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SPORTS, ENTERTAINMENT & INNOVATION CONFERENCE TO LAUNCH IN LAS VEGAS NEXT SUMMER

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LAS VEGAS /PRNewswire/ — UNLV Sports Innovation and Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, in collaboration with the Las Vegas-based guest experience agency Circle, proudly announce the launch of SEI-Con — a first of its kind Sports, Entertainment & Innovation Conference hosting thought leaders and subject matter experts from across the globe to educate, collaborate and create dynamic ventures together. 

The inaugural conference will be held in Las Vegas at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas with an opening reception July 15, and the three-day conference July 16-18, 2024. The event will include exhibitor pods, innovation labs, daily keynotes, seminars/sessions, roundtables, and daily wrap parties with music entertainment.

“There has been momentum building in the area of professional sports throughout Southern Nevada in recent years, and the economic growth that comes along with it is undeniable,” said UNLV President Keith E. Whitfield. “Through business and workforce development, and of course innovation, UNLV is a key partner in this growth, and SEI-Con is the latest example of our collaborative work to reinforce Las Vegas’ reputation as the world leader in tourism, sports, and entertainment.”

Analysts predict the global sports market to reach $2 trillion, which is 2% of the $100 trillion world’s economy, bolstered by an influx of money from new sources, emerging technologies, and growing demand. Already the entertainment capital of the world, Las Vegas has become an emerging sports destination and is perfectly positioned to host an annual conference focused on the intersection of sports, entertainment, and innovation.

“The opportunity for our students to work on this world-class event captures the essence of our experiential-based academic programs,” says Michael Veley, founding Director and Chair and Rhonda S. Falk Endowed Professor in the Department of Sport Management in Falk College. “We, along with our nationally acclaimed advisory council of industry executives, fully embrace the collaboration with UNLV’s premier programs, the creative genius of Circle, and business partners and sports entities in one of the most dynamic sports and entertainment markets in the world.”

Attendees will have opportunities to meet industry executives and explore the latest innovations in sports and entertainment, esports and gaming, sports sociology and diversity, broadcast brands and media, research and development, and more.

“Through collaborations with academic partners, and the sports and entertainment industry, we are training the next generation of sports scientists and sports business professionals through interdisciplinary education and research,” said UNLV Sports Innovation COO Jay Vickers. “SEI-Con will produce opportunities for education and collaboration that will result in unprecedented deal-making that will undeniably have a positive impact for our universities, students, and the sports and entertainment industry.”

The event will also recognize leadership in sports, entertainment, and academia, and connect audiences dedicated to the future of these industries.

“We are eager to display the work being done by our faculty directly in sports, including innovative programs in sport management, sports analytics, and our newest program in esports, plus other elements of the college such as sports-related research in exercise science, nutrition, and other areas,” said Rodney Paul, Director of the Sports Analytics Program and a Professor in the Department of Sport Management at Falk College. “We are most excited, however, to show off our greatest asset, our students, on the world stage in the great city of Las Vegas.”

About SEI-Con
A next-gen conference that empowers academia, corporations, government, organizations, and non-profit entities to align, accelerating the development of new products, services and technologies that will elevate the entire market and improve the future of sports and entertainment for all. www.sei-con.org

About the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Falk College brings together Syracuse University’s professional programs in exercise science, human development and family science, marriage and family therapy, nutrition and food studies, public health, social work, and sport management in an environment of cross-disciplinary teaching, research, practice, and service. Falk College has been at the forefront of sport industry education for 20 years, launching one of the nation’s first undergraduate degrees both in sport management and sport analytics, and soon offering a new esports communications and management degree program with the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.

About UNLV Sports Innovation
UNLV Sports Innovation aspires to be a nationally recognized hub that integrates sports science and sport business to provide cutting-edge solutions to unique challenges and drive the future of sports. Situated in UNLV’s Office of Economic Development with collaborators across the university, UNLV Sports Innovation is training the next generation of sports scientists and sports business professionals through interdisciplinary education and research.

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Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report: Pro Jenna Hessert Discusses New Oklahoma Pro League

Get the inside scoop! Pro Jenna Hessert joins the discussion on the new Oklahoma pro league in the latest episode of Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report.

