2012 CoSIDA Convention (St. Louis, Mo.)
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CONNECTING THROUGH COMMUNICATION:
Mastering changing constituencies, message conveyances and core competencies on campus and beyond
JULY 3, 2012
CONVENTION IN REVIEW
• Convention panel and session materials, presentations, powerpoints & handouts HERE
• Convention in review: Via blogs and on-demand information HERE
• Why Attend the 2012 CoSIDA Convention?
• Saturday-Tuesday, June 23-26, 2012
• Renaissance Grand Hotel, St. Louis, Mo.
• Convention Program Schedule
• download Convention Schedule (.doc)
• Convention Attire/Dress Policies
For all convention panels, meetings, sessions (Saturday-Tuesday, June 23-26)/Sunday and Monday luncheons/Kickoff Reception/ESPN Reception: Business casual dress (no shorts, hats/caps or flip-flops for either men or women. Example: slacks and polo shirts for men; dress capris, skirts and pants for women. Tie optional for men.
For Capital One Special Awards Gala (Monday, June 25): Business attire. Jacket/shirts/ties for men.
For Busch Stadium Farewell Party/Reception (Tuesday, June 26): Dress shorts are appropriate.
• Credential mandatory for attendance to panels, meals, social events
All receptions, luncheons, dinners and panels are for registered attendess only. YOU MUST WEAR YOUR REGISTRATION BADGE TO ALL EVENTS. NO EXCEPTIONS.
• Convention Preregistrations: closed June 1
Note: On-site registration - at a higher fee than preregistration - will take place in St. Louis June 23-24 during registration times (times below:): $225 for CoSIDA members and $225 each for spouses, friends and children; $325 for non-CoSIDA members. On-site registration can be paid by cash or check; no credit card, please.
• 2012 Convention Registration FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
• Renaissance Hotel Reservations: closed May 31
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- HOTEL PARKING: REDUCED daily rate of $9/day for CoSIDA Convention attendees!
- INTERNET HOTEL ROOM SERVICE: FREE WIRED SERVICE (not wireless) in each CoSIDA attendees room
• CoSIDA 5K fun run/walk & community service project with St. Patrick Center
• Convention announcements & special releases/Special Awards
• Details and ticket information for Busch Stadium Reception, Farewell Party and Stadium Tours(Tuesday, June 26)
• Sponsor & Exhibitor Information
2012 Convention Sponsors list
2012 Convention Exhibitors list
• Metrolink service
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Tremendous opportunities exist year-round for professional developement and networking for CoSIDA members ... help us carry this momentum into 2012 and to St. Louis for our annual national workshop!
The 2010 Convention in San Francisco and the 2011 Convention in Marco Island created a great buzz among participants and presenters with a tremendous strategic and digital communications-based workshop program in two incredible locations. Our membership is moving at a record pace with 2,800+ members, so there is TREMENDOUS MOMENTUM within our national organization.
You will be challenged to consider new ideas, new strategies, new technologies and have an array of networking opportunities. That's an INVALUABLE INVESTMENT towards your growth as an athletic communications professional. When that happens, you will leave feeling energized, invigorated and inspired.
