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SMA Hybrid Seminar Agenda

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February 9, 2021

11:30 AM Eastern Time Zone

Welcome and Opening Announcements

Speaker

Rick Nafe - Seminar Chair

This portion is sponsored by Covermaster.

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11:50 AM Eastern Time Zone

Keynote address - The World Through Joe Maddon's Eyes

Speaker

Joe Maddon

A fascinating live discussion with one of baseball's great managers and overall Renaissance man! 

This session is sponsored by Mortenson Construction.

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12:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Break

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This break is sponsored by Flock Free.

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1:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Concerns and State of the Business

Speakers

The top executives of the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NCAA, NASCAR and the College Football Playoffs look at the year that is behind us and what the future will hold.

2:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Break

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3:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

WOW! Did Anyone Get the Number of That Bus That Just Hit Us? - Stadium Managers Panel Part 1

Speakers

The best of who we are -- our Stadium Managers talking, sharing and questioning each other about the past year and their COVID experiences. 

Troy Brown, Vice President, Stadium Operations, Cleveland Browns
John Beattie, Stadium & Facilities Director, Arsenal Football Club
Zach Hensley, Vice President of Venue Operations & Guest Experience, Lumen Field-Seattle Seahawks
Matthew Kenny, Vice President of Stadium Services & Events, Kansas City Chiefs Football Club
Mario Coutinho, Vice President, Stadium Operations & Security, Rogers Center/Toronto Blue Jays Baseball

4:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Day's Closing Announcements

Speaker

Rick Nafe - Seminar Chair

This portion is sponsored by Covermaster.

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February 10, 2021

In-person round table discussions starting at 9:00 ET/ 8:00 CT for those joining at Host Locations.

11:30 AM Eastern Time Zone

Welcome Back and Opening Announcements

Speaker

Rick Nafe - Seminar Chair

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11:35 AM Eastern Time Zone

The Super Bowl Through a Mask

Speaker

Peter O'Reilly - Executive Vice President, Club Business & League Events, NFL

A look back 62 hours prior at Super Bowl LV by the man who called the shots - Peter O'Reilly. Peter gives us a look at the preparation and execution of a Pandemic Super Bowl.

This session is sponsored by Daktronics.

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12:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Break

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This break is sponsored by Flock Free.

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1:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

A Pandemic and its effects on our industry - Stadium Managers Panel Part 2

Speakers

Our panel continues their look on how the industry changed and will continue to change in the near future...like tomorrow!
The last part of the discussion, we will bring in two of our sponsors to tackle the same questions, same problems and same probabilities facing the manager and the vendor.

2:30 PM Eastern Time Zone

Break

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This break is sponsored by Flock Free.

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3:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Recovery!

Speakers

Deputy Director Steve Harris
Assistant Director Scott Breor
SMA Legal Counsel Mike McCormick

The Department of Homeland Security talks about re-openings - fast, slow and moderate, along with offering the tools to help the manager fight the "Stressors" and Repressors" that seek to inhibit your messages and plans.

 

4:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Industry Outlook

Speaker

David Broughton - Research Director, Sports Business Journal

Close out with David's always fascinating outlook for the industry from the Sports Business Journal's point of view. 

4:45 PM Eastern Time Zone

Closing Announcements

Speaker

Rick Nafe - Seminar Chair

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5:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

Member Engagement Prize!

Speaker

Jay Parker - Daktronics

Three grand prizes will be given away to the most engaged managers!  Earn points on our Leaderboard by engaging in many ways.  Find out more details here!

This portion is sponsored by Daktronics.

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As a reminder, attending sessions such as this will earn you points in our Connect with SMA engagement contest, sponsored by Daktronics! More information is available here.