As we navigate these challenging times, Sports ETA is offering a series of free webinars led by the leadership of the organization. Below is the first week’s schedule. Stay tuned for future webinars.
Sports ETA and Industry Update
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
2:00 p.m. ET - 3:00 p.m. ET
Al Kidd, President & CEO, Sports ETA
Dr. Jennifer Stoll, Research and Education, Sports ETA
Janis Burke, CEO, Harris County - Houston Sports Authority/Chair, Sports ETA
Janis Ross, CSEE, CMP, VP of Events & Experiences, Sports ETA
In this session, the panel will provide an industry update amid the COVID-19 outbreak and how Sports ETA will provide resources for its membership during this time.
Creating and Communicating New Business Solutions in a Crisis
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
1:00 p.m. ET - 2:00 p.m. ET
Led by Jackie Reau, CEO, Game Day Communication
In these uncertain times surrounding COVID-19, we will discuss how...
CINCINNATI (March 20, 2020) – Sports ETA, the association for the sport tourism industry, announced its revised schedule of 2020-21 programs to bring the national membership and sports events leaders in the industry together for educational and networking opportunities.
The Annual Symposium has been moved to August 2-5, 2020, remaining in Kansas City, Missouri, and will bring hundreds of sports events and tourism professionals and industry partners together to exchange resources, strategies and more. The Symposium features dozens of education sessions, networking opportunities, and business development discussions, all to help Sports ETA members elevate their sports events and improve their work in their destinations. Registration for 2020 is open. The 2021 Annual Symposium will be held April 26-29 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Attendees can focus on the four S’s of sports events and tourism: strategy, service, sales, and sponsorship at this year&rsqu...
Casey Taker’s bucket list:
Working in an industry she loves - COMPLETE
Going on the field at a Super Bowl - COMPLETE
Completing an IRONMAN 70.3 with her father - COMPLETE
Visiting Alaska to complete her goal of visiting all 50 states
This Sports ETA mentor has done something many will never attempt- Casey Taker completed an IRONMAN 70.3. She and her father crossed that finish line together in Maine last year.
Casey works at The IRONMAN Group as Senior Manager, Athlete Development. There she develops strategy and programming to support the entire athlete journey from initial engagement to athlete retention across two of their largest brands, IRONMAN and the Rock N Roll Marathon Series.
In her current role, Casey has become well versed in:
Creating opportunities for athletes to engage deeper with both a brand and a host destination. This synergy is imperative to maximize the athlete experience and retain athletes.
Defining the athlete ...
We wanted to share with you that we will move our Annual Symposium in Kansas City, Missouri, amid the COVID-19 concerns and a ban on holding mass gatherings for the next 60 days (originally scheduled for April 20-23 in Kansas City).
We are working with the Convention Center and our host hotels to identify a new date for the Symposium and will let you know as soon as all is confirmed.
Here are the details for your reference:
If you have already registered, your registration including any add-ons (CSEE, Sunrise Run, Golf, Community Service Project) will be automatically moved to the new date. There will be no need to register again.
Hotel reservations made through our official housing system will be automatically canceled on your behalf once the new dates are announced. If you made your own reservations, please cancel them directly.
During this extraordinary time, Sports ETA will be announcing a series of on-line networking a...
As you plan your sporting events and meetings over the next few weeks, we advise you to follow state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. Sports ETA is closely monitoring the recommendations from the CDC and World Health Organization (WHO) and will continue to communicate best practices as they evolve.
Sports ETA is here to help. Our goal is to provide our members with the tools and resources necessary to navigate through this tough time, including accurate and up-to-date information on the effects of COVID-19 and the sports events and tourism industry.
Sports ETA Updates
2020 - 21 Sports ETA New Event Dates
Sports ETA to move its annual Symposium
Sports ETA to move 2020 Women's Summit
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Industry News and Updates
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SportsTravel - Sports-Event Industry Rea...
As the COVID-19 situation evolves, it’s important for business leaders to create a plan and continuously monitor the situation (literally, minute by minute).
Overall, we recommend the following protocol for businesses: Be aware of the evolving situation with COVID-19 as it relates to your state, review/update your current policies for employees, stakeholders and customers, and creatively plan new opportunities to minimize business loss.
Below is a working template for a response plan to effectively communicate to stakeholders during this time of uncertainty surrounding COVID-19.
·Monitor the daily news coverage disseminating from the Governor of your state as he/she has the power to create mandates and disseminate funding for support and health care access
· Connect with your industry association to determine industry best practices for your organization and business, i.e. Ohio Restaurant Association
·Create Google alerts on ...
Sports ETA announced today that it will move its Women’s Summit in New Orleans due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. We are currently working on a plan to reschedule the Summit for later in the year.
Additionally, we are continuing to evaluate options surrounding the annual Symposium from April 20-23 in Kansas City and will provide more information next week. We are going to delay opening the appointment portal until all Symposium details are confirmed. Once all details are finalized, communication will be shared with all registered attendees.
Take a look at this COVID-19 Response Plan from our PR partners, Game Day Communication.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Janis Ross, janis@SportsETA.org, 541.915.9479.
President and CEO
For Tyler Childs, the phrase ‘young at heart’ is all too true. Sports are his life- when he’s not working, he’s playing them. Golf in the summer, curling in the winter, and baseball all in between. He jokes that people say he needs to take it easy and slow down. He laughs it off every time.
“I am told regularly I'm too old for the sports that I play. I tell them I'm part of the youth movement,” says Childs.
As President and CEO of Sport-Travel, Childs’ primary responsibilities are to lead their team while executing on our short and long-term strategic plans.
“Although 'responsibilities' is the right word to describe the tasks and expectations of my role I view them as my privileges and opportunity to make our industry a little stronger each and every day,” Childs says. “I don't believe I am done learning and I take each day as an opportunity to grow and better myself and our team.”
The Sports ETA Symposium Appointment Portal opens on Friday, March 13. In preparation, it is vitally important that you make sure to update your profile and your company information. For destinations/sports commissions this means updating the sports you can host and the venues you have for groups to use. For rights holders, this would be updating where you host events, specific community needs (bid fees, GOC/LOC, etc.), events open for bid, and important information destinations should know about your event. For vendors, this could mean including a short description of all the products/services you provide, and even listing any special offers or promotions.
Why is this important? When you enter the portal, you will see the list of potential organizations to request an appointment. For destinations, knowing where rights holders meet, what they are looking for and what their key needs are, you can determine which appointments are approp...
HELP! Have you ever just blurted this out in the middle of everything? I know I have, multiple times. If you’re a rights holder, an event organizer, or even a supplier, you have mastered the art of being an excellent multi-tasker, or have you? With so many deadlines and multiple projects going on around you, you are working around the clock. You have your hands in everything such as site selections, contract negotiations, building the registration platform, marketing, room block monitoring, food & beverage selection, onsite registration, room set up, and speakers, the list is endless. Who does all that work? The answer is usually one person does it all.
Have you ever thought about forming a “Study Abroad” internship program? Well, it is a pretty simple process, as long as you find the right partner who is willing to help you every step of the way. In fact, many of the accredited universities have a study abroad program and are willing to hold ...