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CONVENTION INFORMATION (SCHEDULE, EXHIBITORS, SPONSORS)
2012 Convention Program
Connecting Through Communication: Mastering changing constituencies, message conveyances and core competencies on campus and beyond
Schedule of Events
DOWNLOAD Program/Social Schedule (.doc)
Saturday, June 23
9-10 am: Allied Organizations Committee meeting [Parkview]
Goodwill & Wellness Committee meeting [Aubert]
Program Committee meeting [Lindell]
Special Awards Committee meeting [Pershing]
10 am-3 pm: Registration/Preregistration Credential Pickup [Majestic Foyer]
• (donations collected for St. Patrick Center at this time; registration available for CoSIDA 5K fun run/walk - $10 per person or $20 per family)
• Tickets available for non-registered family & friends for Farewell Party/Reception at Busch Stadium ($30 apiece)/Tickets available for private tour of Busch Stadium ($5 apiece)
10-11 am: Academic All-America Committee meeting [Majestic F-H]
Job Seekers Committee meeting [Washington Ballroom]
Membership Services Committee meeting [Aubert]
New Media/Technology Committee meeting [Lindell]
10 am-Noon: NCAA Statistics & Advisory Board meeting [Pershing]
11-11:45 am: #cosida12 Generation Next Rookie Panel [Majestic F-H]
Presenters: Maurice WIlliams, Hampton (2012 CoSIDA Rising Star Award-University Division); Kim Wenger, Centennial Conference (2012 CoSIDA Rising Star Award- College Division); Mark Fleming, Moravian (CoSIDA Board member)
Moderator: Stephanie Dutton, Plattsburgh State
For those attending their first CoSIDA convention and for those new to the athletic communications field, you will receive helpful info from these "rising stars" and others in our profession.
11-11:45 am: Moving Up the Career Ladder [Majestic E]
Presenters: Chuck Yahng, Maryville; LaTonya Sadler, Miami, Fla.; Jamie Weir Baldwin, Michigan State; Charles Bloom, SEC
Moderator: Wendy Mayer, Purdue
Offering advice on how to prepare and position yourself for professional advancement, including how to move into a football or men's basketball role or a director/assistant AD position. Panelists will share their personal experiences as media relations professionals and answer questions. This session is sponsored by FAME (Female Athletic Media Relations Executives).
Noon-1:10 pm: CoSIDA Past Presidents Roundtable [Majestic E]
Presenters: Alan Cannon, Texas A&M (2002-03 CoSIDA President): Max Corbet, Boise State (1999-2000 CoSIDA President); Justin Doherty, Wisconsin (2009-10 CoSIDA President)
Moderator: Pete Moore, Syracuse (2001-02 CoSIDA President)
Hear some of our CoSIDA legendary leaders talk about how the profession has changed and what values have remained the same.
1-5 pm: Exhibit Hall opens [Majestic B & D]
1:15-2:15 pm: Panel session: Sourcing [Majestic E]
Presenters: Joe Schad, ESPN; Kirk Wessler, Peoria Journal-Star; Pat Coleman, D3Sports.com; Bryan Burwell, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Moderator: John Paquette, Big East Conference
A discussion with the media about the ever-changing sourcing standards of today, including use of anonymous sources, social media as sourcing, editorial fact-checking.
2:30-5 pm: Divisional sessions
(Note: during these sessions, representatives from CoSIDA's leadership, NCAA, Capital One, Stat Crew and the Academic All-America Committee will rotate to meet with each divisional group)
2:30-4 pm (General meeting) [Hawthorne/Lucas/Flora]
2:30 pm: John Humenik, CoSIDA Executive Director; 2:40 pm - Danielle Moorman, NCFAA; 2:50 pm: Stat Crew; 3 pm: NCAA reps; 4 pm: Panel (below)
Division II: 2:30-4 pm (General meeting) [Majestic E]
2:30 pm: Barb Kowal, CoSIDA Director of External Affairs; 2:40 pm: Stat Crew reps: 2:50 pm: Academic All-America® Committee members; 3:15 pm: NCAA reps
Division III: 2:30-5 pm (General meeting) [Majestic F-H]
2:30 pm: Stat Crew reps; 2:40 pm: Will Roleson, CoSIDA Director of Internal Operations; 3 pm: Academic All-America® Committee members; 3:15 pm: NCAA reps
NAIA: 2:30-5 pm (General meeting) [Westmoreland/Kingsbury]
2:30 p.m.: Academic All-America® Committee members; 3:15 pm: Stat Crew reps; TBA: CoSIDA staff
CoSIDA Canadian members not meeting as a group
3-5 pm: Job Seekers session [Washington Ballroom]
Coordinated by Lawrence Fan (San Jose State), Chair of the Job Seekers Committee
4-5 pm: Integrated Communications: Working with marketing, development, PR staffs and others [Hawthorne/Lucas/Flora] (session open to all)
Presenters: Tom Eiser, Xavier; Sue Edson, Syracuse; Doug McIlhagga, Southern Illinois Edwardsville; Justin Doherty, Wisconsin; Scottie Rodgers, Ivy League
Let's talk about best practices and relationship building with other external areas of your department, including marketing, development and PR.
