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NACDA Announces 2017 Schedule of Events

Jan. 3, 2017

CLEVELAND – The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) announced its schedule of professional development events for 2017. The full slate of six major events includes two that will be held for the first time — the NACDA Spring Symposium presented by IMG College, and the NACDA & Affiliates Fall Forum.

“The NACDA Executive Committee and National Office are pleased with this progressive and extensive programming slate in 2017,” said NACDA President Chris Plonsky, director of women’s athletics at the University of Texas. “The schedule represents unprecedented and diverse opportunities for professional development, education and interface for our affiliate members. The continuing changing landscape of intercollegiate athletics requires that we are nimble and responsive to our members. They, after all, are responsible for the work that supports a positive environment for students on our campuses.”

Below is a complete list of NACDA’s 2017 events:

Event Name Dates/Location Attendees Description
NACDA FBS Leadership Summit presented by Learfield January 7-9
Tampa Bay, Florida
FBS athletics directors Enables members to participate in a professional development opportunity focused on leadership, while hearing from prominent business and political leaders.
NACDA Mid-Winter Meetings January 27-29
Marco Island, Florida
NACDA members and invited guests Held annually for over 40 years, NACDA's Mid-Winter Meetings are the premier location for over 200 leading collegiate administrators to meet.
Men's Final Four® Reception presented by Raycom Sports & USG brought to you by PrimeSport April 1-3
Phoenix, Arizona
NACDA members and invited guests Held for over 20 years, NACDA's Men's Final Four® Reception sees over 600 administrators, coaches and sponsors gather before the Semi-Finals.
NACDA Spring Symposium presented by IMG College April 9-11
Colorado Springs, Colorado
U.S. Air Force Academy
Athletics directors and spouses/partners In conjunction with leaders from the Armed Forces, this new meeting will aim to provide learning from the military for athletics directors in the areas of leadership, innovation and wellness. For more information, click here.
NACDA & Affiliates Convention June 8-16
Orlando, Florida
NACDA & Affiliates members NACDA's premier event, the Annual Convention is the largest gathering of collegiate administrators in the country. More than 6,500 attendees for NACDA and its 16 Affiliate Associations alongside sponsors and exhibitors.
NACDA & Affiliates Fall Forum November 12-14
Boston, Massachusetts
NACDA & Affiliates members Aimed at providing another learning opportunity for the NACDA membership. Speakers will include presidents, coaches, sponsors and global leaders in marketing, facilities and fundraising.


"NACDA is proud to offer the broadest scope of professional development opportunities for our members in the Association's history," said Executive Director Bob Vecchione. "One of our ultimate goals is to provide quality year-round programming outside of the Annual Convention, and this lineup has something for everyone."

Registration for NACDA's inaugural Spring Symposium presented by IMG College is now open. To find out more, visit nacda.com/springsymposium. The hotel and event registration process for the 2017 Convention will launch in early February. For the most up-to-date information on Convention, click here. Further details regarding the inaugural NACDA & Affiliates Fall Forum will be made available later this year.

About NACDA: NACDA, now in its 52nd year, is the professional and educational Association for more than 15,700 college athletics administrators at more than 1,700 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 6,500 athletics administrators annually attend NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week. Additionally, NACDA manages 17 professional associations and three foundations. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com.