NASO Working on Virtual Summit
While having a traditional in-person Summit is not possible, NASO is working on creating a Summit-based educational program to be delivered online.
The virtual Summit will kick off with an opening message by SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey and feature multiple sessions each day over the course of four days. It is designed to reenergize the industry as sports resume and sessions will feature both high-level officials and industry leaders on a variety of topics.
“The Summit has become the industry event of the year for all of us in officiating,” NASO President Barry Mano said. “When we decided that it would not be prudent to hold the event in physical space, we felt the event simply must not disappear from the 2020 calendar. That left us with the online option.”
The virtual Summit will feature some aspects of the in-person Summit that attendees have come to expect. There will be “Referee Voices” to wrap up each day’s session with personal stories from some of the best in the industry. There will also be sport-specific webinars for each of the six sports featured in Referee. There will be recognition of the 2020 NASO award recipients and a celebration of NASO’s 40th anniversary.
“For those who normally would not or cannot attend the Summit itself, this program will provide a special opportunity,” Mano said. “We are going to put our best foot forward, just as we do every summer with the Summit itself. The digital version will have outstanding video presenters and an educational and entertainment program without parallel.”
Special thanks to these organizations for providing additional support to the digital summit
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