April 14-16, 2024

2024 ASB

Annual Conference

Presented by AECOM Center for Sports Administration at Ohio University

Hyatt Regency Columbus | Columbus, OH


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Conference Registration 

This year’s conference is Presented by
AECOM Center for Sports Administration at Ohio University

Please ensure you or your institution is an ASB member prior to registering for the conference.
Membership dues can be paid concurrently with conference registration fees.

Conference Location / Hotel

This year’s 2024 ASB Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N. High St
Columbus, OH 43215, USA

Located within walking distance of Nationwide Arena and the trendy Arena District, Hyatt Regency Columbus redefines the modern experience. 

Conference Schedule

Tuesday, April 16

7:30 am - 8:55 am

Hyatt Regency Columbus


9:00 am - 9:45 am

Hyatt Regency Columbus

Keynote Panel

Attracting and Planning Major Sporting Events

Linda Logan
Executive Director, Greater Columbus Sports Commission

Mike Penner
Senior Assoc. Athletic Director, Ohio State

Mike Gatto
Senior VP, COO, Columbus Arena Sports and Entertainment

Moderated by Nathan Kirkpatrick
Samford University

9:50 am - 10:00 am

Hyatt Regency Columbus

Coffee Break

9:50 am - 10:10 am

Hyatt Regency Columbus


Buzz Thrill or Buzz Kill? The Impact of Overstimulation in Sport Fandum

*Benjamin Goss
Missouri State University

9:50 am - 10:15 am

Hyatt Regency Columbus


Mobilizing Data Using Sports Infographics to Build Student Skills, Share Research Impacts and Enable Grassroots Sport Development

*Jebidiah Gorhman
Midway University

10:10 am - 11:20 am

Hyatt Regency Columbus

ASB Business Meeting

All faculty

10:15 am - 11:20 am

Hyatt Regency Columbus

Case Competition Semifinals

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

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Lunch and Case Competition Finals

2 Teams

12:35 pm - 12:45 pm

Hyatt Regency Columbus

Award Case Competition Winners

12:55 pm - 3:30 pm

Lower.com Field

Walk to / Columbus Crew Panel and Lower.com Facility Tour

The Crew Tour and Panel at Lower.com field is a 30 minute walk.

Directions to Lower.com:

Recommended bus drop off/pick-up location

  • For the address you can enter 96 Columbus Crew Way. This will bring you to our West Lobby, keep driving up Columbus Crew Way and you’ll come to the North Lot (it’s a massive gravel lot).

Building entrance and meeting spot

  • West Lobby – 96 Columbus Crew Way Columbus, OH 43215

5:00 pm

Dinner on Own

7:00 pm

Nationwide Arena

Columbus Blue Jackets v. Carolina Hurricanes

Monday, April 15
Sunday, April 14

Past Conferences

#12 - 2024 - Columbus, OH - Ohio University
#11- 2023 - Columbus, OH - Ohio University
#10- 2021 - Virtual - Oklahoma State University
#9- 2019 - Phoenix, AZ - Oklahoma State University
#8- 2018 - Tulsa, OK - Oklahoma State University
#7- 2017- Philadelphia, PA - St. Joseph's University
#6- 2016- Oklahoma City, OK - Oklahoma State University
#5- 2015- Athens, OH - Ohio University
#4- 2014- Tampa, FL - University of South Florida
#3- 2013 - Chicago, IL - Loyola University
#2- 2012 - West Haven, CT - University of New Haven
#1- 2011 - St. Louis, MO - St. Louis University
#0- 2010 - New Orleans - Exploratory meeting at SMA Conference

2024 ASB Conference 

Presented by 

AECOM Center for Sports Administration