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Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer among speakers at May 4 Chick-fil-A Leadercast, and it’s only $149 per ticket

Apr 12, 2012, 10:05 AM EDT

Tim Tebow AP

Sorry, tickets to this sold out in 45 seconds. No, that’s not true — for this is a closed circuit broadcast, available at hundreds of locations around the world. Tim Tebow, Urban Meyer and a host of other guests will appear at the Chick-fil-A Leadercast in Atlanta on May 4. Why is a backup quarterback a headline speaker at an event called Leadercast? Because he was a starter at Florida and in Denver, I suppose. Why Chick-fil-A? Because chickens are leaders. What can one expect at this event? Well, according to their web site:

You will be empowered with life-changing insights from world-renowned leaders. You can expect to be challenged. Inspired. Encouraged. You will learn how to improve your own leadership skills and also have the opportunity to network with other leaders in your area. You will see just how far your own choices could take you.

Bonus speaker: CNN’s Soledad O’Brien!

If you’re attending the live event in Atlanta, that’ll run you $239 ($499 for the “executive experience”). But if you’re watching at a remote location, it’s significantly less. Northeast Florida residents, for example, can watch and listen from the comfort of Latitude 30 on the Southside (Jacksonville), where tickets are $99.

Other scheduled speakers are Urban Meyer, Ohio State University football coach and former University of Florida; Soledad O’Brien, CNN anchor and special correspondent; Angela Ahrendts, chief executive officer of the Burberry luxury outerwear company; Roland Fryer, professor of economics at Harvard University and CEO of The Education Innovation Laboratory at Harvard University; Sheena Iyengar, author and S.T. Lee Professor of Business in the Management Division of the Columbia Business School; Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and president of The Table Group, a specialized management-consulting firm focused on organizational health; and best-selling authors Marcus Buckingham, John Maxwell and Andy Stanley, according to the event website.

Anyway, I think we can safely say that Tebow need not worry about a post-NFL career. He may be the first motivational speaker rock star.

H/T SportsbyBrooks.

  1. datcrazybok - Apr 12, 2012 at 12:02 PM

    Urban Meyer? What exactly can Urban Meyer teach about leadership? How to leave a program in shambles for “health and family” reasons, only to return less than a year later? Get all those family and health problems worked out in 10 months Urban?

    The stuff that is coming out now? Players flunking drug tests and being covered for, players knocking assistant coaches to the ground without punishment… He left that program a MESS.

    Urban Meyer is the last guy I want teaching my leaders how to lead.

    • chumthumper - Apr 13, 2012 at 8:43 AM

      It was either him or Jim Tressel.

    • frogbridge - Apr 13, 2012 at 9:59 AM

      So you’re blaming Urban Meyer for the way things are at Florida now?

      uh..good idea.

      anyway it sounds like the author of this article needs to sit down and listen to these folks speak.

      Since this event is Christian based, it’s not hard to guess where the snarky attitude is coming from. I guess he saves his slobber for Barack Obama and his ilk.

      • datcrazybok - Apr 13, 2012 at 12:27 PM

        I’m blaming him for the state he left the program in. I’m not sure how I could have been more clear in that. “How to leave a program in shambles…” “He left that program”… Would that be a good idea, in your estimation.

        I didn’t even know this was a Christian event. Or political, either. Yet, you managed to incorporate both! Are you just trolling random sports articles complaining about the horrible treatment Christians suffer at the hands of sports bloggers? You must have it so rough. I can’t imagine.

        Thanks for the laugh, and a good one to you and yours.