2012 NISOA National Convention

Published on January 30, 2012


The 2012 NISOA Convention and Annual General Meeting will be held in Rosemont, Illinois at the Embassy Suites Hotel from July 19, 2012 through July 22, 2012. In addition to clinics on Saturday and the Larry Starner Memorial Golf Tournament (download the registration form here) on Friday, some of the issues to be discussed is a complete revision to the National Referee Program; new or revised policies; assignor update and contracts; and the Annual Awards Banquet.  It is anticipated that on Sunday there will be a National Referee Training Program at the conclusion of the convention.  This is a great opportunity to learn and participate in developing the future of NISOA.  Register early and be a part of the long term planning process.

Located just 20-minutes from downtown Chicago, Rosemont is a town with no shortage of entertainment options. In addition to music venues, top-notch restaurants and the Muvico movie theater, The Park at Rosemont is an eclectic entertainment district that features lively bars and restaurants with live music, casual dining, bowling, and outdoor patios. Plus, Rosemont is just minutes from O’Hare International Airport so you can enjoy an easy and convenient arrival.

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Thursday, July 19, 2012
1:00pm – 5:00pm Early Arrival
1:00pm – 3:30pm Early Registration
3:30pm – 5:30pm NISOA Officers Meeting
1:00pm – 5:00pm NISOA Regional Representatives Meeting
5:30pm – 7:00pm Manager’s Reception
9:30pm Hospitality
Friday, July 20, 2012
6:30am – 1:00pm Larry Starner Memorial Golf Tournament
8:00am – 4:00pm Auxiliary Event
1:00pm – 5:00pm Convention Registration
3:00pm – 5:30pm NISOA Executive Board Meeting
6:30pm – 9:30pm Greater Chicago Chapter Special Event
9:30pm Hospitality
Saturday, July 21, 2012
9:00am – 12:00pm Convention Registration
9:00am – 4:00pm Auxiliary Event
8:30am – 9:15am Differences between the collegiate game and the professional / USSF game – Joe Machnik
9:15am – 10:00am Coaches’ Perspective on Officiating – Rob Kehoe (NSCAA)
10:00am – 10:15am Break
10:15am – 11:00am High School Rules and Discussion – Mark Koski (NFHSAA)
11:00am – 11:45am The impact of social media on referees and their career – Mike Oliver
11:45am – 12:00pm Official Sports Demonstration
12:00pm – 1:15pm Lunch
1:15pm – 2:00pm Managing the coach and team area – S. John Hagenstein
2:00pm – 2:30pm Rules Changes and Issues – Ken Andres (NCAA Secretary-Rules Editor)
2:30pm – 2:45pm Break
2:45pm – 4:00pm Annual General Membership Meeting
6:00pm – 7:00pm Social
7:00pm – 9:30pm  Awards Dinner
Sunday, July 22, 2012
8:00am – 5:00pm National Referee Program Academy Clinic

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