Top 10 Things I Love
About S.P.O.R.T.S. - The Relationship Conference

1. Perfect destination with
    picture-perfect weather!
2. Well organized.
3. Great balance of sessions
    and fun time!
4. Great mix of event
    planners & rights holders
    to suppliers and vendors.
5. Love the reverse trade
    show aspect!
6. Appointment time slots
    were just right!
7. Wonderful display of a
    community working
    together to highlight their
8. Most productive show!
9. Great transportation.
10. S.P.O.R.T.S. delivers on
    its promise of The
    Relationship Conference.

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Special thanks to SportsEvents Magazine for generously sponsoring the NCYS Board of Directors meeting. The National Council of Youth Sports is a proud partner of S.P.O.R.T.S. and we appreciate SportsEvents Magazine's Publisher Talty O'Connor and his staff's commitment to the amateur youth sports industry.

S.P.O.R.T.S. The Relationship Conference

S.P.O.R.T.S. 2016 - The Relationship Conference
September 12-15, 2016
Overland Park, Kansas

Presented by SportsEvents Magazine
In Partnership with the National Council of Youth Sports

Special Thanks to Host City Sponsor, Overland Park Convention & Visitors Bureau

This is an invitation to all amateur youth sports leaders, sports events planners of all types/all sizes, rights holders and sanctioning bodies to come together with cities & destinations that want to host their events and to meet with other industry suppliers to attend a really, really different industry event, S.P.O.R.T.S. - The Relationship Conference, the place where real business gets done!

S.P.O.R.T.S. is an exclusive and space-limited event designed to bring together sports event owners and rights holders with host organizations and sports-industry suppliers. Our unique format and limited number of supplier participants inspire the development of warm friendships and lasting new relationships which, we believe, is the most effective formula to ensure the results you most want to achieve - namely learning, sharing, enjoying and developing enduring sports business connections. PLUS, S.P.O.R.T.S. offers pre-qualified, one-on-one appointments that are twice as long as those at other industry events - two components we believe are key to generating real business and getting the most out of your conference experience!The S.P.O.R.T.S. event is a terrific opportunity to connect with sports industry colleagues and learn more about sites, destinations, event management and related industry issues. S.P.O.R.T.S. is designed to form lasting, meaningful relationships and do what it takes to earn each other's business.


  • Sports Event Owners/Rights Holders.
    Registration is FREE to youth sports organizations that plan events. Qualified Sports Event Owners/Rights Holders will need to register by contacting Carrie O'Connor. Contact Carrie at or (251) 968-0482 for instructions.

  • Host Organizations/Industry Suppliers.
    CVBs, sports commissions, host organizations, industry suppliers, hotels, insurance companies, etc. Click here to register: Host Organizations/Industry Suppliers


Host Hotel:
Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center
6100 College Boulevard, Overland Park, KS 66211
Group rate available until August 11, 2016. Subject to availability

  • Sports Event Owners/Rights Holders.
    Once you register you will receive a registration confirmation that will include a link for you to make your Hotel accommodations.

  • Host Organizations/Industry Suppliers. Reserve Your Room

Travel & Transportation:
Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is the nearest airport to Overland Park - located 36 miles from the Sheraton Overland Park at the Convention Center. Information regarding transportation to and from the host hotel will be provided soon.


Monday, September 12th
9:00am - 5:00pmNCYS CEO Leadership & Insurance Summit
"Responsible Leadership ~ Managing Risks and Legal Compliance"
Noon - 5:00 pmAnnual S.P.O.R.T.S. Golf Scramble
7:00 pm - 10:00 pmEarly Bird Reception
Tuesday, September 13th
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 amTown Hall Meeting
9:45 am - 11:45 amOne-On-One Appointments
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmOpening Luncheon
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmEducational Session
2:45 pm - 4:45 pmOne-On-One Appointments
5:00 pm - 7:00 pmReception at Overland Park's Prairiefire District
7:00 pm - 9:00 pmTake A Prospect To Dinner
Wednesday, September 14th
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 am - 9:30 amEducational Session
9:45 am - 11:45 amOne-On-One Appointments
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmGrand Annual Luncheon
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmEducational Session
2:45 pm - 4:45 pmOne-On-One Appointments
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmClosing Reception - Downtown Kansas City

S.P.O.R.T.S. 2016 Sponsors

For more information and/or Sponsorship Opportunities
Contact Carrie O'Connor, SportsEvents Magazine, at or (251) 968-0482.

Other Relevant Links

Overland Park Visitors Information
Kansas City Visitors Information
Prairiefire Information

S.P.O.R.T.S. - The Relationship Conference!
"The Place Where Real Business Gets Done"