2017 U.S. Open Ultimate Organizers Convention
WHO / WHAT: The 2017 installment of the annual USA Ultimate organizers convention returns to feature a slate of informative sessions and engaging activities for the sport's thought-leaders from across the organizing spectrum, targeted primarily and most heavily at leaders and representatives from USA Ultimate Affiliates and State-Based Organizations from around the nation, as well as other leaders in the sport of ultimate from around the world. Want to weigh in on the issues, ideas and strategies for advancing the sport? Did you enjoy or wish you had been able to attend a stop on the recent strategic planning Vision Tour? Then you don't want to miss this opportunity!
WHEN / WHERE: The 2017 convention will be hosted on Thursday, August 3rd in Blaine, Minnesota in conjunction with one of the world's largest international competition events the 2017 US Open Club Championships, with room for up to 136 of the best national and international club teams in both adult and youth divisions. Convention sessions are expected to run from approximately 8:30am until 6pm.
HOW MUCH: The $100 registration fee includes:
- Full day of convention sessions
- Snacks and beverages available throughout the convention day
- Light breakfast before sessions start
- Lunch midway through the day
- Dinner after sessions have concluded
- Admission to all 4 days of competition ($25 value)
- 2 player dinners (Sat & Sun) for thosewho register by July 1st!
HOTELS: Book rooms while they last from https://mmxreservations.com/fer/#/nsc?pageCode=USAUltimate and if you have any trouble including Wed night, most hotels should be able to extend those rates for an extra midweek night, if you give them a call directly.
Thursday, August 3:
Convention Sessions & Activities - Stay tuned for an updated schedule of sessions!
Below schedule is still very tentative & in-progress!
8:00 am: Sign-in with light breakfast fare (coffee, juice, fruit, bagels, pastries)
8:30 am: Session 1 - CEO Address and Safe Sport (Tom Crawford)
9:00 am: Session 2 - Competition Updates and Local Conduct Policies (Will Deaver)
9:30 am: Session 3 - Coaching Development (Dan Raabe)
10:00 am: Session 4 - Observers at the Local Level (Kate Monforti)
10:30 am: Bio break (take 15)
10:45 am: Session 5 - State-Based Organization Highlights (SBO Directors)
12:15 pm: Working lunch (take 30 to fill plates)
12:45 pm: Session 6 - Affiliate Organization Highlights (Affiliate representatives)
2:45 pm: Bio break (take 15)
3:00 pm: Session 7 - Affiliate Organization Highlights (Affiliate representatives)
6:30 pm: Dinner & Affiliate Awards
8:00 pm (optional): US Open adult club team captains' meeting
Friday, August 4:
Adult pool play competition
Youth team check-in
Showcase game - Pop (Minneapolis) vs Iceni (UK)
Girls' Ultimate Movement (GUM) Update
Equity/Diversity Open Forum
Saturday, August 5:
Adult consolation & semifinal competition (ESPN broadcasts)
Youth pool play competition
Sunday, August 6:
Adult championship finals competition (ESPN broadcasts)
Youth pool and bracket competition
Youth player dinner
Monday, August 7:
Youth bracket and championship finals competition