The 2015 Doha Goals Forum brought together top Sports Keynote Speakers and global leaders to create a game plan for positive social change around the world.
Is the Staples Center the house that Kobe built? Hmmm… or did Shaq do it? After this weekend it doesn’t matter. There was a full roster of major players holding court at the Staples Center in the City of Angels. Sports Keynote Speakers, global leaders, health experts, CEOs and non-profit execs from around the world teamed up to brainstorm new initiatives for social change at the 4th annual Doha Goals Forum from July 25-27. This was the first time the forum has been held in the United States.
What helps make this event so powerful each year is the incredible list of Sports Keynote Speakers who come together to talk about their social responsibilities as role models and thought leaders. In 2015, current and former sports stars including Mark Spitz, Abby Wambach and Carl Lewis participated in intimate keynote speaking engagements and moderated Q&A sessions throughout the weekend.
A bulk of the keynote speaking and moderated Q&A sessions took place on Sunday. Olympic Gold Medalist and commentator Scott Hamilton led off the morning in a moderated Q&A session talking about the evolution of the Special Olympics into a global movement. Olympic icon Michael Phelps was next, shedding light on pro athletes and the importance of their social impact. ESPN anchor Linda Cohn was also on hand as a moderator for Q&A sessions with the likes of Abby Wambach and Maria Shriver.
One of the highlights of the afternoon was a moving discussion on the power of diversity in sports. Former NBA center and LGBT community ambassador Jason Collins and Paralympic Gold Medalist April Holmes stressed the importance of creating a more inclusive society through sports. As Saturday began to wind down, Meryl Davis and Nadia Comaneci talked about equal opportunity for women in sports in a session moderated by Hall of Fame sportscaster and Sports Keynote Speaker Lesley Visser.
Monday came complete with another full schedule of events featuring more of today’s top Sports Keynote Speakers for hire. Sports Keynote Speakers Dikembe Mutombo and Hannah Teter headlined the afternoon in a moderated Q&A on utilizing sports to better economies around the globe.
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