6-7:15 pm: Welcome/Kickoff Reception in Exhibitor Hall [Majestic B & D]
Headline Sponsors: National Football League
Major Sponsors: XOS Digital, Sports Systems, Populous, Provations Group, Jostens/MTM Recognition
Supporting Sponsors: American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Lott Trophy, Wuerffel Trophy, Front Row Marketing, BFish Inc., PlayUp, USA Basketball, National Football Foundation
Contribution Sponsors: Alamo Bowl, Awards and Recognition Association (ARA), American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA), Big Ten Network, Colonial Athletic Association, CollegePressBox.com, Conference USA, Cotton Bowl Classic, Horizon League, Paul Hornung Award, Licensing Resource Group, Lindy’s Sports Publications, Missouri Valley Conference, National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC), Sporting News, United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA), Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA)
7:30- 8 pm: College Division Management Advisory Council (CDMAC) meeting [Parkview]
7:30-8:30 pm: CoSIDA/NACDA Transition Team Meeting [Majestic A]
7:30-9 pm: NCAA Championships & Alliances Advisory Board meeting [Pershing]
7:30-9:30 pm: Black College Sports Information Directors Association meeting [Majestic F-H]
7:30-10 pm: Great Midwest Athletic Conference meeting [Auburt]
8-9 pm: Scholarship Committee meeting [Lindell]
Sunday, June 24
7:30 am-8:45 am: CoSIDA 5K Fun Run/Walk [St. Louis Gateway Arch grounds]
Coordinated by the CoSIDA Goodwill/Wellness Committee and the St. Louis CoSIDA
Convention local organizing committee. Registration fee is $10 per participant or $20 for a family of three or more; 7 a.m. check-in. All of the proceeds will go to the St. Patrick Center, CoSIDA's 2012 charity/service project organization.
Preregister to Sam Atkinson (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your name, school and number of participants. Click registration fee link above for more details.
8-9 am: CoSIDA Chapel [Westmoreland/Kingsbury]
Guest speaker: Walt Enoch, pro sports ministry director, Greater St. Louis chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes
8-11 am: Registration/Preregistration Credential Pickup [Majestic Foyer]
(also, donations collected for St. Patrick Center at this time)
9-10:15 am: Panel session: Social media 2.0: Content Engagement: What your audience wants, what is working today and what's trending [Majestic E]
Presenters: Ronnie Ramos, NCAA Managing Director of Digital Communications; Dana Thomas, NCAA Assistant Director of Social Media Strategies; Jeff Rubin, Syracuse University iSchool Associate Professor of Practice and SIDEARM Sports CEO; Spencer Kitley, CoverItLive Event Specialist/former assistant SID at Univ. of Texas and Concordia (Texas)
Using best practices and case studies from intercollegiate athletics, the discussion focuses on what is - and is not - working today in athletic social media; making sure stakeholders are getting content from you that they cannot get elsewhere; how to best engage and listen to your audience; and best use of your athletic staff manpower to manage social media.
