The Convention, Sports
& Entertainment
Facilities Conference

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JUNE 14TH – 15TH, 2022



New Approaches to Project Delivery

The Convention, Sports, and Entertainment Facilities Conference offers tools and best practices to owners and developers evaluating their project delivery needs.  

The 2021 agenda explores innovative approaches to expansions, renovations and new developments with a specific emphasis on procurement, financing, planning, design, construction, and operations.  

The program showcases upcoming projects and procurement opportunities, presents best practices in traditional and alternative project delivery, and provides incredible networking opportunities for industry leaders, developers, owners, and local government officials.

New Approaches to Project Delivery

The Premier Project Delivery Conference for Local Governments & Industry Focused on:

Convention Centers

Convention Centers

Headquarters Hotels

Headquarters Hotels

Stadiums & Arenas

Stadiums & Arenas

Local Economic Development 

Local Economic


Entertainment and Tourism Infrastructure

Entertainment and

Tourism Infrastructure

Performing Arts  Venues

Performing Arts


Program Preview

Discover how alternative project delivery is transforming entertainment and tourism infrastructure around the country!

This year’s agenda has been designed to help you plan and procure your next project. Learn how to effectively select and negotiate with partners and take steps to ensure your project is completed on time and cost.

The conference agenda examines facility types and deal structures recently executed for new and expanded facilities. This year’s two day program explores new trends and approaches to procurement, project delivery, finance, operations, and life-cycle efficiencies impacting facilities of all sizes. 

Featured Program Sessions

Project Delivery Fundamentals

Sessions designed for those who are new to alternative project delivery. Learn which procurement models may work for your facility projects, and what considerations must be made when evaluating different project routes.


Hear how providers have successfully brought recent projects to completion. Project leaders walk us through the history of their projects, upgrades, lessons learned, and upcoming developments.

Project Delivery Workshops

Alternative project delivery models may be a combination of design, construction, financing, O&M, and more. Over two dozen panel sessions we discuss the key issues that owners must consider when conducting a project procurement.

Market Soundings and Roundtables

Interactive conversations on critical project delivery topics and project feasibility.  Roundtable conversations are meant to be informal, candid exchanges where participants can ask their questions and concerns, share project details, experiences, and network.

Project Showcase Sessions

Providers discuss their system’s approach to project selection and development.  Presenters will share how they assess project feasibility, risk, and financing; review partner qualifications, and develop long-range facility plans.

Best Practices Sessions

Over 20+ presentations focused on best practices, strategies, and lessons learned. Hear experienced project delivery managers speak to every stage of the project delivery process, and share guidance, recommendations, and frank talk on successful collaborations.

Unparalleled Networking Opportunities

Our audience of facility managers, administrators, construction, architecture, and design professionals provides a unique opportunity to network with design-build experts, project owners, and prospective partners in a development focused forum. 

The conference provides two days of networking functions: including receptions, round table sessions, meals, 1 on 1’s areas, and specific industry events designed for you to connect with speakers, facility representatives, project owners, industry peers, A/E/C professionals, and prospective partners.

Meet Our Audience

At this year’s conference you will find project owners and developers considering their next procurement, responsible for the design and build of facilities, and interested in understanding how different delivery models can address their project needs.

Also attending are convention and visitor’s bureaus, economic development agencies, facility management professionals, construction leaders, architects, building owners, service and technology providers, real estate and design-build professionals, and public representatives who are exploring partnerships and want to better understand the complex interactions to accelerate project delivery needs.

Participating Agencies Include

American Institute of Steel Construction
Ann Arbor Sports Commission
Bear Lake chamber of commerce
Birmingham, AL
Cameron County
Capital City Development Corp
Cedar Park
Chula Vista
Citrus Heights, CA
City logo
City of Carlsbad
City of Milwaukee
City of Seattle
Columbia, SC
Cornell University
County of Olmsted
Dallas, TX
El Paso, TX
Fayetteville, AR
Franklin, TN
Gilbert, AZ
Grand Park
Guam Economic Development Authority
Hammond, IN
Jackson, CA
Tourism. Jackson, TN
Laramie County, WY
Long Island, NY
Los Angeles County
Lubbock TX
Lynnwood, WA
Maryland department of housing and community development
Murrieta California
Olathe chamber of commerce
Portland, OR
San Diego Zoo
Scottsdale, AZ
The Church of Jesus Christ of latter-day saints
The Palm Beaches
University of Utah
Village of Richton Park
Weber County
West Carrollton
Westfield, IN
Wichita Kansas
Williamson County, TN
Salem Convention Center
Glendale, CA
Jackson, TN
Colorado Springs
Oregon State Parks
League City, TX
Modesto, CA
Hamilton County, IN
Prince William County
City of Saint Charles
The city of Henderson
Little Rock Convention & Visitors Bureau
New Mexico Expo
City of Tuscaloosa
UC San Diego
Rogers, AR
Maryland Stadium Authority
Minnesota's Rochester Sports
City of Bothell
Eugene Cascades & Coast
Voorhees Township
St. Lucie, FL
Aloha Stadium
San Angelo, TX
Lancaster County Convention Center
Harris County Sports & Convention Corporation
NRG Park

Connect with Our Audience


Sponsorships are designed to ensure maximum exposure and visibility for each organization before, during, and after the event. Sponsorship options fit a spectrum of budgets, and packages are unique opportunities to provide targeted, creative and direct advertising to maximize exposure and outreach to our audience.


Connect with providers and owners from hundreds of institutions, as well developers, design-build professionals, and industry leaders from across the nation. By exhibiting you build brand awareness and meet with key decision makers attending and pursuing partnerships.

Conference Headquarters Hotel

Attendees Receive Discounted Rates!

The beautiful Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego Hotel is our event headquarters. A block of rooms are being held at the hotel at a special rate of $265. Reservations must be made by October 8, 2021 or before the block is sold out in order to guarantee this rate. Reservations made after this date can only be honored on a space and rate available basis. 

To make your hotel reservations, please click here or call the hotel directly at (619) 232-1234 and identify yourself as part of the Convention, Sports and Entertainment Facilities Conference.

Thank You to Our 2022 Sponsors

Association for the Improvement of American Infrastructure (AIAI)


Husch Blackwell

PCL Construction



  • General Audience Rate

    Early Registration expires 04/01/2022
    Advanced Registration
    Expires 05/06/2022
  • Government or Public Agency

    Early Registration expires 04/01/2022
    Advanced Registration
    Expires 05/05/2022

Easy Ways to Register

  1. Online: register here
  2. By telephone: 1-888-707-5814
  3. Download the registration form and mail to:

    ROCKVILLE, MD 20905

    Download and print the registration form and fax to 301-309-3847

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