8th Sports Diversity Leadership Conference

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The Power of Sports Community™

MISSION: To serve as the premier advocate for diversity, inclusion, and excellence in sports.

VISION: To facilitate meaningful and collaborative educational opportunities and partnerships that enrich, build, and empower athletes, sports organizations and their communities.


  • Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Embassy Suites by Hilton Scottsdale Resort
  • 5001 North Scottsdale Road
  • Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
  • 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Includes Lunch

As Compete Magazine hosts its 9th Annual Sports Diversity Awards on the evening of November 10, we also present the 8th Sports Diversity Leadership Conference presented by the Sports Diversity Leadership Council (SDLC).

While the Conference is designed to educate, it’s also designed to inspire our members and audience participants to get more deeply involved in the sports diversity movement.

9:00-9:10 a.m.
Welcome by SDLC Director of Education, Connie Wardman, M.A., SDL
9:10-9:55 a.m.
Education Module 1 – Sports Leadership
10:00-10:45 a.m.
Education Module 2 – Sports Diversity & IDEAL Principles
11:00-11:45 a.m.
Education Module 3 – Leading into the Future
Noon-12:45 p.m.
Education Module 4 – Goldfish Bowl

Content of the first three modules sounds pretty familiar but what is the Goldfish Bowl?

Move over “Shark Tank” and jump into the Goldfish Bowl! SDLC contestants will compete for over $10,000 in cash and prizes by presenting information on their organization or tournament to our Goldfish Bowl judges. Contestants and attendees learn the valuable “dos and don’ts” of creating their best presentation for prospective partners sponsors.

For additional information please contact us at [email protected]


  • 2019 Kansas City Gay Softball World Series
  • ASANA World Series
  • Experience Scottsdale
  • International Gay Rodeo Association (IGRA)
  • North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA)
  • Pride Run Phoenix
  • USA Dodgeball




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