Athletic Business Show


When is AB Show 2023?

The show will take place Nov. 1-4 (Wednesday-Saturday) in Baltimore, Maryland. Pre-conference workshops and tours will take place Wednesday, Nov. 1. The trade show will be open Nov. 2-3 (Thursday-Friday).

Where is the show located?

All seminars, workshops and the trade show are located at:

The Baltimore Convention Center
1 W Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

What will the weather be like in Baltimore?

In early November, Baltimore's average high is 62 degrees, while the average low is 46 degrees.

Important! Do you have a REAL ID-compliant license?

The REAL ID Act goes into effect in 2025. On May 7, 2025, every air traveler, age 18 and older, will need a REAL ID-compliant driver's license or another acceptable form of ID (like a passport or U.S. military ID) for boarding commercial aircraft. Generally, if your license has a star in the upper right-hand corner, it's a REAL ID, but check your state driver's license agency to make sure. For more information, visit the TSA website.

What are on-site registration hours?

Information coming soon.

Who sponsors the show?

AB Media Inc. in Madison, Wis., publisher of Athletic Business magazine.

Where should I stay?

A wide range of hotels are available, ranging in price from $95 to $239 per night. Hotel blocks will open in late spring.

I'm bringing my family. What can they attend?

Free Expo-only badges are available for spouses/guests to visit the trade show. Children are not allowed in seminars. Children are not recommended on the expo floor, but if they do attend the expo, they must be properly badged at the registration desk.

What is there to see and do in Baltimore?

See Visit Baltimore for information on sporting and cultural events, shopping, dining and any travel information that might be helpful for your trip.

Can I attend MFA and NAYS sessions?

MFA and NAYS sessions are free for all AB Show attendees.

What type of CEUs/CECs are available during the conference?

See our CEUs page for a list of continuing education providers.

Will the speakers provide handouts during the sessions?

Some speakers provide handouts for their sessions. By downloading the mobile app, you will have access to these handouts before, during and after the event.

What is the dress code?

Conference dress is casual. We recommend you wear comfortable walking shoes. Meeting rooms are often chilly, so please bring a sweater or light jacket.

What if I need special assistance?

Persons with disabilities or who require special assistance during the show, please call AB Show at 800-722-8764 or email

Will I get a registration confirmation?

Registration for AB Show 2023 is now open. If you register online, you will receive a receipt as soon as you submit your payment. If you register by email, phone or mail, you will be mailed a paid invoice within three weeks. If you have not received a written confirmation within three weeks, please contact us at 800-722-8764 or 608-249-0186.

What is your cancellation policy?

If you need to cancel your registration, please submit your request in writing to You can transfer the registration to another delegate or request a refund. A $25 administrative fee will be deducted from refunds. For cancellations received on or after Oct. 5, 2023, a $100 cancellation fee will apply. If AB Show does not take place, a full refund will be offered or you can transfer your registration to the 2024 show.


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