2017 Conference Report


2017 Conference Report

Strong attendance by facility operators and exhibitors fueled another successful event at USIndoor’s 17th Annual Facility Operator’s Conference and Tradeshow in Baltimore. Held at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, May 11-13, this year’s event attracted more than 250 industry professionals, including facility operators, startups, and exhibitors. Guided by industry leaders and other experts, attendees engaged in a variety of programs in a mix of classroom, roundtable, panel, and social settings.


Sellouts of the Tradeshow, Executive Symposium, and Facility Bus Tour highlighted this year’s Conference, and Marques Ogden provided an educational Keynote Address. Tyler Roussin (Vetta Sports, MO) won this year’s Photo Contest, earning a room upgrade and dinner on the town at the 2018 Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana. See the Conference Program for more information.

Congratulations to Tyler Roussin (Vetta Sports, MO), this year’s Photo Contest winner!

Led by Platinum Sponsors Monument Sports Group, Pure Play Sports Turf, and SportsLife X, the Tradeshow featured many returning providers, plus a wide, enthusiastic array of first-time exhibitors. Gold Sponsors EZFacility, DASH Platform, and Lil’ Kickers; Silver Sponsors GARED, The Hanover Insurance Group, and Seaman Corporation; and Bronze Sponsor Arena Marketing Systems complimented the sponsorship cast.

Next year’s conference in Indianapolis will be held at the Crowne Plaza Downtown, located in the heart of a city that is home to many sports teams and organizations, including the NCAA, National Federation of State High School Associations, and IndyCar and the Indianapolis 500. Anyone interested in presenting at the 2018 Conference or would like to nominate a speaker may contact USIndoor. Providers interested in being a 2018 sponsor are urged to place their deposits soon before the tradeshow is sold out again.

Stay connected with USIndoor throughout the year with the USIndoor App (Google Play StoreApple App Store), featuring key information and forms such as resources, media and directory information, membership renewal, and Conference hub.

And don’t forget to save the dates in Indy for 2018–May 15-18!

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