Stadium Managers Association Educational Resources

SMA's educational initiatives include peer groups, webinars, hosted education videos and regional forums. We look forward to this resource providing opportunities for connection, knowledge and service elevation!

Upcoming SMA Events

New Member Peer GroupJanuary 25
SMA 2024 Annual SeminarFebruary 11

Peer Groups

 The SMA Operations Peer Groups were created to:

  • Provide education and resources to all members that is timely, consistent, relevant, valuable, and delivered via a variety of mediums for maximum impact.
  • Create a SMA network of members that spans departments and focuses on both peer discussion groups as well as deep dives into ALL operations groups that "make the gameday go!"

Operations Peer Groups are virtual roundtable discussions highlighting hot topics within Safety & Security, Guest Services, and Facility Management. All SMA members are invited and encouraged to participate in these roundtable discussions to exchange information and talk about key business issues. These sessions are included in your member benefits, but we do ask all members to register to attend.

These discussions will be recorded and available for later viewing.

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New Member Peer Groups

 Join us at one of our New Member Peer Groups for an opportunity to connect virtually with other new members!  These peer groups are held in September, November and January.  Details will be emailed. 

As part of SMAs guiding pillars, Network, Educate and Involve it is important for SMA to create an environment where new members are welcome and they have the opportunity to connect with other members across various leagues. This is that opportunity! Mark your schedules and register to share your voice with SMA and to maximize your membership benefits.

Upcoming Discussion Topics


New Member Peer Group

How to get the most from Seminar! SMA is about making relationships with members, this may mean stepping outside your comfort zone and being open to meeting new people. Learn the best tips and tricks in this program, held with you in mind.


Date: Thursday, January 25

Time: 1p PT/ 2p MT/ 3p CT/ 4p ET

Do you have a suggestion for Peer Group Topics?

Submit your session ideas by clicking the button below and filling out the form.

Submit a Topic Here


The SMA Education Committee works with vendor and manager members to identify trending topics and bring relative information to the membership. Access to these webinars is included in SMA membership, but registration is required.

If you are a current member and are interested in submitting a proposal to present a webinar, please click the button below.

To access materials from past sessions, sign in to your Glue Up profile and then visit the Resource Community in Glue Up. 

Upcoming Webinars

To view previous recordings please login to GlueUp and visit the Resource community!

Do you have a suggestion for Webinar presentations?

Submit your session ideas by clicking the button below and filling out the form.

Submit a Topic Here

Regional Forums

New in 2023, Regional Forums were created by the Board of Directors to allow for an additional opportunity, outside of seminar, to connect with other members face-to-face. It's intended to be a drivable distance for those members in close proximity, but everyone is welcome. Our first Regional Forum was hosted at Coors Field in Denver, CO!

Agendas for these events will give plenty of time for peer-to-peer connecting, as well as educational roundtables, to share experiences and bring back new tools for implementation. The SMA team is excited to continue with additional forums throughout the US.
If you have any questions or wish to be considered as a host location, please reach out to the SMA team.


Upcoming Regional Forums

As the inaugural Regional Forum event has just closed, SMA does not have any additional details on upcoming dates and locations. Information will be shared here as we have more available.

Key Stakeholders

SMA's Education Initiative is the product of much planning and is fueled by commitment to our members and our strategic plan. It takes many dedicated hours from our committee members, brainstorming topics, securing speakers and venues. For more information on those members devoted to this initiative, click the button below.
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