What is the Tackle What's Next Summit? 

Are you an athlete searching for what’s next in your life? Don’t know where to turn or how to figure out your next career after sports?
The transition from sport to what’s next can be isolating and challenging for everyone. You may struggle with things as simple as finding a new routine or grapple with how to find your next passion.

Do you work with athletes?
You may have athlete clients, co-workers or friends that don’t know where to turn, or you may want to be a positive support system for them during their transition.

Are you a company looking for employees with the built-in skillsets to make your team better?
Athletes have valuable attributes that businesses need to grow, like leadership, adaptability, determination and teamwork.

Start here.
The Tackle What’s Next Summit is a must-attend event for athletes, sports executives, and corporations to learn more about how to successfully navigate the opportunities and challenges of athlete career transition.

  • Learn how to find your next passion outside of sports.
  • Network with key influencers and executives that can help get you where you want to go.
  • Identify your skills that are valuable to a business or a community organization.
  • Understand the opportunities that are available to you.
  • Grow and build your next career.










Georgia State University College of Law
Knowles Conference Center
85 Park Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

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Danielle Berman

Founder & CEO, Tackle What's Next 


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Isaiah Johnson

NFL Safety


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Malcolm Lemmons

Founder & CEO, Players Point Sports 

Former Professional Basketball Player

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Adam Smith

Musician, "Across the Pond"

Professional Basketball Player, PAOK of the Greek Basket League

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Ben Troupe

Radio Host, ESPN Coastal 

Former NFL Player

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Marianna Whitehurst

Foundation Board of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame

Chick Fil A Peach Bowl Advisory Board

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Working Agenda:

12:30 - 1:00pm: Registration/Lunch Buffet

1:00 - 1:10pm: Welcome
Danielle Berman - Founder & CEO, Tackle What's Next

1:10 - 2:10pm: Building and Leveraging Your Network as an Athlete
Marianna Whitehurst
 - Foundation Board of the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame, Chick Fil A Peach Bowl Advisory Board

Isaiah Johnson - NFL Safety
Ben Troupe - Radio Host, ESPN Coastal | Former NFL Player
Adam Smith - Musician | Professional Basketball Player, PAOK of the Greek Basket League

2:10 - 2:30pm: Networking Break

2:30pm - 4:00pm: Roundtable Networking
Topics TBA

4:00pm - 5:00pm: Impact of the Name, Image and Likeness Bill on Athletes
Malcolm Lemmons - Founder & CEO, Players Point Sports | Former Pro Basketball Player 
Additional panelists TBA

5:00 - 6:30pm: Beyond the Game Film Celebration Benefitting The V Foundation



Don't miss out on the opportunity to grow your network. Register today and take advantage of early bird pricing! 

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