Sponsors & Exhibitors


Title Sponsor

Learfield unlocks the value of college sports for brands, fans and universities. A fully integrated sports marketing and solutions platform, Learfield manages multimedia rights and sponsorships for nearly 130 collegiate institutions, conferences and arenas. Through its family of solutions, Learfield provides access to professional concessions and ticket sales; branding, licensing and commerce management; digital and social expertise; campus-wide business and sponsorship development; and venue technology systems. Learfield proudly supports athletic departments at all competitive levels as title sponsor of the prestigious Learfield Directors’ Cup. To learn more, visit learfield.com and thedirectorscup.com.

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With more than 80 reporters, editors and guest columnists, Sports Business Journal is the category-leading weekly magazine covering sports business. Sports Business Daily, the industry’s leading daily online site, summarizes industry news reported by more than 600 media outlets while its Global edition aggregates business news throughout the world by following more than 200 local-language publications and media outlets.

Resource Guide LIVE is the industry’s digital directory with listings on more than 75,000 people and in more than 11,000 companies. The Sports Business Conference and Events Group annually produces 12 industry-leading conferences and events.

More information can be found at: sportsbusinessjournal.com; sportsbusinessdaily.comsportsbusinessdaily.com/global; resourceguidelive.com and sportsbusinessdaily.com/conferences-events.

The Sports Business Group is a division of American City Business Journals (ACBJ), which comprises a host of city-specific weekly business journals, BizJournals.com and Hemmings Motor News. ACBJ is part of Advance Publications.

Platinum Sponsor

College athletic programs recognize the need to engage recruits, donors, and fans. Advent helps athletic programs engage their audiences by creating experiences that move people. Every program has a story and Advent has a proprietary method of uncovering and articulating that story. The end result is a captivating and authentic experience unique to the brand. Visit www.adventresults.com to learn more.

Cocktail Reception

Mobilitie is the leading telecommunications infrastructure company in the United States. As a global provider of complete wireless solutions, we help people stay connected on their mobile devices wherever they are by funding, deploying, and operating next-generation infrastructure that enables robust 4G LTE coverage and upcoming 5G services and speeds.  Our wireless infrastructure includes communication towers, indoor and outdoor neutral-host DAS networks, small cells, and Wi-Fi networks. Our high-density wireless infrastructure is designed for rich, interactive mobile experiences including real-time streaming, location-based services, social media, and other mobile applications. To learn more about our wireless coverage solutions, visit us at www.mobilitie.com.

After-Hours Reception Sponsor

Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who specialize in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and sport-related illnesses. They prevent and treat chronic musculoskeletal injuries from sports, physical and occupational activity, and provide immediate care for acute injuries, offering a continuum of care that is unparalleled. NATA represents and supports 45,000 members of the athletic training profession.

Breakfast Sponsor

AXS provides innovative ticketing, data, and marketing solutions for more than 200 clients in live entertainment, from arenas and theaters to teams and universities. With its industry-leading technology, AXS helps clients reach more fans, gain better insights, and maximize the value of their events. The AXS platform serves millions of fans across the globe and makes it easier for them to discover events, get the perfect tickets, and share unforgettable live experiences with artists and teams. Headquartered in Los Angeles, AXS employs more than 500 professionals in multiple locations worldwide: Cleveland, Charlotte, Dallas, Denver, London, and Stockholm. Learn more at solutions.axs.com.

Break Sponsor

Paciolan is the market leader in ticketing, fundraising, marketing, and analytics solutions for college athletics, powering more than 125 college athletic programs. The company has more than 38 years of experience serving more than 500 live entertainment organizations, enabling the sale of more than 120 million tickets per year. Paciolan is owned by Learfield, anchored by its core collegiate business managing multimedia rights and sponsorship initiatives. The Learfield family includes several companies that are leaders in their field, working together to create a comprehensive solution for college athletics. Along with Paciolan, other Learfield companies include SIDEARM Sports, Learfield Licensing Partners, ANC,  GoVision, Mogo Interactive, and SME.

Badge Provider

ACCESS™ Event Solutions is revolutionizing the live events industry by providing advanced credential systems that solve modern security concerns. ACCESS™ has evolved into the industry leader for RFID integrated credentials, creating endless opportunities for functional enhancements that make event management easier and more secure. For more information, please visit www.accesseventsolutions.com or call 1-775-229-7200.

Official Signage Provider

and that’s why we Make it Perfect™.

bluemedia is the industry leader in décor, custom fabrication and experiential activations for brands, teams, events, and venues across the United States. 

We’re a team of creatives, engineers, managers, rule breakers and list-checkers. It’s our passion to work alongside the world’s leading designers, architects and brands to bring their visions to life from concept to execution.


Hustle is a low touch, high impact solution for cutting through the noise to reach fans. Hustle’s messaging platform allows you to communicate and form relationships with customers throughout their journey. Boost event attendance, upsell during events, and build relationships with your clients to create lifelong fans.

NeuLion College provides innovative and affordable technology solutions to college and amateur sports organizations that enrich fan engagement, increase revenue, and enhance team efficiency.  Our suite of fully integrated technology solutions includes web publishing, ticketing & donor management, mobile and OTT apps, and HD video streaming technology, all backed by industry-leading service and support.  Unlock the full potential of your athletics department with NeuLion College. Learn more at www.neulioncollege.com.

Genius Sports is a global leader in sports data technology and integrity services, working in partnership with over 500 organizations worldwide.

In May, Genius Sports was selected by the NCAA to help develop and deliver NCAA LiveStats, a cutting-edge solution to capture, manage and distribute in-game statistics. This initiative has started with Basketball and will roll out across multiple sports over the next 10 years, including Football, Volleyball, Soccer and more.

Genius Sports is also the NCAA’s exclusive data agent, licensing official statistics from all championship events including March Madness to media platforms and other companies.


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ABOUT The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame

Founded in 1947 with early leadership from General Douglas MacArthur, legendary Army coach Earl "Red" Blaik and immortal journalist Grantland Rice, The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame is a non-profit educational organization that runs programs designed to use the power of amateur football in developing scholarship, citizenship and athletic achievement in young people. With 120 chapters and 12,000 members nationwide, NFF programs include Football Matters®, the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta, The William V. Campbell Trophy® presented by Fidelity Investments, annual scholarships of more than $1.3 million and a series of initiatives to honor the legends of the past and inspire the leaders of the future. NFF corporate partners include Delta Air Lines, Fidelity Investments, Herff Jones, New York Athletic Club, PrimeSport, the SportsBusiness Journal, SportsManias, Under Armour and VICIS. Learn more at footballfoundation.org.