The Wharton School and M Booth to Host “The Business of Sports Without Fans” LinkedIn Live Event on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Featuring Bobby Valentine, Jay Williams and Wharton Faculty

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What: Adi Wyner, Professor of Statistics and Faculty Lead of the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative, will lead a live panel discussion on the future of sports in a post-pandemic world and how leagues are pivoting their plans and business models to move forward without fans in attendance. Hosted on the Wharton School’s LinkedIn page, panelists will discuss the challenges and new opportunities sports business leaders will face as they navigate a new world of “sports without fans.”

Who: Moderated by Adi Wyner, Professor of Statistics and Faculty Lead of the Wharton Sports Analytics and Business Initiative; with panelists Bobby Valentine, Former Major League Manager and Executive Director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Sacred Heart University; Jay Williams, Entrepreneur and ESPN Personality; and Mori Taheripour, lecturer in the Legal Studies and Business Ethics Department at the Wharton School and author of “BRING YOURSELF: How to Harness the Power of Connection to Negotiate Fearlessly.”

When: Wednesday, June 24, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST

Where: The Wharton School’s LinkedIn page

RSVP: The event is free and open to the public. Attendees are encouraged to RSVP, and media may submit panelist questions in advance to Wharton Media Relations at communications@wharton.upenn.edu   

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA and doctoral students. Each year 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs. More than 99,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.

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