USIndoor's Annual Conference & Tradeshow is widely regarded as the premier educational and networking event for the indoor recreational sports industry. The Association travels to the Midwest for 2018, hosting the 18th Annual Conference in Indianapolis on May 15-18 (Tuesday-Friday). There, USIndoor expects more than 250 attendees, consisting of facility owners, managers, vendors, startups, consultants and other industry leaders and professionals.
The Crowne Plaza Downtown is our host hotel for the event, located in the heart of downtown at Union Station. The location offers numerous shops, dining options, and attractions, like the NCAA Hall of Champions, Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens, and Lucas Oil Stadium, home of the NFL's Indianapolis Colts.
“You need to be around other industry executives, owners, workers to get new information. I can't imagine starting a business and not being a member of USIndoor or attending the Conference.”
—Joel Alligood, Frederick Indoor Sports Center (MD)
Kicking things off on Tuesday, May 15th, is the biannual Certified Arena Operator course, a must for anyone serious about running an indoor sports facility or in having a career in recreational sports management. The Facility Bus Tour on May 16th takes attendees to see sports facilities in the "Amateur Sports Capital of the World." Attendees won't want to miss the Opening Social event that evening.
The Conference's core program gets rolling on Thursday, May 17th, with our annual State of the Industry Breakfast and Keynote Address, followed by independent learning tracks for existing Facility Operators and Startups, alongside the Executive Symposium for facility owners and senior executives. The complete educational package combines speaker presentations, roundtables, panel discussions and networking specially catered to each track.
USIndoor's Tradeshow, featuring products and services from across the industry, takes place Thursday evening at the President's Reception and at Friday's luncheon. The Conference concludes Friday, May 18th, with a Post-Conference Celebration.
Generally, all meals, sessions and related events are included at one low admission price, with the exception the Bus Tour, CAO course, Executive Symposium, which are extra. Discounts are available for groups and early registrations.