Athletic Business Show 2017


AB Show seeks speakers who can share information on emerging trends, offer solutions to today’s facility, program and personnel challenges, and present fresh, innovative ideas and best practices. It’s all about helping attendees solve their most important problems.

We’re looking for dynamic speakers who are presenters and well as facilitators, who encourage audience interaction in their presentations to address various learning styles.


New formats are encouraged, in varying lengths. Sessions can be 60- to 90-minutes in length, as well as longer pre-conference workshops.

How Do We Select Speakers?

We select speakers who are leaders in sports, fitness, recreation and wellness, who are enthusiastic and well-spoken, and who can provide actionable takeaways for attendees.

Topic Areas

  • Leadership and People Management
  • Programming and Marketing
  • Customer Service
  • Personal Development
  • Facility Operations
  • Risk Management and Security
  • Facility Planning and Design
  • Fitness Center Programming and Management
  • Aquatic Programming and Management
  • College & University
  • Older Adult Fitness & Recreation
  • Active Exercise and Functional Training
  • Social Media
  • Technology and Trends

What Do Speakers Receive?

One speaker per session receives coach airfare, one night’s lodging, a small per diem and a complimentary registration. Additional speakers in a session may receive a complimentary registration.

Important Dates

January 31 - Speaker submissions due.

May 1 - Speakers selected and notified.

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