The NASC Symposium is a unique opportunity to share your experience, expertise and best practices with sports event professionals.
We are seeking a combination of peer-to-peer sessions, as well as presentations from subject matter experts to deliver the best educational opportunities for all disciplines in the sports event and tourism industry.
We invite you to submit a proposal for the 2019 NASC Symposium taking place May 6-9 in Knoxville, TN.
Please note, the deadline to submit an education session proposal is Monday, December 31, 2018.
Submit a Proposal
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at email@example.com or 513.281.3888.
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The Winter 2018-2019 edition of the NASC Playbook is available now. Download your copy.
Inside this issue
Awards Commitee Accepting Entries
Registration and Housing Open for 2019 Symposium
Bylaws, Branding & Strategic Planning
Tips from the Member Mentoring Committee
We encourage members to share information with your peers. Contact Meagan Grau, Director of Member Services and Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how you can contribute to a future edition of The NASC Playbook.
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The Tampa Bay Sports Commission is excited to be hosting the 2019 Women's Summit April 3-5, 2019 in Tampa, FL!
Developed by top women leaders in the sports events and tourism industry, the Summit will inspire you to achieve your career goals. Successful speakers and enlightening sessions guaranteed to supply the tools you neeed and give you direction to reach new heights in your professional and personal life. This illuminating day is filled with several practical, idea-packed sessions. Between workshops, you'll experience meaningful networking at its best.
Topics covered include:
Building Professional Allies
Breaking Down Barriers
Communicating for Women
Member Rate: $499
Non-Member Rate: $699
*Subject to change
Wednesday, April 3
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Registration
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm - Welcome Reception
Thursday, April ...
Although I have attended the NASC Market Segment Meetings in the past, I did not attend the inaugural 4S Summit in 2017. In all honesty, with new leadership and changes to the organization, I thought it best to “sit this one out” and evaluate the feedback post-event.
Between the FOMO (fear of missing out) and the extremely positive feedback I received from industry peers, there wasn’t a chance I was going to miss out on year two. I wanted to personally experience what was making the 4S Summit different from the past Market Segment Meetings. And, as a long-standing mentor, it was important for me to share this experience with both new members to the Association and future first time attendees.
From the moment I arrived onsite, familiar faces were surrounding me…in the hotel lobby, in the hotel restaurant, and even on the hotel elevators. Right off the bat, the sense of camaraderie was evident. To kick off the Summit, the atten...
I am excited to invite all members of the NASC to volunteer on committees. This is YOUR association, so I strongly encourage you to consider getting involved in one of these rewarding opportunities.
Join a committee.
If you have never volunteered before, you will find that this is a great way to give back to your association and build close relationships with peers in the industry. Your talents, passion, leadership and input are crucial to the NASC and it helps us to build effective, vibrant, inclusive, and multicultural committees.
The NASC is driven by more than 100 committed members who volunteer their time and resources for the good of the organization. Participating on a committee allows you to contribute to the decision-making that positions the NASC as the most valuable resource available to sport tourism professionals.
Here is how you can get involved:
• Refer industry colleagues to join the NASC and attend the Symposium
• Recommend educational content and p...
New NASC board leadership was elected at NASC Symposium, including Mike Anderson, CSEE, Executive Director – Sports Tourism, Myrtle Beach Regional Sports Alliance as the new chair of NASC.
Additional Officers included: Vice Chair/Chair-Elect, Kindra Fry, CSEE, SMP, Executive Director, Bryan College Station Sports + Events; Treasurer, Janis Schmees Burke, CSEE, Chief Executive Officer, Harris County-Houston Sports Authority; Secretary, Michael Price, CSEE, Executive Director Greater Lansing Sports Authority; and Immediate Past Chair Ralph Morton, Executive Director, Seattle Sports Commission.
Board of Directors who were elected (Board Term Expiring 2018): Janna Clark, CSEE, Sports and Sales Director, Elizabethtown Sports Park; Kris Smith, CSEE, Director, Detroit Sports; Roy Edmondson, CSEE, Vice President of Sports Business Development, Visit Anaheim; Pete Harvey, CSEE, Director of Sports Development, Buffalo Niagara Sports Commission.
Board of Directors...
This morning, we recognized 31 graduates from our CSEE program. Congratulations to all!
Carrie Baulwin, Vallejo Convention and Visitors Bureau; Mike Carey, Yakima Valley Sports Commission; Alvin Dominique III, USRowing; Brenda Hill, VisitPITTSBURGH; Thomas Lee, Visit Charlotte; Robert Lopez, McAllen Sports Commission; Aaron McCreight, GO Cedar Rapids; Stephanie Pappas, Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau; Karen Primeaux, Lafayette Convention & Visitors Commission; Cris Rohrer, Lubbock Sports, Andy Carl, Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board/PA Sports; Brooks Hierstein, Sports Hampton; Ann Hortman, Rome Sports Commission/Greater Rome Convention & Visitors Bureau; Jay Kasten, Tuscaloosa Tourism and Sports; Frank Lett, Kingsport Convention & Visitor Bureau; Jamie Schlagel, West Michigan Sports Commission; Rob Wells, Sarasota County Sports Commission; James Simmons, Wicomico County Convention and Visitors Bureau/TEAM Maryland; Janis Ros...
The NASC is the leader in the sport tourism industry when it comes to providing educational opportunities to its members. The Certified Sports Event Certification (CSEE) is the most recognized professional designation in our industry. The program, having been developed in 2002, has continued to evolve as the needs of the NASC members have changed. Sessions have focused on such topics as Media Relations, Hotel Contract Negotiations, Strategic Planning, Coordination of Volunteers, RFPs and the Bidding Process, and Social Media. Online courses were also recently launched to supplement the live courses.
As a sport tourism professional, I believe it’s important to continuously keep myself educated on what’s happening in our industry. My primary reasons for earning my CSEE include:
1. Knowledge - The world around us is constantly changing and it’s imperative that for us to do the best jobs we can, that we stay informed. CSEE courses provide us with another source of informa...
It should be no surprise that if you are active in Sports Tourism that you should be working very closely with your Parks and Recreation Departments. For the most part they have what Event Planners are looking for----diamonds, fields, courts and green space.
For some of you that may just be one Department and for others---like me---it involves multiple jurisdictions in our large metropolitan area. Each Park and Recreation Department may excel in a particular sport and it is nice to have them as your “go to partner” for that specific sport while others due to their availability and designated space like to branch out and be considered for some “out of the box type events”. No matter how you look at it or approach their space get to know each Parks and Recreation Department Leader. Invite them to lunch, let them know some events that you are working on and who knows----maybe they have heard of an event that needs a nudge or some assistance that you could connect w...