What is the National Association of Sports Commissions?
The mission of the NASC is to provide a communication network among and between sports commissions, convention and visitors bureaus, chambers of commerce and event rights holders which increases access to sports event information, educates members in the areas of sports marketing and fund raising, enriches the quality of member's sports events and promotes the value of sports commissions in their own community and within the sports industry." Click here to view additional information.
What are the benefits of membership?
In short, networking and education. You can view a complete list of the benefits of membership here.
Why should my organization join?
The NASC is the premier networking, communication and information sharing organization in the sports event industry. Our members enjoy many meaningful benefits designed to make organizations more effective and competitive in the business of bidding on, hosting and owning sports events. Benefits include many professional development opportunities, receipt of key association communications material, exclusive access to the "Members Only" section of the web site, and meaningful discounts on industry-related conferences, publications, products, advertising, travel, etc and much much more. In addition, NASC members can participate in the Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) program.
Who is eligible to join?
Any organization involved in the sports event industry. This may include but is not limited to Sports Commissions, Convention and Visitors Bureaus, Chambers of Commerce, Universities, Collegiate Conferences, Event Owners, and Suppliers to the Sports Event Industry.
Note: The organization, not the individual, is the member. Therefore, every staff member employed by the organization is also a member and may take advantage of the benefits of membership.
What are the categories of membership?
There are three (3) categories of membership: Active, Allied, and Rights Holders. To view details about each category, click here.
Where can I view a current list of member organizations?
Click here for a complete list of member organizations.
How much are dues?
Active and Allied dues are $795 and Rights Holder dues are $100 per calendar year.
What is the membership year?
Our membership year is in conjunction with the calendar year (January - December).
Since membership is calendar year, are membership dues prorated?
When an organization first joins the NASC, dues are to be paid in full. Upon the first of January the following year, the organization will receive a pro-rated dues invoice from the NASC Office in accordance with their date of joining. At the start of the third year of membership, and continuing forward, the organization will receive an invoice for the full dues amount.
Do you offer trial memberships?
No, we do not offer trial memberships. However, we do conduct webinars with prospective members who want a sneak-peak of all of the resources available on the NASC website. To schedule a webinar, contact Elizabeth Chaney, Director of Member Services, at (513) 281-3888.
Where can I find a membership application?
A membership application is available under the Become a Member Tab. Click here.
What is the NASC Sports Event Symposium?
The NASC Sports Event Symposium is the NASC's annual convention and meeting. Attendees of the Symposium are provided with Educational Sessions highlighting what's "hot" in the sports event industry, Event Marketplace where Event Owners meet one-on-one with attendees to discuss bringing their events to your community, Vendor/Supplier Expo to find out what products are available to the sports event industry, Networking Opportunities through multiple receptions and gatherings providing ample time to meet and greet and much, much more! For more information on the next Sports Event Symposium click here.
Who can attend the annual Sports Event Symposium?
Members and non-members alike are invited to attend the Symposium. Members, however, receive a significant discount on registration fees.
What is the Certified Sports Event Executive Program?
The Certified Sports Event Executive (CSEE) program, open to NASC members, is a "continuing education" style program where participants are provided with cutting edge knowledge from topics relevant to the sports event industry. Modules cover a variety of topics that increase participant's efficiency and effectiveness in the workplace and enable them to earn the designation as a Certified Sports Event Executive. For more information on the CSEE Program, click here.
Please contact Elizabeth Chaney, Director of Member Services, at (513) 281-3888 with any additional questions that you have about membership.