Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | CMU

Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM) presents its third Sports Communication Conference, “Bold North Meets MSUM,” on Wednesday, October 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Comstock Memorial Union on campus. The conference, open to all area high school and college students, explores the fastest growing careers in sports. Students will meet and network with top sports communication professionals and learn what happens behind the scenes at sporting events. 

Andrea Mokros, vice president, communications and events for the Super Bowl Host Committee, is the luncheon keynote speaker. Mokros will share her experience in bringing Super Bowl LII to Minneapolis. She is a former White House Special Assistant to the President and was Director of Strategic Planning for the First Lady.

Over 25 professionals present at the Sports Communication Conference, including:

  • Cory Hepola – Emmy Award winning anchor and reporter for KARE 11, Minneapolis, the Super Bowl channel. Prior to KARE 11, he spent 10 years as a sports reporter.
  • Phil Hansen – Former NFL Buffalo Bills player who played in three Super Bowls. Played for NDSU on two Division II National Championship teams. Color radio sports analyst for NDSU Bison football.
  • Bob Mikkelson (MSUM alumni) – Recently inducted into of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame. President/founder of Winged Vision, Inc., provider of live aerial television coverage for over 170 major sporting events including the PGA Tour.  Six-time Emmy Award winner.

The free conference includes nine 45-minute morning breakout sessions covering promotion and public relations, new media/social media, technology and producing, writing and reporting, broadcasting and entrepreneurship. Afternoon sessions provide hands-on demonstrations of TV and radio broadcasts, sports photography and tours of MSUM facilities.

To register for the conference, visit www.mnstate.edu/sports-conference. Seating is limited so register early. For more information email communication@mnstate.edu or call 218.477.2983.

MSUM’s School of Communication and Journalism and Forum Communications Company are hosting the conference.