2021 Symposium Education Information

 Posted on: October 19 2021
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We’ve got a great line-up of education sessions in store for you in Birmingham! Check out these seven quick facts to maximize your education experience at Symposium.

  1. Bye, bye “One Size Fits All” track sessions – Our new education session format will feature content specifically intended for cross-sections of our membership with common interests - these are called Community Groups. Here’s the schedule.
  2. Something for Everyone – From young professionals, small/mid-markets and event impact calculator users to industry partners, large markets, and state associations, we’ll have 10 engaging sessions featuring a wide range of topics and speakers categorized by Community Groups.
  3. Created by you for you – Leaders from each of our Community Groups were actively involved in designing the topic and content scheduled for their group’s session based upon feedback and input from you, our members.
  4. Serving additional market segments – Thursday’s sessions will be dedicated to holding interest discussions for three additional Community Groups: 1) Outdoor Recreation Tourism, 2) College and University Towns, and 3) Parks and Recreation representatives.
  5. All are welcome – Whether you’ve been participating in our growing Community Groups for months, or didn’t even realize they were a thing, you’re welcome to attend any education sessions that appeal to you. All except the Rights Holder session have an open-door policy, so if you are 98 years old and want to attend the Young Professionals session, more power to you!
  6. Earn your Risk Management Certificate – We’ll also be holding a dynamic 2-hour STS certificate course led by NCS4 on Monday morning. The course requires a separate registration and is open to all. Register here.
  7. Next-Level general sessions – You aren’t going to want to miss our lineup of general session topics and presenters, including the history of the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, a panel full of top industry experts, and NASCAR’s first African American track president.

Questions about our education or anything else Symposium related, or want to know more about our Community Groups? Feel free to reach out to info@sportseta.org and we’re glad to help in any way.

We can’t wait to see you in Birmingham!

Jennifer Stoll, PhD, STS


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