Sponsors & Exhibitors

About Learfield

An industry leader for more than four decades, Learfield has a deep presence in the college athletics landscape nationwide. It manages the multimedia and sponsorship rights for more than 120 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas, and supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. Learfield also provides its collegiate partners access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and trademark consulting; digital and social platform expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue and technology systems through its affiliated companies. For additional information, visit www.learfieldsports.com

With 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, SportsBusiness Journal is the category-leading weekly magazine covering sports business. SportsBusiness Daily summarizes industry news reported by more than 600 media outlets. SportsBusiness Global covers sports business news stories throughout the world by following more than 200 local language publications and media outlets. Resource Guide LIVE is a digital sports industry marketplace directory with listings on more than 75,000 people and 11,000 companies. The Sports Business Conference and Events Group annually presents 11 leading sports industry conferences and events. Please visit all of our websites – www.sportsbusinessjournal.com, www.sportsbusinessdaily.com, www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/global, www.resourceguidelive.com and www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/conferences-events. The Sports Business Group is a division of American City Business Journals (ACBJ), which comprises weekly business journals, BizJournals.com and Hemmings Motor News. ACBJ is part of Advance Publications.

College athletic programs recognize the need to engage recruits, donors, and fans. Advent helps athletic programs engage their audiences by designing experiences that move people using displays, graphics, and interactive exhibits. Every program has a story, and Advent has a proprietary method of uncovering and articulating it. The end result is a captivating and authentic space unique to the brand. Visit us at www.adventresults.com to learn more.

Ticketmaster is the global leader in event ticketing and consistently ranks among the top eCommerce sites in North America. We are proud to provide the most trusted, innovative, and comprehensive ticketing solutions that empower the finest 2,000 clients worldwide to deliver first-class experiences to fans of all live entertainment genres.

CDW-G, a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions, can support your sports & stadium technology game plan by delivering industry experience and a wide array of solutions, while connecting you with industry-leading partners and a complete support team. Our Stadium Tiger Team – accredited in Cisco Connected Stadium Wi-Fi – dedicated account managers, field representatives, solutions architects and engineers will work with you every step of the way, from site surveys to strategy to implementation and managed services. Our solution areas include: cloud, data center, digital signage and content, network infrastructure, security, unified communications and more. Learn more at CDWG.com/sports

From the moment you interact with us, we want you to feel like we care as much about your event as you do. Whether it’s how your fans discover their next event, purchase tickets, enter your venue with ease and maximize their experience during and after the event – your success is our success.

We provide access to the most innovative ticketing technologies that to turn data into actions that empower you to maximize the value of all your events and fans. Learn more at www.axs-veritix.com

Premier Inc. (NASDAQ: PINC) is a healthcare improvement company uniting an alliance of approximately 3,600 U.S. hospitals, 120,000 other health providers, and a wide range of foodservice operators – including colleges and universities – to improve results.

Value 4 is a purchasing & logistics company dedicated to lowering product and operational costs for its members throughout the foodservice industry.

Premier and Value4 have joined forces to bring cost savings and innovative solutions to NCAA athletic programs.

SeatGeek is the leading mobile app and search engine for live event tickets, focused on providing the easiest way for fans to buy and sell sports, concert, and theater tickets. SeatGeek's recently launched primary ticketing platform, SeatGeek Open, features a radically new approach that enables teams to reach new audiences by selling tickets directly within other apps and websites. SeatGeek is the Official Ticketing Partner of Major League Soccer and Sporting Kansas City.

Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on arena, stadium and convention center projects in the professional and collegiate markets. Our sports portfolio, which provides seating for nearly one million people, includes icons such as the U.S. Bank Stadium, Golden 1 Center, State Farm Center at the University of Illinois, the Dana H. Dykhouse Stadium and Sanford-Jackrabbit Athletic Complex at the University of South Dakota and the Amon G. Carter Stadium at TCU. We contribute to the success of campus and sports programs through our services in new design and retrofit, kinetic engineering, forensic investigation, construction support planning and sustainability assessment and design.www.ThorntonTomasetti.com.

