Representatives from the National World War I Museum and Memorial, New York Jets, Clemson University Athletics, Toronto FC and Buffalo Sabres Foundation, to name a few, will be at Niagara University this Saturday to participate in a Sport, Recreation & Tourism Summit.
The morning (9:15 a.m.) keynote address will be given by Chris Wyche, vice president of facilities, operations management and technology for the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Wyche’s message will focus on the economic impact of sport tourism.
At 12:45 p.m., Jonathan Gantt, director of new and creative media for Clemson University Athletics, will discuss the utilization of social media to push the sport industry forward.
A series of six breakout sessions will focus on topics such as fundraising/development, scouting, youth sports, minor league sports, new media and senior leadership.
All sessions will take place on the fourth floor of St. Vincent’s Hall at Niagara University.
Sponsored by the Hyatt, the conference is being co-chaired by Niagara University faculty members Michael Gentile and Drs. Patrick Tutka and Cheryl Rode.