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2018 USA Ultimate National Organizers Convention





WHAT:  The 2018 installment of the annual USA Ultimate organizers convention will aim to feature a slate of informative sessions and engaging activities for leaders from across the spectrum of organizers who are dedicated to advancing and operating ultimate programs.

2018_US_Open_Convention_Schedule_handout_Page_1 CONVENTION GUIDE / HANDOUT - Full schedule and session details on all event activities that convention registrants are invited to attend.

WHO:  Designed for local ultimate organizers, leaders and representatives from USA Ultimate Affiliates and State-Based Organizations (and interested prospects) from around the nation, as well as any other leaders in the sport of ultimate from around the world.  Don't miss this opportunity to connect in person with the sport's leaders and join the conversations about the issues, ideas and strategies for advancing the ultimate sport.

WHEN: Thursday, August 2nd with check-in and light breakfast fare available starting at 8am. Sessions will run from 8:30am until 6pm with a lunch break at mid-day and ending with a catered dinner.

WHERE: The National Sports Center in Blaine, Minnesota in the Welcome Center's Grand Hall (a different, larger space than last year's classroom; see the campus maps at, adjacent to the main stadium (field U1). Find us in the large conference room just past the exhibition foyer.

COST:  The $100 registration fee includes all of the following activities, admissions and meals:

  • Full day of convention sessions on Thurs, Aug 2 (session schedule details here), including food:
    • Light breakfast before sessions start.
    • Lunch midway through the day.
    • Dinner after sessions have concluded.
  • Equity and Diversity Forum on Fri, Aug 5, 5:00-6:30pm, after ICC pool play on Field J2.
  • Admission to spectate and enjoy all 4 days of YCC and ICC competition, including all games in the stadium.
  • GUM Ball mixer with female-identifying youth on Sat, Aug 4, 5:30-7:30pm, during the participant dinner in the party tent adjacent to the stadium field.
  • Dinner with competition participants on Saturday, Aug 4, while enjoying the ICC men's semifinals.
  • Drinks and dessert at the post-dinner Discraft President's Reception on Sat, Aug 4, overlooking the ICC men's 2nd semifinal in the stadium.

HOTELS: Book rooms while they last from and if you have any trouble including Wednesday night, most hotels should be able to extend those rates for an extra midweek night. Please direct all hotel questions to Kelly Distad (Travel Coordinator for the National Sports Center) at (763) 717-3885 or email <>