2024 ISHA Conference

Hosted by The Sports Museum
Boston, MA
September 18 & 19, 2024


The Early-Bird Registration fee for ISHA and CASH members – Price and Date TBA 

Non-member registration – Price TBA

Conference registration includes:

  • All conference sessions
  • Two lunches and refreshments during breaks
  • Hospitality Suite
  • Cocktails & Convos Reception
  • An Evening of Champions banquet

Our Host: The Sports Museum

The Sports Museum is a non-profit educational institution that has served Boston and New England for the past 40 years. Housed on Levels 5 and 6 of the TD Garden, we have more than a half-mile of exhibits celebrating sports in Boston (and beyond).

We also represent the very best in community outreach, providing character-building, transformative educational programs that help and positively impact at-risk kids throughout our city and our region.

Hotel Rates and Information: TBA


Conference Room Rate: TBA

The hotel reservation deadline is TBA

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsorship opportunities are available, see the below document for details.

2024 ISHA Conference Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities

Pre-Conference Trip – Tuesday, September 17, 2024 



Tuesday, September 17, 2024

Time Activity Location


Wednesday, September 18, 2024

Time Event Session Description


Thursday, September 19, 2024

Time Event Session Description

Getting There


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Hosting an ISHA Conference

Submitting a Proposal

Proposals MUST be filled out via Google Forms

A copy of the following proposal information can be downloaded – ISHA Conference Host RFP

Proposals are due no later than Sunday, March 31, 2024.

Proposals will be reviewed by the ISHA Board of Directors.

ISHA operates the annual conference with a schedule including

  • A pre-conference event
  • Eight (8) to ten (10) educational/informational sessions
  • Two (2) lunches
  • Two (2) evening events
  • A minimum of two (2) guest speakers
  • A minimum of one (1) keynote speaker
  • A minimum of two (2) nights of hospitality suite

Proposals must include the following information

  • Applicant institution
    • Including main institutional contact(s) and contact information.
      • Institutional contact(s) must serve on ISHA Conference Committee and attend monthly meetings.
    • Two (2) sets of potential hosting dates
      • Proposals can be submitted for conference dates within the next five (5) years.
      • Conference is hosted over the course of 2-3 days.
    • Travel accessibility to the host hotel/venue
      • Primarily focusing on North American attendees.
      • Including local airports(s) and transportation options.
    • A minimum of two (2) local hotel accommodation options
      • Including projected room rates, consideration for the hospitality suite, and distance from the host institution or conference venue.
    • Location/venue option(s) for the following, including rental fees:
      • Board/committee meetings
      • Registration table
      • Conference sessions
      • Exhibitor/vendor trade show
      • Reception
      • An Evening of Champions banquet
    • Projected A/V costs – projection screen, laptop, wifi, etc.
    • Catering options and menus for necessary food and beverage
      • Consider whether or not there is a F&B minimum for host venue
    • Pre-conference trip options
      • Consider area attractions or unique experiences
    • Potential educational session topics or presenters
    • Potential luncheon guest speakers and Evening of Champions keynote speaker
    • Considerations for local sponsorship opportunities

ISHA is responsible for:

  • Scheduling monthly Conference Committee meetings to plan the event.
  • Preparing and maintaining the ISHA Conference budget with the assistance of the ISHA Treasurer.
  • Paying all authorized invoices associated with the conference.
  • Maintaining digital files and shared drive access for conference information.
  • The creation and updates of the following documentation:
    • Conference schedule
    • Conference website and online registration form
    • Sponsorship levels
    • Digital conference brochure
    • Digital and printed signage – welcome, event, sponsorship, directional, etc.
  • Receiving and processing the following:
    • All registration and fees
    • Exhibitor trade/show booth reservations
    • Sponsorship
  • Managing promotion and marketing for the conference

In appreciation of hosting the conference, the host institution receives:

  • Two (2) individual conference registrations (non-transferable)
  • One (1) table for 8 people at An Evening of Champions
  • Selecting a recipient for the Legacy Award (offered to a local person of influence or importance to the host institution)

Potential applicants are encouraged to reach out to the ISHA office for questions regarding their proposal by contacting Executive Administrator Shane Mailman at [email protected]


Changes in Policies and Procedure

From time to time, the ISHA Board of Directors or membership may make changes in the policies and procedures described herein. It is essential that both conference hosts and conference host applicants maintain close contact with ISHA staff and the Conference Committee chair to stay informed of these changes. Such changes may affect both those conferences for which the site has been chosen as well as those for which the site is yet to be decided.