Countdown to 23rd Annual Symposium
April 27-30, 2015

Crisis Management for Sports Events

Monday, September 22, 2014
8:00 am - Noon CT

Hilton Chicago

Co-located with the NASC Market Segment Meetings and USOC Olympic Sportslink (Must register separately.)


Keynote: Daniel Diermeier, Ph. D. University of Chicago. Dr. Diermeier has presented to the United States Olympic Committee and the Association of Chief Executives for Sport (ACES) and is a recognized expert in crisis management.   

Session Description

The session will help establish a philosophy concerning crisis management. The many factors leading to dealing with a crisis of any kind, including security issues, will be better appreciated. This session is open to all CSEE participants and professionals working sports events at all levels (NASC membership required to enroll in CSEE; registration fee required to attend).

  • A keynote presentation will set the stage for the balance of the session. Key issues will be framed to assist attendees in seeing things in the same way. Principles learned can be applied to any event.

  • A scenario will be presented. It will describe a security and safety issue that grows beyond personal safety to emotional issues and competing points of view. Attendees will participate in a team approach to resolution of the issues created by the crisis. The exercise will conclude with a mock media conference and debriefing.

  • After the table exercise a case history or two will be presented along with comments and discussion.

Learning Objectives

Attendees should expect to learn the key issues in crisis management and appreciate the importance of managing the flow of information. Those more involved in event production can expect to learn the importance of a crisis management plan for the event or venue.


Hilton Chicago
720 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60605
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At this time we can no longer add rooms to our block.  If an attendees still needs to book a room they should call the hotel directly 312.922.4400 or visit  Their availability will vary based on new bookings, cancellations, etc.

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Online registration is now closed. If you are interested in registering, contact Meagan McCalla at 513.842.8307 or to inquire on space availability.


Direct any questions to Beth Hecquet, CMP, CMM, Director of Meetings and Events, at 513.842.8509 or  

About CSEE

Since its inception in 2002, CSEE has been the only certification available for experienced sports event professionals seeking continuing education and professional development in the field of sports tourism.

Certification can be earned in as little as two and a half years for grandfather participants and four years for standard participants. CSEE designation is awarded to individuals who have successfully completed eight modules (five modules for individuals with grandfather status). Learn more.

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