2018 Basketball Career Conference in Las Vegas

July 7-8, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
Taking place as Vegas becomes the heart of the basketball universe
during Basketball Exposure Camps and Summer League Games!

Get informed and inspired at Sports Management Worldwide's annual Basketball Career Conference July 7th-8th, 2018 in Las Vegas. This is the year to invest in yourself by sharing the same space with some of the biggest names in the basketball industry, learning from their panels and attending great networking events.

Career-minded individuals who want to advance their career in basketball will:

  • Develop authentic connections with basketball industry experts
  • Gain insight into the latest trends in marketing, scouting, agency, and analytics
  • Discover who is hiring and what you need to know to get hired
  • Receive career guidance from basketball insiders
  • Connect with other basketball career minded individuals
  • Learn strategies to catapult your basketball career to the next level
  • Ask questions of basketball executives, scouts, media and more

Be a part of the highest quality discussions regarding basketball careers and industry insights – this is the event to help sharpen your skills! All participants are allowed the opportunity to ask questions and interact with leaders in professional and collegiate basketball.



Information about the 2018 Basketball Career Conference in Las Vegas :

Saturday, July 7th: 5-7pm

Welcome Reception - hors d'oeuvres and cocktails available
Embassy Suites Las Vegas (1/2 mile from Thomas & Mack-Summer League Games with free & easy parking!)
4315 Swenson Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Come network in a relaxed environment with basketball executives, SMWW staff, and other basketball conference attendees. Our welcome receptions are always an exciting time! Everyone there is energized about the conference, engaged in learning from each other and enjoying a few adult beverages. It's optional… but you really shouldn't miss it!

Sunday, July 8th, 2017: 9am-4pm

University of Nevada, Las Vegas Student Union
(10 minute walk from the Thomas & Mack & Cox Pavillion - Summer League Games)
4505 S. Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

Basketball Career Conference sessions will take place on the campus of UNLV and cover a wide range of topics including sports marketing, agency, basketball scouting and analytics, digital video editing, event management, media relations, journalism, broadcasting and more.


Summer League Basketball Games are being played at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas Thomas & Mack Center and Cox Pavillion. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at nbatickets.com. Tickets go on sale June 1st, 2018. (We suggest buying online and in advance to avoid the heat!)



SMWW Discounted Hotel Rooms: (You will be emailed the link after you register.)

Embassy Suites
(Closest hotel to UNLV & Vegas Summer League Games. With the SMWW discounted rate, you enjoy, free hot breakfast, free parking, free wifi, free happy hour, free shuttle to the Las Vegas Strip & airport).
4315 Swenson Street
Las Vegas, Nevada 89119

I learned so much at the SMWW Basketball Career Conference, it was a great experience and an amazing opportunity to network. Being able to interact with professional personnel and team decision-makers inspiring and educational. I feel the knowledge I acquired will lead directly to a sports career. Thank you, SMWW!
- Tara Iguidbashian, University of San Diego


Registration not yet open for this event: 

Conference Registration includes: 

  • Name badge & credentials 
  • Registration packet
  • All conference sessions
  • Sunday Networking Lunch (Lunch included!)
  • Saturday Night Welcome Reception - Meet sports executives, SMWW Staff, and speakers. (First drink and appetizers included!)

Team Admission: $225
Student Admission: $200

General Admission: $250


Registration prices good until April 1, 2018


** Please note, conference fee does not include hotel accommodations

Walk-up registrations will not be accepted. Please register online in advance.


Please Note: SMWW's Career Conference is not affiliated or in any way connected with the NBA, the NBA Summer League Games, or the NBA G-League.

Speakers are not guaranteed. We are aggressive in seeking out the best possible panelists and are always successful booking the industries best. Team front office staff changes quickly after the NBA Draft. Team meetings and broadcasting schedules fluctuate throughout the week prior to Summer League and we adjust accordingly. Agenda's are similar in format from year to year. Below is the 2017 Agenda as an example.





Thank you! We will let you know as soon as conference dates are announced!