Campus Athletics Facilities Summit 2019

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, Atlanta, GA
June 2, 2019 - June 4, 2019

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College athletics has evolved over the years and recruiting student athletes is more than just having championships, it’s the look, feel and pride of a school. And what reflects an athletic brand more than its facilities?

The Campus Athletics Facilities Summit (CAFS) is an invitation-only conference for Athletic Directors and Associate Athletic Directors from Division I colleges and universities to learn new ideas and discuss strategies and approaches to supporting college-level athletic facilities. Be part of the change that initiates the change in your athletic facilities.

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Tour of Georgia State University

Georgia State University


Welcome Cocktail Reception


The Ups & Downs of Athletic Facility Event Management

John Diffley, Deputy Athletic Director, St. John’s University

Tom Gabbard, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Facilities & Operations, Virginia Tech

Stan Williamson, Deputy Director of Athletics, Houston Baptist University


Dinner Reception


Breakfast & Itinerary Pick-up


Steve Cottingham, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Business Operations/CFO, Colorado State University

Doug Max, Senior Associate Athletic Director for Facilities & Engineering, Colorado State University

Melvin Robinson, Assistant Athletic Director of Facilities & Operations, University of Georgia


One-on-One Meetings


Patrick Hatcher, Associate Athletic Director of Facilities & Operations, Georgia State

Doug Justice, Senior Associate AD & Chief of Staff, Georgia State University

Brian Baptiste, Deputy Director of Athletics Capital Projects and Operations,
Northwestern University


One-on-One Meetings




Tuning your Campus for Gen Z: A Quick Start Guide

John Roberson, CEO, Advent


Implementing an Alcohol Policy

Kortne Gosha, Associate Athletic Director of Facilities, University of Miami


One-on-One Meetings


Tour and Dinner at the University of Georgia & Reception

University of Georgia




Bait and Switch – Capital Construction Challenges

Jim Senter, Athletic Director, University of Texas at El Paso

Daniel Garcia, Assistant Athletic Director for Internal Operations, University of Texas at El Paso


One-on-One Meetings


Securing Your Facilities – Trends for Large & Small Events


Lou Marciani, National Director, National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security, University of Southern Mississippi


Roundtables & Working Lunch


Tour of Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech

Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland St NE, Atlanta, GA

The Campus Athletics Facilities Summit is an invitation-only meeting for athletic directors responsible for the planning, design, construction and operations of their athletic facilities. Registrations are complimentary for qualified participants and include 2 nights of accommodations at the conference resort, meals, networking functions and participation in the full conference program. Solution providers are able to attend through sponsorship. Categories are limited to three companies.

To learn more about participating, please contact
  • Financing
  • Succession Planning
  • Budgets
  • Capital Planning
  • Master Planning
  • Talent Management & Development
  • Community Planning
  • Security Implementation
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Game Day Experience
  • Preventative Maintenance Planning
  • Security Management for Large & Small Events
  • Facility Improvements
  • Digital Fan 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 with all attendees. The agenda incorporates cocktail receptions, networking lunches and a specially selected dinner and tours of local athletic facilities. 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

    This summit was very beneficial to me. It reminded me that we need to continue to value our facilities and staff who are responsible for these critical assets. The experience will make me look at some things differently. Executive Associate AD

    University of Texas at Austin

    The overall experience was amazing. It far surpassed my expectations. Normally, it is hard to engage in genuine conversations with representatives that are open and truly interested in your product/company. The way the summit allowed true vendor/client integration is second to none. Whether it was keynote speaker sessions, socials, dinners, roundtables, we had exposure from the time we set foot in the hotel. In my 7+ years in my industry, I have never experienced a conference/show/summit like this one. Sales Executive

    Shield Lockers

    Great venue and very well organized. Thought folks were well cared for and things flowed well. I like the one-on-one with vendors. Chief of Staff

    Air Force Academy

    As a first time attendee, I knew I would enjoy the speakers and but really found the one on one meeting with vendors to as productive. The flow from program to vendor meeting was easy and allowed a break from each as the time at each was just right. Sr. Associate AD/Event & Facility Operations

    Mississippi State University

    Great event this year. Quality meetings – pace was excellent, no one felt pressured. There were many open dialogues. CAFS is one of the best events I attend. North American Manager

    BOSE Professional

    I thought CAFS was very good, I definitely like the one-on-one meetings with vendors that you have slotted out inbetween the speakers. Associate Athletic Director

    Florida International University

    Thoroughly enjoyed it. The vendors and attendees have a great opportunity to meet and discuss products. I try to explain to other associates in the business that it is far from being a hard sell. Associate Athletic Director

    Sacramento State University