Driving into the Future of Event Management w/ Industry Leaders at the Wheel

 Posted on: December 17 2021
Events are changing, and we must, too. Bring your questions to this all-start line-up of industry leaders as small and mid-sized market representatives have an open and candid conversation on the future of the sports events and tourism industry, including technology, sponsorship, innovation, venues, and more.

It Takes a State: Globe Trotting with the World Games 2022

 Posted on: December 17 2021
Join The World Games 2022 Birmingham executive leadership for a discussion on how a major international multi-sport event that hasn’t been in the USA since its first edition in 1981 was awarded to Birmingham, AL. An event this size has served as a galvanizing force for the State of Alabama and the many stakeholders involved with executing this once-in-a-lifetime event. Join us as we discuss the efforts and cooperation that’s been required to deliver the upcoming World Games 2022 which is happening July 7-17, 2022.

Moving into Sustainability: Tips, Tricks and Case Studies to Leverage the Economic Impact Calculator in Your Destination

 Posted on: December 17 2021
Measuring impact of a sporting event is often difficult, but thanks to the Destination’s International Event Impact Calculator’s (EIC) Sport Module, it doesn’t have to be. Those who are curious, novice, or experienced with the EIC will learn tips and tricks from Tourism Economics’ Chris Pike, the mind behind the EIC, explore accuracies with a case study, and learn the best method for post-event evaluation during this dynamic session. Attendees will leave with a clearer understanding of what the EIC calculator is and how to use it during all phases of an event’s cycle as a valuable evaluation and advocacy tool for your destination.

RFPs, Partnerships, and Evaluation. Oh, my! The Road to Advocating for Your Sports Market Brand

 Posted on: December 17 2021
Understanding nuances of the event life cycle is key to propelling your professional development. This session will dive into three main topics with real-world examples from some of the best in the biz, and a high-level of attendee interaction putting your new knowledge into practice.

Rolling into the Future:The changing landscape of events and how to position IPs for greater success

 Posted on: December 17 2021
Join industry partners from all facets of sports events and tourism as they host an informative panel with top rights holders to explore the changes in event delivery, what’s here to stay, and how industry suppliers can be primed to provide value for the future of events. This session will provide ample time for candid Q&A and discussion among various industry partner segments.

Past, Present, and Future: Approaching 50 Years of Title IX

 Posted on: December 17 2021
It's hard to believe, but 2022 is the 50th anniversary of the enactment of Title IX. This session will explore the past, present, and future of Title IX and begin the conversation of how to position our industry as leaders in the celebration of this important legislation within our organizations and communities.

Tourism Improvement Districts: More Funding for Sports Tourism

 Posted on: December 17 2021
As tourism recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, sports commissions and sports-focused DMOs and Sports Commissions will need to find alternative funding mechanisms outside of hotel occupancy taxes to rebuild. Tourism Improvement Districts (TIDs) are a compelling solution, as these special self-assessments on tourism-related businesses generate dedicated revenue to bid for, host, and market sports events. This session will cover TID basics and case studies of success with a Q&A.

Uh oh! Here comes the P.C. Police: A discussion on the value of Inclusive Language

 Posted on: December 17 2021
Join Dr. Michelle Allen, Diversity Education Director at the University of Alabama Birmingham for an interactive session on inclusive language and communication. The practice of being mindful and intentional in our written and oral communication is the foundation of bridging gaps between culture and identity and fostering respectful and civil relationships. Using language that demonstrates cultural humility and inclusive excellence is accessible for us all and instrumental in the realization true social justice.

Young Professionals

 Posted on: December 17 2021
Keep Your Career on the Move!

Community Group Interest Discussion

 Posted on: December 17 2021
College & University Towns
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