Learfield IMG College unlocks the value of college sports for brands and fans through an omnichannel platform. The company’s extensive commerce, experiential and media solutions create ultimate opportunities for fan engagement. The Learfield IMG College suite of services includes licensing and multimedia sponsorship management; publishing, broadcasting, digital and social media; ticket sales and professional concessions expertise; branding; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Headquartered in Plano, Texas, the company has long had the privilege of being an advocate for intercollegiate athletics and the student-athlete experience. Since 2008, it has served as title sponsor for the acclaimed Learfield IMG College Directors’ Cup, supporting athletic departments across all divisions.
With more than 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, Sports Business Journal is the category-leading weekly magazine covering sports business. Sports Business Daily, the industry’s leading daily online site, summarizes industry news reported by more than 600 media outlets while its Global edition aggregates business news throughout the world by following more than 200 local-language publications and media outlets.
Resource Guide LIVE is the industry’s digital directory with listings on more than 75,000 people and in more than 11,000 companies. The Sports Business Conference and Events Group annually produces 12 industry-leading conferences and events.
The Sports Business Group is a division of American City Business Journals (ACBJ), which comprises a host of city-specific weekly business journals, BizJournals.com and Hemmings Motor News. ACBJ is part of Advance Publications.
Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who specialize in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries, offering a continuum of care that is unparalleled. NATA represents and supports 45,000 members of the athletic training profession.
AXS provides innovative ticketing, data, and marketing solutions for more than 200 clients in live entertainment, from arenas and theaters to teams and universities. With its industry-leading technology, AXS helps clients reach more fans, gain better insights, and maximize the value of their events. The AXS platform serves millions of fans across the globe and makes it easier for them to discover events, get the perfect tickets, and share unforgettable live experiences with artists and teams. Headquartered in Los Angeles, AXS employs more than 500 professionals in multiple locations worldwide: Cleveland, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, London, and Stockholm. Learn more at solutions.axs.com.
Evening Reception Sponsor
Intercollegiate athletics – an essential part of American culture – is at an unprecedented crossroads. Barnes & Thornburg’s University and Professional Athletics Group is a unique team of attorneys, former executives and advisors, and risk managers, built to deliver intelligent assessments and creative solutions to the issues college and universities now face. Their mission is ours: protect institutional integrity, assure quality education, sustain intense athletic competition, and oversee the health, care and future of student-athletes. We draw from the deep resources of one of the nation’s most respected law firms, providing expertise in all aspects of the business of college sports. Find us at Barnes & Thornburg University and Professional Athletics.
After-Hours Reception Sponsor
We are an Experience Design + Build + Tech firm dedicated to creating immersive experiences for our clients. We are strategists, storytellers, architects, animators, interior designers, graphic designers, craftsmen, interactive and environmental designers and digital engineers, working as one team in 140,000 square feet of design + fabrication space.
Official Signage Provider
Our passion is bringing graphics to life. From design and printing to installation, project management, and ongoing maintenance, AAA Flag & Banner has been the go-to super graphics printer for over 47 years. Our client list speaks volumes for our abilities. We visually communicate the story that the nation’s top sports teams, corporations, and event producers want to convey to their guest — creating experiences to remember for a lifetime. With printing capabilities from coast to coast, AAA Flag & Banner is poised to meet any challenge, no matter the scope or schedule of the activation. At AAA Flag & Banner we say it BIG!
ACCESS™ Event Solutions is revolutionizing the live events industry by providing advanced credential systems that solve modern security concerns. ACCESS™ has evolved into the industry leader for RFID integrated credentials, creating endless opportunities for functional enhancements that make event management easier and more secure. For more information, please visit www.accesseventsolutions.com or call 1-775-229-7200.
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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 Football Matters®, the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, The William V. Campbell Trophy®, annual scholarships of more than $1.3 million and a series of initiatives to honor the legends of the past and inspire the leaders of the future. NFF corporate partners include Delta Air Lines, Fidelity Investments – a proud partner of the Campbell Trophy®, Goodyear, Herff Jones, New York Athletic Club, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses, the Sports Business Journal, SportsManias, Under Armour and VICIS. Learn more at footballfoundation.org.
Genius Sports is a global leader in digital sports content, technology and integrity services. Our technology is used in over 150 countries worldwide, empowering sports to capture, manage and distribute their live data and video, driving their digital transformation and enhancing their relationships with fans.
Headquartered in London, we are the trusted partner to over 500 sports organisations globally, including many of the world’s largest leagues and federations such as the NBA, English Premier League, NCAA and PGA TOUR.
NCAA LiveStats by Genius Sports is the NCAA’s official system for the collection, management and distribution of live game statistics. Since launching for the 2018/19 basketball season, NCAA LiveStats has been successfully implemented across three sports, over 1,500 schools and more than 20,000 games.
The critical challenges of capturing fan data, selling more tickets, and driving sponsorship sales is over. The SocialVenu platform comprised of communications, data analytics, and organic fan content is laser focused on driving revenue to your organization by making your fan the "star" of the event.
tvsdesign is an established architectural firm based in Atlanta with a dedicated sports + public assembly design studio covering professional, collegiate and municipal facilities. Collaborating with our hospitality, lifestyle and education groups, we are developing solutions for specialty and multi-use sports-oriented destinations throughout the US and globally elevating the live event experience.