Earn STS Credit at TEAMS '21

 Posted on: August 31 2021
Are you attending the TEAMS '21 Conference + Expo Sept. 27-30 in Atlantic City, NJ? Don't miss out on the chance to earn 2 STS credits by attending a session led by 4FRONT's VP of Innovation, Brian Gainor! Pushing the Boundaries with Partnerships: Delivering More Power, Value + Purpose Brian Gainor will lead a series of sessions designed to help attendees think big and reimagine their approach to partnerships to drive greater community impact and business results – locally, regionally & nationally. New opportunities to drive measurable value and lift Tips on how to innovate and stay ahead of the curve Strategies to engage communities 365 days per year Ideas for driving new B2B solutions This session is available as part of the Sports Tourism Learning Institute and is open to anyone, regardless of Sports ETA member status.  Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Time: 9:30am - 11:30am  Location: Atlantic City, NJ in conjunction...

Podcast: The National Senior Games

 Posted on: August 24 2021
Episode six of our Life In the Front Office podcast series is now available! Listen now to hear from Marc Riker, Chief Executive Officer, National Senior Games Association as he discusses the National Senior Games and the upcoming 2022 event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Special thanks to our sponsor, Breinfuel - a Cerebral Beverage helping you push the boundaries of what you thought possible. Use the code "LIFO15" at checkout for your 15% discount.   Listen Now                            

Sports ETA and Northstar Meetings Group Announce New Five-Year Partnership

 Posted on: August 24 2021
Contact: Jackie Reau Game Day (513) 708-5822 jreau@gamedaypr.com CINCINNATI (August 24, 2021) – Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, announced today a new five-year partnership with Northstar Meetings Group, the leading multi-platform brand for dedicated meeting and business planners and sports event organizers, to serve as presenting sponsor of the association’s “Annual State of the Industry” research report. Under terms of the new agreement, Northstar — the publisher of SportsTravel and organizers of the TEAMS Conference & Expo and EsportsTravel Summit — will also become the exclusive provider of content related to media and media relations for Sports ETA educational programming distributed by the association’s Sports Tourism Learning Institute.  The association’s last research report, “2019 State of the Sports Tourism Industry Report in America presented by the Sp...

Important Information Regarding COVID and Sports ETA

 Posted on: August 20 2021
We feel it is important to share our plans and response to the recent Delta variant surge of COVID, especially as many large events and trade shows taking place in the next few weeks have implemented vaccine requirements or proof of negative rapid tests.  We are currently monitoring all CDC guidelines, as well as requirements in Birmingham and the State of Alabama, understanding this is a very fluid situation and may change between now and Symposium dates in late October. While it’s too early to confirm COVID policies, our planning process covers all contingencies. At the appropriate time, approximately three weeks prior to the start of Symposum, all attendees will receive specific instructions on the current situation in Birmingham, as well as all requirements and policies. Sports ETA is fully committed to the health and safety of our attendees, vendors and staff. If you have specific questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Janis Ross, Vice President of ...

Summer 2021 Playbook is Now Available

 Posted on: August 5 2021
The Sports ETA Playbook is the official publication of the association for the sports events and tourism industry. The Summer 2021 edition is now available. Download your copy today. Inside this issue: Catching Up With Our Communities Current Status of Economic Impact of Transgender Bill Legislation Going Virtual to Create A New Event Called Virtual Artistic Swimming STS Graduates Sports Tourism Learning Institute Information A look at new Sports ETA Partnerships Birmingham schedule of events - October 25-28 Women's Summit Facilities Summit Symposium White Papers Annual General Membership Meeting Recap Sports Business Journal Details We encourage members to share information with their peers. Contact Meagan Grau to learn more about how you can contribute to a future edition of The Playbook.

White Paper: Current Status and Economic Impact of Transgender Bill Legislation

 Posted on: July 28 2021
Current Status and Economic Impact of Transgender Bill Legislation By Jackie Reau, Game Day   Read Full White Paper The participation of transgender and transsexual people in competitive sports is a controversial issue, particularly where athletes who have gone through male puberty are notably successful in women's sport, or represent a significant increased injury risk to female-by-birth competitors. Resistance to transwomen competing in women's sports generally focuses on physiological attributes such as height and weight, or performance metrics such as speed and strength—and whether sustained testosterone suppression can adequately reduce any natural advantages of male body characteristics within a given women's sport. Access regulations requiring that transathletes compete against athletes of the same assigned sex at birth and requiring sex verification testing have been used. Proponents of such regulations regard them as necessary to ensure fai...

Rise Up Recognition Award

 Posted on: July 23 2021
We all endured a lot in 2020 as we saw our industry completely come to a stop. During that time, we know individuals and organizations rose to the challenge and helped make their community and our association better. We would like to hear from anyone and everyone that has positive outcomes from the struggles that occurred last year. Whether you were fighting against COVID related issues, natural disasters, social justice movements or more, we want to hear from you. Submit an entry by August 29 to tell us how you or your Destination overcame challenges in 2020 and achieved positive results. There will not be a winner selected for this award, but we will recognize all who submit for this category at the Symposium. Please submit only one entry per organization. Requirements: 1-page max description of how your Destination qualifies to be recognized. Photos and videos can be submitted, but not required. Deadline: August 29 at 3AM ET...

Sports ETA and Quantum Consultancy Announce New Partnership 

 Posted on: July 22 2021
Contact: Jackie Reau, Game Day (513) 708-5822 | jreau@gamedaypr.com   Sports ETA and Quantum Consultancy Announce New Partnership    CINCINNATI (July 22, 2021) – Sports ETA, the trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, and Quantum Consultancy, a data-driven consultancy solution to develop event strategies and evaluate new and existing products in the sport and entertainment sector announced today a partnership to provide the Quantum Event Hosting Landscape Report 2020-2028 to Sports ETA members at a discount. The Quantum Event Hosting Landscape Report 2020-2028 details the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the calendar of flagship sports events. The report considers 95 international sports federations, 160 flagship properties totaling 780 event editions within its scope of research. Research suggests that close to 50% of all major world championships and multisport games scheduled to take place during 2020 were cancelled, wi...

Sports ETA to Partner on Two New U.S. Sports Congress Events

 Posted on: July 15 2021
Contact: Jackie Reau, Game Day (513) 708-5822 | jreau@gamedaypr.com                                          Sports ETA to Partner on Two New U.S. Sports Congress Events   CINCINNATI (For Immediate Release) – Sports ETA, the trade association for the U.S. sports events and tourism industry, will serve as an organizing partner of the new U.S. Sports Congress Economic Development & Sports Tourism Summit (ED&STS) and the Collegiate Championship Symposium scheduled for December.   Both events will take place under the U.S. Sports Congress umbrella in Frisco, Texas. The ED&STS will be held December 6-7 and the Collegiate Championship Symposium will be December 6.   The ED&STS is designed for economic development professionals, Chambers of Commerce, park districts and government representatives. This unique programming will feature its ow...

Podcast: Paralympics Team USA

 Posted on: July 7 2021
Episode five of our Life In the Front Office podcast series is now available! Listen now to hear from Julie Dussliere, Chief of Paralympic Sport, United States Olympics & Paralympics Committee and Will Waller, CEO, National Wheelchair Basketball Association as they discuss the evolution of the Paralympic games, the preparation for Tokyo's games, and furthermore, LA 2028! Special thanks to our sponsor, Breinfuel - a Cerebral Beverage helping you push the boundaries of what you thought possible. Use the code "LIFO15" at checkout for your 15% discount.   Listen Now  
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