Sports Events and Tourism Association

Enhanced Health and Safety Protocols at 2021 Symposium

 Posted on: September 23 2021
Sports ETA Attendees: Sports ETA would like to announce the following health and safety protocols for our upcoming Symposium in Birmingham, AL October 25 - 28, 2021: All attendees must provide proof of vaccination showing the final dose received on or before October 10th or a negative PCR/Rapid-Antigen or home test taken between October 22nd and prior to your arrival in Birmingham.   Sports ETA is partnering with Fern Health Check for a digital portal to upload required documentation. You will receive an invitation to this portal, as well as additional details, in mid-October.  Please note that admittance to Symposium, as well as ancillary Summit events, will only be allowed with this documentation.   Daily temperature checks will be required for entry into the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.   Sports ETA is implementing touchless check-in for registration, which limits contact for all attendees.   Masks will be ...

Podcast: The Future of High School Sports

 Posted on: September 7 2021
Episode seven of our Life In the Front Office podcast series is now available! Listen now to hear from Mark Koski, CMO, National Federation of State High School Associations, featuring a discussion around the future of high school sports, the NFHS Network, and much more!  Special thanks to our sponsor, Breinfuel - a Cerebral Beverage helping you push the boundaries of what you thought possible. Use the code "LIFO15" at checkout for your 15% discount.   Listen Now

Sports ETA Symposium Appointment Portal NOW OPEN

 Posted on: September 6 2021
The appointment portal for the 2021 Sports ETA Symposium is open now through October 7. Only the first registered attendee for your organization has access to the portal.  Enter Appointment Portal IMPORTANT APPOINTMENT PORTAL INFO The portal will be open from September 6  – October 7 at 11:59 p.m. ET During this time, you may request/accept/decline/rank appointments   Your organization’s Symposium registration(s) and 2021 membership dues must be paid in full before you can access the appointment portal. Click here to check the status of your organization’s registration. If you are unable to log into your membership account, your membership has lapsed. Please contact info@SportsETA.org to renew your membership.    Make the most of every appointment. If your organization’s membership profile is not up-to-date, your organ...

Sponsorship Mastery Summit - Special Offer & FREE Download!

 Posted on: September 1 2021
  Ready to connect with industry leaders, be on the cutting-edge of sponsorship, build stronger partnerships, and prepare for the future? Then join Sponsorship Mastery for the 3rd Annual Sponsorship Mastery Summit virtually, September 22 – 24, 2021. As a Sports ETA Member, you can attend at the special rate of $395 - that's $100 off General Registration! But only through September 10th! Three quick reasons not to miss out:   LEARN FROM 25 INDUSTRY TRAILBLAZERS, ATTEND 20 SESSIONS, BE ON THE CUTTING-EDGE A wide range of presentations, panels and workshops on timely topics delivered by industry trailblazers, including featured presenter, Scott O'Neil. Scott is one of America’s most admired sports executives having lead NBA, NHL and NFL teams and leagues and has earned him the reputation as a "leader of leaders." He will share his seven principles to keep you present, grounded, and thriving. Plus, you&#...

U.S. Center for SafeSport 2020 Annual Report

 Posted on: August 31 2021
The U.S. Center for SafeSport reports annually on activities, highlights, and data—including overviews of departments and audited financials as well as messages from Center leadership. Read the 2020 Annual Report.  

Earn STS Credit at TEAMS '21

 Posted on: August 31 2021
Are you attending the TEAMS '21 Conference + Expo Sept. 27-30 in Atlantic City, NJ? Don't miss out on the chance to earn 2 STS credits by attending a session led by 4FRONT's VP of Innovation, Brian Gainor! Pushing the Boundaries with Partnerships: Delivering More Power, Value + Purpose Brian Gainor will lead a series of sessions designed to help attendees think big and reimagine their approach to partnerships to drive greater community impact and business results – locally, regionally & nationally. New opportunities to drive measurable value and lift Tips on how to innovate and stay ahead of the curve Strategies to engage communities 365 days per year Ideas for driving new B2B solutions This session is available as part of the Sports Tourism Learning Institute and is open to anyone, regardless of Sports ETA member status.  Date: Tuesday, September 28, 2021 Time: 9:30am - 11:30am  Location: Atlantic City, NJ in conjunction...

Podcast: The National Senior Games

 Posted on: August 24 2021
Episode six of our Life In the Front Office podcast series is now available! Listen now to hear from Marc Riker, Chief Executive Officer, National Senior Games Association as he discusses the National Senior Games and the upcoming 2022 event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Special thanks to our sponsor, Breinfuel - a Cerebral Beverage helping you push the boundaries of what you thought possible. Use the code "LIFO15" at checkout for your 15% discount.   Listen Now                            

Sports ETA and Northstar Meetings Group Announce New Five-Year Partnership

 Posted on: August 24 2021
Contact: Jackie Reau Game Day (513) 708-5822 jreau@gamedaypr.com CINCINNATI (August 24, 2021) – Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, announced today a new five-year partnership with Northstar Meetings Group, the leading multi-platform brand for dedicated meeting and business planners and sports event organizers, to serve as presenting sponsor of the association’s “Annual State of the Industry” research report. Under terms of the new agreement, Northstar — the publisher of SportsTravel and organizers of the TEAMS Conference & Expo and EsportsTravel Summit — will also become the exclusive provider of content related to media and media relations for Sports ETA educational programming distributed by the association’s Sports Tourism Learning Institute.  The association’s last research report, “2019 State of the Sports Tourism Industry Report in America presented by the Sp...

Summer 2021 Playbook is Now Available

 Posted on: August 5 2021
The Sports ETA Playbook is the official publication of the association for the sports events and tourism industry. The Summer 2021 edition is now available. Download your copy today. Inside this issue: Catching Up With Our Communities Current Status of Economic Impact of Transgender Bill Legislation Going Virtual to Create A New Event Called Virtual Artistic Swimming STS Graduates Sports Tourism Learning Institute Information A look at new Sports ETA Partnerships Birmingham schedule of events - October 25-28 Women's Summit Facilities Summit Symposium White Papers Annual General Membership Meeting Recap Sports Business Journal Details 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.

White Paper: Current Status and Economic Impact of Transgender Bill Legislation

 Posted on: July 28 2021
Current Status and Economic Impact of Transgender Bill Legislation By Jackie Reau, Game Day   Read Full White Paper The participation of transgender and transsexual people in competitive sports is a controversial issue, particularly where athletes who have gone through male puberty are notably successful in women's sport, or represent a significant increased injury risk to female-by-birth competitors. Resistance to transwomen competing in women's sports generally focuses on physiological attributes such as height and weight, or performance metrics such as speed and strength—and whether sustained testosterone suppression can adequately reduce any natural advantages of male body characteristics within a given women's sport. Access regulations requiring that transathletes compete against athletes of the same assigned sex at birth and requiring sex verification testing have been used. Proponents of such regulations regard them as necessary to ensure fai...
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