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#SwimBiz: Social Media, Sponsorship & Swimming

The forth annual marketing conference #SwimBiz will emphasize social media, advertising, branding, communications, sponsorship and local promotions for teams. 

Dates:

Sunday, April 8 - Tuesday, April 10, 2018


Location: 

Colorado Springs Marriott, Colorado Springs, CO

Schedule: 

2018 #SwimBiz Schedule (TBD)

Presenters:

2018 #SwimBiz Presenters (TBD)

Cost:

Registration: $100
Discount: Early Bird Registration - $75 until 11/15/17


Registration Site:
regonline.com/2018swimbiz

Conference Cancellation Policy: 

USA Swimming will refund the conference fee until March 8, 2018.

Packing Heat (And Cold)
Attire: It’s Colorado, so that means casual. It’s Colorado, so that also means it could be 75 or 17 degrees (and that’s just the conference room). Dress in layers and be prepared for anything! 

2 Team T-Shirts: One you will wear for a group picture and the other is to trade with your fellow attendees. 

Pre-Requisites

Ok, it’s not college, no one will be watching over your shoulder, but to get the most of out of the conference, we strongly suggest the following: 

  • Set up a Twitter, Facebook and Instagram account BEFORE coming (it’s ok if it is personal or for your team). And try to remember your password! 
  • Bring your laptop, phone or tablet so you can put your new skills to practice, which is encouraged. Power supplies could be limited, so juice up.
  • A sample of a recent sponsorship proposal 

Lodging: 

Hotel Information:  

Colorado Springs Marriott
5580 Tech Center Drive 
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

A room block is available at the Colorado Springs Marriott. Room rates are $114 for April 7-10. Reservations must be made by March 15, 2018 for the special rate. 
Colorado Springs Marriott Reservations

A few rooms will be available at the Olympic Training Center.  If you're interested, please contact USA Swimming at swimbiz@usaswimming.org.  Please know that you have to be a member of USA Swimming to stay at the Olympic Training Center. 

An email will be sent to attendees regarding the a free shuttle service to pick you up from the Colorado Springs Airport. The hotel does not offer shuttle service to the Denver International Airport.

#SwimBiz Travel Forum 
Booking your travel to Denver? Here's your chance to save some money by discussing rental car/shuttle arrangements with other #SwimBiz attendees. 
#SwimBiz Travel Forum

Meals

Breakfast
April 9 & 10 – USA Swimming will be providing pastries, fruit, coffee and juice

Lunch
Monday, April 9 – USA Swimming will be providing lunch at the Colorado Springs Marriott
Tuesday, April 10 – Attendees will receive a brown bag lunch (assorted sandwiches, chips and cookie) to end the conference. 

Dinner
USA Swimming will be hosting two socials for the #SwimBiz conference.  

Sunday, April 8 - Food Truck Social at the Colorado Springs Marriott 

Monday, April 9- #SwimBiz Club Marketing Awards Banquet & Social - Location TBD 

Other Activities

#SwimBiz Club Marketing Awards 
Nominations will be open for the #SwimBiz Club Marketing Awards in early 2018! We want to hear about the best and the brightest promotional efforts from the swimming community during the 2017 season.

Conference Contact Information:

Email: swimbiz@usaswimming.org 

http://www.facebook.com/usaswimmingclubs

http://www.twitter.com/usaswimming

http://www.instagram.com/usaswimming

Past #SwimBiz Events
#SwimBiz 2017
#SwimBiz 2016
#SwimBiz 2015