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 ans strategy for advancing the sport? Then you don't want to miss this opportunity!
WHEN / WHERE / HOW MUCH: 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 US Open and Youth Club Championships, with sessions expected to run from approximately 8:30am until 6pm with lunch, light breakfast and snacks all included in the $100 registration fee. See you there!
HOTELS: Book 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 (Tom Crawford)
9:00 am: Session 2 - Competition Updates (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 (Affiliate & SBO reps only): Dinner & Affiliate Awards
8:00 pm (optional): US Open adult club team captains' meeting
Friday, August 4:
US Open adult club team pool play competition
Youth club team check-in
GUM Update and Equity/Diversity Open Forum
Saturday, August 5:
US Open adult club team consolation & semifinal competition (ESPN broadcasts)
Youth club team pool play competition
Sunday, August 6:
US Open adult club team championship finals competition (ESPN broadcasts)
Youth club team pool and bracket competition
Monday, August 7:
Youth club team bracket and championship finals competition