what is a dinner of influence?

“Finding direction in your own career and educational path starts at the examination of the paths of others.”

Our Dinners of Influence are set up as a Jeffersonian Dinner.   Dinners of Influence follow in the tradition of President Thomas Jefferson who gathered leaders with diverse opinions to share in their common humanity over dinner. Participants will be selected from their responses to topic-specific prompts sent ahead of events. Industry veterans break bread with students and young professionals discussing trends and influencing the next generation of leaders in sports business.

What are they saying?

This style of networking takes the awkwardness out of it and creates a natural flow with great conversation.
The Winning Edge Dinner of Influence was a phenomenal event that was the perfect mix of professional and purposeful. The student-athletes in attendance were top notch and the event provided an incredible platform for impact.
This event allows you to sit down with professionals in your field and have a casual conversation that only allows you to better yourself and your future.
Each of the dinner guests were happy to be there and truly cared about investing in the next generation.

What are the rules?


Upcoming Dinners

July 18, 2019
Sports + Entertainment Career Summit
West Hollywood, CA
Granville Cafe

Past Dinners

January 3, 2019
presented by the San Francisco 49ers

Santa Clara, CA // College Football National Championship

February 26, 2019
presented by the Charlotte hornets (Hornets Sports & Entertainment)

Charlotte, NC // 2019 CIAA Tournament

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Past Guests


$20: students + rookies (5 years or less)

$40: industry veterans

Questions? Contact us at info@winningedgeleadership.org