The LEAD1 Association & Sports Leadership Institute Announce Date Change Regarding 2020 Collegiate Sports Summit

Dates changed to April 14-15 in Arlington, TX.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The LEAD1 Association (“LEAD1”), which represents the athletics directors of the 130-member schools of the Football Bowl Subdivision (“FBS”) and Sports Leadership Institute (“SLI”), announced that the 2020 Collegiate Sports Summit will now take place on Tuesday, April 14th through Wednesday, April 15th at the Live! by Loews hotel in Arlington, TX.

With more than 20 states advancing Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) legislation in the next year, LEAD1 and SLI are encouraging ALL Division I Athletics Directors to participate in this opportunity to comment on National Collegiate Athletic Association (“NCAA”) NIL Working Group proposals and recommendations. Members of the NCAA Working Group will guide an exclusive Division I AD closed-door discussion at the Collegiate Sports Summit before they present a final report at the NCAA Division I Council Meetings on April 22nd-24th.

With more than 70 ADs expected to attend, the Collegiate Sports Summit will host dynamic discussions not only as it relates to NIL, but on a number of other important topics, such as data optimization, decision-making in an AD’s world, strategic storytelling to capture a national audience, athletics’ role in social activism on campus, and many more.

For more information about event registration, hotel accommodations, or sponsorship information, please contact Hannah Dewey ( or Ian Gaffney (

About the LEAD1 Association: LEAD1 represents the athletics directors of the 130 member universities of the 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

About the Sports Leadership Institute: The Sports Leadership Institute enables unrivaled opportunities for NCAA Division I Athletics Directors and professional sports leaders to share best practices, lessons learned, behind-the-curtain strategies, and discuss the most important issues and challenges in a safe setting.