The premier event for Name, Image, & Likeness, helping studnet-athletes, parents, coaches, and other athlete advocates break barriers to success & sustainability through expert education, implementation, and continued support.
July 27-29, 2023 | Chicago, IL
Mind Your Athletic Business Before Someone Else Does™
Sivonnia DeBarros, Protector of Athletes®
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DeBarros, a former D1 Track & Field Athlete, turned lawyer to millionaires and pro-athletes, she knows the mindset and grit it takes to become great. When DeBarros started her law firm, in 2014, she only made $13,000. She turned that $13,000 firm into a Six-Figure Business and helps others to do the same. She's on a mission to support 50,000 Student-Athletes over 5 years to recognize their own genuius and break barriers that have impacted their growth on and off the field. Her work and determination has gotten her featured and quoted in some of the most known news and media of our time.
Ready to Create a Future on Your Terms?
STUDENT-ATHLETES ATTEND FOR FREE!
PROOF IS REQUIRED.
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ABOUT THE NILCOMBINE™
WHY JOIN NILCOMBINE™?
NILCOMBINE™ is on a mission to support 50,000 student-athletes in five (5) years by breaking financial, educational, resource, protection, and community barriers to NIL and more. Providing student-athletes & their village with expert knowledge and support is critical to help athletes navigate the complex NIL System.
Our experts help student-athletes learn to craft their own pitches to secure NIL deals and protect their brands in the process. NILCOMBINE is all about helping student-athletes take advantage of their own NIL no matter the school, division, or sport. This NIL Market will yield over 2 Billion Dollars, and we're going to show you how tap into it, to take advantage of the opportunities that await, and create the brand you want based on your own specific goals. No need to wait on going pro. You can do it now.
Heard the saying: "It's not what you know, it's Who you know"? At the NILCOMBINE™, we know how challenging it can be for parents and coaches to navigate this terrain - that's why we put in extra effort to craft our program with you specifically in mind by putting people in the room who can help you move the needle in your favor.
REAL KNOWLEDGE to athletes and their "village" that can be immediately applied.
REAL SUPPORT from experts, tools, and resources to cultivate and manage resilience while building your irresistible NIL brand.
Melva Thompson-Robinson, student-Athlete Parent (2022) Testimonial:
"My NILCOMBINE AHA Moment was when EJ. Cutliff spoke about Linkedin... I'm going to implement this knowledge today by adding the work that I do for my son's brand to my page and set up a page for him."
Holly Summers (2022) NIL Panel:
"Sivonnia said to be yourself and that she believes she is where she is because she was always true to herself. As a student, that is something I have been struggling with lately. I feel like I am an imposter or that I should change my personality to be seen more. I really appreciated that Sivonnia said that. "
Transformed Belief in Self: "I'm going to be unequivocally me and I say that to myself ever since I met [Sivonnia]."
REAL IMPACT to build confidence and create demand in the NIL space for your benefit.
Evin Norman (2022) Testimonial:
"I have been feeling nervous about transitioning from my career in Collegiate sports into starting my own branding company for athletes. This session helped give me the confidence that I know my "stuff". I'm going to implement the knowledge received by "being confidence when I reach out to a potential client regarding my services."
Event Last Day
This session will bring all attendees together. The attendees will learn from industry experts on name, image, and likeness matters and how best to protect it.
Event Night Cap - TBD
This session will bring all attendees together for a nice nighttime wrap up to network, mingle, and enjoy life.
Protector of Athletes®
Business, Sports & Entertainment Lawyer, Creator of Athletes Making Moves™, & Host of What Are You Sporting About?® Podcast
Professional Voice Over Actor
Christy's voice has been used for World Series, Monday Night Football, the NBA Finals as one of the national voices of YouTubeTV, and as the national voice of John Deere, among other large brands.
Uses branding & marketing to support her clients in developing next-level business, personal, and athlete brands
Sports Medicine Doctor
Dr. Burgess is a Board Certified Orthepic Surgeon, sports medicine specialist, and the Director of South Central Sports Medicine in Laurel, Mississippi.
Monique Smith is the Host of "A Chat in the Garden," Creator of "Significance in Athletics and Sports" Magazine, and is a sought-after sports leadership strategist for Athletic Directors.
Award Winning Attorney
Neena Speer Neena R. Speer is an attorney, author, speaker, and truth dealer. She runs her own solo law firm specializing in trademarks and IP law and is a Two-Time Amazon Bestselling Author.
Chris is a former student-athlete, founder & creator of 704 Shop that has served large sports organizations like PGA and the MLS. Chris is also the creator of two needs-based scholarships at UNC Charlotte and is passionate about philanthropy and economic mobility.
Career & Leadership Strategist
Julia is the the Founder and Head Career Coach at Rock Career Development, she now helps Black and POC former and transitioning athletes translate their existing skills into high-paying, in-demand careers.
Jamira serves as a high school Career and Technical Education instructor. Through observation, Dr.
JAM noticed a concerning perspective between student-athletes and their lack of personal branding & also launched the NIL Spot Podcast to solve that problem.
Kassandra Ramsey is a sports and entertainment attorney in the Washington, D.C. metro area. She is the Founder of The Law Office of Kassandra Ramsey, P.L.L.C. where she assists entrepreneurs, athletes, entertainers, and social media influencers with creating, running, and protecting their businesses.
Sunnita Blount is an Attorney who believes in providing the best resolutions to all who are in need of legal assistance. She displays this belief through her work as a Sports, Entertainment, and Business Attorney. Through her practice she allows her clients to focus on their talents and she ensures their brand is legally protected.
"A Must Win"
Ryan teaches athletes how to engage with and develop NIL opportunities with businesses, and consult with small businesses on entering the NIL space. Ryan is an international bestselling author who took the lessons he learned from the relationships he built and built programs to help students see themselves as more than "just an athlete" & create self-awareness.
"The host and creator of Athletes Making Moves & NILCOMBINE, Sivonnia DeBarros have done an incredible job and provided an enriching experience.
Sivonnia is super amazing I love her engaging energy and jovial spirit."
"As a conduit of value, accountability and education, the commitment to nurture relationships is paramount to myself and to those around me, giving a sense of dignity to my name, image and likeness and conveying the same to the people entrusted in my care."
MAYOR & DEAN OF STUDENTS
"It [Athletes Making Moves event] was very awesome and I was very impressed."
"I would say the biggest takeaway was that a lot of people don't have a team because they either don't know whom they need or are discouraged due to financial difficulties. However, if they want to succeed and protect their brand it is pertinent to invest in others to assist them. "
STUDENT ATHLETE PARENT
"If we had not come into contact with this presentation...nine times out of ten, we would have met it, possibly on the back end on the wrong side."
DR. JAZMINE CALHOUN
STUDENT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR
My biggest takeaway is "That education is the key to understand what NIL is and also understanding the disparities that some communities will face when having to deal with NIL.."
"My biggest takeaway was the encouragement given to know yourself and your brand before taking up a partnership that may be in conflict your personal values and priorities. Sometimes we get in such a rush to make things happen that we create unhealthy business relationships simply because we haven't clearly articulated to ourselves what is important to us.
"Building a believable, sustainable brand means just being myself and following my morals."
[My biggest takeaway is that] "Your brand matters and you are responsible for cultivating it. "
"My biggest takeaway was the importance of relationships. The NILCombine allowed me to identify individuals to "net weave" with and obtain information about how to connect with them.