CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Friday, August 4

  • 1:30-3:00      REGISTRATION
  • 3:00-3:15      WELCOME/OVERVIEW
  • 3:15-3:50      SESSION 1 – KEYNOTE: THE OPERATIONS LIFE! CHIP BAKER, FLORIDA ST. – Listen to some of the greatest tales from Chip’s storied career!
  • 3:50-4:20      SESSION 2 – COMMUNICATE & CONNECT!, KATE HARRIS – Successful internal communication strategies: Google Drive, GroupMe, Social Media
  • 4:20-4:35      BREAK
  • 4:35-5:05      SESSION 3 – GAME DAY OPERATIONS, JEFF GUY
  • 5:05-5:45      SESSION 4 – CAREER Q&A, PANEL
  • 6:30               NETWORKING EVENT/DINNER

Saturday, August 5

  • 8:00-9:30      BREAKFAST
  • 9:30-9:45      WELCOME/QUESTIONS
  • 9:45-10:15    SESSION 5 – TEAM FUNDRAISING, DREW FANN – Events and methods aimed at donors and alumni that can lead to additional team funding
  • 10:15-10:45  SESSION 6 – CAMPS & CLINICS, BRIAN RYMAN
  • 10:45-11:05  BREAK
  • 11:05-11:45  SESSION 7 – FIELDS & FACILITIES, TJ DERRICK
  • 11:45-1:30    LUNCH
  • 1:30-2:00      SESSION 8 – UNIFORMS & EQUIPMENT, BRIAN RYMAN
  • 2:00-2:30      SESSION 9 – PRO SCOUT LIAISON, JEFF GUY
  • 2:30-3:00      SESSION 10 – PLANES, BUSES, & HOTELS, CHIP BAKER – When is the best time to book a hotel? Buses: Pay attention to the details! Planes: Negotiate well in advance!
  • 3:00-3:20      BREAK
  • 3:20-4:00      SESSION 11 – OPERATE LIKE A PRO – part 1, KATE HARRIS – Hosting visiting teams during regular season and tournaments. On-campus recruiting.
  • 4:00-4:30      SESSION 12 – OPERATE LIKE A PRO – part 2, KATE HARRIS – Public relations specifically involving camps/fundraising/alumni/booster club
  • 4:30-4:40      BREAK
  • 4:40-5:15      SESSION 13 – OPERATIONS Q&A, PANEL
  • 5:15-5:30      WRAP UP