Design & Build Forum

The Realization of Imagination


The 6th Annual Design & Build Forum includes tours of sports and entertainment venues with ALSD, hosted networking events and professional programming on topics such as:

  • Entertainment Districts
  • Best Renovations
  • Future Builds
  • Venue Technology Innovations
  • Non-Gameday Revenue
  • Social Viewing Decks
  • Tailgating Villages
  • Food & Beverage
  • Venue Funding
  • Sponsorship Activation
  • Physical and Cyber Security
  • Parking Improvements

More than 300 venue projects are active in the US — from new builds, to renovations, to simple refreshes. Design & Build Forum supports growth and innovation in the sports venue marketplace as an educational forum. As the physical and revenue footprint of premium spaces continues to grow, we explore how best of breed projects can create memorable fan experiences while delivering on the service and revenue expectations of major league sports and entertainment.


 

Who Should Attend

Sports teams and venues and those designing, building, managing, and supplying them.
Architects
Designers
Contractors
Owners Reps
Consultants
Facility Operators
C-Level Team Executives
Premium Seating Executives
Technology Innovators
Food & Beverage Providers
Vendors and Suppliers

ALSD's Design & Build Forum Board of Advisors

HB Brantley
Managing Sports Principal
Russell S.P.A.C.E. Venues Group
Sean Decker
Sean Decker
Senior Vice President of Operations and Events
Texas Rangers
James DeMeo
Founder, President & CEO
USESC: Unified Sports & Entertainment Security Consulting LLC
Don Dethlefs
Sports, Recreation, and Entertainment Practice Leader
Perkins + Will
Chris Dill
Vice President, Business Development
Venuetize
Gregory Forthofer
Associate Athletics Director, Capital Projects
Auburn University Athletics
Roger Hasson
General Manager, Global Technology Services North America
IBM
Rob Hunden
Owner
Hunden Strategic Partners
David Labuskes
Chief Executive Officer
AVIXA
Donald Lockerbie
Managing Director, Sports & Events Group
The Parker Company, LLC
Stew MacDonald
Chief Commercial Officer
Oilers Entertainment Group
Terry McIntyre
Director of Business Development
Shawmut Design and Construction
Mike O’Donnell
Director of Planning and Projects
Amalie Arena, Tampa Bay Sports & Entertainment
Thomas J. Proebstle, AIA, NCARB
Founder & Design Director
Generator Studio
Jim Renne, AIA
Sports Principal
ROSSETTI
Craig J. Schmitt, RA
Principal
EwingCole
Michael Schuster, FAIA LEED AP
Principal
MSA Architects
Russ Simons
Russ Simons
Chief Listening Officer, Managing Partner
Venue Solutions Group
Bryan Slater
Project Manager
Brailsford & Dunlavey
Chuck Steedman
Chief Operating Officer
AEG Facilities
Adam Stover
Senior Interior Designer, Principal
Populous
Steve Swift
Vice President, Operations & Development
Speedway Motorsports, Inc. (SMI)
Justin Wood
Sports Practice Director
Dimensional Innovations