Hotel & Travel
NASC Sports Marketplace
Registration and housing will open in August 2016. Registration rates will be available at that time.
Full conference registration fees include access to all learning activities Monday through Thursday, admission to the NASC Sports Marketplace, and Opening and Closing Parties, and transportation to the Opening Party. Registered attendees will also receive access to available session handouts. Meals included are: breakfast on Tuesday, lunch on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, food and beverage at the Opening and Closing party, and morning and afternoon beverages Tuesday through Thursday.
The NASC Sports Event Symposium is open to sport tourism organizations and professionals. Membership is required to take appointments in the NASC Sports Marketplace. NASC reserves the right to refuse ineligible registrations. Please do not hesitate to contact Lori Gamble with any questions or concerns regarding this policy.
You will receive an email confirmation of your registration from NASC Member Services Department, (add firstname.lastname@example.org to your safe senders list!). For registrations made with payment by check, please allow two weeks for processing; confirmation of registration will be sent via email immediately upon processing. If you do not receive confirmation after 30 days, please do not hesitate to contact the Member Services Department at email@example.com.
We'll be sorry that you won't be able to join us for this exceptional learning and networking experience! Our cancellation policy is as follows:
Destinations and Vendors
All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by February 10, 2017. A refund of the full conference fee, minus a $100 administrative fee, will be given for cancellations received by that date. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked on or after February 10, 2017. Submit all requests via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All cancellations must be made in writing by February 19, 2016. No penalties for cancellations or transfers received by that date. $200 penalty applies for requests postmarked on or after February 19, 2016. $650 penalty applies for no-shows. Submit all requests via email at email@example.com.
No-Shows, Transfers & Substitutions
The NASC regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. Substitutions are gladly accepted. A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the Symposium by submitting a written request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Onsite transfers must be accompanied by proof of the original confirmation letter. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution.
Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.
The NASC welcomes professional editorial staff (including photographers and camera crews) of print, online, and broadcast media to attend the NASC Sports Event Symposium on a complimentary basis. Other publications staff (non-editorial positions, such as publishers, advertising directors, and advertising representatives) may attend the Symposium only as a registered vendor and must pay all related fees.
Members of the media interested and eligible to obtain press registrations should contact our Public Relations firm, Please contact Jackie Reau at email@example.com to inquire about media passes.
This year, there are a total of 3 hotels. Please refer to the Hotel & Travel page for host hotel information and rates.
Housing for the meeting will open in August 2016.
A confirmation of your reservation will be sent to you via email within 72 hours of booking your reservation.
Everyone's looking to save a little money and stretch their dollar a bit further this year, so we're doing our best to help make that a possibility. Now you can get to the Symposium a little cheaper by taking advantage of these great cost-cutting offers. Please see the Air Transportation page for full details.
Complimentary transportation will be provided from the official hotels and venues for the official evening events. The host hotels are within walking distance to the Sacramento Convention Center; therefore transportation is not necessary.
To view all FAQs about NASC Sports Marketplace Appointments, click here.
Check back soon for updated FAQs about networking and social events.
The majority of programming will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center unless otherwise noted. Locations for all events not being held at the Center will be noted in the schedule of activities.
The NASC Symposium Committee will be requesting proposals from speakers beginning in September. If you have specific questions about speaking opportunities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday's Opening General Session will feature presentations of awards, the 2017 class of CSEEs, the current NASC Board, and the incoming NASC Board
The most important thing is business cards and plenty of them! Event owners and vendor exhibitors will need to bring items for their booth. Event owners should keep it simple – pens, notepad, table cover, etc. Vendor exhibitors should plan on taking full advantage of the opportunity to promote their brand with a complete display and booth set up. Everyone should bring an open mind and a willingness to learn!
It is recommended that everyone attend as much as possible. The NASC Sports Event Symposium is planned and executed by your peers in the industry. Great care and consideration is taken to create a program that provides maximum personal and professional development, networking, and new business development as well as plenty of time for checking emails, touching base with work and family, etc. If this is your first Symposium, be sure to include the Sport Tourism 101 and the First Time Attendee Reception on your to-do list. Be seen and be involved.
Attendees should expect to gain knowledge in a variety of areas – both sports specific and non-sports specific – through targeted, impactful, and relevant education sessions. The NASC Sports Marketplace provides opportunities for attendees to create new business contacts and learn how to become partners in success. Attendees should also expect to have fun! The sport tourism industry is built on a spirit of hospitality and the Symposium carries that ideal throughout.
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