Introducing Playeasy 2.0 - the sports events & tourism social network.
Join our very own Al Kidd and Sean Flaherty from Playeasy for a webinar Tuesday, April 26th at 2 PM EST to learn about Playeasy 2.0 & how to best prepare for the Sports ETA Symposium May 2-5. You won't want to miss this!
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Exciting news! Our profile on Playeasy is now live. Click HERE to start following us and stay up to date with association news, events, and more!
The Symposium is the perfect opportunity to show off your Playeasy profile to potential partners. Playeasy shares their top tips for before, during, and after the Symposium to ensure you have the best possible experience. Show event organizers why your destination is a solid choice.
There's more! The Playeasy app is now live in Apple’s App Store & the Google Play Store. Download today and dig into how your profile looks on mobil...
Don't miss this in-person STS Certificate offering on Monday, May 2, 2022 in Fort Worth, TX.
Join fellow high-achieving professionals with Sports ETA’s exclusive certification: Leading Through Influence, powered by Game On Nation.
Completion of this course will earn you 4 credits towards your STS certification. This course is open to anyone who wishes to participate.
Date: May 2, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM CT
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Sports ETA Members: $399
Non-Sports ETA Members: $499 (Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register)
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As a reminder, all Sports ETA members are invited to attend a Bylaws Town Hall hosted by Matthew Libber, Executive Director, Maryland SoccerPlex on Tuesday, April 19 at 1:00 PM ET via Zoom Webinar.
The purpose of this Town Hall is to discuss the proposed bylaw amendments and recommended changes prior to the membership vote during the Virtual Annual General Membership Meeting in two weeks.
The 2022 proposed bylaw changes for the Sports Events and Tourism Association along with background material is available below for your review.
View Bylaws Documents Here.
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Mark your calendar for the 2022 Sports ETA Annual General Membership Meeting, being held virtually on Thursday, April 28 at 1PM ET.
The board of directors looks forward to being able to welcome all Sports ETA members to this meeting, not just those in attendance at the Symposium. By going virtual, our time together at the Symposium will be maximized.
Throughout the month of March, Sports ETA will continue to provide information regarding the upcoming meeting. Zoom details and a full meeting package will be delivered electronically to members 30 days prior to the live annual meeting.
Please watch the video below, from Chairman Mike Price, STS, CTA, Executive Director, Greater Lansing Sports Authority for additional information.
We look forward to seeing you virtually on April 28.
Contact us at Info@SportsETA.org
Earn STS credits without the hassle of leaving your office! Join fellow high-achieving professionals on March 1st with Sports ETA’s exclusive virtual certification: Purposeful Leadership for 2022, powered by Game On Nation.
With the workplace landscape rapidly changing, purposeful leaders know that skills like listening, empathy, communication, and emotional intelligence are at the forefront of what their employees and teams expect in 2022. This course delivers exercises and interactive learning to explore your individual leadership style while re-affirming your unique purpose, honing your communication skills, and enhancing your ability to influence and motivate others.
There has never been a more important time to develop leadership skills than now when teams and communities are navigating the return to being together. Purposeful Leadership for 2022 is designed to help you accelerate your impact for today’s changing workplace, delivering immersive, experiential...
Join us on Thursday, February 24, 2022 at 3:00 PM ET for our newly formed Outdoor Recreation Community.
Subscribe to this community to receive important updates, information, and call details.
How can DMOs/sports commissions benefit from an elevated partnership with local/state/national parks, and outdoor recreation offices?
Our industry naturally encourages a healthy lifestyle. Strategize on ways we can link sports tourism and outdoor recreation together.
Are there more non-traditional sports, outdoor recreation-related, that our destinations could be pursuing?
While group focused, not losing sight of leisure aspect. Mutual ways that DMO/sports commissions can give back to their destination with more focus on outdoor tourism. Trail development for example.
Guest speakers – Discussion around using natural resources as an advantage with...
Data out is only as good as data in. Watch an important message from Sports ETA President & CEO, Al Kidd on the State of the Industry survey. 👇
Click HERE to complete the survey.
Sports ETA cancels 4S Summit in El Paso, March 1-3
Due to continuing Covid and travel concerns, Sports ETA has canceled the upcoming 4S & Rights Holder Summit scheduled for El Paso, Texas March 1-3, 2022. We are currently working with our hosts at Visit El Paso on rescheduling dates, which will be announced soon.
For those who have already registered, please contact email@example.com to transfer your registration to a future Sports ETA event.
We invite you to join us for the Fall 4S & Rights Holder Summit October 11-13, 2022 in Sarasota, Florida. Registration is currently open.
President & CEO
Contact: Jackie Reau
Bonny Bernat joins Sports ETA as Director of Learning & Development
CINCINNATI (February 1, 2022) – Sports Events & Tourism Association (Sports ETA) has named Bonny Bernat as Director of Learning & Development. She will oversee the growth and development of the Sports Tourism Learning Institute within Sports ETA.
Bernat, a native of Massachusetts, relocated to North Carolina in 2007 to work with a destination management company in Charlotte serving the motorsports industry. Prior, she worked as sales manager for the Greater Springfield Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she managed convention, meeting and group tour sales.
In 2009, she joined the staff at Visit Winston-Salem as the sports and events sales manager. As the senior sports and events sales manager, she worked over the past 12 years to elevate Winston-Salem as a premier sports destination.
Bernat graduated from Worcester...
The Winter 2021 - 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:
2022 Road Map
Looking back on the UNWTO World Sports Tourism Congress
Lessons from Smart Cities & Sport Summit in Copenhagen
Sports ETA Communities
DEI Community Spotlight
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.