Connect Sports Diversity Events Summit

Park City, Utah Stein Eriksen Lodge

General Information

A League of Its Own

The Connect Sports Diversity Events Summit is a unique experience in the sports tourism industry that allows global destinations to engage with LGBTQ, adaptive and other inclusion-minded sporting event organizers. The movement continues in Park City, Utah, in 2020.

The Most Relevant Education and Keynotes

This event is designed to provide attendees with three days of education, best-practice sharing and networking. Education session presenters and keynotes will offer insights specifically targeted to promote the development and cultivation of diversity event planning.

"We are excited to share the evolution and connect LGBTQ sport organizations to NIKE's BETRUE work in our commitment to LGBTQ athletes. Supporting moments like Connect Sports Diversity Events Summit helps continue to move the conversation forward."

    -Robert Goman, Nike Senior Director of Global Retail Brand Visual Presentation

Location

Stein Eriksen Lodge

Nestled amid the alpine serenity of Deer Valley and identified worldwide as a preeminent luxury ski hotel, Stein Eriksen Lodge is an authentic European lodge offering an elegant blend of contemporary sophistication and nostalgic grace. Inspired by the Olympic legend and his Norwegian heritage, this traditional ski lodge was the first luxury property in Park City and is Utah’s only Forbes Five-Star hotel and spa. Adorned with oversized leather chairs, crackling fireplaces, and a welcoming ambience, the Lodge provides guests the ultimate in comfort and location.

Stein Eriksen Lodge

2020 Agenda

Friday, Apr. 3

Registration

Welcome Cocktail Hour

Saturday, Apr. 4

Breakfast

Education Session

Appointments

Roundtable Sessions

Speaker

Closing Cocktails

Sunday, Apr. 5

Breakfast

Education Session

Marketplace Appointments

2019 Keynotes (2020 Coming Soon)

  • Brooke Crain
    Brooke Crain
  • Leiomy Maldonado
    Leiomy Maldonado
  • Will Waller
    Will Waller

2020 Education

Subject to change

Saturday, Apr. 4, 2020

 | Panel

Case Study: Salt Lake, an Unlikely LGBTQ Sports Destination

 

Frequently Asked Planner Questions

What is a reverse tradeshow?

Our innovative Marketplace system matches planners and suppliers for individual appointments based on their requests, as well as additional factors. Planners sit at designated tables and suppliers have 1-2 minutes to travel between appointments. A chime signifies the beginning and end of each appointment.

How much does registration cost?

Qualified planners pay a $200 registration fee that will be returned at the end of the conference if all Marketplace appointments are kept.

When will I get my registration fee back?

Once all Marketplace appointments have been fulfilled and the final set of Marketplace appointments have concluded, refunds will be available at a designated location.

How does the appointment process work?

Planners and suppliers will receive an email stating that the appointment request process is open. Mutual requests get priority, then planner requests are granted, followed by supplier requests. It is not a first-come, first-served process. As long as you complete your requests by the designated end date, your appointment selections will be granted the appropriate priority.

You will receive an email prior to the show with instructions for logging into the appointment portal.

Is transportation covered?

If applicable, you will receive a preset transportation reimbursement at the conclusion of all scheduled appointments. We do not cover parking expenses, so be prepared for this additional cost.

When will you book my hotel room?

You will receive an email confirmation from the host hotel for a secured room about two weeks prior to the event. It might show a room rate, but attending as a planner, you will not be responsible for this charge. However, you will be asked to put down a credit card for incidentals when you check into your hotel. Incidentals are not covered by Connect.

What is Connect's refund/cancellation policy?

A Hosted Buyer is required to pay a fee to guarantee registration. Once a Hosted Buyer completes all of the preset appointments, the fee will be refunded. If a Hosted Buyer misses any appointments, cancels attendance after the appointment portal opens, or cancels attendance at any point 24 hours after flight booking, the deposit refund is forfeited and the Hosted Buyer's credit card on file will be charged the entire amount of the airline ticket, (As well as costs incurred in securing non-refundable hotel accommodations in the planners name for the duration of the event.) Hosted Buyers also forfeit their fee if the meeting qualification information presented to our staff is falsified, if the data on the registration page is false or exaggerated, if the Hosted Buyer does not have any influence on the decision process, or if there is any misrepresentation by the Hosted Buyer. If the Hosted Buyer's application is denied, the Hosted Buyer will be refunded the respective deposit.

 

Refund will be available after fulfillment and final set of appointments at the event have concluded. It is the sole responsibility of each planner to pick up their refund before leaving the event. The attendee agrees to settle all disputes regarding their deposit, reimbursement, refunds, and incentive within 30 days post-event. All disputes not settled within 30 days post-event will be null and void and no deposit, reimbursement, refunds, or incentive will be eligible to be collected.

Frequently Asked Supplier Questions

What is a reverse tradeshow?

Our innovative Marketplace system matches planners and suppliers for individual appointments based on their requests, as well as additional factors. Planners sit at designated tables and suppliers have 1-2 minutes to travel between appointments. A chime signifies the beginning and end of each appointment
 

How much does registration cost?

Registration starts at $4,450. Non-appointment attendee registration is $2,000. Talk to your regional sales rep for more information.
 

How do I book my hotel room?

Attendees will receive a special rate at our host hotel when they use the reservation portal link (coming soon).

Suppliers who opt to make reservations outside the event room block incur a $350 non-host hotel fee.

How does the appointment process work?

Planners and suppliers will receive an email stating that the appointment request process is open. Mutual requests get priority, then planner requests are granted, followed by supplier requests. It is not a first-come, first-served process. As long as you complete your requests by the designated end date, your appointment selections will be granted the appropriate priority.

You will receive an email prior to the show with instructions for logging into the appointment portal.