ALSD 2020: A Moment to Rise to the Occasion

Thanks to all ALSD members and friends who attended our virtual conference. If you wish to revisit any of the keynotes, breakouts, or exhibits, all content is now available on demand through January 29, 2021.


To state the obvious, 2020 was unlike any previous year for the ALSD Conference and Tradeshow, Sports Venue Design & Build Forum, and Premium Buyers Group. We tried to gather our community in Dallas-Fort Worth for the 30th Annual ALSD Conference and Tradeshow, then had to reschedule. We tried again, then had to move our content and networking presentation to a virtual show to ensure the health and safety of our members, friends, and families.

But despite being broadcast over a digital channel this year, ALSD 2020 managed to deliver comfort and a familiar feeling from our schedule of events. Over the course of four days, we assembled in six league meetings, 39 breakout sessions over four educational tracks, 41 exhibit booths, three venue tours, 11 Spotlight awards, seven keynote interviews, and one awe-inspiring presentation of the ALSD Visionary Award with a little help from this year’s recipient’s friends in high places. Be sure to go back and check the tape on that one.

So this year’s show was different, but the same. It truly brought everyone together, albeit through computer screens, for a moment to rise to the occasion in the face of our extraordinary challenges.

If you missed any of this year's event or want to go back and enjoy it again, all content remains available on demand through January 29, 2021.