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2017 NASC Sports Event Symposium in Sacramento, CA


Best Practices Webinars focus on a trend or topic that is relevant and timely. Led by industry experts, the webinars are an educational tool that present solutions for sport tourism professionals with a common theme of industry best practices for a specific issue. After 15-20 minute presentations, participants engage in Q&A sessions to get answers to tough questions and are able to take away ideas that they can execute immediately. 

Registration Fee: FREE (NASC members); $25 (non-members)

Doing Your Homework: Evaluating Events Before You Bid or Sponsor
Thursday, September 29, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Presented by Gina Mintzer

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Learn what you don't know - How communities evaluate events.

1. Organization/Event Questionnaire/Application
Is your organization evaluating the overall event or the opportunity to sponsor/incentivize the host organization?

2. Evaluate the Business/Event
Bid forms review

3. Economic Impact Template
NASC offers template to review

4. Next Steps
Communication with local partners, organizational officials, others. Defining success while understanding the responsibilities for the DMO/CVB/Sports Commission/Host Organization.

Ways to Ensure a High Return on Your Membership Investment
Thursday, October 20, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Presented by Elizabeth Young

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Elizabeth Young, Director of Membership and Marketing, NASC, shares the top 5 NASC membership benefits that can help you get your share of the sport tourism industry. She will discuss how to ensure a high return on your NASC membership investment and answer any questions you may have about benefits and services available to your organization as a member of NASC.  There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions. If you are unable to join us on the 20th, remember, you can download the webinar recording from our Webinar Archives (login required).


"The presenter was very well prepared and touched on all the high points without going into too much detail. I took three pages of notes and have two specific items I plan to implement immediately. Thanks for providing this worthwhile member benefit; I look forward to taking advantage of many more in the future!" -Kathleen Cartland, Executive Director, Charleston Area Sports Commission

"The NASC event webinar series and format was exactly what we needed! From sharing and marketing our webinar to facilitating the session, the NASC provided a tremendous resource for us to promote our upcoming site selection process. Even more, the whole session was recorded and made available to others following the event. The resource is a tremendous value and opportunity for rights holders within the NASC and we plan to use it even more!" Jeff Jarnecke, NCAA Associate Director of Championships and Alliances  

Webinar Archives

Webinars are available for replay throughout the calendar year on our Webinar Archives page. Podcasts of webinars from 2010 or earlier are also available. Membership is required to access both pages.  Login now.

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