THE FIRST EVENT OF ITS KIND.

The summit will mark the first time in the history of the sports tourism industry that global destinations who embrace diversity and are actively engaged in securing room-night generating sporting events can meet with LGBTQ sporting event organizers to present their hospitality community, venues and facilities.

 

 

EDUCATION AND KEYNOTE SESSIONS ON THE NIKE CAMPUS.

Expected to be the world's largest gathering of LGBTQ sporting event organizers, the event is designed to provide attendees with three days of education, best-practice sharing and networking. Robert Goman, Nike's senior director of global retail brand visual presentation who developed Nike's BETRUE campaign, will be the keynote speaker.

 

 

 

"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 LGBTQ Events Summit helps continue to move the conversation forward."

 

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

 

 

Tentative 2018 Agenda

Subject to Change

Monday, Feb. 5
2-5 p.m.Registration
5:30-6:30 p.m.Welcome and Panel
6-8 p.m.Opening Reception
Tuesday, Feb. 6
7-9 a.m.Nike Employee Store Special Visit
9:30-11:30 a.m.General Session Education at Nike Campus
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.Lunch at Nike Campus
1-3 p.m.Education Sessions at Nike Campus
3:30 p.m.Return to Hilton Portland
5:15-6 p.m.Happy Hour Reception
6 p.m.Open Night
Wednesday, Feb. 7
8-9:30 a.m.Breakfast and Keynote
10 a.m.-12 p.m.Education Sessions
12:30-2 p.m.Lunch and Keynote
2:30-4:30 p.m.Marketplace Appointments
5 p.m.Closing Reception

 

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