9th Running Industry Conference | Sports Destination Management

9th Running Industry Conference

Oct 25, 2011

The Running USA Conference Committee has been hard at work planning what is aimed to be our biggest and best conference to date! We are just 3 months away from this amazing event. From our popular General Session "Speed Networking" to Peer to Peer Round Tables, this is the premier, must attend industry event. Below is a brief snip-it of a few things we have in store for the 2012 event.

Keynote Speaker

Exciting news! Kevin Carroll
, founder of Katalyst/LLC and expert on advancing sports and play as a vehicle for social change, will be the keynote speaker for Running USA 2012: The Industry Conference on January 15-17. You will be inspired to determine "What Moves You?"

The theme for this year's event is "Passing the Torch: Running Toward the Future," and Kevin's Youth Assembly, sponsored by Hershey's Track and Field, at the conference will highlight this theme. Approximately 200 Houston-area athletes will be on hand for a Youth Assembly led by Kevin, a separate event from his keynote address. Their passion and input will help us all become better informed about the future of our sport. Stay tuned for a special celebrity surprise during the Assembly session.

Hotel Details

The Hyatt Regency Houston is the host hotel for Running USA 2012. Situated in the center of downtown Houston's business and entertainment districts and 1 mile from the Trials and Houston Marathon Start/Finish, this is the ideal location for our exciting event. Book your room as soon as possible.

Idea Labs

In depth Idea Labs will replace the traditional breakout sessions this year. Planned topics include:

o Sponsorships That Get You Noticed and in the Door, Steve Baskin, YAVAY

o Mobile Technologies in the Running Industry, Brian Enge, Active Network

o Event Insurance and Protecting Your Intellectual Property, Craig Rean, Willis Insurance Brokers and Ted D. Lee, ESQ

o Race vendors - making the most of vendor relationships, David Deigan, Advanced Flexible Materials and Jon Hughes, Track Shack

o Public and media relations - supersize your media presence, Tina Wilmott, The Wilmott Group and Amby Burfoot, Runner's World Editor at Large

o Partnering with your Local CVB and Sports Commission, John Conley - LIVESTRONG Austin Marathon and Matthew Payne - Austin Sports Commission

o What Do Your Participants Want and What Are You Not Giving Them, Bart Yasso - Runner's World Chief Running Officer and Sarah Bowen Shea & Dimity McDowell - Co-Authors of "Run Like a Mother"

o Get Great Feedback: Creating Event Surveys, Sean Ryan - Cellcom Green Bay Marathon

Hall of Champions

The 9th Running USA Hall of Champions Class will be honored at the Sunday night awards banquet, where we will also announce the 3rd annual Allan Steinfeld Development Award winner. What U.S. distance training group will receive the $25,000 grant? Our support of the top fledgling distance runners makes a world of difference in their success.

Registration Details

Pricing: Running USA Member pricing is $599 and Non-Member Pricing is $799 thru October 30, 2011. All prices increase on October 31, 2011.

Multi-Registration group discounts apply - Contact Christine.Bowen@runningusa.org for details prior to registering groups of 5 or more.

Register today! Visit: http://www.active.com/running/houston-tx/running-usa-9th-industry-conference-2012?int=29-6

Sponsor & Exhibitor Packages are still available. Please see view the attached to determine the best way to promote your company and support Running USA.

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