If you weren’t in Louisville, Ky., this past summer for the 35th Annual Sports Officiating Summit you missed an extraordinary opportunity to learn, discuss, participate and socialize in anything and everything in the world of officiating. More than 400 officials, leaders and administrators from the high school, collegiate and professional ranks came together July 30-August 1 at the Downtown Marriott Louisville to focus on the hottest topics in officiating all revolving around the event’s overall theme — “Driven by Data – Analytics Demographics Sports Officials.”
“So many officials could benefit from everything about the Summit and wish more were here to see officials from absolutely every level engaging in content rich sessions and the crazy fun we have,” said NASO board member Debbie Williamson, who is coordinator of women’s basketball officials for the AAC, A-10, Big East and MAAC. “The weekend was filled with like-minded people with a common goal and we had a total blast. Lots of laughing and learning. It was amazing.”
The 36th Annual Sports Officiating Summit will be held July 29-31 in New Orleans, La., at the Marriott On Canal Street. The Summit allows you to socialize, network and share ideas with the top officials, leaders and administrators from the high school, college and professional ranks.
New Orleans knows how to celebrate and the industry needs to celebrate officiating. The theme this year is “Say Yes to Officiating.” Recruiting and retention is of critical importance, and will examine the issues and brainstorm ways to bring more people into officiating.