2017 COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS SYMPOSIUM AGENDA

 sunday, october 22nd 

  4:00-6:00 PM     Registration at Embassy Suites

  6:00 PM              Buses leave for Memorial Stadium

  6:15-7:00 PM      Tour of Memorial Stadium

  7:15 PM               Opening Dinner, Owen Field at Memorial Stadium  Sponsored by OU

                                  Welcome & Opening Remarks

                                  Joe Castiglione, VP & Director of Athletics, University of Oklahoma

                                Opening Dinner Keynote Interview

                                  Lon Kruger, Head Basketball Coach, University of Oklahoma

                                  Sherri Coale, Head Women’s Basketball Coach, University of Oklahoma

monday, october 23rd

7:00-7:55 AM        Breakfast

8:00-9:00 AM      Building a Championship Culture

                                 Troy Dannen, Director of Athletics, Tulane University

                                 Derrick Gragg, VP & Director of Athletics, University of Tulsa

                                 Tommy McClelland, Director of Athletics, Louisiana Tech University

                                 Gene Taylor, Director of Athletics, Kansas State University

9:00-9:30 AM        Technology that Moves People

                                 John Roberson, CEO, Advent

                                 John Downie, VP of Digital Experiences, Advent

9:30-10:15 AM      The Winning Edge: Hiring the Right Coaches and Helping Them Succeed

                                  Wren Baker, VP & Director of Athletics, University of North Texas

                                  Tom Bowen, Director of Athletics, University of Memphis

                                  Patrick Kraft, Director of Athletics, Temple University

                                  Bill Scholl, VP & Director of Athletics, Marquette University

10:15-10:30 AM    Break Sponsored by Real Recruit

10:30-11:30 AM    Authentic Leadership in a Competitive Environment

                                Greg Brown, CEO, Learfield

                                 Judy MacLeod, Commissioner, Conference USA

                                 Mack Rhoades, VP & Director of Athletics, Baylor University

                                 Hunter Yurachek, VP of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Houston

11:30-Noon          Sooner Magic: A Conversation on Life, Leadership & Legacy with Bob Stoops

                                Bob Stoops

                               Interviewer: Brad Lomenick, Leadership Author & Speaker

Noon-1:00 PM     Lunch  Sponsored by AECOM

1:00-2:25 PM       CALS Breakout Sessions

2:25-2:45 PM       Break  Sponsored by Real Recruit

2:45-3:30 PM       Lesson’s from the AD’s Office presented by Spectra

                               Joe Castiglione, VP & Director of Athletics, University of Oklahoma

                                Bubba Cunningham, Director of Athletics, University of North Carolina

                                Moderator: Jane Kleinberger, Paciolian

3:30-4:30 PM       Leading a 21st Century Athletics Department

                                Ross Bjork, Vice Chancellor for Athletics, University of Mississippi

                                Chris Del Conte, Director of Athletics, Texas Christian University

                                Rick Hart, Director of Athletics, Southern Methodist University

                                Heather Lyke, Director of Athletics, University of Pittsburgh                                       

                                Moderator: Kevin Barefoot, Winthrop Intelligence  

4:30-5:15 PM        A Discussion on Student-Athlete Well-being & Experience

                                John Anthony, CEO, Anthony Travel

                                Sean Frazier, VP & Director of Athletics, Northern Illinois University

                                Joe Karlgaard, Director of Athletics, Rice University

                                Christian Reed, CEO, Dissinger Reed Insurance

5:30-7:00 PM        Reception

                               Dinner on your own

tuesday, October 24th

7:00-7:55 AM         Breakfast

8:00-8:30 AM         The Thunder Way

                                  Sam Presti, Executive VP & General Manager, OKC Thunder

                                  Interviewer: Wes Wilcox, Special Advisor, Atlanta Hawks

8:30-9:30 AM         Current Issues in College Athletics

                                  Keith Gill, Executive Associate Commissioner, Atlantic 10

                                  Jennifer Heppel, Commissioner, Patriot League

                                  Kirby Hocutt, Director of Athletics, Texas Tech University

                                  Danny White, VP & Director of Athletics, University of Central Florida                       

9:30-10:15 AM       Strategies for Sustained Revenue Growth

                                  Mike Behan, Vice President, Legends

                                  Pat Chun, Director of Athletics, Florida Atlantic University

                                  Bernie Mullin, Chairman, The Aspire Group

10:15-10:30 AM    Break Sponsored by Real Recruit

10:30-11:15 AM   Facilities: From Idea to Implementation

                               Greg Brown, Sports Design Studio Head, AECOM

                               Chris Nations, CEO, The Nations Group

                                 Nate Pine, Director of Athletics, College of Holy Cross

                                 Jay Parker, Vice President, Daktronics

11:15-Noon           Navigating Your Career Path

                                 Darron Boatright, Director of Athletics, Wichita State University

                                 Allen Greene, Director of Athletics, University of Buffalo

                                 Scott Wetherbee, VP & Director of Athletics, Eastern Michigan University

                                 Jon Gilbert, Director of Athletics, University of Southern Mississippi                          

Symposium Closes