Campus Athletics Facilities Summit 2024

InterContinental New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
June 23, 2024 - June 25, 2024

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Enhancing the Student Athlete Experience

College athletics is a constantly evolving area. Recruiting student athletes is more than just having championships; it’s the academics, the look, the feel and pride of a school. And what reflects an athletic brand more than its facilities?

The Campus Athletics Facilities Summit (CAFS) is the premier conference for Division I college and university Athletic Directors focused on the enhancement of facilities and event operations. The professional development aspect provides real-world and practical insights from peer-to-peer collaborative sessions and organic conversations. The networking and meetings provide ideal solutions to your challenges. Take this opportunity to learn new ideas, discuss strategies and examine approaches to supporting college-level athletic facilities.

Be part of the movement that initiates the change.

The Summit Experience

Current as of June 1, 2023

12:00 pm

Registration Opens

2:00 - 5:00 pm

Tour – Temple University

5:30 pm

Welcome Cocktail Reception & Bourbon Tasting

6:30 pm

Opening Session

Shawn Springs, CEO & Founder, Windpact, Former NFL Player, Seattle Seahawks, Washington Commanders and New England Patriots

Moderator

Daniel Hughes, Founder/ Co-Creator of Athletes Influence, Partner, LOHAS Advisors

7:30 pm

Dinner

7:15 am

Breakfast & Itinerary Pick Up

8:00 am

Managing the Expectations of Coaches and Teams with Limited Resources

Dr. Paula Jackson, Associate AD for External Relations, Norfolk State University

Donease Smith, Chief of Staff, La Salle University

Moderator

Paige Riddle, Director, Market Management, Viega LLC

8:50 am

One-on-One Meetings

10:25 am

Best Practices to Leverage Donors & Fan Bases for Financial Support of Facility Upgrades

Kortne Gosha, Deputy Athletic Director, Operations and Capital Projects, Tulane University

11:10 am

One-on-One Meetings

12:40 pm

Luncheon

1:40 pm

Athletics Facility Master Planning: Challenges with Space & Expansion

Melvin Hines, Senior Associate Athletic Director & COO, Morgan State University

2:15 pm

One-on-One Meetings

3:50 pm

Preparing Your Facilities for the Next Big Thing – Conference Expansion/Realignment

Greg Brown, Principal, Sports Design Studio Lead, AECOM

Melvin Robinson, Director of Partnerships, AECOM

4:40 pm

One-on-One Meetings & Refreshments

6:30 pm

Dinner

9:00 pm

After Hours Networking

 

Sponsored by AECOM

8:00 am

Breakfast

8:30 am

Inflation & Funding Projects

Brett Huebner, Senior Associate Athletics Director of Business Affairs & Administration/CFO, University of Tennessee

Derrick Magee, Associate Vice Chancellor, North Carolina Central University

Randy Magill, Associate Athletic Director/ CFO, Western Kentucky University

9:20 am

One-on-One Meetings

10:55 am

When You’re the No. 1 Seed But Cannot Host

Rick French, Senior Associate Athletic Director, Old Dominion University

11:45 am

Closing Lunch & Roundtables

12:45 pm

Tour – Lincoln Financial Field

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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. To participate as a sponsor, contact summits@opalgroup.net

To learn more about participating, please contact summits@opalgroup.net
  • 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
  • Cleaning Services
  • Concessions
  • Display Systems
  • Energy Management
  • Exhibits/Hall of Fame
  • Finance
  • Branding/Graphics
  • Gym Equipment
  • Lighting
  • Locker Systems
  • Luxury Suites
  • Parking
  • Playing Surfaces/Flooring
  • Scoreboard
  • Scoring Tables
  • Security Systems
  • Signage
  • Smart Devices/Tablets
  • Turf
  • Wall Treatments
  • Wifi/Wireless

    Excellent programs with good variety of topics and knowledgeable presenters. Deputy AD

    Colorado State University

    It was just what I was looking for in my first conference since stepping into this new role. It was 3 days packed with information, ideas, stories, etc. I took a lot from it and made a lot of contacts. Assistant AD for Facilities and Game Operations

    University of Texas Arlington

    Overall, I felt like this was a good experience. I learned some day to day facility and operations difficulties from Universities of all sizes. I also made some good connections with vendors as well. Associate Director of Athletics for Internal Operations

    Valparaiso University

    Being a first time attendee I really enjoyed the tours, conference and the meetings with the vendors. I came away with some really good information for some current projects, but also ideas for the future. Assistant AD- Athletic Facilities

    University of Iowa

    The 2019 Campus Athletics Facilities Summit was a great event. It brought together professionals as well as vendors in a unique setting and I truly enjoyed my educational experience. Associate Director of Athletics for Facilities, Operations and Events

    The Holy Cross College