10 am-Noon: Exhibit Hall open [Majestic B & D]
10:30-11:45 am: Town meeting: CoSIDA Today and Beyond [Majestic E]
Presenters: Tom DiCamillo, The PacWest Conference/Central Arizona (CoSIDA President); CoSIDA Executive Director John Humenik; CoSIDA 1st Vice President Joe Hornstein, Florida International (CoSIDA 1st Vice President); Eric McDowell, Union- N.Y. (CoSIDA 3rd Vice President)
Moderator: Shelly Poe, Auburn (CoSIDA 2nd Vice President)
Take a look at what's happening in CoSIDA, including the combination of our convention with other NACDA partners next year our progress on the strategic plan passed in 2008, our outreach to other organizations and exciting new initiatives.
Noon-1:45 pm: Kickoff Luncheon [Landmark 1-7]
(Awards presented: 25-Year, Trailblazer, Kenworthy Community Service, Keith Jackson, College Division Rising Star, University Division Rising Star)
Sponsors: SIDEARM, ASAP Sports, NewTek, TRZ Sports/TEAMLINE, Stat Crew
2-5 pm: Exhibit Hall open [Majestic B & D]
2:15-3:15 pm: Panel session: Paperless game notes? How to service the media and public in an online age [Majestic E]
Presenters: Chris Yandle, Baylor; Ted Gangi, CollegePressBox.com; Chris Freet, University of Miami; others
When is providing too much information a bad thing? Who has time to read a 100-page note packet for a non-televised, non-conference game? Not the media. It’s time to streamline your notes and promote the best. Our job is to make the media’s job of covering our schools easier, not harder (and make our jobs easier as well). In the social media age, less is definitely more.
2:15-3:30 pm: Table Topics [Westmoreland/Kingbury]
Table Topics are supported by: Provations Group, Jostens/MTM Recognition
• Earning Influence in College Sports Public Relations: Joe Moore, Ph.D., Central Missouri
• Finding your niche in a pro sports market: Jeff Bernstein, NYU; Steve Dombroski, Manhattan
• How to set up a press conference: Jamie Weir Baldwin, Michigan State; Scottie Rodgers, Ivy League
• NCAA Statistics Chat (2 sections): Jim Wright, Bonnie Johnson, Jenn Rodgers, Sean Straziscar, NCAA Statistical Services
• Promoting the outstanding athlete: Jeff Weinstein, Union (N.Y.); Chris Masters, Notre Dame; Danielle Moorman, National College Football Awards Association
• Raising the visibility of your office on campus: Phil Ticknor, Washington (Md.); Scott Musa, Shenandoah
• Training your students to work at the next level: Bill Dyer, Virginia Tech
3-4 pm: Strategic Planning for the Small College SID [Majestic F-H]
Presenter: Ron Smith, Westmont
Moderator: Cindy Fotti, Columbia (Mo.) College
A well-constructed strategic plan not only helps institutions, but can help craft the direction and goals of a sports information office at any level institution. Here are ideas on how a strategic plan can help your operations and tips on how to contruct one.
3:15-4 pm: Beyond The Labels - Bias and Stereotypes in Coverage [Majestic E]
Presenters: Carol Stiff, ESPN Vice President, Programming & Acquisitions (NCAA, WBB); Laura Gentile, Vice President, espnW; Katie Richman, Director of Social Media Strategy, ESPN; Mechelle Voepel, ESPN.com
Moderator: Chevonne Mansfield, Southeastern Conference
On the 40th anniversary of Title X, a look at bias and stereotying in sports coverage, and a discussion of how to foster respectful personal expression from your athletes and coaches.
4:15-5 pm and 5 pm-5:45 pm: Skill Set sessions
Note: These sessions will be repeated back-to-back so registrants can attend two sessions if they like
Skill Sets are supported by: XOS Digital, Sports Systems
1) Scoring volleyball statistics & the new reporting structure [Majestic E]
Presenters: Ian Schraier, Molloy; Ira Thor, New Jersey City University; Diane Nordstrom, Wisconsin; Jenn Rodgers, NCAA
Moderator: April Goode, Virginia Tech
How to score volleyball and what you will be required to report starting in the fall of 2013.
