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Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission Announces the Inaugural Oregon Sports Summit

Published: November 10, 2016

Oregon Sports Summit at the Valley River Inn, Thursday February 2, 2017

Eugene, Oregon – The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission is proud to announce its inaugural Oregon Sports Summit, on February 2, 2017, at the Valley River Inn in Eugene.

The Oregon Sports Summit will be a day packed with knowledge and opportunity. It will inspire current and potential sports events planners to create and further develop their sports events to reach new heights!

Attendees will learn from professional and seasoned sports event leaders and be inspired to use their new knowledge to expand and grow their events. It will be an opportunity to network and collaborate with local and regional sports events planners, venue facilities and vendors.
“The Oregon Sports Summit provides an opportunity for addressing mutual challenges that face every sports event organization, as well as a platform for networking and sharing of ideas and resources,” says Janis Ross, Executive Director of the Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission. “This event has been on our wish list for several years, and we are delighted to see it come to life in a way that includes not only Lane County sports organizations, but all of Oregon. This full-day educational conference further reinforces that the Eugene, Cascades & Coast region is truly the champion of sports in Oregon.”

Sessions topics will include:
 Social Media
 Volunteers
 Sponsorships
 Event Safety and Crisis Management
 Event Management 101
 Working with Interns
 Facilities
 Working with the Media
 Responsible Sports
 Housing
This event is geared towards those who have ever wanted to run their own sports event. Ideal for new sports event planners and experienced event planners alike. Others who should consider attending: Athletic Directors, Coaches, Booster Club Members, Local Sports Team & League Members, Oregon DMO/Sports Commissions, Permitting and Public Safety Agencies, City and County Personnel and Elected Officials.

Vin Lananna, President of TrackTown USA and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Head Coach – Men’s Track and Field will be the Keynote Speaker.

Registration for the Oregon Sports Summit, presented by Travel Oregon, is now open and includes a Welcome Breakfast, a Keynote Lunch and snacks throughout the day. Registration also includes an After Party with networking opportunities for all attendees.
Early Registration (11/10/16 – 1/12/17) - $75
Registration (1/13/17 – 1/31/17) - $95
Day of Event Registration (2/2/17) -$125 *limited number

The Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission is happy to extend a limited number of full and partial scholarships to qualified applicants who have a financial need and would like to attend the Oregon Sports Summit. Scholarship application is available on the event website. For more information:

Contact: Janis Ross, Executive Director Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission,
Jessica Shefferman, Director of Event Operations, Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission

Eugene, Cascades & Coast Sports Commission, under the corporate umbrella of Travel Lane County, markets and promotes the region as a destination for sports, while providing resources designed to help events and planners succeed. For more information, go to

Travel Lane County markets and promotes the Eugene, Cascades and Coast region as a destination for travel, conventions, sports, meetings and events. It serves as a private, nonprofit association dedicated to economic development through visitor spending, which pumped more than $633 million into Lane County, Oregon's economy in 2015.