Frequently Asked Questions: ALSD Conferences

What are the dates of the conference?
Sunday, June 24 – Wednesday, June 27

What is the dress code?
Business Casual. Sport coat and jeans are acceptable. Reminder: Meeting rooms get chilly. We encourage comfortable shoes and casual dress for the tours and receptions.

So what can I attend?

  • Teams, Leagues, and F&Bers from sports venues are free to attend all events and sessions, including League and Standalone Meetings (Tuesday), Tours and Receptions, General Sessions, and Tradeshow Events. You should also attend the Design & Build Forum.
  • Exhibitors, Suppliers, and Vendor Companies are also free to attend all events and sessions except League and Standalone Meetings. This group is encouraged to attend the Design & Build Forum which is designed largely with this group in mind.
  • If you are unclear on what events you should and can attend, ask an ALSD staffer.

Where do conference events take place?
Atlanta Marriott Marquis

Will there be food and drink available?
Food and drink will be featured at the sports venues as part of our off-site hospitality receptions.There are typically receptions or brunches in the tradeshow with food and beverages. Breakfast most days is available.

Do I have to be credentialed at all events?
Yes. You must wear your issued credential that you receive at registration at all times. This is especially true for venue tours and receptions, so the host teams can account for attendees. Your guests who have registered must also wear their credentials.

Can I check bags at the host hotel?
Yes. The host hotel has a baggage check. The hotel might also grant late check-outs upon request. Call ahead or upon arrival as late check-outs are limited. Please plan accordingly. Check-in at the hotel is at 4:00 p.m. Check-out is at 12:00 p.m.

What do I need to bring?
Energy and an open mind! Please be prepared to take part in interactive sessions and meetings that call for audience participation.

Can I get updates about events going on at the conference?
We have a conference app. You’ll download the Attendee App from the App Store or Google Play, enable location services, sign up and create a profile, and check-in for exclusive event access, important details, networking, and more!

How does the tradeshow impact my venue?
It’s one of the most important aspects of your conference experience. This is a showcase for all new products and services going on in the sports business. If you want to know about new tech, fan experience, furniture, amenities, and other areas of your business, you need to talk to the exhibitors and sponsors. They are there to provide solutions for your venues.