Connect Sports Women in Sports Tourism Forum

Tampa, Florida Tampa Convention Center

Join the Movement

Connect Sports Women in Sports Tourism Forum provides the perfect blend of education and quality networking while focusing on the importance of women's advancement in sports tourism. This event brings together women of all career levels along with allies and champions of equality in sports tourism to learn, grow and expand their opportunities for advancement while joining experts to create positive change in the industry.

Bringing together women in leadership positions in the sports tourism world to learn, grow and expand their opportunities for advancement while joining experts to create positive change in the industry.

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2021 Agenda

All Times Eastern

Sunday, Aug. 29


Opening Connection Session: "Resetting Authentic Connection"

Join Blair Bloomston of Game On Nation for an interactive training experience designed to help you authentically reconnect with industry peers. This uplifting, exercise-based learning session prioritizes social and professional bonds, trust, and communication as pathways to help you build resilience and a network of support.

Treat Yourself—Happy Hour + Spa Treatments

Group Dinner

Monday, Aug. 30

Morning Yoga

Crista Samaras Session 1

Crista Samaras Session 2

Round Tables

Lunch and Tampa Bay Female Owned Business Market

Final Connection Session: "The Power of Celebration"

When you’re in the business of inspiring others, what can you do to stay inspired yourself? This follow-up session from Game On Nation highlights the power of celebrating small wins and daily achievements among team members as a way to drive authentic motivation. Engagement can’t be forced but it can be nurtured, and this laughter-filed celebration moment is a powerful way to appreciate past success, while feeling hopeful and optimistic about future opportunities.


  • Blair Bloomston
    Blair Bloomston Game On Nation
  • Crista Samaras
    Crista Samaras Brave Enterprises

2021 Location

Tampa, Florida

Unlock Tampa, the heart of Florida’s Gulf coast. Discover blue skies and sunshine, a sparkling waterfront, world-class chefs, family fun, and a century of Cuban culture – all in Florida’s most diverse travel destination. In Tampa, the hospitality is as warm as the weather.

Located in the heart of Downtown Tampa, the Tampa Convention Center offers sparkling waterfront views of the Garrison Channel which connects to the Hillsborough River, 600,000 square feet of transformable spaces, and state of the art amenities—all under the Florida sun.

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