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Upcoming NASC Webinar Schedule – Register Now

July 29, 2015

We have a great line-up of both Best Practices Webinars and Event Webinars that you won’t want to miss. Check out the schedule below and reserve your spot today!



National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
Event Webinar Sponsored by MGM Resorts International
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

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Join Mark Krug, Assistant Executive Director, NJCAA, as he discusses the National Junior College Athletic Association and what it takes to land their events. Recently, NJCAA uploaded RFP’s to our Event RFP Database for 15 different events with multiple years available. If you haven’t checked these out, be sure to do so! There will be time at the end of the webinar for questions. If you are unable to join us on the 4th, remember you can download a recording of the presentation on the webinar archives page of www.SportsCommissions.org (login required).



US Corporate Games

Event Webinar Sponsored by MGM Resorts International
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

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Join Kurt Aichele, CEO US Corporate Games, as he discusses US Corporate Games and what it takes to land their events. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions. If you are unable to join us on the 18th, remember you can download the webinar recording from the webinar archives page on http://www.sportscommissions.org.



Utilizing Social Media for Events

Best Practices Webinar
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

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Join Jackie Reau, CEO, Game Day Communications, as she discusses best practices for utilizing social media for events. If you are unable to join us on the 26th, remember you can download a recording of the presentation on the webinar archives page of www.SportsCommissions.org (login required).



Webinar Archives

If you’ve missed any of our recent webinars, or would like to view them again, visit our Best Practices Webinar Archives or our Event Webinar Archives.

Upcoming NASC Event Webinars – Register Today

June 24, 2015

We have a great line-up of Event Webinars that you won’t want to miss. Check out the schedule below and reserve your spot today!

NXT Sports Inc.
Event Webinar Sponsored by MGM Resorts International
Monday, June 29, 2015
11:30am – 12:30pm ET

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Join Robin Baxter, Vice President of Events, NXT Sports Inc., as she discusses NXT Sports and what it takes to land their events. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions. If you are unable to join us on the 29th, remember you can download a recording of the presentation on the webinar archives page of www.SportsCommissions.org (login required).


The Biggest Loser RunWalk
Event Webinar Sponsored by MGM Resorts International
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
2:30pm – 3:30pm ET

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Join Christina Morlock, Director of Marketing and Public Relations, as she discussed The Biggest Loser RunWalk and what it takes to land their events. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions. If you are unable to join us on the 1st, remember you can download a recording of the presentation on the webinar archives page of www.SportsCommissions.org (login required).


USA Badminton
Event Webinar Sponsored by MGM Resorts International
Tuesday, July 22, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

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Join Jon Schmeider as he discusses USA Badminton and what it takes to land their events. There will be time at the end of the presentation for questions. If you are unable to join us on the 22nd, remember you can download a recording of the presentation on the webinar archives page of www.SportsCommissions.org (login required).


National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
Event Webinar Sponsored by MGM Resorts International
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET

Register Now

Join Mark Krug, Assistant Executive Director, NJCAA, as he discusses the National Junior College Athletic Association and what it takes to land their events. Recently, NJCAA uploaded RFPs to our Event RFP Database for 15 different events with multiple years available. If you haven’t checked these out, be sure to do so! There will be time at the end of the webinar for questions. If you are unable to join us on the 4th, remember you can download a recording of the presentation on the webinar archives page of www.SportsCommissions.org (login required).


Webinar Archives

If you’ve missed any of our recent webinars or would like to view them again, visit our webinar archives.

NASC Playbook – December 2013 Edition Available Now

December 30, 2013
The latest edition of the NASC Playbook is available now.Image
Inside this issue:
  • 2013 Year in Review
  • CSEE/Market Segment Meeting Recap
  • 2014 Board Nominations
  • 2014 Member Awards
  • 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium Preview
The NASC Playbook was created to feature members’ success stories and share industry best practices among the membership.  If your organization has a story to share and would like to be interviewed for a future article, contact Elizabeth Young, Director of Membership and Marketing.
Read the Playbook now.

Updates to online profiles on NASC website

November 27, 2012

In the most recent video blog, Don discusses updates to the NASC website which will allow Active members to add more detailed information about venues to their online profile. The enhancements will allow event owners to search through the member directory by venue type.  This new tool is a valuable one; but it will only be a useful tool to help promote your destination’s facilities and venues if you update your organization’s profile.  The new area of the website that will be available in the coming weeks.

Here with just a few of our closest friends

August 3, 2012

As our Olympic Games journey comes to an end, we finally made it to where the games began – Olympic Park.  In order to access the Park, either a ticket for a venue within the area or a day-pass that had to be purchased months in advance is required.  At first, this made no sense to me as many sponsors have interactive exhibits here, and the Merchandise Mega Store takes up a good portion of the area.  Furthermore, it is a great place to people watch.  However, upon spending a few minutes here, I understand the method to what I assumed was madness.  I am guesstimating there will be upwards of 400,000 people here today. If they had opened the doors to everyone, it would be a security nightmare, nearly impossible to enjoy and just plain crazy.  It has been a great trip and I look forward to sharing the nearly 2,000 photos I have taken.

