Learn about the Sports Tourism Organization of the Year

 Posted on: December 9 2023
What it took to earn the title and what's in store to continue holding the title.

An Extra Set of Hands

 Posted on: December 2 2023
Learn from the best at GameChangers Consulting!

Ready for a Refresh?

 Posted on: November 25 2023
Ready for a Refresh: Visit Quad Cities is now Sports QC

Business of Sports Tourism Podcast

 Posted on: September 14 2023
Sports tourism has become important to destinations around the world, and our team of experts will talk about issues, and interview rights holders and destination leaders about the latest developments in the industry.

Harris County-Houston Sports Authority Celebrates 25 Years

 Posted on: October 31 2022
Interview with Janis Burke, CEO of the Harris County-Houston Sports Authority.

Ryan Vaughn - Indiana Sports Corp.

 Posted on: July 25 2022
Ryan Vaughn talks sports, the tech sector and whether he might ever run for mayor - IBJ Podcast

Recorded Webinar: USA Triathlon Endurance Exchange Conference RFP for 2023 and 2024

 Posted on: February 3 2022
Recorded webinar from Thursday, February 3 at 11:30 AM ET. Learn more about Endurance Exchange, the premier annual conference for the sport of triathlon and endurance multisport industry. Hosted annually by USA Triathlon, Endurance Exchange brings together over 800 coaches, race directors, medical professionals, athletes and other industry constituents for a week-long educational event. USA Triathlon is searching for the next home of Endurance Exchange to be hosted in February or the first week of March in 2023 and 2024. During this webinar you will learn about Endurance Exchange and the necessary requirements for hosting their events, the webinar will wrap up with a Q&A discussion.

PitchSide From the Plex: Women of Sports Tourism

 Posted on: January 14 2022
This episode is a bit self serving as Matt just gets to hang out with his friends.  Matt and Kim are joined this week by Danielle Vincenti, Rachel Rogers, and Suzanne Cecil.  Each has served in several roles in the sports industry and are passionate advocates for sports tourism and professional development and advancement for women in sports.  They provide great life lesson from their personal journeys and some heart warming and funny stories from events.  I bet you never thought we would be talking about trash talking ventriloquist dummies on a sports podcast.   

SportsTravel - Mike Nishi: Lessons from the Chicago Marathon

 Posted on: January 13 2022
As chief operating officer of Chicago Event Management, which organizes the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Mike Nishi has been the logistics lead for the race since 1990. What started out with 6,000 runners has grown to the one of the largest marathons in the world. In 2019, more than 45,000 people finished the race. After the 2020 race was forced to go virtual, the 2021 race on October 10 proved to be one of the most challenging in the event’s history as COVID regulations forced event organizers to operate differently than they had in the past. In doing so, the Chicago Marathon became the first of the six Abbott World Marathon Majors to be run in person since the pandemic began. In this episode, learn what it took to produce the race, how organizers handled COVID protocols, how organizers communicated with participants and what major takeaways Nishi has for event organizers and host cities staging their own events in a post-COVID world. Among ...

Civil Rights and Sport Legacy Past, Present, and Future

 Posted on: December 20 2021
As we kick-off the first in-person Sports ETA Annual Symposium in more than 18 months, the opening session will allow attendees pause to learn and reflect upon the civil rights legacy of our host destination, Birmingham. You'll hear impactful stories and learn from experts how the legacy of the area is woven into the fabric of sports events and tourism, providing important perspective to carry forward throughout the conference.
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