Campus Athletics Facilities Summit 2017

National Doral Miami, Miami, FL
July 16, 2017 - July 18, 2017

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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.

Current as of March 30, 2017




Tour of the University of Miami – Bus Departs at 3:00pm


Cocktail Reception


Keynote Presenatation

Dr. Erroll G. Southers, Managing Director, Counter-Terrorism and Infrastructure Protection, TAL Global


Dinner Reception


Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-Up


Conference Sessions & One-on-One Meetings




Conference Sessions & One-on-One Meetings






Conference Sessions, One-on-One Meetings & Roundtables


Closing Luncheon


Tour of Florida International University – Bus Departs at 1:30pm

National Doral Miami
Northwest 87th Avenue, Doral, FL, United States

Registration Pricing

The Campus Athletics Facilities Summit is an invitation-only meeting for the decision makers of athletics facilities department from Division One Colleges and Universities.

To request an invitation, please contact
  • Financing
  • Succession Planning
  • Budgets
  • Capital Planning
  • Master Planning
  • Talent Management & Development
  • Community Planning
  • Security Implementation
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Game Day Experience
  • 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:

  • Architecture
  • AV Systems
  • Bleachers/Seating/Furniture
  • Concessions
  • Scoreboard/Display Systems
  • Energy Management
  • Exhibits/Hall of Fame
  • Finance
  • Branding/Graphics
  • Gym Equipment
  • Lighting
  • Locker Systems
  • Luxury Suites
  • Parking
  • Playing Surfaces/Flooring
  • Scoring Tables
  • Security Systems
  • Signage
  • Smart Devices/Tablets
  • Turf
  • Wall Treatments
  • Wifi/Wireless

    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

    Cornell University

    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

    Bradley Corporation

    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

    Sika Corporation

    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

    Stetson University

    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