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NASC Symposium Committee now accepting proposals for education sessions
Beth Hecquet, Director of Meetings and Events, NASC
The Call for Proposals for the 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium has been released. For a proposal to be considered, it must include a maximum of 20 minutes of lecture/panel discussion and a minimum of 30 minutes of practical application, audience interaction, etc. Total time for each session is 60 minutes (including 10 minutes for speaker introductions, sponsor recognition and housekeeping notes). All proposals must be submitted online by Thursday, Oct. 31, and speakers may submit a maximum of three proposals. The NASC Symposium Committee will review all proposals and I will contact all who submitted a proposal no later than Dec. 13. In the meantime, if you have any questions, you can contact me at 513-842-8508 or via email.
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Nation's youth sports organizations and health leaders unite to launch sports concussion partnership
National Council of Youth Sports
A number of the nation's most prominent youth sports organizations announced that they will be partnering with concussion specialists, sports medicine professionals and leaders at other levels of sports to create an unprecedented coalition to prevent and manage concussions among young athletes.
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San Antonio to host national swimming events
San Antonio Business Journal
USA Swimming awarded two of the sport's top national events in 2015 — the Phillips 66 National Championships and the Speedo Junior National Championships — to San Antonio. San Antonio's new Northside Swim Center will host the competitions. The facility, which was completed in July, features a 50-meter, Olympic-size outdoor pool and a 25-meter diving and warm-up pool. The outdoor swim center can accommodate 2,400 fans and 1,200 athletes.
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Texas, Las Vegas to host returning Red Bull Air Race series in 2014
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NASC Symposium Committee now accepting proposals for education sessions
Beth Hecquet, Director of Meetings and Events, NASC
The Call for Proposals for the 22nd annual NASC Sports Event Symposium has been released.

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Get a glimpse of vision for a California convention center expansion
Sacramento Business Journal
Kansas City, Mo.,-based architectural design firm Populous delivered preliminary sketches for a possible expansion of the Sacramento, Calif., Convention Center that adds more meeting space in the tight footprint of downtown.

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Big 12 baseball tournament coming to Oklahoma in 2015
Tulsa World
The Big 12 Conference Baseball Tournament will move to ONEOK Field in Tulsa, Okla., in 2015, the league announced at ONEOK Field.

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Reclaiming the record: 137 decibels
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Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Kan., has long been considered one of the loudest stadiums in the NFL, with crowd noise often reaching 116 decibels. A group of dedicated and passionate Kansas City Chiefs fans are organizing a movement to continue the loud "ground shaking" roar at Arrowhead, during a recent game against the Oakland Raiders. The group is aiming to not only break the stadium's 116-decibel record, but also hopes to break the recently set Guinness World Record of 136.6 decibels.
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