2) Increasing your influence through campus events [Westmoreland/Kingsbury]
Presenters: Clark Teuscher, North Central College; Matt Turk, Cal State Bakersfield
As the gatekeepers of most athletics-related information on our campuses, our expertise can make us a valuable asset when our institutions begin planning their campus-wide milestone events. We'll discuss ways to get your office involved in such an event and the long-term benefits it can provide, in addition to strategies and tools for building your department's historical archive.
3) Health and wellness for the CoSIDA professional [Majestic F-H]
Presenters: Dr. Bryan Smith, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville (SIUE) Professor of Kinesiology
Moderator: Eric Hess (SIUE)
Timely tips and information to improve your personal game in the areas of nutrition, physical activity and weight issues despite long hours and meals with team travel.
6-7:15 pm: ESPN Reception [Landmark 1-7] (sponsored by ESPN)
8-9 pm: Publications Contest Committee Meeting [Washington Ballroom]
Monday, June 25
8-8:30 am: Annual CoSIDA Business Meeting [Majestic F-H]
8:30-9:50 am: Panel Session: Tell me a story: Writing in the digital age [Majestic E]
Presenter: Dr. Don Ranly, Professor Emeritus, Missouri School of Journalism
Moderator: Dennis O'Donnell, University of Rochester
In this day of email, tweeting, etc., people still like to tell stories, they still like to hear stories, and most of all, they remember information better if they hear it in the context of stories.
10 am-noon: Exhibit Hall open [Majestic B & D]
10-10:45 am: Panel Session: Case study of Penn State crisis coverage [Majestic E]
Presenters: Malcolm Moran, Penn State University College of Communications Knight Chair in Sports Journalism and Society; Audrey Snyder, USA Today freelance reporter; Mike Still, Penn State Daily Collegian
Introductions by: Dennis O'Donnell, Rochester
Individuals involved first-hand in coverage of the tumultuous events surrounding Penn State football last November present a case study of that crisis and its communications timelines.
11-11:50 am: Skill Set sessions (these will not repeat)
Skill Sets are supported by: XOS Digital, Populous
1) Financial Planning: Taking Charge of Your Future, Investment Basics [Westmoreland/Kingsbury]
Presenters: James Abarquez, Edward Jones
Moderator: Chuck Yahng, Maryville College
What SIDs need to think about and what questions you should be asking of planner and benefits counselors.
2) Impact of New and Social Media on College Athletic Communications [Majestic E]
Presenters: G. Clayton Stoldt (Chair, Wichita State Sport Management program); Derrick Dockett (Missouri Valley Conference); Murray Evans (Oklahoma Christian); Susan Lax (University of Kentucky)
Presenting results from this year's survey of CoSIDA members on the usage and impact of social media in college athletic communications. In addition to the key results from the survey being shared, practitioners will educate us on the implications of the findings.
3) What TV looks for when they come to your campus [Majestic F-H]
Presenters: Lee Fitting, ESPN College GameDay coordinating producer; Meg Aronowitz, ESPNU coordinating producer; Richard Acosta, KOSA-TV; Stephen Bardo, ESPN analyst
Moderator: Nicole Dupes, University of Denver
What television is looking for when it comes to your campus - whether it's for an event broadcast, previewing a championship event, or producing a student-athlete feature - and the things you can have ready to maximize the impact for your institution.
Noon-1:45 pm: CoSIDA Hall of Fame Luncheon [Landmark 1-4]
(Awards presented- CoSIDA Hall of Fame, Esposito, Lifetime Achievement)
Sponsors: TextCaster, Turner Sports, FOX Sports Networks
2-4:30 pm: Exhibit Hall open [Majestic B & D]
2-3:15 pm: Panel session: Social Media 2.0: How the student-athlete fits into your institution's overall digital communications strategies [Majestic E]
Presenters: Kevin DeShazo, Fieldhouse Media; Patrick Powers, Webster University Director of Digital Marketing and Communications
Moderator: Joe Browning, UNC Wilmington
Discussion on the reputation, protection and future of your student-athletes, with example on working with student-athletes and instructing them - along with coaches - on privacy, transparency, fake accounts, and other issues. There also will be discussion on building an engaged social community and its benefits.
