It's here! Volume 2, Edition 3 of Sports ETA's The Pulse powered by EventConnect Quarterly Report is now available.
In this edition, you'll see data that suggests event numbers continue to rise. Since September 2021, states have hosted over 4,600 events for an average of 92.1 per state! Dive in now and learn how you can use this information to make better business decisions for your organization.
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This fall, we're thinking strategically and we hope you'll join us. Part of thinking strategically includes planning ahead. That said, the deadline to book a hotel room in our 4S block (at our really great rate 😊) is quickly approaching -- 4 days to be exact.
Whether you've already registered for the 4S Summit or not, if you are planning to attend and you haven't booked a room yet, don't wait another day. After the September 26th deadline, hotel rates go up. Way up.
So think strategically and get your room booked! 👇
Book Hotel Room
The Westin Sarasota
100 Marina View Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236
4S Summit Attendee Rate: $169/night
The room block cut-off is September 26, 2022.
All 4S & RH Summit functions will take place at The Westin Sarasota, unless otherwise specified.
As a new school season begins for many, what better time to get Back to the Basics with the Event Impact Calculator (EIC). Join Destinations International and Tourism Economics for an overview and refresher on the EIC tool and to learn what is new and upcoming. Bring your questions and come ready to learn!
September 21, 2022, at 11:00AM ET
Stephanie Auslander (Moderator)
Elaine Rosquist, CMP
Senior Director of Product Engagement
Director of Impact Studies
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Sports ETA members receive FREE access for all Destinations International webinars and webinar recordings
Just use the code SPORTSETA.
If you do not already have a DI account set up, you will be required to set up an account in order to register for this webinar. It's free and easy to do. Click here to create an account. Once you have create...
The Summer 2022 edition of the Sports ETA Playbook is out now. Download your copy here, and don't forget to share it with a colleague!
Inside this edition:
Title IX on the 50th Anniversary
2022 Symposium Education Sessions
2022 4S Summit
FIFA World Cup Host City News
Title IX's Next Battle
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.
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Sports ETA and Destinations International create strategic partnership
to elevate sports events and tourism education and advocacy in America
CINCINNATI (August 8, 2022) – Sports Events and Tourism Association (Sports ETA), the professional trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, and Destinations International, the world’s largest resource for official destination organizations and convention and visitors bureaus (CVBs), today announced a new two-year partnership with a focus on educational programming and industry research.
The sports events and tourism industry is one of the largest sectors in the travel and tourism industry. According to Sports ETA’s annual State of the Industry Report, the sports tourism sector&rsqu...
Cowart Sports Events (CSE) celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Title IX on Memorial Day weekend during their Battle at The Rock youth softball tournament in Little Rock, Arkansas.
To commemorate the event, one softball complex each day was dedicated to only have female umpires on the fields. The first day of the tournament, the 12U bracket was able to witness all female officials, and on the second day of the tournament, the 14U bracket was able to witness all female officials. Many comments were heard on both days from players, coaches, and parents that the girls really enjoyed seeing more women calling their games. One comment went as far as to thank the tournament staff for putting the event together and showcasing the women that serve as role models for the young players.
Banners were hung on the backstop fences in honor of the event to remind us all how far we have come as women in sports and also to serve as a reminder that there is more wor...
Mark your calendar for our 2023 events -- even better, go ahead and register!
We are thinking even bigger in 2023 and you won't want to miss out. Event dates, locations, and registration rates are below:
2023 Chief Executive Summit
Registration Rate: $799
2023 Women's Summit
Registration Rate: $499
2023 Facilities Summit
Registration Rate: $299
2023 4S Summit
Registration Rate: $499
Title IX, a section of the Education Amendments, which were changes to the Higher Education Act, as written when signed into law by President Richard Nixon on June 23, 1972:
"NO PERSON IN THE UNITED STATES SHALL, ON THE BASIS OF SEX, BE EXCLUDED FROM PARTICIPATION IN, BE DENIED THE BENEFITS OF, OR BE SUBJECTED TO DISCRIMINATION UNDER ANY EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM OR ACTIVITY RECEIVING FEDERAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE."
Those 37 words changed the course of education and sports in America.
ESPN kicked off Fifty/50 month in honor of the 50th anniversary of the passing of Title IX
Title IX - the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in any educational institution that receives federal funding, and gave women the equal opportunity to play. Over the course of this month, ESPN and The Walt Disney company will present content and experiences that explore stories at the intersection of women, sports, culture and the fight for equality. These st...
Don't miss these upcoming community group meetings:
Tuesday, June 21 @ 3:00 PM ET
Keeping the Momentum Moving: A Symposium Recap and what’s ahead for the L.E.A.D. Community
Zoom information HERE.
Wednesday, June 22 @ 1:00 PM ET
How are you communicating your organization's DEI work to partners?
Zoom information HERE.
We are excited to release our Request for Proposal (RFP) to partner and host the Sports ETA Symposium in 2027 or 2028!
Below are important deadlines to keep in mind:
June 30, 2022 - Letter of Intent
July 2022 - Q&A - Bidders and Sports ETA
August 15, 2022 - Proposal Submission Deadline
September 2022 - Finalists notified
Fall/Winter 2022 - Site visits conducted by staff and Board Chair
March 2023 - Presentation to Sports ETA Board of Directors; host(s) notified upon Board approval
May 8-11, 2023 - Announcement made to the general membership at 2023 Symposium
About The Sports ETA Symposium
Our annual meeting attracts hundreds of sports events and tourism professionals and industry partners who gather to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. The Symposium features dozens of education sessions, countless networking opportunities, and business development appoi...