GOAAAAL! Klinsmann & More Added to SXsports Convergence Track

Written by Rebecca Feferman | Monday, Nov 18, 2013

SXsports speaker and U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen KlinsmannMarch 2014 is just around the corner, and SXsports, the new Convergence track of SXSW Film & Interactive brings you the singularly South By look at the role of sports in culture, leading innovations in the field and, of course, the many ways they keep us fired up and entertained.

We’re stoked to share some awesome new sessions, including everything from a conversation between U.S. Men’s National Team head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and Roger Bennett of ESPN & Grantland's Men In Blazers ahead of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, to the development and discovery of future star athletes, and so much more.

Check out the latest below, and register now to get in on the action, plus the chance to see SXsports films in the official SXSW Film Festival program. More SXsports sessions and film titles are coming your way in the new year, and don’t forget the best part of all - as a Convergence event at SXSW, SXsports programming is open to all Film, Interactive, Gold and Platinum badges.

Sessions Added to SXsports:

  • 24-Hour Sports in the Age of Bite-Sized Content WWE EVP and wrestling legend Stephanie McMahon
    (Eric Shanks, FOX Sports)
  • Baller Status: Sports Brands’ Impact on Culture
    (Lia Vakoutis, adidas)
  • Blown Coverage: Journalism with Onion Sports
    (Chad Nackers, The Onion)
  • Connected TVs and the Future of Sports Entertainment
    (Hank Adams, Sportvision)
  • Crushing Second Screen: The Ultimate TV Companion
    (Stephanie McMahon, WWE , pictured right)
  • Drones in Sports: The Sky’s the Limit
    (Ty Hildenbrandt, The Solid Verbal)
  • The Future of Sports Can Be Found in the Data
    (Brian Kopp, STATS)
  • Heads Up: Concussions in Sports
    (Will Brinson, CBS Sports)
  • How Future Star Athletes Are Being Discovered
    (Kai Sato, FieldLevel)
  • Knocking Down the Door: The U.S. National Team and America's World Cup Dreams
    (Jurgen Klinsmann, U.S. Men's National Soccer Team)
  • NASCAR, NBA, MLS: Storytelling to Build Affinity
    (Steve Phelps, NASCAR)
  • On Principle: Embracing Sports as a Human Right
    (Athlete Ally)
  • Paid to Play: The Future of College Athletics
    (Spencer Hall, SB Nation)
  • Sports Don’t Look the Same Anymore
    (John Meyer, Statographics)
  • Sports Matter: The Need to Support Youth Sports
    (Ryan Eckel, Dick’s Sporting Goods)
  • Stop Pricing Tickets Like Its 1999
    (Barry Kahn, Qcue)
  • Talking the Talk: Sports Lingo in Pop Culture
    (Professor Andrei S. Markovits, University of Michigan)
  • Where are the Fans? What Happened to Traditions?
    (Mark Drosos, Lodestone Social)

Photo credits:
Jurgen Klinsmann, courtesy isiphotos.com
Stephanie McMahon, courtesy WWE