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April 27-30, 2015

Membership Benefits

The founding members of the NASC created the Association in 1992 so that they could share best practices and information with each other in order to be more successful at bidding on and hosting sporting events.  As the NASC has evolved over the last two decades, the Association has continued to develop benefits that align with that mission.  We strive to provide meaningful benefits and relevant content as our membership base grows and evolves, while continuing to be regarded as the #1 resource for sports tourism professionals.  Click on the links below to find out why.     Join Now!                                 
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Resources & Tools

Directories

Event Owner Directory – Access contact information for more than 900 event organizations

Member Directory – Stay in touch with other member organizations

Vendor Directory   Find solutions for your event needs from more than 800 industry vendors

Research


Economic Impact Calculator  – Use this tool to estimate the potential results the event will produce.

Event RFP Database – Review RFPs for events that are available for bid posted by Rights Holder members.

Reports and Whitepapers –Industry Trends, Economic Impact, Visitor Spending, and Site Selection.

Peer-to-Peer

Forums – Our member message board is designed to improve communication among members, offer a forum for exchanging ideas, and allow you to benefit from the experience, knowledge, and wisdom of your peers.

Mentoring The Mentoring Committee consists of volunteer NASC members with over 100 years of collective experience who are ready to serve all members and to educate the general membership on the value of the NASC.  Long-time members and new members alike are encouraged to reach out to the mentoring committee to utilize their vast amount of experience and know-how.

Models & Samples – Collection of models and samples, (used by real host organizations, event organizers, and industry partners), that is designed to generate ideas and save you time

Career


Salary and Compensation Surveys - Contemplating a career move? Evaluating staff salaries? Learn what you, or they, should be earning.  NASC conducts a research survey, as needed, exploring compensation levels for sports tourism professionals in various fields.

Job Board - Post job openings for your organization and view positions available at member organizations

Education & Certification

Meetings & Events
NASC Sports Event Symposium* – The original sports event industry conference, which has been produced annually by the NASC since 1992.  The Symposium features the Sports Marketplace, which is the longest-running reverse tradeshow for the sports tourism market, and equips sports event professionals with solutions that produce measurable ROI.  Members receive registered discounts, and only members from host organizations and exhibiting event owners and vendors are eligible to request appointments in the Sports Marketplace Appointments.  The Symposium is hosted each spring, usually in March or April.

NASC Market Segment Meetings* –  Held each fall (September or October), the NASC Market Segment Meetings create a platform for members in similar markets to share best practices and discuss key issues and trends that are happening in their communities.
Online Learning

Video Library – The NASC is proud to provide our members access to video recordings of select breakout sessions from past NASC Sports Event Symposiums in the online Video Library. Simply logon to access more than a dozen recorded sessions. If you missed a session or need a refresher, visit the Video Library. 

Webinars  –  NASC currently conducts two webinar series for members, Best Practices Webinars and the NASC Virtual Event Marketplace Series. Best Practices Webinars focus on a trend or topic that is relevant and timely.  Event Webinars were developed with event owners and destinations in mind.  We know our members have busy schedules, so the webinars are an opportunity for event owners to share information about their organization, their events, and what it takes for a destination to land an event with 50-75 destinations in less than an hour and no travelling is necessary! 

Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE)
CSEE Certification*– Open only to NASC members, CSEE is a continuing education program where participants are provided with cutting edge knowledge about topics relevant to the sports event industry. Modules cover a variety of topics that increase participants efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace and enable them to earn the designation as a "Certified Sports Event Executive".

Industry Awards

NASC Member Awards
The annual NASC Member Awards recognize the achievements of our members. In order to be considered, activities, events, marketing campaigns, web strategies, etc. must have occurred between January 1 and December 31 prior to the annual awards recognition. Active members may submit entries for all award categories. Rights Holder and Allied members may submit entries for the new Sports Event Professional of the Year award. 

Publications & Discounts

NASC Publications
Get in the Game eNews  – Delivered to your inbox each week, includes articles relevant to sports tourism industry.  Members are encouraged to submit their news and content.

NASC Playbook – Quarterly publication mailed to each member organization.  Content includes association updates, member news, and industry best practices.

Industry Discounts
Affinity Partner discounts – Do business with NASC Affinity Partners and receive discounts on products and services for solutions you need to run successful events

Car Rental discounts – Avis discounts vary, members should use AWD # T821500 when making reservations.  With Budget, members can enjoy savings of up to 25%. Use Budget Customer Discount (BCD) number A773300 for the lowest rates. 

Shipping discounts – PartnerShip®, the endorsed shipping management provider of NASC, helps you save on every shipment you send and receive. This program is available to all NASC members with no obligations and no minimum shipping requirements. Members who enroll in the NASC Shipping Program save on select FedEx® services.

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