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Jon Schmieder - Huddle Up Group
Jon Schmieder
Huddle Up Group
Founder + CEO
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Best (& Worst!) Practices in Sports Tourism Marketing
Evan Eleff - Sports Facility Advisory
Evan Eleff
Sports Facility Advisory
COO + Partner
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Sports Tourism Destination Development
Jason Parker - Event Connect
Jason Parker 
EventConnect
CEO
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Use of Technology in Sports Event Management
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Al Kidd - National Association of Spors Commissions
Al Kidd
President & CEO National Association of Sports Commissions
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Sports tourism industry trends and strategies.
Michael Glover - ECPI University
Michael Glover
ECPI University
eSports Athletic Director
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Evolution, growth, and future of eSports.
Dr. Dennis Thomas - Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Dr. Dennis Thomas
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
Commissioner
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How destinations, universities, and conferences can become better partners on events.
Brendan O'Hallarn, Ph.D. -Old Dominion University
Brendan O'Hallarn, Ph.D.
Old Dominion University
Lecturer
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Event Publicity 101
Brian Edmonds - The 288 Group
Brian Edmonds
The 288 Group
Principal / Co-Founder
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Generating new revenues through proactive business development.
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Rick French
Old Dominion University
Associate AD for Operations
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How destinations, universities, and conferences can become better partners on events.
Nancy Helman Virginia Beach CVB  Director of Sports Marketing
Nancy Helman
Virginia Beach CVB 
Director of Sports Marketing
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Facility Spotlight:
Virginia Beach Sports Center
Marty Miller Norfolk State University Athletics Director
Marty Miller
Norfolk State University
Athletics Director
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How destinations, universities, and conferences can become better partners on events.
Don Carey III
Don Carey
REECH Foundation
Co-Founder &  Chairman 
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Keynote Address