Attendance at CALS is limited to credentialed attendees, speakers and guests.

Sunday, October 18th

4:00PM – 6:00PM            CALS Registration at the Embassy Suites Centennial Olympic Park

5:30PM – 7:15PM            Self-Guided Tour of the College Football Hall of Fame

7:15PM                               Opening Dinner, Playing Field at the College Football Hall of Fame

                                                Sponsored by Learfield Sports


             Bubba Cunningham, Director of Athletics, University of North Carolina

  Opening Dinner Keynote

  Mike Smith, 2008, 2010 & 2012 NFL Coach of the Year, Winningest Coach in Falcons History

  Co-Author of You Win in the Locker Room First

Monday, October 19th

8:00AM – 8:30AM            Lead Now. Lead Well.

             Brad Lomenick, Leadership Author, Speaker & Consultant

  Author of H3 Leadership & The Catalyst Leader

8:30AM - 9:00AM             Presenting to Persuade

             John Roberson, CEO, Advent                                         

9:00AM - 10:00AM           Building a Championship Culture

  Scott Barnes, Director of Athletics, University of Pittsburgh

  Tom Bowen, Director of Athletics, University of Memphis

  Mack Rhoades, Director of Athletics, University of Missouri

  Hunter Yurachek, VP Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Houston

10:00AM - 10:15AM         BREAK

10:15AM – 11:15AM        Current Issues in College Athletics

  Mike Bobinski, Director of Athletics, Georgia Tech

  Bubba Cunningham, Director of Athletics, University of North Carolina

  Scott Stricklin, Director of Athletics, Mississippi State University

11:15AM – Noon              Human Relations Misconduct: Unique Risks in Athletics

                                             Dan Beebe, Former Big 12 Commissioner & Founder, Dan Beebe Group

Noon – 1:00PM                 LUNCH Sponsored by Advent

1:00PM - 2:25PM              Breakout Sessions

  Each attendee will be assigned to a breakout group and will rotate through each topic.

  Navigating your Career & The Search Process

  Bill Carr, Carr Sports Consulting

  Kevin Goll, Eastman & Beaudine

  Daniel Parker, Parker Executive Search

  Pat Richter, DHR International

  Glenn Sugiyama, DHR International 

  The AD's Roundtable

  Various Faculty AD's

2:25PM – 2:45PM             BREAK

2:45PM – 3:45PM             Winning with People: Leadership 101

                                             Greg Brown, President & CEO, Learfield Sports

                                             Blake James, Director of Athletics, University of Miami

  Greg McGarity, Director of Athletics, University of Georgia

  Todd Stansbury, VP & Director of Athletics, Oregon State University           

3:45PM – 4:30PM             Lessons from the AD’s Office  Presented by Spectra

                                             Jay Jacobs, Director of Athletics, Auburn University

  Dan Radakovich, Director of Athletics, Clemson University

                                             Jane Kleinberger, Spectra

4:30PM – 5:30PM             The Winning Edge: Hiring the Right Coaches and Helping Them Succeed

                                              Troy Dannen, Director of Athletics, University of Northern Iowa

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

   Chris Kingston, Director of Athletics, Bowling Green University

   Tommy McClelland, Director of Athletics, Louisiana Tech University

   Win AD's Leadership Development Program - For ADs & Future ADs

   Kevin Barefoot, Director of Sales & Marketing, Winthrop Intelligence

5:30PM – 7:00PM             Reception Sponsored by Restoration Hardware Contract Division

                                   Dinner on your own                                          

Tuesday, October 20th

8:00AM – 9:00AM             Surviving & Thriving in the Post Autonomy Era

   Keith Gill, Director of Athletics, University of Richmond

   Mark Harlan, Director of Athletics, University of South Florida

              Joe Karlgaard, Director of Athletics, Rice University

   Bill Scholl, VP & Director of Athletics, Marquette University

9:00AM – 10:00AM           Building Partnerships to Drive Revenue

                                              Bob Bernard, President & CEO, Learfield Licensing Partners

   AJ Machosky, Vice President, Vivid Seats

   Bernie Mullin, Chairman & CEO, The Aspire Group

   Mike Ondrejko, President Global Sales, Legends                                         

10:00AM -10:15AM          BREAK

10:15AM – 11:15AM        Developing & Maintaining Key Relationships On & Off Campus

  Charlie Cobb, Director of Athletics, Georgia State University

  Heather Lyke, VP & Director of Athletics, Eastern Michigan University

  Chris Nations, President, Nations Group

  Nate Pine, Director of Athletics, College of Holy Cross

11:15AM – Noon              Engaging Fans & Winning the Game Day Experience

                                             Ryan Bamford, Director of Athletics, University of Massachusetts

  Drew Berst, Director of Business Development, AECOM

  Boo Corrigan, Director of Athletics, West Point

                                             Perry Grave, Regional Manager, Daktronics

                                             Symposium Closes