September 29, 2023 12pm-1pm ET

ON_Playing Business with DeShone Kizer and Dan Gardner:  Virtual Members Event

On September 29, we host a very special event for ON_Discourse members to celebrate the launch of the Playing Business podcast.

Through a series of intimate conversations, former NFL Quarterback DeShone Kizer and Co-Founder and Chairman of Code and Theory, Dan Gardner explore how world-class athletes and global celebrities have successfully transitioned from being at the top of their game to becoming leaders in the world of business.

During this event Dan and DeShone will walk us through Season One of Playing Business and the lessons they learned from their conversations with their guests including NBA’s Spencer Dinwiddie and Channing Frye, former MLS soccer star, turned TV commentator and now entrepreneur, Kyle Martino, X-Games Commentator, Selema Masekela, world renowned mountaineer, Conrad Anker, lacrosse league owner, Paul Rabil, Channing Frye, and the NFL’s Kelvin Beachum.

Interested in attending?  Inquire about membership to

Frankies, Nashville: October 25, 2023

ON_Sport: The Fan Experience Issue

ON_Sport will explore a future where fans steer the course of professional sports, where technology changes the economics of how the game, and where gambling and blockchain disrupt the way fans interact with the sporting world. Our event is a canvas for exploring these extraordinary frontiers, igniting conversations that challenge conventions and redefine the essence of modern athletics.

Interested in attending? Inquire about membership here:


New York City: September 13, 2023

ON_Fashion: The Secondary Market Issue

A discourse-driven event, during New York Fashion Week debated the future of the Secondary Market. We were joined by ON_Discourse members and a specially invited group of C-Suite leaders, investors, and fashion tech entrepreneurs.

The Hamptons: August  9th, 2023

ON_Entertainment: The Good Artists Copy, Great AIs Steal Issue

Set in a modern-styled barn nestled within the farm fields of Bridgehampton, ON_Entertainment was a presentation of Good Artists Copy, Great AI Steals, an evening driven by deep provocations that served to unlock new perspectives in the business of entertainment.

Entertainment executives, technology founders, artists, entrepreneurs, and investors came together for a captivating evening of off-the-record conversations, enhanced by the smooth allure of Komos Tequila and the perfect accompaniment of caviar.

To top it all off, an exquisite dinner was enjoyed, artfully paired with the delightful and organically farmed Avaline wines, courtesy of founders Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power. It was an unforgettable gathering of visionaries, indulging in both fine company and delectable flavors.

Virtual: July 28th, 2023

Will AI Enhance or Destroy the Business of Media?

A discussion that aimed to deepen our understanding of AI’s impact on the business of media.

We were joined by former tech reporter for the New York Times and now journalist at the Washington Post Taylor Lorenz, trust editor for the New York Times, Edmund Lee, and co-founder of Vox Media, Trei Brundrett.

We gained insights into the future of AI-driven journalism, personalized content, disruptive distribution models, and the convergence of traditional and digital formats that set the stage for a media revolution.

Read a recap of the event by our Head of Discourse, Matthew Chmiel.

June 19 – 23, 2023

ON_Sport: The Goldmines and Landmines Issue

ON_Discourse hosted a closed room conversation and an exclusive dinner for members where executives and athletes came together to argue about the threats and possibilities of emerging tech in sports. Hosted by Stagwell, Sport Beach gathered together the world’s most innovative brands, marketers and creatives with the top athletic talent in the world, including Maria Sharapova and Carmelo Anthony to connect, play and celebrate the impact that sport has on shaping global culture and creativity.

Cannes: June 22, 11am

ON_Sport: Owning Your Brand: How Athletes & Fans Are Building the New Creator Economy

Hosted by ON_Discourse, with Spencer Dinwiddie, Co-Founder, Calaxy and NBA player for the Brooklyn Nets, Solo Ceesay, Co-Founder, Calaxy and Dan Gardner, Executive Chairman, Code and Theory Network and Co-Founder, ON_Discourse

Cannes: June 22, 7pm

ON_Sport:  ‘Playing Business’ VIP and Members Dinner

Hosted at Le Maschou, with a private dinner & after party, with a performances from world renowned DJ and entrepreneur MICK, and deep discussions with business leaders and professional athletes, including Spencer Dinwiddie, Kyle Martino, DeShone Kizer, Vanita Krouch, and James Worthy.

Cannes: June 19, 4pm-6pm

ON_Sport: ON_Discourse @ Sport Beach Cocktail Event

ON_Discourse members gathered at a private space at Stagwell’s Sport Beach to enjoy cocktails, wine and the opportunity to meet fellow members and specially invited guests.

Cannes: June 21, 10:30am

ON_Sport: Is AI a Goldmine or a Landmine for Athlete Brands?

There is a growing tension between what it means to scale a brand while protecting your IP in the age of AI. In this invite-only, closed-door session, ON_Discourse members, professional athletes and CMOs explored whether the emergence of generative AI will be a goldmine or a landmine for athletes and brands.

New York City:
May 15th, 2023

ON_Launch: A Symphony of Disruption

ON_Discourse hosted their highly anticipated launch event at Fotografiska, featuring business icons, artists and technology leaders as they debate the forces of disruption impacting the business of music. The event featured a panel Oana Ruxandra, Chief Digital Officer of Warner Music Group, Amaechi Uzoigwe, Manager of Run The Jewels, and Mauhan Zonoozy Head of Innovation at Spotify and intimate fireside with Questlove.