 

Beth Hecquet, CMP
Director of Meetings and Events
NASC

It’s Fun and Games

August 2, 2012

Greater London has caught the Olympic spirit. Banners are up on houses, businesses and streets. Free and pay activities have been created and heavily promoted such as BT Live in Hyde Park.  Large screens have been erected at Hampton Court Palace grounds to watch competitions.  Although there has been quite a fuss about tickets being listed as unavailable even though many seats have been empty at major events (you’ve probably seen them on TV), there are still plenty of ways to participate and catch the Olympic spirit.

Olympic Flags

BT Live

Beth Hecquet, CMP
Director of Meetings and Events
NASC

Volunteers a Plenty

July 30, 2012

Upon our arrival in the UK in the early morning hours, we had our first taste of the Olympic spirit within steps of departing the plane. Two volunteers dressed in their bright pink and purple shirts stood at the top of the jet bridge with a welcome sign. A few steps further down the path to baggage reclaim (as they call it at London’s Heathrow Airport) we encountered scores more of friendly and helpful volunteers. And this was only the beginning. On every street corner where Olympic spectators could wander, they will find at least two volunteers; at every tube, bus and train station, there are at least two volunteers as well (and many times upwards of six to eight). All are there to make getting in and around London and the Games as easy and stress free as possible. In the London 2012 official programme (spelling is correct, this is the UK) they make sure to state there are 70,000 volunteers organized by the LOCOG (London Organizing Committee Olympic Games) there to help. And help they have, as well as given spectators a welcome feeling to a city that can be very overwhelming.

Beth Hecquet, CMP
Director of Meetings and Events
NASC

NASC Member Cities Host 17 of 19 Olympic Trials

July 12, 2012

Recently we had occasion to take a look at the cities that hosted Olympic trials events in preparation for the London Games. As we did, we realized our members have played a huge role in helping to qualify and prepare our athletes.

Of the 19 Olympic sports that held trials for the 26 sports on this year’s program (7 sports select their teams without trials events), 17 were held in NASC member cities. Both of the exceptions are former members where a staff person left the organization prior to this year. This equals 89 percent of the sports holding trials.

Since some of those sports (aquatics, for example) have four sports, there were actually 31 different trials events for the 19 sports. Swimming, diving, synchronized swimming and water polo held their events in four different cities.

NASC members hosted 29 of the 31 different disciplines within the sports, or 94 percent of all of the trials events held for the 19 sports on the program for the 2012 Olympic Games.

It could not be any clearer: NASC members play an absolutely essential role in these events.

We are very proud of each host city and look forward to seeing the athletes who qualified medal for the USA in London!

– Don

SportAccord 2012 Recap

June 5, 2012

The NASC was well represented at this year’s SportAccord Convention in Quebec City. SportAccord is owned by the international federations of summer and winter sports. It also attracts the meetings of the International Olympic Committee, and was the site for the announcement of the three finalist cities for the 2020 Olympic Games (Madrid, Istanbul, and Tokyo).

The United States Olympic Committee and the IOC also announced the resolution of their long simmering dispute over distribution of revenues from television and international sponsors. This dispute has made it difficult, if not impossible, for our cities to obtain a future Olympic Games (New York and Chicago both suffered under this dispute). The USOC is expected to begin assembling its strategy for a future bid later this month.

We have pressed for several years to schedule a meeting between international bid city representatives. Although it is common for cities in the USA and Canada to meet and discuss topics of interest, this is much less common everywhere else.

As far as we can determine, the City-to-City  session in Quebec City was the first time cities have met alone (with no consultants or suppliers and no international federations) to discuss topics of interest.

At the conclusion of the three hour session there was agreement to pursue additional meetings at future conferences, and to use input from the participants to plan for next year’s SportAccord in St. Petersburg, Russia.

SportAccord 2012 attracted 1800 people from across the globe. I have been honored to have assisted in seven of the ten conferences since its inception in 2003 in Madrid. The NASC places a high value on its relationship with SportAccord. We will continue to represent the USA at future conferences, and feel it is getting to the point where a USA Pavilion could be created. Our friends in Canada have had a Canadian cities pavilion for several years.

International championships can be costly ventures, and many countries have government programs in place to support bids. I was interested to learn that the Province of Quebec was increasing its annual budget in support of sports events from $4 to $8 million!

Must be nice.

– Don

Tomorrow’s News, Today (NASC Sports Event Symposium, 04/18/12)

April 19, 2012

 

Each day of the 2012 National Association of Sports Commissions Annual Symposium, we will publish a daily blog with highlights from the programs and activities.

