On June 23rd, the Beyond Soccer Series powered by streetfootballworld will gather key leaders and influencers in the U.S. soccer industry in San Francisco for the first time ever for what will be an insightful evening of discussion, collaboration, and connection.
U.S. soccer stars Hope Solo and Megan Rapinoe have signed up for the Beyond Soccer Series, powered by streetfootballworld. The World Cup and Olympic champions will join leading figures from sport, business and philanthropy to explore the powerful ability of soccer to break down barriers, generate awareness, and affect sustainable and enduring change in communities worldwide.
Dating back to 2011, the Beyond Soccer Series powered by streetfootballworld was developed to discuss America’s fastest growing sport and how to capitalize on the global popularity of the game to create positive global change. The 2015 series took place in New York City and discussed the power of the athlete as well as the importance of diversity and inclusion. Key speakers included UNICEF USA CEO Caryl Stern, MLS Commissioner Don Garber, Soccer United Marketing President Kathy Carter, and MLS stars Jeb Brovsky, Michael Lahoud, and Sean Johnson.
The first event of 2016 will have an audience of senior representatives from professional leagues, clubs, brands, business, and media. The goal of the first event of the 2016 Series will be to deeply explore the digital world in sport and its ability to shape how soccer can be used to tackle global issues. After an exclusive networking hour with key figures from the soccer industry as well as from the local San Francisco business crowd, a high-level panel will take place with influential leaders and players discussing soccer, pressing societal issues, technological innovation, and the relationship between all three.