Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts: Submission of Final Abstract Due By April 29th

The Convention Sports & Entertainment Facilities Conference invites submissions from those who are engaged in designing, constructing, and financing these facilities or those considering such facilities. The conference will focus on innovative development approaches available to facility owners under increasing pressure to cope with aging infrastructure and changing market needs. The overarching theme for this year’s conference will be on breaking the paradigm of project conception, development, procurement and design. Interested individuals are invited to submit abstracts focusing on one of these topics:

  • Public Assembly Spaces and Adaptation to Multi-Use
    • What is the new normal in project conceptualization and design?
    • How should we think about public assembly and the use of public space?
    • Best practices in multi-use facilities
    • Impact of multiuse design on facility proformas

  • Facility Resiliency
    • Enhancing the customer experience
    • Adaptation to economic, social, environmental and political changes
    • Mixing financial performance with community and social benefit
    • New approaches for engaging private partners (or P3s) in the development process

  • Sports Facility Case Studies
    • Key lessons learned from completed and/or operating projects
    • Emphasis on unique characteristics of development plan, financial structure and/or partnering
    • Determining priorities for new sports development within your community. (Youth, Minor/Major League, etc.)

Abstracts should provide a 100-word synopsis and also include the types of envisioned panelists (owner/agency, architect, designer, banker, etc.). This year we are putting a higher focus on panels and presentations that include owners to highlight their perspectives and opportunities. Single firm presentations will not be considered in 2022. 

Submissions are now open. Key Dates Include:

  • March 15, 2022: Submission of Abstract Due
  • March 31, 2022: Noficiation of Acceptance
  • April 29, 2022: Submission of Final Abstract