2016 NASC Sports Event Symposium

September 28 - 30, 2015 

Antlers Hilton

Colorado Springs, CO

Share best practices | Discuss key issues and trends | Generate solutions for current challenges

General Info

The NASC Market Segment Meetings create an opportunity for destinations of similar market size and organization structure to conduct open and honest dialogue about matters of importance to attendees. These are advanced level discussions among serious-minded professionals in the sport tourism industry.

Participants will take away best practices from the most credible source in the industry … your association!

Topics to be discussed:
- Emerging trends
- Key solutions
- Winning strategies
- Overcoming obstacles

Rapid RFP Review - New in 2015!
During Rapid RFP Review, local NGBs will share information about their organizations and what it takes to host your event(s) with representatives from cities that attend NASC Market Segment Meetings. NGBs will be presenting information in 10 minute time blocks over a one hour time period to groups of less than 10 people at a time. 

Local NGBs and rights holders who participate in Rapid RFP Review with cities interested in learning more about your organization will receive a complimentary registration to attend Market Segment Meetings on Tuesday (membership required to receive complimentary registration). This includes the keynote luncheon NGB roundtables, and cocktail reception.  NGBs will also automatically qualify for a travel stipend (limit one per organization) to attend the 24th annual NASC Sports Event Symposium, April 3-7, 2016 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Keynote Luncheon Featuring Phil Keoghan Host/Co-Executive Producer, The Amazing Race & Author, No Opportunity Wasted
Phil Keoghan is best known for his role as host of Jerry Bruckheimer’s Emmy Award-Winning television show, The Amazing Race.

Phil’s life has been full of travel and adventure. A pivotal moment in Phil’s life came after a near death experience at the age of 19 when he found himself lost at 120 feet inside a 22,000 ton ship wreck. Surviving this life changing experience prompted Phil to write a list of things to do before he died and develop a philosophy he calls, No Opportunity Wasted or NOW for short. Phil’s NOW philosophy is about learning how to live while you still have the chance, letting go of the handrails, thinking outside the box and using your imagination as your currency.

2015 Schedule

Subject to change


Monday, September 28

3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Heritage E
NASC Board of Directors Meeting

Tuesday, September 29

6:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
East Pre-Function
7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Heritage CD
Breakfast and CSEE Fall 2015 Module*
12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Summit III
Buffet Lunch for CSEE and Market Segment Meeting attendees
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Heritage CD
Keynote Speaker Phil Keoghan, Host/Co-Executive Producer of The Amazing Race Read Bio
2:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
Heritage E, Jackson,
Heritage F, Cameron
Small Group Discussions By Segment
     - Small & Mid Market DMOs
     - Large Market DMOs
     - Small & Mid Market Sports Commissions
     - NGBs/Rights Holders
3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
East Pre-Function
Refreshment Break
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Summit III
Rapid RFP Review 
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Summit III
Cocktail Reception for destinations and NGBs

Wednesday, September 30

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Heritage CD
Buffet Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - Noon
Heritage E, Jackson, Heritage F
Small Group Discussions By Segment      
     - Small & Mid Market DMOs      
     - Large Market DMOs      
     - Small & Mid Market Sports Commissions
* Additional Fees Apply


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Market Segment Meetings

Active Members
$395 per person

Rights Holder Members
FREE when you participate in Rapid RFP Review. In addition to Rapid RFP Review, registration also includes the keynote luncheon, NGB roundtables, and cocktail reception.

Rights Holder Non-members
$100 when you participate in Rapid RFP Review (includes one year of membership for your organization)

CSEE Fall 2015 Module

$350 per person

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Hotel Information

The host hotel for Market Segment Meetings is the Antlers Hilton.

Group Rate: $189 per night
Cut-ff date has been extended to September 25, 2015.

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For more information, contact Lori Gamble, Associate Executive Director, at Lori@SportsCommissions.org or 513.842.8308.

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