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11am - 7pm          Registration - 2nd Floor Hyatt Regency

5pm                      Transportation to President's Reception

5:30 pm               President's Reception Dinner -  Sponsored by Hamilton County                                                                         Sports Authority - By Invitation Only   

830pm - 1030   Meet & Greet - Sponsored by Virginia Beach Sports Marketing  -                                                                       2nd Floor Hyatt Regency


8am - 9am

Breakfast Vouchers - Sponsored by Reno Tahoe CVA

8am - 11am

Registration - 2nd Floor Hyatt Regency

9am - 1015am


1045am - 1145

12pm - 115pm

130pm - 330pm

345pm - 515pm


545pm - 7:45pm

Inside Sports Conversation -  General Session Room Sponsored by Visit Ogden

Sports Legacy - Clark & Dan Hunt

The Hunt family knows a bit about sports legacy. From their ownership of the Kansas City Chiefs to their partnership with the City of Frisco and ownership of FC Dallas, the Hunt family name is synonymous with sport. Join Clark and Dan Hunt as they discuss their history in sport and what it means to craft their vision for the future.

Break - Sponsored by Lee County Sports Development

The Evolution of the Sports Complex - Ideas to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Eric Sullivan, The Sports Facilities Company

As the sports tourism industry has boomed over the last 15 years, so have the number of sports complexes across the country. Event owners have more choice today than ever before. Whether you’re building new or considering a renovation on an existing property, join Sports Facilities Companies Partner, Eric Sullivan as he shares design and development trends, guest experience enhancements, and other strategies for staying ahead of the sports tourism curve to attract the best event owners and sports families.

Lunch - Sponsored by Play Greenville NC Sports Commission

Is the Right Person Driving Your Bus?

Allen Fahden, Innovation on Demand

In this session well examine what factors in our industry are diving innovation. How is your organization positioned to capitalize on current trends? Allen will share the secrets of his process to assist every organization on a path to success. 

Trade Reception - Sponsored by Valley Forge Sports

Transportation to Opening Reception

Opening Reception - Sponsored by Frisco -Sport City USA

Soccer Hall of Fame


800am - 900am  

830am - 915am

900am - 1000am




1100am - 430pm

1130am - 400pm

1100am - 3:00pm

1115am - 3:30pm

 8pm - 10pm

Breakfast Vouchers - Sponsored by Reno Tahoe CVA

Recharge Station - Sponsored by Visit Plano

Session 3  - Tech Tuesday Sponsored by Maryland Sports

The Increasing Role of Technology - Panel Discussion

Eric Vardon - EventConnect, Terry Hasseltine -Executive Director -Maryland Sports

Clay Partain - Managing Director - Sports Salt Lake, Roland Rivera - Triple Crown Sports

Bus Boarding for Golf Outing - Bus depart at 10:30am

Bus Boarding for Shooting Experience & Foodie Tour - Bus depart at 10:40am

Bus Boarding for Sports Crawl - Bus depart at 10:45am

Transportation to all other outings

Golf Outing - Sponsored by Lubbock Sports

Taste of Texas Foodie Tour Sponsored by South Carolina Sports Alliance

Shooting Experience Sponsored by Buffalo Niagara Sports Comm. 


Sports Crawl - Sponsored by Sports Virginia

Open Evening

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


800am - 900am

Breakfast Vouchers - Sponsored by Reno Tahoe CVA

930am - 1030am    Round Table Sessions

                                        Table 1:  Collegiate Bids - What's on the horizon

                                                       Russ Yurk, 129 Sports

                                        Table 2: Managing Up

                                                      The Collective Best

                                        Table 3: Connecting All Sectors of Our Industry - How We Can Strengthen Integration

                                                       Sarah Dyer - EventConnect

1030am - 1100am   Break

1100am - 1200pm   Round Table Sessions

                                        Table 4: Maximizing Partnerships Between Destinations and Right’s Holders

                                                       Jerrine Lee, Richmond Region Tourism

                                                       Rob Coggin, National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association

                                        Table 5: Embracing Adaptive Sports Opportunities

                                                       The Collective Best

                                        Table 6: Doing More With Less - How We Can Generate More Revenue & Connectivity.

                                                       Eric Vardon - EventConnect


12:15pm - 1:15pm        Lunch 

130pm - 300pm       Trade Reception - Sponsored by Valley Forge Sports

3:00pm                      Booth Tear-Down

400pm - 600pm     Closing Reception - Sponsored by Richmond Region Tourism

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