Event Schedule

lease note that this schedule is held at two different locations. March 7th and 8th sessions will be held at the USC Alumni Center and March 9th will be held at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (across the street).

Use the links below to jump to a particular day: schedule subject to change

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

12:00PM – 5:00PM    Registration Open

USC Alumni Center  (atrium) 

1:00PM – 1:45PM    Session #1

Ballroom 2+3

Opening Keynote Speaker

Scott O'Neil,
CEO, Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment
    

2:00PM – 2:45PM  Session #2

Ballroom 2+3

Beyond the Ivory Tower: Academic & Industry Partnerships

Dr. Thomas Aicher, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati
Brad Timberlake,
Event Marketing & Sales, Feld Entertainment, Inc
Kelly Evans,
Doctoral Student, University of South Carolina
Moderator: Dr. Brian Crow, Slippery Rock University

3:00PM – 3:45PM    Session #3

Ballroom 2+3

Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Professional Teams

Betsy Mack, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility & Charlotte Hornets Foundation
Alexandria Howard, Manager of Charlotte Hornets Foundation
Tiara Brown, Manager of Corporatie Social Responsibility, Charlotte Hornets
Moderator: Adonis "Sporty" Jeralds, Clinical Instructor, Sport & Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina

4:00PM - 4:45PM    Session #4

Ballroom 2+3By the Students, for the Students

Rebecca Duensing, Senior Marketing Manager, Professional Bull Riders, LLC
Trip Bradley, Event Manager, Township Auditorium
Morgan Hannell, Coordinator of Events & Game Day Hospitality, USC Athletics
Ava Jones, Event Manager, Contemporary Services Corporation
Jamie Tamsin, Director of Special Events, Columbia Fireflies

6:00PM – 8:00PM    Opening Reception

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center
Hosted and sponsored by the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center



Thursday, March 8, 2018

8:00AM – 5:00PM    Registration Open

USC Alumni Center (atrium)

8:00am-9:00am Continental Breakfast

8:00AM – 10:00AM    Session #5

Conference Rooms A+C

Case Cup Competition
sponsored by The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation

9:00AM – 9:45AM    Session #6

Ballroom 2+3






Making the Show: The team behind the artist and the live music experience discuss A to Z

Dave Britt,
Executive Director, Rosewood Merchants Association
FatRat Da Czar, Artist/Producer, The Jam Room
Dave Stewart, Owner, SS Productions & Founder, Charleston Music Confab
Moderator, Armen Shaomian, Assistant Professor, Sport & Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina

Conference A

9:00 - 9:20a


9:25 - 9:45a

Research Presentations

Case Study: Use of Decision Tree Method in Sport Management
Ceyda Mumcu, Kimberly Mahoney

Sport teams as sustainable assets in our communities:  The role of gratitude in social responsibility and environmental sustainability  
Young Do Kim, Hal Walker, Paige Cunningham

Conference C

9:00 - 9:20a



9:25 - 9:45a

Research Presentations

A New Approach to Measuring Sport Sponsorship Fit: Brand Personality Associations
Kelly Evans, Matt Brown (Advisor)

Benefits of Writing for Passion, not for Promotion
Adam Cohen, Khalid Ballouli

10:00AM – 10:45AM    Session #7

 Ballroom 2+3

     

Keynote Speaker



11:00AM – 11:45AM    Session #8

Ballroom 2+3

The Most Important Fan Experience - Safety

Keith Jones,
Protective Security Advisor, US Department of Homeland Security
Lance Emory, Executive Director, Risk Management, Carolina Panthers
Scott Paul, Executive Director, Stadium Operations, Carolina Panthers
Lt. Scott Ellis, Emergency Management and Special Events, Division of Law Enforcement and Safety, University of South Carolina
Moderator: Dr. Robin Ammon, Division Chair, Kinesiology and Sport Management, University of South Dakota

Conference A

11:00-11:45am
Research Presentations

External funding in Sport Management: A review by experts (45 minute round table)
Bob Heere


Conference C

11:00-11:45am

Research Presentations

The Structure and Function of Sport Management Internships: Rigor, Supervision, Faculty Compensation, Placements, and Related Professional Practice (45 minute roundtable)
Hal Walker, Steven Carney, Jon Lim, Bryan Romsa, Katelyn Romsa, Yong Do Kim, Paige Cunningham

12:00PM – 1:30PM    LUNCH  

On your own                

1:45PM – 2:30PM    Session #9

Ballroom 2+3

Selling Soccer in the United States

Justin Compton, VP, Corporate Partnerships, Sporting Kansas City
Robert Parker
, Former VP, Corporate Partnerships, Orlando City FC
Nick Watanabe, Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina
Moderator: John Katz, Columbia Fireflies Baseball

 

Conference A

1:45-2:05p


2:10-2:30p

Research Presentations

College Sport Degree Completion Programs: A Closer Look
Mark Nagel, Alexandra Boehnlein, Sarah Walrath

Mentorship as a Socialization Tactic in the Sport Industry
Evelyn Jara-Pazmino

Conference C

1:45-2:05p



2:10-2:30p

Research Presentations

Oscillating Migration Patterns: Transnational Competition Levels of US Born Basketball Players
Victor Kidd, Tim Koba

The Impact of the NBA Tanking Strategy on Game Attendance
Hua Gong

2:45PM – 3:30PM    Session #10

Ballroom 2+3

The Present Realities and Future Potential of eSports

Dr. Bill Sutton, Director, Sport and Entertainment Management MBA program, University of South Florida / Bill Sutton Associates
Eryn McVerry, Marketing & Partnership Strategy, Player 2 Studios
Kenny Sugishita, ELEAGUE Coordinator, WME l IMG Worldwide
Moderator: Dr. Mark Nagel, Professor, Sport & Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina

 

Conference A

2:45-3:05pm


3:10-3:30pm

 

Research Presentations

The Distraction Theory v the Baseball Rule: Regardless of your belief foul balls still hurt
Rob Ammon, Ravan Kott

The State of Child Fan Research: An Examination of the Current Literature and Directions for the Future
Katherine Reifurth, Advisor: Bob Heere

Conference C

2:45-3:05pm

Research Presentations

Assessing the Financial and Economic Impact of the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club
Tom Regan, Todd Koesters


3:30PM – 5:00PM    Session #11

Ballroom 1Career & Internship Fair
Atrium

Poster Presentations 

  

 5:30PM      Dinner on your own

 
 

Friday, March 9, 2018  Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center

8:30AM – 1:00PM    Registration Open

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center (Lower level)

8:30am  Continental Breakfast

9:00AM – 9:45AM    Session #12

Richland RoomCase Cup FINALS 
Congaree  A

9:00-9:20am


9:25-9:45am

Research Presentations

Exploring sport participants’ event and destination choices
Thomas Aicher, Brianna Newland

Using Impression Management to Predict Attendance and Ticket Sales
Sachin Khurana, Advisor: Lane Wakefield

Congaree  B

9:00-9:20am


9:25-9:45am

Research Presentations

Private Consumption Benefits Based on Level of Involvement: College Basketball Game Experience 
Anthony Dixon, Gi-Yong Koo, Jennifer Stoll, Mona Mirehie

Esports Players’ Motivation to Participate and Watch an eSports Event
Henry Evans, Advisor: Yong Chae Rhee

10:00AM – 12:30AM    Session #13

Richland Room

A Conversation with Ben Sutton Jr., Founder and Managing Partner, Teall Capital
&
Awards Luncheon