19 Jul 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Beyond Sport, a sport for social change pioneer,  has announced Beyond Sport House presented by SAP, a first-of-its-kind interactive hub in New York for thought leaders to accelerate disruptive thinking on ways for sport to play a pivotal role in solving society’s most pressing social issues.

As recent reports show the importance of focused efforts and partnership across all sectors to successfully achieve the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs or Global Goals) such as Health & Well Being, Gender Equality, Peace & Social Justice, Climate Change and Sustainable Cities and Communities – the Beyond Sport House event looks to challenge, inspire and energize attendees to aid in actionable sports-based solutions to help meet the 2030 deadline.

With more than 500 global leaders and all major sport leagues; MLB, MLS, NBA, NFL, NHL and the WNBA, convening, Beyond Sport House will serve as a centralized location to provide immersive conversation, diversity of thought and education for the thinkers, makers, doers and philanthropists the world over to use sport to generate global solutions.

The activation will take place at one of New York’s newest innovation hubs, the SAP Next-Gen Lab, located on the 48th floor at 10 Hudson Yards. From September 11 through September 13, the space will provide the opportunity for change-makers to collaborate and as a launchpad to cultivate new ideas focused on driving collective impact.  Beyond Sport House will be the next in a range of events and thought leadership workshops, taking place at the iconic venue designed by the leading software powerhouse as an open purpose-driven space for communities committed to the SDGs.

It is the latest initiative from Beyond Sport, following an engaging Beyond Sport UK Forum, which showcased the need to accelerate unique cross-sector collaborations and evidence sport’s ability to drive systemic change in the UK. Other events to be held in conjunction include Beyond Sport United focused on the needs of brands, teams and leagues, 10Roundtables for senior leaders to focus attention on a specific Global Goal, the renowned Beyond Sport Global Awards and Community in Action for participants to witness best practice in action in a local NY community. Attendees will be able to customize their own events and engagements to address their specific challenges.

“At Beyond Sport we are committed to providing the infrastructure and backdrop for some of the most thought provoking and engaging experiences for leaders and executives passionate about leveraging sport for purposeful outcomes,” stated Alexandra Chalat, Managing Director, Beyond Sport. “We are at a critical juncture where new ideas are necessary, or we will fall behind the vision we have for future generations. Knowing there is nothing more powerful to drive community action than sports, we believe that Beyond Sport House is primed to be the catalyst to help move things forward.”

 Based on interests and challenges, attendees will be able to choose from a multitude of sessions covering top social issues and more led by leading global organizations. Beyond Sport House will be a truly customizable experience, with a full range of offerings, including access to an unprecedented network of world experts, engaging conversations on how to drive impact through purpose and sport, and educational sessions and workshops on the SDGs. Packages start at $590 with non-profit and general options and registration is available online. Partnership opportunities are also available