BALTIMORE, Dec. 30, 2013 — Online registration for the US Lacrosse National Convention, presented by Champion, will end at 11:59 p.m. ET Thursday, Jan. 2. The convention, set for Jan. 10-12, 2014, in Philadelphia, represents the largest professional development and networking event in the lacrosse world.
Lacrosse coaches, officials and administrators can purchase convention tickets online at uslacrosse.org/convention<http://www.uslacrosse.org/events/convention-and-fan-fest.aspx> for just $115 before Jan. 2 (a savings of $45 vs. walk-up pricing). The convention ticket includes free post-event access to audio/video recordings and PowerPoints of all convention presentations.
“Fundamental to US Lacrosse’s efforts to grow the game are our educational and certification programs for lacrosse coaches and officials, and there is no single event that provides the depth and scope of those programs like our annual convention,” said Beth Porreca, director of special events at US Lacrosse. “We’d like to invite all those who serve in a leadership capacity in lacrosse — coaches, officials and administrators — to become better at what they do by attending the convention.”
The US Lacrosse National Convention has drawn approximately of 7,000 participants in each of the last two years, and it includes four live demonstration areas, 150 educational sessions, business meetings for leadership groups within the sport, the Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft, and the home opener for the National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings. Bill Clement, a noted author, actor, and broadcaster and a former two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Philadelphia Flyers, will kick off the convention with his keynote address, “EveryDay Leadership: The Power to Influence Outcomes,” at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
The convention also includes the US Lacrosse Fan Fest, presented by TeamZila, STX and deBeer/Gait, which opens the convention center to the public Jan. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Lacrosse fans of all ages can check out gear and apparel from some 160 exhibitors in the sport’s largest expo hall, watch live demonstrations, and get autographs from members of Team USA and other top players.
For information on schedules, speakers, hotel accommodations, Fan Fest, and to register for the convention before Jan. 2, visit uslacrosse.org/convention<http://www.uslacrosse.org/events/convention-and-fan-fest.aspx>. Follow the convention on Twitter @USLaxConvention
About US Lacrosse
US Lacrosse, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, is the national governing body of men’s and women’s lacrosse and the home of the nation’s fastest-growing sport. US Lacrosse has more than 415,000 members in 64 regional chapters across the country. Through responsive and effective leadership, US Lacrosse provides programs and services to inspire participation while protecting the integrity of the sport. Bookmark, like and follow US Lacrosse at uslacrosse.org<http://www.uslacrosse.org>, fb.com/uslacrosse
About the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau
The Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau (PHLCVB), discoverPHL.com<http://www.discoverPHL.com>, a private non-profit membership corporation, is the official tourist promotion agency for the city of Philadelphia globally, and the primary sales and marketing agency for the expanded Pennsylvania Convention Center. The PHLCVB competes with its counterparts worldwide for convention and tourism business. The organization has departments dedicated to the multicultural, sports, and life sciences markets.