The Campus Athletics Facilities Summit (CAFS) is an invitation-only meeting for Athletic Directors and Associate Athletic Directors from Division I colleges and universities to share knowledge on strategies to enhance their facilities and operations. Unlike other industry conferences, CAFS is an event that offers true collaboration that will feature targeted sessions that are facilitated by fellow athletic administrators with a focus on supporting college-level athletic facilities.
Prescheduled One-to-One Meetings:
Each participating solution provider and attendees will have pre-summit access to our matching software that allows you to completely customize your meeting agenda. The password protected website provides the information needed to make your selections on who you want to meet with.
Exceptional Networking Opportunities
We strive to maximize your face-to-face time by providing a multitude of avenues to engage the senior executives in attendance. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected offsite dinner at a nearby venue. Leverage the meeting’s relaxed atmosphere and after hours networking activities to build strong personal relationships with current and future clients.
Attendees have requested to meet with companies in the following categories:
Overall, as it has been in the past, this event has been very beneficial for me. The presentations and speakers were beneficial and informative this year, and I also got some great ideas and contacts from the vendors / sponsors. In addition, just networking with colleagues in the business and discussing best and worst practices is tremendously valuable.Associate AD - Operations & Event Management
Northern Kentucky University
We had a great time. We enjoyed all of the sessions, the way things were organized, and the opportunity to meet with both vendors & colleagues. The hotel was outstanding - service, food, etc. The event ran very smoothly, and details were attended to - it really was very well done, and a great deal.Associate AD for Facilities
As always it was a great event, and Bradley looks forward to a continued relationship with Opal Summits. These events are a true value-add, and continue to attract top-notch business professionals and key decision makers.Business Development Manager
Overall I thought this was a great experience. First it was well organized. Second there was a great group and mix of people to talk to. Big schools, small schools, etc. This was an added benefit not only as they were presenters, but you had time to sit and talk with them further during a break. I thought the vendor part was very informative.Associate AD
North Carolina State University
Great experience. Especially liked being able to share time with other athletic admin folks that deal with the same issues I deal with on a daily basis.Associate AD
University of Minnesota
Well organized opportunity for vendors to spend quality time with individuals who can get us to the right persons to make decisions as to the use of our products and systems.Education/Waterproofing Specialist
This was great event. It gave you the opportunity to share ideas in a small group situation where each person could provide input on their perspective. It was great to hear how large athletic departments handled situations vs. the smaller departments. It allowed each participant to make some great contacts to bounce ideas off of in the future. I would definitely encourage anyone associated with collegiate athletic facilities to attend the summit.Associate Director of Athletics
University of Louisiana
I thought the overall meeting was great. It give everyone an opportunity to network, explore the world of collegiate athletic facilities, and seeing how everyone is problem solving across the board. I would recommend the facilities summit to any university that is interested in learning more about the facilities and where college athletics is headed in the future.Assistant AD for Operations & Facilities
The format of CAFS provides non-rushed time to meet with both vendors and participants, allowing you to expand your contact list when looking for solutions working with athletic facilities. I highly recommend this summit to anyone working with athletic facilities.Associate AD
University of North Dakota