ISHA Virtual Conference: 2021 – The Grand Slam

The most important time on the International Sports Heritage Association’s calendar is the annual conference held in the fall. Delegates from around the world will come together, virtually this year, to learn/ share best practices, meet new vendors, network, and share in the joy of representing the preservation and celebration of the world’s sports history. We invite you to take part in this year’s virtual event and benefit from its business opportunities.

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Conference Schedule – October 27-28

October 27, 2021

Welcome – from ITHOF – Doug Stark

11:00am EST – Session 1:
Advantage: Get Started On Your Digitization Project
Donny Lowe – History IT
Moderator: Kent Sturman

12:00pm EST – Session 2:
Match Point: Trunk Shows and Education Collections
Nicole Markham – ITHOF
Moriah Illsley – Patriots HOF
Moderator: Caryn Wiggins

1:00pm EST – BREAK

2:00pm EST – Session 3:
Love For All: Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Adrienne Leslie-Toogood
Moderator: Meggan Gardner

3:00pm EST – Session 4:
Wild Card: Open forum
Moderators: Bryan and Beth

7:00pm EST – Shot Clock:
Trivia Night and Hospitality Suite
Sponsored by: DANA and SHANE


October 28, 2021

11:00am EST – Session 5:
Break Point: Fundraising For Collections
Lee Price
Megan Winterfeldt
Moderator: Justine

12:00pm EST – Session 6:
Rally: Wellness in Sport Programming
Caitlyn Dyer – Bobby Orr
Katie Tanner – Nova Scotia Sports HOF
Moderator: Michelle

1:00pm EST – AWARDS and Conclusion
Moderator: Dana
ISHY Awards – Saleem (10 minutes)
Schroeder Award – Bryan Morry and Mike Gibbons (5 minutes)
Legacy Award – Doug Stark Presents to Richard Johnson (10 minutes)


Sponsor Packages:

GRAND SLAM PACKAGE – $1500 (One available) (SOLD)

  1. Hot Topic Session – 45 minute Zoom Presentation (PRE-RECORDED)
  2. Virtual Focus Group – One Hour Zoom Session
  3. 1 Session Sponsorship (of your choice)
  4. Pre-Event Messaging
    1. Logo on brochure & registration page
    2. Logo on conference promotional emails
    3. Recognition on ISHA Social Media
  5. Social Media (6 impressions)
  6. Conference Registration


SMASH PACKAGE – $1000 (One available)

  1. Virtual Focus Group – One Hour Zoom Session
  2. Pre-Event Messaging
    1. Logo on brochure & registration page
    2. Logo on conference promotional emails
    3. Recognition on ISHA social media
  3. Trivia Night Sponsorship (PRE-RECORDED Welcome)
  4. Conference Registration


ACE SESSION SPONSOR – $750 (4 available – 2 sold)

  1. Three-minute Company Promo Video at Start of Session (PRE-RECORDED)
  2. Logo on Screen During Session
  3. Session Closing Credits
  4. Website Sponsor Listing
  5. Conference Registration

ISHA Virtual Conference – Sign Up: