Look Who’s Talking on the Endurance Conference Circuit

microphoneThere’s one thing we look forward to every year that helps us combat the post-holiday blues: the endurance conference circuit. A lot of big shows are held over the next month and it’s like a shot of energy into the industry! Everyone is networking, learning, and ready to tackle the year.

We’re hoping you’ll be attending one or two–we sure will. In fact, our team has been working hard on some pretty interesting presentations that we’re excited to share with you. We’ll also be involved in a few panels and leading some workouts to help you avoid the dreaded “conference chair calories.” Check it out:


USA Triathlon Race Director Symposium
When:   January 16, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. MT
Where:  Online
Look Who’s Talking:

1:00 – 1:40 p.m. MT: Shannon Stewart, sales director, ACTIVE Endurance
Beyond Endurance: Marketing to the Experiential Consumer

2:00 – 2:40 p.m. MT: Andy Reilly, account manager, ACTIVE Endurance
Top Tech Tools for Managing Your Triathlon Event

Triathlon Business International Conference
When:  January 26-28
Where:  The Marriott, Marina Del Rey, CA
Look Who’s Talking:

January 27, 9:05 – 9:55 a.m.: Mike Reilly, vice president, ACTIVE Endurance
Panel Moderator: Drug Policies and Endurance Sports

January 27, 10:50 – 11:40 a.m.: Mike Reilly, vice president, ACTIVE Endurance
Panel Moderator: Non-Traditional Events (includes Lee Goss, Spartan Race; Dan Hill, Electric Run; Travis Snyder, Color Run)

January 27, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m.: Eric McCue, vice president and general manager, ACTIVE Endurance
Panel Moderator: Technology for Race Directors (with Dave Embree, Athlete Path; Jayme Goldberg, SilverLine Athletics; Mike Nusbaum, J-Chip Timing)

January 28, 10:35-11:25 a.m.: Arch Fuston, director, ACTIVEx
Panel Participant: Charity Involvement and Corporate Wellness Initiatives: An Opportunity for Triathlon (with Virginia Tinley, Challenged Athletes Foundation; Brian Pendleton, Cause Force; Sarah Hartmann, Race2Rebuild)

January 27, 6:00 – 6:45 a.m. / January 28, 6:30 – 7:15 a.m.: Arch Fuston, director, ACTIVEx
ACTIVEx Fun Fitness Challenge morning workouts

Running USA Conference
When:   February 9-11
Where:  Marriott Marquis & Marina, San Diego, CA
Look Who’s Talking:

February 10, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Mike Reilly, vice president, ACTIVE Endurance
Panel Participant: What Can Running Learn from Triathlon (also with Jack Caress and Paula Newby Frasier)

February 10, 3:15 – 4:30 p.m.: Justin Ramers, social media director, ACTIVE Network
Round Table Session Leader: New Ways to Activate Social Media

February 11, 1:45 – 3:15 p.m.: Galen Burson, senior account executive, ACTIVE Endurance
Idea Labs Lead: Social Networking and the Science Behind It

PLUS, starting in March, ACTIVE Network will also be hosting endurance road shows in 15+ cities across the country. We’ll treat you to lunch and share some new ideas, industry research, and practical advice from the field.

Stay tuned for more details as we finalize the dates and cities! For more information on any of the conferences, please leave a comment below.