchor

Judy Sweet

Co-Director, Alliance of Women Coaches NCAA Senior Vice President, Retired UC San Diego, Director of Athletics Emerita

Diane Cummins

Britt Kahn

CONAN Talent Executive

Kelly Hampton

Therese Steiner

President and Founder of Therese Steiner Consulting

Sue Rodin

Cindy Freed

Vice President, Sales Marketing

Lindsay E. Brown

Managing editor at Eco-Chick.com

Eric Johnson

Executive Vice President, Multimedia Sales for ESPN Customer Marketing and Sales

Katie Kotkins

Natara Holloway

Vice President of Retail Development in the Consumer Products department of the NFL

Carmelita Jeter

THREE-TIME OLYMPIC MEDALIST TRACK & FIELD WORLD CHAMPION FASTEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD

Caroline Andrew

Vice President of Mfa Marketing and Communications

Summer Sanders

Olympic Swimmer and Television Personality

Emma Cookson

Chairman BBH US

Tonya Antonucci

Christine Driessen

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, ESPN

Katie Richman

Kate Johnson

Jemele Hill

Columnist and Television Personality for ESPN

Gabby Reece

Tiana B. Holt

MICHELLE WAZLAWEK

Michele Foley

Lee Ann Daly

Dustin Plunkett

Special Olympics Athlete

James Parker

Director of Operations for the Amateur Athletic Union

Alana Nichols

Paralymic Athlete, Wheelchair Basketball

Michael Millay

Chelsie Stegemiller

Liesl Holtz

Global Women's Sports Marketing Manager at Oakley

Elena Hight

Holly Campbell

Vice President, Marketing Communications for Enterprise Holdings

Nickole Raymond

Julie Juarez

Sharon Byers

SVP, Sports & Entertainment Marketing Coca-Cola North America

Lisa Strasman

Mia Hamm

Olympic Soccer Player

Rosalyn Durant

Patrick McClenahan

President and Chief Executive Officer of the 2015 Special Olympics World Games

Emily Greener

Co-Founder and Executive Director, I AM THAT GIRL

Hilary Shaev

Vice President, Marketing National Basketball Association

Stephanie Cheng

Premier Partnerships

Allison Leahy

Heather Scheer

Morgan Flatley

VP Marketing Gatorade

Sarah Hirshland

Ashley Smeltzer

Athlete Marketing Coordinator at Red Bull North America

Barb Lazarus

Owner and Founder of Game On!

Dana Allen

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