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
11:30 a.m.Visit Lubbock Golf Tournament at Hidden Creek Golf Club (Preregistration Required—Enter Today!)
1-5 p.m.Visit Myrtle Beach Basketball Tournament at KFC Yum! Center (Preregistration Required—Enter Today!)
Monday, Aug. 26
NCAA Championships Symposium and Bid Cycle Launch
8-9 a.m.Networking Breakfast*
9:15-10:30 a.m.General Session*
10:45-11: a.m. Break
11 a.m.-noon NCAA Breakout Sessions*
8 a.m.-2 p.m.Sports Only Registration
 Lunch on Own
1-5 p.m.Regiception
1:30-2:45 p.m.ConnecTECH Workshop in the Trade Show
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

*NCAA Bid Cycle Symposium Attendees Only

Tuesday, Aug. 27
7:30-8:30 a.m.Rise and Shine Wakeup Station
8:45-9:45 a.m.Education in the Trade Show
9:15-9:45 a.m.Motivational Morning
9:45-10:15 a.m.Speaker Showcase: Siri Lindley
    "From the Depths of Self-Doubt to Winning Big and Living Fearlessly"
10 a.m.-noonMarktetplace Appointments and NCAA Bid Cycle Meetings
Noon-1:30 p.m.Lunch on Trade Show Floor
12:30-1 p.m.Speaker Showcase: Andy King and Marc Weinstein
    Fyre Festival Q&A
1:15-1:45 p.m.Speaker Showcase: Brett Culp
    "Superhero Leadership: How Everyday People Can Have An Extraordinary Impact"
2-3 p.m.Education in the Trade Show
3:15-4 p.m.Sports Keynote: Emily Jaenson, GM of the Reno Aces
4-4:45 p.m.Sports Keynote
EveningOpen Night
9:30-11:30 p.m.Overtime
Wednesday, Aug. 28
7:30-8:30 a.m.Rise and Shine Wakeup Station
8:45-9:45 a.m.Education in the Trade Show
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
12:15 p.m.Oasis Hotels and Resorts Apple Hermes Watch Giveaway at Booth 438
1:15-1:45 p.m.Speaker Showcase: Chef Jeff Henderson
    "If You Can See It, You Can Be It"
2-3 p.m.Education in the Trade Show
3:15 p.m.Birmingham Car Lease Giveaway at Booth 209
3:15-4 p.m.Sports Keynote: Bill Schlough
4:15-5:15 p.m.Sports Tourism Excellence Awards Reception Presented by Sports NC
5:30-6:30 p.m.Keynote: Nicole Kidman
9:30-11:30 p.m.Overtime

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