Clean Facilities & Operations Summit – Sports 2020

September 23, 2020

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Welcome to Opal Group’s Clean Facilities & Operations Summit Virtual Series: Sports

Turning Ideas into Actions

Interactive and Collaborative Spaces to Discuss Bringing Sports Back Safely

The sports world was rocked this past Spring as our country went on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As we continue to battle this virus, we have tools and strategies that can keep us safe and healthy. One of America’s greatest times of coming together is through sports – both collegiate and pro. As we watch teams gather together in “bubbles” to continue their abruptly ended seasons, we see the glimmer of hope of sports returning. How do we bring sports back safely for athletes, fans and staff? We share data, plans and solutions.

Opal Group specializes in bringing together facility leaders from a variety of industries to focus on the challenges at hand and how to work through those obstacles. The current challenge needs your support and solutions. The Clean Facilities & Operations Summit is a virtual conference series focused on the operations of facilities, maintaining cleanliness, reducing the need for high touchpoint products, and facility construction in a COVID-19 world. Topics will explore how sports organizations and communities are able to reinvent and adapt post quarantine as well as share ideas and learn from each other to proactively plan for what’s next.

Opportunities to Learn, Share, Collaborate & Unite During Crisis
Our goal is to deliver an experience that is engaging and highly participatory through a series of virtual summits focused around sanitized facilities and safe operations. We are providing a platform to join your facility peers from the sports industry around the country that are also facing a similar battle. Share your stories and collaborate in creative problem-solving to tackle issues we are all facing in light of the pandemic.

Join us! Interested in attending, speaking or sponsoring? Contact

For a more detailed agenda, please contact

Current as of September 22, 2020

* Scheduled times are all EDT


Virtual World Opens – Review Navigation Tools


Welcome & Opening Remarks




Making Shared Air Safe for Athletes, Staff & Fans



Andy Graham, CEO, Alen Corporation




Successful Bubbles – Lessons Learned from the NHL



Steve Davis, Senior Director of Operations, Prevent Advisors

Frantzer LeBlanc, Director of Events & Operations, University of Maryland Baltimore County Event Center


Networking Break & Solution Provider Showcase


Breakout Roundtables




Fans in the Stands in a COVID-19 World



Arthur Johnson, Executive Sr. Associate Athletic Director – Administration, University of Texas at Austin

Tim Wise, Senior Associate Athletics Director, Facilities and Event Operations, University of Miami


Breakout Roundtables


Networking Break & Solution Provider Showcase




How to Keep Fans & Players Safe


Clay Ingram, Chief Revenue Officer, EMist Innovations


Breakout Roundtables


Networking Break & Solution Provider Showcase




UVGI Surface Sterilization with a SteriLED, UVC Lamp


J. Bryan Vincent, Founder & Managing Partner, Principal Lighting Group


Breakout Roundtables




The Financial Impact of Cancellations and the Future of Athletics



Dr. Thomas Buning, Athletic Director, Chaminade University

Sean Frazier, Associate Vice President/Director of Athletics, Northern Illinois University


Closing Remarks & Close of Conference

Omni Grove Park Inn
Asheville, NC

1 user/pass
Facility Directors/Managers Complimentary*
Solution Providers $349

*Subject to Opal Group’s verification and approval. Only individuals who are employees of collegiate athletics or pro athletic venues within the following areas qualify for a complimentary pass: Facilities Management, Maintenance, Buildings Support, Construction, Campus Planning/Services, Operations, Event Management. Practitioners and executives representing solution provider organizations must register as a sponsor attendee.

Sponsorship Opportunities

More networking, greater interactions, bigger ROI:

The Clean Facilities & Operations Summit Series is currently seeking solution providers to present case studies and share cutting edge solutions. Learn more about sponsored thought leadership opportunities by contacting
  • Diversifying Your Supplier Pool
  • Anticipating New Building Code Mandates
  • Construction & Renovations Post Quarantine
  • Successful Bubble Operations
  • Fans in the Stands
  • Overnight Sanitizing & Cleaning Scheduling
  • Air Purification for Shared Air Spaces
  • Financial Impact of Cancelling & Postponing Sports
  • 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 Experiences:
    We believe in creating a memorable, collaborative and effective experiences focused on continuous improvement for Spec Writers and Architects. Sit down with your peers in an intimate setting and learn new ideas. Explore what true collaboration really is about.

How much does it cost to attend?
The Clean Facilities & Operations Summit is complimentary for Facilities Management, Maintenance, Buildings Support, Construction, Campus Planning/Services, Operations, Event Management.


How do I register for the Summit?
Visit the Registration tab and click the “Register” to sign up.


Where is it located?
This is an online conference, which means that it can be accessed anywhere in the world through a desktop, laptop, mobile device or tablet.
Audio and presentation viewing is accessed through an internet connection. Chrome and Safari are preferred browsers.


How do I join the online Summit?
The online Summit login links will be emailed to you prior to the event.


Can I access the slides post-event?
All presentations will be available after the conference via the on-demand recording link.