Aug. 26-28, 2019 • Louisville, Kentucky • Kentucky International Convention Center

2019 Agenda

Subject to Change


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PLEASE NOTE: Connect Sports will have appointments on all three days at Connect. The first set of appointments will begin in the afternoon on Monday, Aug. 26.

Sunday, Aug. 25
TBDVisit Lubbock Golf Tournament (Preregistration Required)
1-5 p.m.Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament at KFC Yum Center(Preregistration Required)
Monday, Aug. 26
8 a.m.-2 p.m.Sports Only Registration
8 a.m.-9 a.m.Networking Breakfast (NCAA Bid Cycle Symposium Attendees Only)
9:15-10:30 a.m.General Session: NCAA Bid Cycle (NCAA Bid Cycle Symposium Attendees Only)
10:45-11: a.m. Break
11 a.m.-noon NCAA Breakout Sessions (NCAA Bid Cycle Symposium Attendees Only)
 Lunch on Own
1-5 p.m.Regiception
2:30-4:30 p.m.Marketplace Appointments and NCAA Bid Cycle Meetings
4:30-5 p.m.Game Changers Awards Reception
5-6 p.m.Keynote Michael Phelps
7-9 p.m.Pink Out—Opening Reception at Churchill Downs
We encourage you to wear any color as long as it is PINK—from hats to handkerchiefs, shirts to sundresses, sunglasses to stilettos! Churchill Downs invites you to THINK PINK when planning your attire for the opening reception, in honor of Connect's partnership with BCRF.
9:30-11:30 p.m.Overtime
Tuesday, Aug. 27
9:15-9:45 a.m.Motivational Morning
10 a.m.-noonMarktetplace Appointments and NCAA Bid Cycle Meetings
Noon-1:30 p.m.Lunch on Trade Show Floor
2-3:15 p.m.Sports Keynote: Emily Jaenson, GM of the Reno Aces
3:30-4:45 p.m.Sports Keynote
5-6 p.m.Tailgate
EveningOpen Night
9:30-11:30 p.m.Overtime
Wednesday, Aug. 28
9:15-9:45 a.m.Motivational Morning
10 a.m.-noonMarketplace Appointments and NCAA Bid Cycle Meetings
Noon-1:30 p.m.Lunch in Trade Show Area
Noon-1:30 p.m.NGB Best Practices Lunch
2-3:15 p.m.Keynote Speaker: Bill Schlough
3:15 p.m.Birmingham Car Lease Giveaway
3:30-4:15 p.m.Sports Keynote Speaker
4:30-5:15 p.m.Sports Tourism Excellence Awards Presented by Sports NC Reception
5:30-6:30 p.m.Keynote John Cena
9:30-11:30 p.m.Overtime

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