2019 Education

The Professional Education Committee designs educational content to raise the level of professionalism and provide training that leads to career advancement in the field of sport tourism. Whether you're looking for introductory learning or are searching for strategic approaches to current challenges, you'll find education that's right for you at the NASC Sports Event Symposium.

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Narrow down the education sessions below by selecting filter options. These are suggested filters only. Attendees can participate in any session that does not have restricted admission (event owner education sessions).

Tuesday

  1:45 PMBuilding Sports Tourism From The Ground Up
May 7, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
This session details our destinations journey in building a true sports tourism program for the Greenville-Pitt County, North Carolina MSA from virtually...
  1:45 PMEvent Production 101 – Tips to Save Time & Money
May 7, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Get ready for a jam-packed 45 minutes of tips, tricks, and lists of things that will help you streamline your next event!
  1:45 PMNCAA Championship Events – Bid Cycle Update
May 7, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
The next bid cycle for NCAA Championship host sites opens later this year.  Learn about the timeline and best practices to bring championship participant...
  1:45 PMStaying Out of the Political Crosshairs
May 7, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
While the world of completing for sports tourism dollars for your community do not let your funding source come under attack. This session will discuss...
  1:45 PMTechnology Powering Volunteer Engagement & Management
May 7, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Volunteer management & engagement is changing with new technology. Event organizers are often under the impression they are doing an 'ok' job managing...
  1:45 PMVenue Spotlight – The Virginia Beach Sports Center
May 7, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Learn about the City of Virginia Beach’s $68 million Virginia Beach Sports Center featuring 285,000  sqft of programmable space. From development...

Wednesday

  9:45 AMCalculating the Value of Sports Events in Your Destination
May 8, 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Destinations International and NASC have joined together to offer the Event Impact Calculator Sports Module to Sports Commissions. Attend this panel discussion...
  9:45 AMEliminating Abuse Within Sport: How the U.S. Center for SafeSport is Championing Athlete Well-Being
May 8, 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
This session will provide an overview of the U.S. Center for SafeSport’s unique role and function when it comes to abuse prevention in sport. Steps...
  9:45 AMSponsorship
May 8, 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  9:45 AMThe Role of Local Politics
May 8, 2019, 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
  1:45 PMBorrowing a Few Pages from Big League Play Books
May 8, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Armies of marketeers execute Major League jewel events in order to extract maximum value for all of their stakeholders. But many of the strategies are...
  1:45 PMCreating an Emergency Management Plan
May 8, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
Using the case study of Durham’s 2019 USATF National Youth Outdoor Championship, the team will present how their Emergency Action Plan was created....
  1:45 PMExpanding Adaptive Sports Programs in Your Community
May 8, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
The session will focus on the expanding interest and opportunities to host adaptive sport tournaments and programs, management and logistic requirements...
  1:45 PMOptimize, Maximize, and Capitalize; Strategies to Working With Your Facilities
May 8, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
In the most successful destinations, collaboration between facilities and DMOs work to maximize the economic impact, optimize the guest experience, event...
  1:45 PMValuing Your Sponsorships
May 8, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
What is the true value of my sponsorship to the client?  One question we always hear in sponsorship sessions is how do I determine the correct price...
  1:45 PMWeaponization of Travel
May 8, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

Thursday

  10:45 AMBig Wins with a Small Team
May 9, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Do you work with a small team?  We’ll discuss the current generations and the future of the workforce. We’ll identify the best management...
  10:45 AMFunding: Staying Competitive On and Off the Sports Field
May 9, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, destination management organization… what do all of these have in common? Competition. Each one is competing...
  10:45 AMHousing Solutions
May 9, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  10:45 AMMobile Tours/USOC Winterfest Case Study
May 9, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
As consumers, we are constantly surrounded by brands trying to captivate our attention each day. The concept of experiential marketing and mobile tours...
  10:45 AMProof of Performance: Beyond the Numbers
May 9, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
Cities and regions that host sports events are a critical part of the story of the evolving live sports experience. Cities and regions know the power of...
  10:45 AMRights Holder Town Hall
May 9, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  10:45 AMSuccessful Bidding on NAIA National Championships
May 9, 2019, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
The NAIA administers 26 championships and 5 invitationals that creates a win-win partnership with host communities. Learn best practices to submit a successful...
  1:45 PMPartnership Strategies for Event Growth AND Revenue Growth
May 9, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
The demand is higher than it’s ever been for amazing experiences in youth sporting events. Participants are looking for the best facilities, the...
  1:45 PMTrends in Outdoor Sports
May 9, 2019, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
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