At StubHub, our mission is simple: help fans find fun. We connect fans with their favorite teams, shows and artists and introduce them to the ones they'll love next. As the largest ticket marketplace in the world, we enable fans to buy and sell tickets to tens of thousands of events, whenever they want, through our desktop and mobile experiences, including our StubHub app for iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Android. Offering a superior fan experience at its core, StubHub reinvented the ticket resale market in 2000 and continues to lead it through innovation. Our industry firsts include the introduction of the first ticketing application, the first interactive seat mapping tool and the first live entertainment rewards program, Fan Rewards™. Our business partners include more than 60 teams in MLB, NBA, NHL, MLS and NCAA, AEG, AXS and Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement. With the acquisition of Ticketbis in August 2016, throughout the world, StubHub provides the total end-to-end event going experience.  StubHub is an eBay company (NASDAQ: EBAY).  For more information on StubHub, visit StubHub.com or follow @StubHub on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram or YouTube.com/StubHub.

Libris by PhotoShelter is a best-in-class photo and video management solution that makes it easy to collect, organize and share your visual assets. Our powerful features help your organization save time, communicate faster and work more efficiently.

Sportsdigita is an interactive sports agency specializing in the creation of digital sales and marketing solutions for professional leagues and teams.

The company and its cloud-based sales engagement software, the Digideck, currently hold partnerships in all five major American sports leagues, NASCAR, NCAA and the PGA Tour.

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, we have applied our unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives. Within the telecommunications industry, our optical fiber, wireless technologies, and connectivity solutions enable high-speed communications networks. With global demand for bandwidth exploding, we are leading the way connecting businesses, buildings, homes, and people at the speed of light. 

As a leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, analytics, and technology solutions, Spectra Ticketing & Fan Engagement (formerly Paciolan) has 35 years of experience powering more than 500 live entertainment organizations, including 120 college athletics organizations, that sell over 120 million tickets per year. By using our industry-leading solutions we not only bring your venue to life by filling it with fans, we also help you to engage your fans and keep them coming back again and again.

VICIS is introducing the ZERO1, a revolutionary new football helmet available Spring 2017 to NFL and select NCAA programs.  The ZERO1 is the culmination of a 3-year, $20M research and development initiative shaped by the leading engineers, neurosurgeons, and athletes on the planet.  We’re excited to share details about VICIS and the ZERO1 at the Forum.  Please come see us.

Sink Combs Dethlefs, Sports Architecture is recognized internationally as a leader in athletic and public assembly facility design and has provided athletic related planning and design services on 65 university and college campuses.  Great results come from a great team. For 53 years Sink Combs Dethlefs has been proud of the clients and individuals that make us successful. To learn more about how we can assist your great team visit www.sinkcombs.com.

The quest for a championship.  Fans want it.  Athletes work for it.  Coaches are judged by it.  A championship is the goal. 

Our facility designs help attract and retain top coaches, recruit and develop great student-athletes, produce revenue opportunities and provide unprecedented fan experiences.  We identify obstacles, capitalize on opportunities and become a member of your team—unconditionally—working to elevate your organization to a championship level through design.

Our designs create a brand icon that positively impacts a campus and community for years to come and deliver for programs that strive to be champions.  

Begin your quest for a championship with us at www.dlrgroup.com.


ABOUT The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame

Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include FootballMatters.org, the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, the NFF Leadership Hall of Fame, the NFF Scholar-Athlete Awards presented by Fidelity Investments, the NFF High School Showcases, the NFF Hampshire Honor Society, the NFF Faculty Salutes presented by Fidelity Investments, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Alumni Association, the National Hall of Fame Salute at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl and scholarships of more than $1.3 million for college and high school scholar-athletes. The NFF also collaborates with the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA) to release the FWAA-NFF Super 16 Poll; awards The William V. Campbell Trophy presented by Fidelity Investments and prominently showcased at its official home inside the New York Athletic Club; hosts the Ivy League’s Asa Bushnell Cup announcement presented by the Pasadena Tournament of Roses; and bestows several other major awards at the NFF Annual Awards Dinner. NFF corporate partners include the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Delta Air Lines, Fidelity Investments, Herff Jones, New York Athletic Club, Pasadena Tournament of Roses, PrimeSport, SKP, the Sports Business Journal and Under Armour. Learn more at www.footballfoundation.org.

CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) was founded in 1957 and is a 3,000+ member national organization comprised of the sports public relations, media relations and communications/information professionals throughout all levels of collegiate athletics in the United States and Canada. The 2015-16 academic year will mark the 59th year of the organization, making it the second oldest management association in all of intercollegiate athletics. CoSIDA became an affiliated partner with NACDA (National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics in December of 2008.

In the last seven years, CoSIDA has had record membership numbers, and surpassed the 3,000 membership mark in the fall of 2013 for the first time.

Prior to the formation of CoSIDA in the mid 1950’s, sports information directors as a group were a part of the American College Public Relations Association. Most SIDs at those ACPRA meetings eventually felt that a separate organization was needed and that led to CoSIDA’s formation. There were 102 members at the original meeting/ convention in 1957.

Extreme Networks, Inc. (EXTR) delivers software-driven networking solutions that help IT departments everywhere deliver the ultimate business outcome: stronger connections with customers, partners and employees. Wired to wireless, desktop to datacenter, we go to extreme measures for our 20,000-plus customers in more than 80 countries, delivering 100% insourced support to organizations large and small, including some of the world's leading names in business, education, government, healthcare, manufacturing and hospitality.

First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses to buy goods and services using virtually any form of electronic payment.  Whether the choice of payment is a gift card, a credit or debit card or a check, First Data securely processes the transaction and harnesses the power of the data to deliver intelligence and insight for millions of merchant locations and thousands of card issuers in 37 countries. For more information, visit www.firstdata.com.

Bleachr is a high performance mobile platform built for teams to engage fan community, deliver fan convenience, and fuel fan loyalty. As stadiums race to digitize, Bleachr provides solutions by delivering fans an enhanced in-venue experience, generating new and incremental mobile revenue, while collecting fan data and analytics.

Sportsdigita is an interactive sports agency specializing in the creation of digital sales and marketing solutions for professional leagues and teams.

The company and its cloud-based sales engagement software, the Digideck, currently hold partnerships in all five major American sports leagues, NASCAR, NCAA and the PGA Tour.

Access Pass & Design is now Access Event Solutions! New brand. New products. Same commitment to you.

We help the world’s most image-conscious events, brands, entertainers, and sports teams in the world connect with audiences in ways that shatter all expectations. Creating extraordinary live-event credentials (media credentials, press passes, VIP hospitality badges) and live event technology platforms (VIP access control, sponsor activation integration, and more) to enhance the management, magic, and value of your next event. For more information, please visit www.accesseventsolutions.com or call 1-775-229-7200.

We are bluemedia. Signage legends. By day, we design, print, fabricate and install signage and decor for the biggest events in the world. By night, we print and fulfill the campaigns that impact millions of consumers. Our foundation of technology, design, production, and commitment to Make It Perfect™ gives us the creativity and experience to achieve what others deem impossible.


Vendini enables you to collect online and on-site registrations and engage with athletes and spectators at your participation sports events in a flash. With the features you need — like team registration, volunteer management, and personalized fundraising pages — you'll be able to deliver an experience makes your event come alive. To learn more please visit http://www.vendini.com.


Contact Information

For PROGRAM information, including ATTENDANCE, please contact Lorianne Lamonica at 704-973-1523. 

For information on SPEAKING opportunities, please contact Donna Johnson at 704-973-1421.

For information on SPONSORSHIP opportunities, please contact the following: 

East Coast and Atlantic Seaboard office HQ contact, Allison Brush: 212-500-0710.

Midwest, West Coast and Florida office HQ contact, Natalie Sharp: 212-500-0720.


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