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Tampa will host the College Football Championship in 2017 and now eyes the Super Bowl in 2019 or 2020. Can it outbid some heavy hitters? Read More

Step Up Your Sponsorship Game

National Sports Forum founder Ron Seaver credits attracting the right sponsors for his ability to grow the National Sports Forum from three attendees in 1996 to about 1,000 this year. Here’s his advice to event organizers. Read More

7 Questions With Tony Leko of US Lacrosse

Leko began his career as an intern and parlayed that into a director-level position with US Lacrosse. Hear what his advice would be to industry newbies as well as the best advice he ever received. Read More


The Original American Beach, Daytona Beach area is renowned for its 23 miles of beach, coastal vibe, top-notch meeting facilities and service in Florida. Read More

Conceived of as an Olympics for everyday people, the Corporate Games is returning to the U.S. in hopes of making America’s workforce more physically fit. Read More

Fairfax County is located in Northern Virginia, within minutes of Washington, D.C. in the Mid-Atlantic region of the U.S. Read More

After 19 years in Orlando, the U.S. Flag and Touch Football League is moving its national championship to Tampa, Florida, the organization announced this week. Read More

Despite all their high-profile problems, America’s classic old cities still lure event attendees. Meeting professionals often enjoy economic benefits, along with greater attendance. Let’s face it: Metropolises are exciting. Read More

As “Mad Men,” the award-winning AMC drama about New York City’s advertising industry in the 1960s, wraps up its final season, we look at the lessons event organizers can take from the hit show. Read More

Connect Sports wants to highlight women in the sports tourism industry and we need your help. Use this form to nominate someone you think has helped shape the future of the sports industry in a positive way. Read More

Does force majeure cover event cancellations amid Baltimore riots? We ask legal expert Richard Roth. Read More

The mint julep has ruined too many Kentucky Derby parties. It’s time to break free from the shackles of bad drinks. Read More

YouTube is a website that most people use on a daily basis, and depending on how you look at it, the site has already or only been around for 10 years. Here are a few things we’ve learned from the online content mogul. Read More

With more than 30 millions users and a growing presence in the meetings market, Airbnb is seen a huge threat to hotel’s long-held dominance. Given that, it’s a bit jarring to hear one of Hilton Worldwide’s top executive’s reaction to the phenomenon. Read More

New sporting facilities, along with rejuvenated downtown entertainment districts moves Lincoln to the top of the list for destinations to visit. Read More

Known for its central location and overall affordability, Kansas City was recognized by Travel + Leisure as one of the Top-10 Cities for Sports-Crazed Fans. Read More

As business travelers look for ways to cut costs, they’re turning to the sharing economy to meet lodging needs. Read More

Associate Editor Hayley Jones hung out in Myrtle Beach for Monday After The Masters. As you can see, she met Jim Furyk, who went on to win the PGA event in Myrtle Beach. Clearly Jones is good luck. Read More

You think you know how to do it without keeping nasty germs around? Check this out, as 2/3 people aren’t doing this, and it’s helping spread germs within conferences and events. Read More

MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred announced Washington would host the 2018 All Star Game before the season opener in D.C. Read More

St. Joseph sports venues are primarily located along one of the finest boulevard systems in the nation that ribbons through the city for 26 miles and connects parks and recreation facilities. Read More

When your sporting event needs a mid-Missouri home, Sedalia is ready. From international competitions, including rodeos, to state high school playoffs, the community embraces visiting groups with hometown hospitality. Read More

Branson is a unique place with a uniquely American story. Nestled deep in the Ozark Mountains, this small community has always had a welcoming spirit, a tenacity to make it through tough times, and a deep foundation of faith. Read More

Kelsey Ogletree, Collinson Media & Events’ managing editor, took a test drive of the new GolfBoards and Golf Bikes hitting courses around the country. While not for serious golfers, they could help save the game. Read More

The Mississippi Gulf Coast offers high-quality major sports complexes. These complexes are located in close proximity to lodging, shopping, dining, andMiss_GC_SS attractions. Read More

An unspoiled jewel on Lake Michigan’s northeast shore, Traverse City is the perfect four-season destination for sports enthusiasts. Read More

The new Indiana law allows businesses to deny service to patrons if providing the service would violate their religious beliefs. Critics claim it legalizes discrimination, and the backlash could affect future events coming to the state. Read More

The idea for the only adaptive sports complex in the Houston area began over friends eating crawfish and talking about how they wanted their children to help others who are less fortunate. Read More

Meerkat was all the rage at this year’s SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. We spoke to a top social media director to see how rights holders can use it to enhance their social media activation. Read More

The birthplace of jazz, a sportsman’s paradise, the Big Easy, whatever you call New Orleans, call it your next destination. Read More

Located in the Kansas City metro, Overland Park provides sports planners and visitors the perfect blend of metropolitan amenities and midwestern hospitality alongside the nation’s finest athletic facilities. Read More

Kansas City wants the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament, and in order to beat out other regional rivals, it’s putting time and money into some creative promotions. Read More

Everyone wins when teams play in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. As the largest city between St. Louis and Memphis, Cape Girardeau is the region’s hub for entertainment, dining, shopping and more. Read More

A vibrant, walkable destination, Indianapolis offers the country’s most complete and connected event package. Read More

Lake Lanier is one hour north of downtown Atlanta, with direct access off Interstate-85. With a wide variety of world-class sporting venues, our destination hosts a myriad of events from horseback archery to dragon boat races. Read More

Your attendees are putting their time, money and energy into attending your event, so follow these five tips to maximize their ROI. Read More

Survey feedback can give a detailed picture of your attendees and what motivates their decisions. Read More

Springfield, Missouri is the third-largest city in Missouri and the largest Springfield in the nation. Read More

The Lake of the Ozarks is Missouri’s top meeting and events attendance-generating destination due to its central location, flexibility, value and abundance of recreational activities. Read More

Athletic Directors, coaches, and teams want the best facilities to accommodate their event. In St. Charles, Missouri, you’ll find state-of-the-art sport venues, big city amenities, and small town charm. Read More