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...
Appointment schedules for the 2022 Symposium are now available. Only the first registered attendee for your organization has access to view and print your organization's schedule, listed under the appointment portal on the My Account page (Login required).
There will not be copies of your schedule printed on-site. Additionally, there will not be an internet kiosk/printing station available for attendees, as we are limiting all frequently touched surfaces to help keep our attendees safe. Please print a copy of your schedule in advance and bring it with you to Fort Worth.
Alternatively, you can access your schedule from the Sports ETA website or the app by using your mobile device. The app is only available to registered Symposium attendees. A separate email inviting Symposium attendees to download the app will be sent later this week.
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Sports ETA Wraps Up Successful Symposium
700+ Sports Events and Tourism Leaders Gather in Birmingham
BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA (October 28, 2021) – Sports ETA, the only trade association for the sports events and tourism industry, held its annual Symposium here from October 25-28, 2021 with more than 700 sports events and tourism industry leaders in attendance. Keynote presentations were made by Civil Rights Activists Dr. Martha Bouyer and Lisa McNair, SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey and Erik Moses, President of Nashville Superspeedway.
“Sports events and tourism industry leaders convened from around the country in Birmingham for the Symposium designed to connect destinations to event rights holders for new business opportunities,” said Al Kidd, President and CEO of Sports ETA. “Birmingham was the perfect host for our largest annual event for our membership.”
Numerous education prog...
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 ...
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.
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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...
Build relationships with hundreds of sports events and tourism professionals at the 29th Sports ETA Symposium in Birmingham, AL, October 25-28, 2021. We’re on the move and can't wait to see you there!
Online registration is now open, lock in the best rate by registering with early bird pricing today!
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Health and Safety
Sports ETA is committed to the health and safety of all Symposium attendees. Our Symposium Duty of Care will follow CDC guidelines, as well as all requirements in place for Birmingham. Currently there are no mask or social distancing re...
Women’s Summit: March 31 - April 2, 2021 hosted in San Antonio, Texas
Sports Facilities Summit: April 26-27, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama
Symposium: April 26-29, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama
4S Summit: October 19-21, 2021 in El Paso, Texas
The Sports Events & Tourism Association (Sports ETA) announced today its 2021 slate of programs, which includes four signature events designed to bring the national membership and sports events and tourism industry leaders together for educational and networking opportunities.
The Women’s Summit, planned for March 31-April 2 hosted in San Antonio, Texas, is developed by top female leaders in the sports events and tourism industry to help women achieve their career goals. Attendees will take away tools and resources to elevate their personal brand and become more valuable to their organization. Registration is open now: https://www.sportseta.org/events/womens-summit
The Sports ETA Symposium, which will be...
Sports ETA to move its Annual Symposium to 2021
CINCINNATI (June 4, 2020) – Sports ETA, the trade association for the sport events and tourism industry, announced today that it will postpone its 2020 in-person Annual Symposium to April 26-29, 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama. The largest annual gathering of sports events and tourism professionals was originally scheduled to be hosted in Kansas City for August 2-5, 2020. Kansas City will host a future Annual Symposium to be announced at a later date.
As a supplement and significant member benefit enhancement to its on-going robust programming, Sports ETA will offer SportsBiz XChange, a month-long schedule of industry networking opportunities for its members and sports events rights holders. Virtual attendees will have numerous appointments with key decision-makers in sports tourism events and access to dozens of new and updated RFPs throughout the month of August. Registration will open later this month at SportsETA.org.
We are aware that Sports ETA Symposium attendees may be the target of unauthorized hotel providers who claim to be partners or providing services on behalf of Sports ETA. Please be aware that these companies are not authorized to provide services on Sports ETA’s behalf.
Visit KC is the only official housing provider for the 2020 Sports ETA Symposium.
As a reminder, your April hotel reservations have already been canceled for you if you made them through our official reservations link. If you contacted a hotel directly to make reservations, you must cancel those on your own.
A new housing link to make reservations for August will open in early April. You will receive an email notification once it opens and you will need to make new reservations.
For additional questions or assistance, please contact Sports ETA staff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vice President of Events & Exper...
CINCINNATI (March 20, 2020) – Sports ETA, the association for the sport tourism industry, announced its revised schedule of 2020-21 programs to bring the national membership and sports events leaders in the industry together for educational and networking opportunities.
The Annual Symposium has been moved to August 2-5, 2020, remaining in Kansas City, Missouri, and will bring hundreds of sports events and tourism professionals and industry partners together to exchange resources, strategies and more. The Symposium features dozens of education sessions, networking opportunities, and business development discussions, all to help Sports ETA members elevate their sports events and improve their work in their destinations. Registration for 2020 is open. The 2021 Annual Symposium will be held April 26-29 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Attendees can focus on the four S’s of sports events and tourism: strategy, service, sales, and sponsorship at this year&rsqu...