Help deliver outstanding content at the 27th NASC Sports Event Symposium taking place May 6-9, 2019 in Knoxville, TN. 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 events and tourism industry.

Why You Should Submit a Proposal?

NASC offers speakers a unique thought leadership opportunity to share their expertise and best practices with members of the sports events and tourism industry.

Benefits of being a speaker include:

  • Exposure and networking. As part of the education program,your session description and biography will be featured in multiple locations and your opportunities for networking will be plentiful.
  • Ability to share your knowledge with the sports events and tourism industry community.
  • Participation with a fun, passionate group who seeks new skills and new contacts in the industry.


Submission Deadline: Monday, December 31, 2018

The NASC is the national trade association for sports destinations and sports event owners. Our membership includes more than 800 member organizations with more than 2,500 staff members who bid on and host sports events. Membership is open to all sports destinations from the smallest town to the largest country, including sports commissions, convention and visitor bureaus, parks and recreation departments, sports facilities, and regional, statewide, and national sports collaboratives. Membership also includes sports event owners and vendors to the sports events and tourism industry.

The NASC Sports Event Symposium is the annual meeting of the NASC and is dedicated to providing professional development and networking opportunities to sports events and tourism executives. Attendees’ experience levels and disciplines vary widely; therefore, content should be applicable to a broad audience.

Requested session topics include:

  • Sports Event Sales & Services
  • Finance and Administration
  • Marketing & Communications/PR
  • Sponsorship & Partnership
  • Operations & Technology
  • Sports Tourism Research
  • Sports Event Management

Please note, we are not looking for general session speakers or content through this call for proposals.


Submission Dates: December, 1 2018 – December 31, 2018

Notification of Acceptance or Non-Acceptance of Submissions: February 1, 2019


As this opportunity provides key visibility in our industry, NASC will promote your involvement as a speaker through various forms of communication. Above these accommodations, NASC, as a not-for profit, is not able to provide honorarium or complimentary registration. A limited amount of funds are available for speaker travel and housing and will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Thank you for taking the time to submit a proposal and working with us through this process!

We appreciate your interest and the time you are dedicating to share your ideas through your submission!

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