The Campus Rec Leadership Summit in 2021 is back in person.
Next year, the Summit will be taking place June 16-18 at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona.
“We are excited to be back in-person in 2021, creating an experience that wows and relationships that last through the years,” said Carrie Yeiser, the senior director of events and marketing at Peake Media. “And of course, we will be following the CDC’s recommendations and implementing timely-precautions for the safety of every attendee, vendor and staff member who is present.”
Forty campus rec executives will be invited for 2.5 days of networking, deep-dive roundtables and fun. The resort is located in the stunning Sonoran Desert, and it offers upscale shopping, dining and entertainment in Kierland Commons. It also boasts three golf courses, an adventure water park, an onsite spa and an up-to-date fitness studio. The annual Campus Rec Golf scramble will be hosted the morning of June 16 at the resort. For more information on the event’s details, including the event schedule, visit the event website.
Over the 2.5-day event, attendees and vendors will not only have the chance to network and have fun with one another, but they will also look to discuss and solve key challenges in the industry today. Roundtable topics include: Mental Health — Serving Your Students in a New Normal; Programming Trends; Staff Management; Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; and Financial Management in Uncertain Times.
“Our goal with each roundtable topic is to cater to what is a relevant challenge in the industry,” said Yeiser. “The hope is vendors and attendees walk away with actionable steps to create change that will better serve students, faculty and staff, and the local communities they cater.”
The 2021 event moderator will be Grady Sheffield, the director of campus recreation at Towson University. Sheffield has over 19 years of professional experience in campus recreation and previously held various positions at Loyola University, Florida State University and the University of Maryland. He received degrees from Southern Mississippi and Indiana University. His career in higher education centers on strategic planning and the development of programs, facilities, and operations, with an emphasis on leadership development of staff and students.
“Grady did a fantastic job pivoting with us this past year for the 2020 Virtual Summit,” shared Yeiser. “He helped form and adapt the roundtable topics, moderated each roundtable from afar, and we are excited to have him back for in-person moderating at the 2021 Leadership Summit.”