Education Sessions - Sports ETA Symposium

Education Sessions

 Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  - (Central Time)
 Kansas City Convention Center, Varies - view individual sessions
The International University Sports Opportunity
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - 3501ABCD

The session is intended to inform and educate Sports ETA members on a virtually untapped opportunity in the United States to host international events featuring the world's best college and university athletes. The program will include an introduction to the international governing body (FISU) and the United States member organization (USIUSF). The program will then describe 1) the multi-sport opportunity with the Winter and Summer World University Games, 2) the World University Championships that are held in more than 30 different sports, and 3) the University World Cup events held in select sports.

Main Presenter/Panelist: Hill Carrow, Chairman & CEO, 2029 World University Games; Lori Thomas, Secretary General, US International University Sports Federation; Ashley Walden, COO 2023 Winter World University Games Lake Placid
Collaboration of Communities - We're not all enemies!
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - Think BIG Theater

The collaboration of communities in South Florida help bring the United States Olympic Baseball Qualifier to the state when the Play Treasure Coast Sports Tourism office and the Palm Beach County Sports Commission hosted the only Olympic Baseball Qualifying round in 2021. From the first site visit at both destinations to the first pitch of the Gold Medal game, this was a home run for both destinations. The only Olympic Baseball Qualifying Round to be hosted in the United States.

Rick Hatcher, President/CEO of Treasure Coast Sports Tourism
George Linley, Executive Director of the Palm Beach County Sports Commission
Ryan Strickland, Vice President of Business Development for Treasure Coast Sports Tourism
Michael Zeff, Senior Director, Palm Beach County Sports Commission
As Sports, Recreation, and Tourism Industries are Converging – Learn How CVBs and Parks & Recreation Can Partner to Optimize Benefits and Impact on the Community
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - 3501EFGH

The $39.7 billion youth and amateur travel sports and the $218 billion parks and recreation industries are colliding, signaling a major transformation in the operations and planning for local government leaders. Five experienced leaders will discuss the community economics, planning strategies, and operational considerations required to meet this ever-evolving landscape.

Michael Kelly
Mike Price
Trey Glover 
 John Shaner 
 Jason Clement
Rights Holder Only Intro Session: Destination Partnerships for Maximum Impact
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - 2502AB

Why do your peers believe these destinations are "Rock Stars" when it comes to hosting and servicing events? Learn first-hand from three unique destinations on what they do to win and keep your business!
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