If you've attended the Congress in the past, our schedule format will be similar to our 2019 Congress. While the schedule for the 2020 Congress is shown below, it will give you an indication of timing for the 2021 program. This page will be updated as details are confirmed.  Times are tentative and subject to change.



11am - 7pm




830pm - 1030pm

Registration - 

Transportation to President's Reception

Cocktail Reception - Sponsored by the Orleans Arena

- By Invitation Only

President's Reception Dinner -  Sponsored by Richmond Region Tourism - By Invitation Only      

Meet & Greet - Sponsored by Virginia Beach Sports Marketing


8am - 11am

9am - 1015am


1045am - 1145

12pm - 115pm


145pm - 315pm

345pm - 515pm


545pm - 7:45pm

 8pm - 10pm    

Registration - 

Inside Sports Conversation -  With Lawrence Epstein & Steve Hill

Two of the biggest news makers in Las Vegas join us for a candid conversation on sport and events. In this session, you'll discover why sport is playing a vital role in the Las Vegas economy and how the global sport landscape will affect cultural changes and impact events.

Break - Sponsored by Lee County Sports Development

Session 2 - D. J. Allen, Xs & Os of Success

D.J. Allen has combined his love for business with his passion for sports. Allen is the founder of Xs & Os of Success – a leadership, organizational and professional development company which uses the platform of sports and its teachings to help individuals and teams maximize their potential in business and life. He serves as a performance & communication coach for business leaders, sports teams, coaches and athletes throughout the nation

Lunch - Sponsored by Play Greenville NC Sports Commission

Transportation to Workshop

Workshop - Special Olympics

Trade Reception - Destinations - Sponsored by Valley Forge Sports

Transportation to Opening Reception

Opening Reception - Sponsored by Las Vegas CVA

Congress After-Hours  Sponsored by Experience! Columbia, SC Sports


800am - 900am  

900am - 1000am



1100 am

1120 am

12pm - 3:30pm

1pm - 3:30pm

Grab & Go Breakfast - Sponsored by Reno Tahoe CVA

Session 3  - Kevin Bagger, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority

                     Arnie GiGeorge, R & R Partners

                     Todd Gillins, R & R Partners

Data to Details - How understanding your travelers, participants and fans translates into increased revenue and attendance.

Bus Boarding for Golf Outing

Transportation to Mob Museum & Jeep Tour 

                               Sponsored by Sports Virginia

Golf Outing - Sponsored by Lubbock Sports

Transportation to Foodie Tour Sponsored by Stafford CVB

Foodie Tour Sponsored by Stafford CVB 


Jeep Tour Departs Westgate - Sponsored by Sports Virginia

Open Evening


930am - 1030 am   Round Table Sessions

                                        Table 1:  NCAA Bid Updates & Review - Russ Yurk, 129 Sports

                                        Table 2: Redefining Measures of Success - The Collective Best

                                        Table 3: Pandemic Strategies for Rights Holders - The Collective Best

1030am - 1100am   Break

1100am - 1200pm   Round Table Sessions

                                        Table 4: Men’s Involvement in Fostering Leadership Development for Women in Sports                                                         Tourism - Patrick Higgins, Connect Meetings

                                        Table 5: Prepare to Thrive - The Collective Best

                                        Table 6: Making your office resilient - The Collective Best


12pm - 100pm          Lunch 

130pm - 330pm      Trade Reception - Rights Holders - Sponsored by Valley Forge Sports

3:30pm                      Booth Tear-Down

400pm - 600pm    Closing Reception - TBD @ M Resort

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