By Thomas Quinn for Compete Sports Diversity

Compete Sports Diversity, in partnership with the Columbus Crew, is thrilled to announce the Compete Sports Diversity 2024 Summer Conference, presented by Valley Forge Sports and hosted by the Columbus Sports Commission. This highly anticipated event aims to bring together sports leaders, business owners, corporate professionals, community partners, and travel and tourism leaders from all backgrounds to learn, make connections, provide opportunities, and impact business growth.

Scheduled for June 12-14, with optional weekend events on June 15, the conference offers attendees an immersive experience with 9 hours of cutting-edge education focused on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) alongside business building strategies. The venue for this year’s conference is Field, providing a dynamic and inspiring setting for learning and networking.

“We are thrilled to partner with the Columbus Crew for the Compete Sports Diversity 2024 Summer Conference. This collaboration represents our commitment to driving positive change and fostering inclusivity within the sports industry. Attendees can expect a transformative experience, leaving with valuable insights, new connections, and a renewed sense of purpose. Together, we are uniting the world through sports and paving the way for a more diverse and equitable future.”

The conference kicks off with a reception presented by Hilton on June 12, setting the stage for a series of engaging sessions featuring dynamic speakers, panel conversations, and roundtable discussions. The education program, crafted by Compete’s Chief Education and Diversity Officer, Joshua Magallanes, M.A., LMHC, NCC, SDLT, promises to deliver actionable insights and strategies for success in the sports industry.

Compete Sports Diversity’s vision to “Unite the World Through Sports” resonates throughout the conference, fostering an environment of collaboration, innovation, and growth.

To register for this groundbreaking event or to sponsor the event, reach out to Eric Carlyle, SDLT at

Photo by R Scott James