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The latest episode of Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report delivered an exciting conversation featuring Pro pickleball player Jenna Hessert alongside Michael Sleeves Slwa and Carol Rowles from OKC Punishers. The trio delved into the hot topic of the new pro league in Oklahoma, sparking enthusiasm amongst pickleball enthusiasts. Jenna Hessert’s insights and expertise added a dynamic layer to the discussion, offering a valuable perspective on the league’s potential impact on the sport. As the pickleball community eagerly anticipates the league’s development, this episode provided a sneak peek into the future of competitive play in the region. With engaging dialogue and seasoned expertise, Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report continues to be a must-watch for both seasoned players and newcomers looking to stay informed and entertained in the world of pickleball.

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Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report: Mayhem from Dymon Review

“Discover Michael “Sleeves” Sliwa’s insights on the Mayhem paddle from Dymon. Get exclusive discount using code ‘Sleeves’ for 20% off. Shop now!”

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Power Meets Control With A Kevlar Paddle!

Check out the latest Snapshot Review on Sleeves Senior Pickleball Report, where Michael “Sleeves” Sliwa shares his insights on the Mayhem paddle from Dymon. In just a few minutes, Sleeves dives into the paddle’s performance, construction, and overall feel on the court. His verdict? The Mayhem delivers power, precision, and a natural feel that elevates your game. Plus, viewers can enjoy an exclusive 20% discount by using the code “Sleeves” at checkout when purchasing the Mayhem paddle from Dymon’s online store. Don’t miss out – upgrade your gear and experience the Mayhem today! Visit Dymon’s IG @Dymon1_ for more.

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Moose Games Serves Up Dill-lightful Family Fun with New Pickleball Blast; First-of-its-Kind Board Game Based on America’s Fastest Growing Sport

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. /PRNewswire/ — Since 1972, Select Registry has curated a portfolio of quality-assured and handpicked properties representing the gold standard in craft hospitality. 22 properties were welcomed into membership in 2023. These 22 new members represent independent properties across the U.S. from 14 different states and one new member in Canada. Our newest members include:

