Quidditch may not be a sport you know much about, but Laura Porth and the team at U.S. Quidditch is trying to change that.
Laura is the Director of Events & Partnership at U.S. Quidditch. She oversees all aspects of U.S. Quidditch's 8 annual championships, including the bidding process, budgeting, volunteers, and logistics. As well as creating and managing partnership opportunities. Laura says her goal is to bring quidditch to new cities, especially on the west coast.
As for her own personal future, Laura says she loves to travel, host large scale events, and getting to know others in the sports events & tourism industry.
“I really love going to the conferences and seeing and hanging out with everyone,” Porth said. “I especially love the Women's Summit and getting to go to the Women's Final Four, and US Sports Congress and getting to play a round of golf with an LPGA player.”
So you’ll find her traveling the world, playing a...
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Sports ETA Launches Sports Tourism Learning Institute
Sports Tourism Analytics Certificate Kicks Off As First Course Offering
CINCINNATI (November 16, 2020) - The Sports Tourism Learning Institute, the education hub for Sports ETA, will serve as the leading resource for the sports events and tourism industry. Curriculum will include topical webinars (called “Power Plays”), industry certificate courses (called “Certificate Playbook” courses), and future expanded credential programs (called “Front Office Education”).
Sports ETA is partnering with 4FRONT, a leading sports innovation consultancy, to offer the Sports Tourism Analytics Certificate, beginning November 16 as part of the organization’s Sports Tourism Learning Institute.
The Sports Tourism Analytics Certificate will take a deep dive into utilizing analytics to solve challenges and develop strategies i...
Big sporting events may have been cancelled this year, but the sports events and tourism world is looking towards the future. Many large events have RFPs out right now for events in upcoming years.
As a Sports ETA member, you have access to our database of Event RFPs at your fingertips. Right now, there are nearly 75 events posted which are actively looking for RFPs.
Sports ETA members can look at the details of each Event RFP right on our website to learn what each event is looking for in a host city. If you determine an event is right for your area, you can submit a bid by following the instructions in each RFP.
We hope you use our Event RFP Database to help you secure events in the future. We wish our members luck in submitting for each RFP.
Please be advised that we have moved our office and we now have a new mailing address. Please update your records.
Our old address was:
9916 Carver Road, Suite 100
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Our NEW ADDRESS is:
9624 Cincinnati Columbus Road, #209
Cincinnati, OH 45241
Our phone number, 513-281-3888, will remain the same.
Thanks in advance. Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@SportsETA.org if you have any questions.
Is your organization a small to mid-market sports destination? If so, join us Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 3 pm ET for the next Small to Mid-Market Destination Sub-Group call.
The Topic of Discussion:
Sports ETA Update -- An update on the association, as well as our new education platform/offerings.
Al Kidd, Sports ETA President & CEO
Dr. Jennifer Stoll, Sports ETA Research & Education
Frank Lett, Senior Associate Executive Director/Director of Sports Marketing, Visit Kingsport
Ashleigh Bachert, Vice President of Sales, Tulsa Sports Commission
Derek Bombeck, Sales Development Manager, Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau
Visit sportseta.org/small-to-mid-market-destnations to learn more about this group!
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One of the goals this Sport ETA Young Professional has is to survive 2020 and bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many of us are with you on this one Luchie.
Meet Luchie Javelosa. She has been in the sports events and tourism industry for five years and is currently the sports sales manager at Visit Tucson. In her role, Luchie is tasked with marketing the Tucson region as a premier sports destination through working with local facilities and businesses, developing bid proposals and presentations, and managing social media platforms.
In the Tucson area, Luchie has enjoyed showcasing the city to new and returning visitors.
“Particularly one recent memory is setting up a skills clinic for the local youth rugby club with the Spain 7s Men’s National Team earlier this year,” said Javelosa. “It’s little moments like these that create a lasting memory and impact for our local youth and community.”
In the future, Luchie hopes to be able t...
The Fall 2020 edition of the Playbook is available now. Download your copy.
Inside This Issue
The first-ever SportsBIZ XChange (SBX) is in the books!
Top 8 Take-Aways from the Sports ETA 2019 State of the Industry Report
Meet the 2019 - 2020 Award Winners!
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.
Each year, Sports ETA honors organizations and individuals in the sports events and tourism industry to celebrate their accomplishments and achievements. Award activities, events, marketing campaigns, web strategies, etc. must have occurred between January 1 and December 31, 2019.
An independent judging panel made up of leaders in the sports events and tourism industry reviews each award submission based on a point system determined by the Sports ETA awards committee. Each of our 2019-2020 winners rose to the top of the list, and we couldn’t be more proud of the work that was done in the continuing effort to advance the sports events and tourism industry!
Premiering now, on our new Sports Events Entertainment Network (SEEN), your 2019 - 2020 Award Winners! Meet the winners and learn more about the work they completed to advance the sports events and tourism industry!
Tune into sports Events entertainment Network (SEEn)
The COVID-19 pandemic has given us many lessons to learn. One of those, according to McKinsey & Company, is how companies are able to weather major, unforeseen disruptions. Organizations that have been able to adapt to the challenges of this pandemic are resilient.
What does it take to be one of those resilient organizations? What lessons can you learn to bring your own organization into this next normal? McKinsey & Company broke it down into five characteristics they believe these companies share:
Establish a common purpose and clear communications
Having clear principals for a company is important. Many companies found their purpose though was challenged at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Resilient companies were able to recognize this and alter their purpose.
Along with this clear, common purpose came clear and frequent communication. Being able to allow your employees and co-workers in on that vision will allow them to feel invested in it.
Set up ...
Sports, magic, now horse jumping. Daniel Gallagher has a wide range of hobbies, but one dream job and that’s the one he’s living right now.
Daniel Gallagher, one of Sports ETA’s Young Professionals, is the Director of Sports Sales at Atlantic City Sports Commission and Meet AC. He’s been in the industry for ten years and six of them have been spent with Atlantic City Sports Commission and Meet AC.
As the Director of Sports Sales, Daniel’s main goal is to drive economic impact to Atlantic City through sporting events and sport-related conventions. While it’s been a challenging year for the sports tourism industry, Daniel is ready and excited to work cohesively and creatively with event organizers during these uncharted times.
“We are all in this together,” Gallagher said. “And while sporting events are spearheading the charge for mass gatherings, proper protocols, mandates, and procedures are imperative to ensure that we can...