Martellus Bennett is able to put a lot of lines on his resume – tight end, author, animator, father, husband, app creator and Ted Talk speaker. Now, he can add the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit to his credentials.
Martellus was recently added to the list of more than 200 speakers from across the worlds of business, sports, media, technology, education and more who will participate in panels, lead discussions and give speeches throughout the course of the event.
Given his commitment to his creative endeavors, the 29-year-old's addition to the lineup comes as little surprise. Though neither the topic nor format of Marty's speech has been released, earlier in the offseason, Martellus gave a TedxTalk called "More than an Athlete." The talk discussed balancing two different worlds and pouring himself into writing, drawing and creating when he is off the football field.
After joining the Patriots this offseason, Martellus published his first children's book and accompanying app, wrote a story for The Players' Tribune and hosted a pop-up shop on Newbury Street in Boston. He has been vocal about pursuing hobbies outside of football to feed the soul and has excelled, making him a great candidate to speak at the summit.
The 30 Under 30 Summit celebrates the work and dedication of those who stand out in their respective fields at a young age, and honorees in the world of sports include Steph Curry, Antonio Brown, Cam Newton and Katie Ledecky.
Other speakers include Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, CEO and Co-Found of Rent the Runway Jennifer Hyman and *Hamilton *actors Anthony Ramos and Okieriete Onaodowan.
The 30 Under 30 Summit is set to take place Oct. 16 - 19 at venues across Boston. Learn more about the summit here.