8-8:55 am: Divisional programming
3-5 pm: University Athletic Association meeting [Washington Ballroom]
3:15-4:45 pm: Panel discussion: Dick Enberg, Academic All-America Hall of Famers discuss The Capital One Academic All-America® program [Majestic E]
Presenters: Dick Enberg, San Diego Padres play-by-play announcer; with special guest Pat Haden, University of Southern California Athletics Director and Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Famer
Moderator: Jim Seavey, Massachusetts Maritime
The award-winning sportscaster Enberg, a long-time ardent supporter of the Academic All-America® program, and Haden, a Capital One Academic All-America Hall of Famer, will talk about the history and growth of the program. Other discussion focuses on how Enberg became involved and personally committed to the effort as he shares his stories of some of the remarkable AAA Hall of Famers.
5:45- 8:15 pm: Capital One Special Awards Gala [Landmark 1-4]
[all registered attendees invited]
Note: Special Awards Gala will be live streamed, courtesy of NewTek, Inc.; DETAILS HERE
CoSIDA awards presented before dinner: Arch Ward, Warren Berg, Jake Wade, Lester Jordan and Distinguished Service
Dinner from 6:25-7:05 pm
Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame Induction/Enberg Award presentation
Title Sponsors: Capital One
Major Contributing Sponsor: NCAA
Tuesday, June 26
College Division: Best practices in time management for the College Division SID [Majestic E]
Presenters: April Emory, Elizabeth City State; Steve Givens, Washington University Associate Vice-Chancellor for Public Affairs
Moderator: Blake Timm, Pacific (Ore.), CDMAC Chair
Providing tips, examples and concepts that can help all of us manage our time better - especially those who are managing one-person shops and need to be ultra-organized.
University Division: Hosting banquets and on-campus awards programs [Majestic F-H]
Presenters: Doug Dull, Maryland; Mark Fratto, St. John's
A look at how your staff can best contribute to the growing list of on-campus awards events.
9-9:55 am: Panel session: Social Media 2.0: How social media can help you in a crisis [Majestic E]
Presenters: Chris Syme, Chair, CoSIDA New Media/Technology Committee [CKSyme.org, @cksyme]; Bill Smith, Northwestern State University Director of Marketing & Branding [@Doctor_BS]
How to develop an effective crisis communications plan that will build a strong base of advocates on your social media channels, covering monitoring, engagement strategies, messaging do's and do not's, including how to best handle negative posters, case studies and research results (CoSIDA and CASE) will be included; a version of this timely panel also is appearing at CASE.
10 am-Noon: Exhibit Hall open [Majestic B & D]
10-10:55 am: Panel session: Serving student-athletes: Are we getting it right? [Majestic E]
Presenters: SAAC student-athletes: Alex Mendez (University of South Florida, NCAA Division I baseball); David Pillen (Abilene Christian, NCAA Division II football); Nafeesa Connolly (Simmons College, NCAA Division III volleyball); and Julie Teeple (Columbia College, NAIA basketball and volleyball)
Moderator: Eric McDowell, Union College-N.Y. (CoSIDA 3rd VP)
Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) representatives from all divisions discuss communications challenges from their perspective.
11 am-Noon: Panel session: Reporter's roundtable [Majestic E]
Presenters: Kathleen Nelson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch; Erica Smith, Infuz; Tom Ackerman, KMOX Radio
Moderator: Dan Drutz, Saint Peter's
Let's talk with a panel of journalists about the direction of mainstream media, how we can help each other do our jobs and best ways to find an audience beyond our websites for a good story - no matter what sport.
