LEAD1 Announces 2019 Membership Events

Annual meeting will take place September 23-25, 2019 in Washington.

WASHINGTON – LEAD1 Association, which represents the athletics directors of the 130 member institutions within the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), announced today the dates of its two members meetings in the spring and fall of 2019. The spring meeting will be held on June 11, 2019, at NACDA & Affiliates Week in Orlando. The Association’s annual meeting, the largest gathering of FBS ADs nationwide, will be held in Washington on Monday-Wednesday, September 23-25, 2019.

The annual meeting will take place at one of Hilton’s newest properties, the Conrad Washington D.C. LEAD1 will host its Celebration of College Sports Reception on Tuesday, September 24 as part of the annual meeting. On Wednesday, September 25, the Association will host a dynamic conversation surrounding college sports’ biggest issues, and will feature LEAD1 athletics directors, industry leaders and Members of Congress. More information about the event will be released at a later date.

“At our meetings, we discuss the most timely and relevant issues facing college sports,” said Tom McMillen, President and CEO of LEAD1. “Our annual meeting is an important step in strengthening our relationships with policy makers in Washington. Nearly 100 of our athletics directors were in attendance last year and we look forward to hosting them in September at the Conrad Hilton, a premier hotel in CityCenterDC.”

For information about event registration or hotel accommodations, please contact Hannah Dewey (hannah@lead1a.com) or Lori Fravel (lori@lead1a.com). For sponsorship information, please contact Otis Wiley (otis.wiley@img.com) or Hannah Dewey (hannah@lead1a.com).

About the LEAD1 Association: LEAD1 represents the athletics directors of the 130 member universities of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS). Key to the LEAD1 mission are influencing how the rules of college sports are enacted and implemented, advocating for the future of college athletics, and providing various services to our member schools. For more information, please visit our website at www.LEAD1Association.com.

Partner Thanks

We would like to thank our sponsors – Ephesus, Learfield IMG College, Ticketmaster, Anthony Travel, Daktronics, Turnkey Sports and DHR International – who support our mission.