  • A’ Tuscan Estate Bed & Breakfast McMinnville, Oregon
    Located in the heart of the beautiful Willamette Valley, Oregon Wine Country, this property offers guests six rooms and a gourmet, three-course breakfast each morning of their stay.
  • Bottger Mansion of Old Town Albuquerque, New Mexico
    Located in the Old Town Albuquerque historic district of New Mexico, discover the vibrant culture, fabulous cuisine, and a garden oasis at this lovingly restored inn.
  • Brass Lantern Inn Stowe, Vermont
    This historic inn is set on an acre and a half of outdoor space, with spectacular views of Mt. Mansfield. It is carefully managed to provide all of the creature comforts of today within the unique character of a brick farmhouse.
  • Christopher Dodge House Providence, Rhode Island
    Built in 1858 and renovated into a bed and breakfast in 2003, this Italianate Mansion is full of charm and original touches. Found in the heart of Providence, within walking distance of attractions, local shops, restaurants, and universities.
  • Cuthbert House Inn Beaufort, South Carolina
    This gracious historic mansion dates back over 230 years and is located near beaches and surrounded by Lowcountry salt marshes. Offering an ideal location, this property is just a short walk from a vibrant downtown, with restaurants, boutiques, museums, and galleries.
  • The Everett Hotel Bryson City, North Carolina
    This renovated bank building offers ten luxuriously appointed rooms with upscale baths, a rooftop terrace with an open fireplace, and beautiful mountain views. The on-site restaurant features contemporary American cuisine and signature craft cocktails.
  • Farm Road Estate West Dover, Vermont
    Nestled on 32 acres in Southern Vermont, this property is just minutes from the renowned ski resort at Mount Snow. Guests will enjoy world-class winter skiing, inspiring fall foliage, and fine dining during their stay.
  • Forsyth Park Inn Savannah, Georgia
    Overlooking the largest and most popular park in the historic district of Savannah, this circa 1893 Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast brings the best of the old world with the conveniences of a modern hotel.
  • GraceNote Inn & Spa Bethel, Maine
    Conveniently located near Sunday River Ski Resort and surrounded by an abundance of hiking trails in the mountains of Western Maine. This Bethel Maine inn offers luxurious accommodations, a restaurant and bar, as well as an on-site spa.
  • The Grand Hacienda Abiquiu Lake, New Mexico
    Found on a mesa top overlooking beautiful Abiquiu Lake in New Mexico, this memorable lodging experience is found in the heart of Georgia O’Keeffe country. A step through the ancient wooden gate leads you to jaw-dropping views and a pathway to your private retreat.
  • Harwelden Mansion Tulsa, Oklahoma
    An English Tudor masterpiece, this property dates back to 1923 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests will enjoy stunning architecture, elegant decor, and manicured gardens overlooking the Arkansas River.
  • Hidden Serenity Bed and Breakfast West Bend, Wisconsin
    Nestled on more than 20 acres of wooded bliss in West Bend, Wisconsin, Hidden Serenity offers guests use of the in-house spa, regulation-size pickleball court, wooded trails, and made-from-scratch three-course breakfasts.
  • Inn of the Turquoise Bear Santa Fe, New Mexico
    Located just a 15-minute walk from Santa Fe’s historic plaza, this property features private acres of lush gardens with towering pine trees and mountain views. Enjoy abundant, multi-course plated breakfast featuring innovative comfort food at this estate dating back 200 years.
  • Justin Trails Resort Sparta, Wisconsin
    Perfect for the outdoor enthusiast with 14 miles of wide grassy trails mowed for hiking and two championship Disc Golf courses. A hearty breakfast highlighting local, organic, and sustainable food is included with lodging.
  • Lindenwood Inn Southwest Harbor, Maine
    This thirteen-room bed and breakfast is located in a quiet village near Acadia National Park on the coast of Maine and is just a short walk to restaurants, bike and kayak rentals, and boating adventures.
  • The Lodge at Moosehead Lake Greenville, Maine
    This elegant bed and breakfast is located on Moosehead Lake in Greenville, Maine. Surrounded by woods, fields, and stunning lake and mountain views, guests will enjoy this ultra-private, year-round lakefront destination with fine dining at 368 Maine Restaurant.
  • Maple Cove B&B & The August House Leonard, Michigan
    This secluded Michigan retreat is in a modern farmhouse setting. Located on 14 acres, there is plenty to do on the property– take a dip in the pool or meander the expansive grounds.
  • McCully House Inn Jacksonville, Oregon
    Nestled in the heart of Oregon’s Rogue Valley this boutique hotel offers five distinctive guest rooms and four luxurious suites. This pet-friendly property is in the heart of Jacksonville’s historic district and dates back to 1860.
  • Old Manse Inn Brewster, Massachusetts
    Found on picturesque Cape Cod, this historic sea captain’s manor dates back to 1801. Offering 12 deluxe rooms, an expansive garden, and thoughtful amenities, it is just a short stroll to Breakwater Beach.
  • Pillow & Paddock Bed and Breakfast La Grange, Kentucky
    Located in the heart of Oldham County, Kentucky, this tranquil six-acre property is surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, lush pastures, beautiful estates, and thoroughbred horse farms and is just a four-minute drive from Historic Main Street La Grange.
  • Springbank House St. Catherines, Ontario
    Dating back to 1910 this property is nestled in St. Catharines’ historic downtown district in Ontario, Canada. It offers guests a choice of three suites with modern character ensuites, ultra-soft linens, and fireplaces in adjoining sitting rooms.
  • Top of the Ridge Farm Bed & Breakfast New Durham, New Hampshire
    Situated on a quiet country road with sweeping views of Mt. Washington, this inn features four spacious rooms, each with a private bath and deck. Guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast each morning, as well as cooking classes.

“We are so pleased to welcome these 22 new members into our portfolio of quality-assured properties,” said Select Registry CEO Mark Reichle. “Each is distinctive, but all exemplify our promise to deliver excellence in craft lodging to their guests. We are thrilled to see our collection grow and proud to represent the best in the industry.”

These 22 new members represent independent properties across the US from 14 different states & 1 new member in Canada.

Select Registry-certified properties exceed service standards because of our rigorous quality-assurance program. Prior to membership, all properties must be evaluated with the industry’s leading inspection program, covering everything from cleanliness to hospitality. 

Our curated bed and breakfasts, boutique hotels, and inns provide unique experiences with locally sourced food and personalized recommendations from knowledgeable innkeepers. Lodging types range from full-service inns, lodges, rustic cabins, boutique hotels, stately mansions, and manors that stretch across the U.S. from the San Juan Islands to the Smokies, and beyond. Come for the quality accommodations, stay for the story.

About Select Registry:
For over 50 years, Select Registry has set the standard for excellence in personal hospitality at independently owned inns and bed and breakfasts. Today, our craft lodging properties include over 260 boutique properties. They’re located everywhere from backcountry roads to big-city neighborhoods, along coastlines, and in heartlands across the United States. Learn more at www.SelectRegistry.com.

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