Noon-2 pm: Mid-day break for CoSIDA community service project and lunch (on your own)
CoSIDA Goodwill/Wellness Committee Community Service Project
This year, CoSIDA works with the St. Patrick Center, the largest provider of homeless services in Missouri, assisting 9,000 persons annually. At Convention registration, we will collect donations of clothing and toiletries for those at the Center, and convention attendees can sign up to volunteer at the Center (in 2-hour shifts), located just blocks away from the Renaissance Hotel. Young CoSIDA will hold its annual raffle and a donation drive during several social functions on behalf of St. Patrick. See more details at link above.
1:45-2:50 pm: Panel session: Digital media discussion [Majestic E]
Presenters: Ben Taylor, Illinois; Brandon Davis, Dominican (Calif.); Rob Garcia, Academy of Art
Innovative and cost-effective ways to utilize video, editing; best equipment for the price; next steps forward and trends in digital video; and how to utilize your video staff (for game filming and/or feature productions)
3-3:40 pm and 3:45-5 pm: Skill Set sessions
These sessions will be repeated back-to-back so registrants can attend two sessions if they like
Skill Sets are supported by: Populous, Sports Systems
1) Baseball/softball scoring- ADVANCED SESSION * [Majestic F-H]
2) Baseball/softball scoring- BEGINNERS SESSION * [Majestic E]
Presenters: Kevin Juday, Elmhurst College;, Doug Meffley, Northwestern; Dennis Jezek, Barry; Bill Little, Texas; Jeff Cluff, Dixie State; John Potter, Dixie State
3) Starting an athletics magazine [Majestic A]
Presenters: Brian Mason, University of Wisconsin; Ben Matchett, University of Calgary; Mike Williams, Illinois State
Do's, don’ts and best practices from schools who have developed magazine projects.
6:15-6:45 pm: Ozzie Smith presentation to CoSIDA attendees [Busch Stadium, Green Seats]
Legendary St. Louis Cardinals shortstop and Baseball Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith will address the CoSIDA membership in a special on-field presentation.
ATTENDEES MAY ENTER GATE 2 BEGINNING AT 5:30 pm
6:45-8 pm: Farewell Party/Reception [Busch Stadium, Redbird Club]
Busch Stadium website
Headline Sponsors: Rose Bowl Game, Fiesta Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Heisman Trophy
Contributing Sponsors: Football Bowl Association, NCAA Football, Atlantic Coast Conference, Big East Conference, Big Ten Conference, Big 12 Conference, Pac-12 Conference, Southeastern Conference
Bronze Level Sponsors
5K fun run/walk & service project, donation drive for St. Patrick Center
Click image for 5K registration and location info, volunteer/donation drive info
PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS & RELEASES/SPECIAL AWARDS
• June 3, 2012: #cosida12: Updated Convention programming and social events information
• May 31, 2012: Convention Busch Stadium Reception, Farewell Party and Stadium Tours (Tuesday, June 26)
• May 10, 2012: CoSIDA Convention Goodwill and Wellness events announced: 5K Fun Run/Walk set for June 24; St. Patrick Center service project on June 26 along with donation drive to assist Center takes place throughout Convention
• May 8, 2012: Secretary of Education Arne Duncan headlines 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Hall of Fame induction class
• April 26, 2012: The late Joe Paterno named as recipient of 2012 Dick Enberg Award
• April 4, 2012: Long-time CoSIDA treasurer Dave Wohlhueter to receive Lester Jordan Award
• March 2, 2012: 2012 CoSIDA Special Awards announced
• Feb. 6, 2012: Baseball Hall of Famer and St. Louis Cardinal legend Ozzie Smith to address Convention attendees on June 26
SPONSOR & EXHIBITOR INFORMATION
2012 St. Louis Convention Exhibitors Directory (PDF)
Convention Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information - Registration CLOSED for 2012
Interested in becoming a CoSIDA sponsor for 2012-13? See info HERE