Sport Conference Day

Coming May 17th 2022

Registration Opens March 24th, 2022


The Sport Conference Day is an innovative program delivered by Brock University Faculty, Students and Alumni to best suit the needs of students and teachers.

This day will consist of a keynote speaker, workshops and a student panel to provide insight into the business components of the sports industry. This experience is open to all students and will address potential career paths students may wish to pursue. It will also allow for students in the Sport and Business SHSM Programs to receive many of their Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) requirements.

The Sport Conference Day features relevant and interactive group workshops in various career areas of sport, with a connection to the upcoming 2022 Niagara Canada Summer Games. Below are some themes that students may have the opportunity to experience during the day.


*Please note: registration does not guarantee a spot as openings are provided on a first come first serve basis. By registering you will automatically be added to a waitlist and we will contact you to confirm your attendance.

Keynote and Workshop Topics

  • Communications
  • Sport Marketing/Sponsorship
  • Event Management


SHSM Reach Ahead Experiences 

Co-designed and co-delivered by sector partners and teachers created for the Sport SHSM sector

Sector-Partnered Experiences

Helping students make informed choices about future career and next steps

Experiential Learning & Career Exploration

Planned learning activities that take place outside the traditional classroom setting 


This exciting event gives all students the chance to explore opportunities in the sport industry, gain valuable experience, and learn from industry professionals, professors and Brock University students.

Students will also be given an opportunity to hear from a panel of current Brock Students about their career plans and how they are building experience in the sport and business industry! 

*Please note: we hope to host this Conference Day on campus but final plans will be dependent on Brock University and government COVID-19 regulations.

keynote speaker

Barry Wright, CEO, Niagara 2022 Canada Summer Games


Barry Wright is the CEO of the 2022 Canada Summer Games and an Associate Professor at the Goodman School at Brock University. Barry holds a Ph.D. from Queen’s University (specializing in organizational behaviour), a Master’s degree from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Alberta. Barry’s academic research focuses on understanding and solving leadership challenges, change and its influence on organizational members, and creating effective work environments.

For any questions regarding the Sport Conference Day please contact