Wednesday, November 14, 2018

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Registration
  • Hilton Columbia - lobby
  • Sessions will start Thursday morning at the USC Alumni Center
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Opening Reception  

                                     City Market
                                       705 B Gervais Street - 4 blocks from the Hilton
                                    sponsored by: Spectra

Thursday, November 15, 2018

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Registration
  • USC Alumni Center lobby
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Continental
  • Case Study Competition
    Conference Room B

     

9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Session #1    
  • Making Music Marketing Work: Strategies for venues of all sizes
    Ballroom 2+3 USC Alumni Center
    Kim Shiver, Vice President of Marketing, Live Nation
    Trae Judy, Independent Promotor/Venue Owner
    Thomas Glasgow, Marketing Manager, Tin Roof & The Senate
    MODERATOR: Armen Shaomian, Associate Professor, University of South Carolina
     
  • Research Presentations
    Conference Room A
    The Value of Experiential Learning in Sport Management 
    Jaime Orejan, Limestone College
    Participation in Youth Running Events:   The Role of Parental Involvement and Satisfaction
    Michelle Redmond, Old Dominion University / Lynn Ridinger, Old Dominion University
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  • Research Presentations
    Conference Room C
    The Distraction Theory v the Baseball Rule: Regardless of your belief foul balls still hurt. 
    Robin Ammon, University of South Dakota
    Labor movement for part-time and seasonal workers at Cincinnati sport and entertainment venues: A case study
    Michael Odio, University of Cincinnati / Kimberly Mahoney, University of New Haven
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
Break
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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Session #2
  • eSports and Sports: Examining Synergies
    Ballroom 2+3 USC Alumni Center
    Min-Sik Ko, Vice President of Tournament Operations, ELEAGUE WME I IMG
    Trent Merritt, Regional Vice President, Spectra Venue Management
    Stan Press, Head of Business Development, VY Esports
    MODERATOR: Dr. Mark Nagel, Professor, University of South Carolina
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  • Research Presentations
    Conference Room A
    Virtual Reality Training for Sport & Entertainment Venues
    Michael Kanters, NC State University / Kyle Bunds, NC State University / Michael Cuales, NC State University
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  • Research Presentations
    Conference Room C
    The Economic State of the State Fair – it’s 150 Anniversary
    Tom Regan, University of South Carolina / Haylee Mercado, University of South Carolina
    Returns on Performance: Stock Price and the Chinese Super League
    Zeqing Mao, University of South Carolina / Nicholas M. Watanabe, University of South Carolina / Brian P. Soebbing, University of Alberta

     
11:15 AM - 12:45 PM
AWARDS LUNCHEON - Hilton Columbia
  • A conversation with Matt Homan
    President and General Manager, Dickies Arena, Fort Worth, TX

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
Session #3
  • The Myths and Realities: Career Development in Sport & Entertainment Management
    Sponsored by Events GB
    Ballroom 2+3 USC Alumni Center
    Chris Martinez, Senior Vice President, Contemporary Services Corporation
    Mary Sirico, Talent Acquisition Manager, Octagon
    Chris Bird, General Manager, Augusta Entertainment Complex/Spectra
    MODERATOR: Dr. Brendan Dwyer, Director of Research and Distance Learning, Virginia Commonwealth University
     
  • Research Presentations
    Conference Room A
    An Analysis for the Operation and Management of Large Sport Stadiums in Chinese Universities
    Xin Qi, Peking University
    Proposing a metric to measure Olympic development sustainability
    Tim Koba, University of South Carolina / Hua Gong, University of South Carolina / Walker Ross, Universit of South Carolina / John Grady, University of South Carolina

     
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  • Research Presentations
    Conference Room C
    "Remember When..." Examining Nostalgia as a motive for Pre & Post game event participation
    Christopher Scroggins, University of South Carolina / Mark Slavich, Grand View University / Andy Gillentine, University of South Carolina
    Decision-Making for Active Sport Event Tourism: Running Events Participation
    Erica Dolinting, University of Florida / Kyriaki Kaplanidou, University of Florida 
1:45 PM - 2:00 PM
Break
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2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
Session #4
  • A conversation with:
    Ballroom 2+3 USC Alumni Center
    Rosalyn Durant
    Vice President, College Networks, ESPN
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2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Break
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3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Session #5
  • Venue Security: Insights and Thoughts from Industry Experts
    Ballroom 2+3 USC Alumni Center
    Scott Paul, Executive Director, Stadium Operations, Carolina Panthers
    Eddie Levins, Director of Security, Carolina Panthers
    Bob Swanson, Regional Manager, Contemporary Services Corporation
    Keith Jones, Protective Security Advisor, US Department of Homeland Security
    Gerardo Bielons, Director, Events GB
    MODERATOR: Adonis "Sporty" Jeralds, Clinical Instructor, University of South Carolina

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  • Research Presentations
    Conference Room A
    Self-reported gambling behavior and perceptions of sports betting in the United States
    Brendan Dwyer, Virginia Commonwealth University / Stephen Shapiro, University of South Carolina / Joris Drayer, Temple University
    Running Past Segmentation: The Creation of Road Race Participant Personas

    Gregg Greenhalgh, Virginia Commonwealth University / Brendan Dwyer, Virginia Commomwealth University / Carrie LeCrom, Virginia Commonwealth University / Chad Goebert, Virginia Commonwealth University
     
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  • Research Presentations
    Conference Room C
    College Sport Rebranding: 1948-2017
    Richard M. Southall, University of South Carolina / Mark S. Nagel, University of South Carolina
    Lions, Tigers, and Bears - Oh Why?
  • Jackie Hague, University of South Carolina / Andy Gillentine, University of South Carolina
4:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Break
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4:15 AM - 5:15 PM
Session #6
  • New Team, New Venue, New Market? No problem.
    Ballroom 2+3 USC Alumni Center
    Mike Waddell, President, Orlando Apollos
    Brad Shank, Executive Vice President, Columbia Fireflies Baseball
    Matt Homan, President and General Manger, Dickies Arena
    MODERATOR: Dr. Tim DeSchriver, Associate Professor, University of Delaware
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Friday, November 16, 2018

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Case Study Finals - Ballroom 3
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8:40 AM - 9:25 AM
Session #7
  • An interview with:
    Ballroom 3 USC Alumni Center

    Kathy Behrens
    President, Social Responsibility & Player Programs, NBA
9:25 AM - 9:40 PM
Break
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9:40 AM - 10:25 AM
Session #8
  • A Singer-songwriter and Musician's Career with:
    Ballroom 3 USC Alumni Center
  • Edwin McCain
    Singer-songwriter, Musician
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10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Break
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10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Session #9
Schedule