Get Social with NASC: #NASC12

Follow all of the news from the 2012 Symposium on Twitter @NASC_News, using the hashtag: #NASC12

Check us out on Facebook @National Association of Sports Commissions

“Heard” on the Show Floor

Talty O’Connor kicked off the day with some impressive numbers on the state of the sports industry. The number of U.S. Sports events grew by 8% in 2011, according to its research, but perhaps more startling, 7 of 10 youngsters quit sports before the age of 14. If the sports industry can find a way to cut that number to even 5 out of 10, the sports events industry would grow by $2 billion a year. Speaking of youth sports, just over 2% of high schools now offer physical education classes.

Keynote Speaker

The NASC welcomed ESPN’s Karl Ravech as the luncheon speaker, highlighting his time atBaseball Tonight but also talking about how sports affects so many lives. “Sports is reality television, but it’s real,” Ravech reminded the conference crowd. The one example he gave: Last year, one of the Little League World Series games drew a crowd of 41,848, a larger crowd than many MLB games.

Ravech also talked about sports branding, and how it relates to ESPN. “We try to create ‘YouTube’ moments,” he said, “looking for ways of how we can ‘trend’ that day in social media. Understanding those moments make us better.”

Ice Cream for iPad?

Our emcee Jon Petz created an impromtu competitive eating event in a break during yesterday’s meeting. Check out the video on our Facebook page @NationalAssociationofSportsCommisions.

Coming Up

As the NASC Symposium comes to an end, Thursday will be awards day as the top sports organizations will be recognized for their work. Join us for an exciting day at the NASC Symposium!

Tomorrow’s News, Today (2012 NASC Sports Event Symposium – 4/17/12)

April 17, 2012

Each day of the 2012 National Association of Sports Commissions Annual Symposium, we will publish a daily blog with highlights from the programs and activities.

Get Social with NASC: #NASC12

Follow all of the news from the 2012 Symposium on Twitter @NASC_News, using the hashtag: #NASC12

Check us out on Facebook @National Association of Sports Commissions

“Heard” on the Show Floor

“Business is good, and it’s getting better.”                         

At the general session to kick off the NASC Sports Event Symposium, Executive Director Don Schumacher gave a strong report on how the sports event business is faring. The top five issues in the last 20 years of the NASC continue to be: Education, Funding, Return on Investment, Facilities and Creating Events.

Don also talked about new partnerships between the NASC and two universities, Ohio University and the University of Arizona. Key findings from those studies include visitor spending to sporting events was a $7.68 billion industry last year, 6.5 percent above 2010. The number of events increased 10.5 percent with estimated visitors numbering some 24 million.

In addition, the University of Arizona study found that direct spending per person, per day, at these events average nearly $209 dollars, showing that sports events continue to be a growth industry throughout the nation.

During the general session, the site selection committee for future NASC spots announced that Oklahoma City, in 2014, and Milwaukee in 2015 will be the hosts, with bids for 2016 and 2017 opening during the summer of 2013.

New Board Members

The NASC also said goodbye to Tara Green, at least in the role of head of the NASC board, and hello to the new board members, including:

Officers

Immediate Past Chair                     Tara Green, CSEE, American Airlines Center

Chair                                                      Gary Alexander, Nashville Sports Council

Vice Chair/Chair Elect                     Terry Hasseltine, CSEE, Maryland Office of Sports Marketing

Treasurer                                            Kevin Smith, CSEE, St. Petersburg/Clearwater Sports Commission

Secretary                                             Greg Ayers, CSEE, Discover Kalamazoo (NEW TERM)

Directors
 
Board Term Expiring 2013
Jennifer Hawkins, CSEE, VisitPittsburgh
Mary Lee Malmberg, CSEE, Cedar Rapids Area CVB
Ralph Morton, CSEE, Seattle Sports Commission
Marc Zimmerman, Central Florida’s Polk County Sports Marketing

Board Term Expiring 2014
Mike Anderson, CSEE, Visit Charlotte
Jim Dietz, Columbus Indiana Visitors Center
Mike Guswiler, West Michigan Sports Commission
Ed Hruska, CSEE, Rochester Amateur Sports Commission

Board Term Expiring 2015

Tammy Dunn, CSEE, Snohomish County Sports Commission (NEW TERM)
Greg Fante, CSEE, Louisville Sports Commission (NEW TERM)
Kindra Fry, CSEE, Bryan-College Station CVB (NEW TERM)
Nancy Yawn, CSEE, Round Rock CVB (NEW TERM)

 
Allied Representatives
Board Term Expiring 2013
Jim Hilb, Associated Premium Corporation

Board Term Expiring 2014
Lou Mengsol, Innovations Consulting (NEW TERM)

 
Rights Holder Representatives
Board Term Expiring 2013
Gary Beck, Killer ‘B’ Promotions

Board Term Expiring 2014
John David, USA BMX (NEW TERM)

Coming Up Tomorrow: See ESPN’s Karl Ravech

The Sports Marketplace kicks into high gear, and the keynote luncheon will be held Wednesday with guest speaker, ESPN’s Karl Ravech. And don’t forget to stop by our Social Media lounge and tell us why you’re here at NASC-we have fabulous prizes selected especially for you, if you’re one of the first 10 to visit!