FEBRUARY 10-11, 2017 • NASHVILLE
Early-Bird Registration fee $99 (includes lunch & ticket to Saturday's hockey game)
BRIDGESTONE ARENA • HOME OF THE NHL'S NASHVILLE PREDATORS
College sports media students, advisers and faculty can spend two days at CMI's Fourth Annual Training Camp and learn from the nation's premier sports media professionals how to better inform and entertain your followers, no matter the media platform. This one-of-a-kind opportunity exclusively for college media will tackle sports storytelling, game analysis, social media and on-air radio and television. Sessions will address topics such as game coverage, feature writing, sports commentary, player & coach interviews, sports talk radio, play-by-play, working with sports information directors, blogging, sideline reporting, and sports broadcasting.
The workshop will be held at Bridgestone Arena, home to the NHL's Nashville Predators. Registration includes a ticket for each attendee to the Predators vs. Florida Panthers hockey game which begins immediately following Saturday's workshop sessions. Registration also includes lunch for each attendee on Friday, Feb. 10.
Speakers will include professionals representing ESPN, Associated Press, The Ringer, Athlon Sports Magazines, National Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association, SB Nation, MLB.com, The Tennessee Titans, The Nashville Predators, and more (line-up subject to change).
A limited number of attendees may also choose to attend a "Pre-Game Training" session to be held 6-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9. This session will include hands-on training led by Joe Gisondi, author of Field Guide to Covering Sports, as well as guest appearances from media professionals from The Ringer and elsewhere. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided for this session. This session will take place at The John Seigenthaler Center.
The main workshop will begin at 9 a.m., Friday with sessions concluding at 5 p.m. Sessions resume at 9 a.m. Saturday and the workshop concludes at noon.
The registration rate increases to $149 on Jan. 13.
(registration fees includes a Friday lunch and Saturday NHL game ticket)
Registration is non-refundable, though you may transfer purchased tickets to others.
Hotel and Lodging
Pre-game Training Session
NHL game on Saturday
College Media Institute
Vanderbilt Student Media
ANTICIPATED SPEAKERS and more to come!
Karl Ravech, ESPN
Dawn Davenport, ESPN
Clay Travis, Fox Sports Radio
Michael Wallace, NBA's
Dan Wolken, USA Today
Will Leitch, Sports on Earth
Teresa Walker, AP
Derrick Goold, St. Louis
Jon Burton, WVTF Newschannel 5
Jordan Conn, The Ringer
Bill Hill, mlb.com
Willy Daunic, Nashville Predators
Andrew Maraniss, author
Robbie Bohren, Tennessee Titans
Mike Keith, Tennessee Titans
Joe Gisondi, author
Jordan DeArmon, 94.9 The Game
Dave Goren, National Sportscasters & Sportswriters Association
Mitch Light, Athlon Sports
Rich McVey, Athlon Sports
Kyle Parkinson, Vanderbilt SID
Maurice Patton, mopattonsports.com
and more to come!
PRE-GAME TRAINING SESSION
A limited number of attendees may also choose to attend a "Pre-Game Training" session to be held
6-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 9 at The John Seigenthaler Center. This session will include hands-on training led by Joe Gisondi, author of Field Guide to Covering Sports, as well as guest appearances from The Ringer writer Jordan Conn and others. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided for this session and included with the registration fee. Tickets may be purchased as add-ons during seminar registration.
Each attendee will receive a ticket to
the Saturday, Feb. 11 NHL game.
The Nashville Predators will take on the Florida Panthers at 1 pm in the arena.
Hilton Garden Inn Nashville Vanderbilt
1715 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37203
Click here or call the hotel at 615-369-5900 and ask for special College Media Sports (CMSRW) rates ($189/night).
Home2 Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt
1800 Division Street, Nashville, TN 37203
Click here or call the hotel at 615-254-2170 and ask for special College Media Sports (CMS) rates ($189/night).
from 2016 workshop attendees…
I had a blast. All of the sessions had great speakers and the audience sizes were all just right. The speakers were also very cordial and open to talk to all of us, which I didn't expect. I feel like I learned as much in the three days as I have in two years of college.
It was incredible. So inspiring and thought-provoking. I learned so much in becoming a better journalist overall and in what I can bring to my current publication.
This was our third year to attend. It keeps getting better each year. Thank you.
I felt very privileged to be able to speak with such talented reporters, producers, and analysts. I am very grateful that they committed their time to helping me develop my future career in journalism.
I teach sports journalism, and I have always returned with a new understanding or a new way to teach what I already know. There's no way students don't come away enriched.
Phenomenal. Learned a bevy of skills and tips from people who know what it takes.
Great workshop, cool scene and great location. I would go back in a heartbeat.
Most workshops fail to live up to expectations whether the sessions are too short or the speakers aren't good. This workshop lived up to all my expectations and more.
I highly recommended this to my university for future sports media specialists. I learned a year's worth of knowledge from professionals in the field in just two days.
I was able to network with the people i admire most in the journalism field, and that is something that cannot be topped.
My impression was that, every speaker wanted to be there, and was very honest. They gave us great lessons, some which you can not learn in the classroom.
WORKSHOP PREFERRED LODGING
We have partnered with the three hotels below to offer you a reduced-rate for lodging during the 2017 Sports Workshop.
Homewood Suites by Hilton Nashville Vanderbilt
2400 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
Click here or call the hotel at 615-254-2170 and ask for special College Media Sports (CMS) rates ($209/night).