Q: What are the Athletic Business Show dates?

 A: The show will take place Nov. 9-11, 2017. Preconference workshops and tours will take place Wednesday, Nov. 8. The trade show will be open Nov. 9-10.

Q: Where is the show located?

A: All seminars, workshops, keynotes and the trade show are located at:

Orange County Convention Center - West Building
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819.
The trade show will be in Halls C-D1, and the keynote will be in the Chapin Theater. Workshops and seminars will be located in Rooms 221-315.

Q: Who sponsors the show?

A: Athletic Business Media Inc. in Madison, Wis., publisher of Athletic Business magazine.

Q: Who attends the show?

A: Whether you're an experienced athletic, recreation or fitness administrator or new to the profession, you'll find information that will advance your career at the Athletic Business Show. Attendees come from a wide range of organizations and educational institutions, including colleges and universities, parks and recreation departments and districts, military bases and installations, private sports and recreation centers, YMCAs/YWCAs, JCCs, clubs, corporate fitness centers, high schools, hospital wellness centers, pro teams, resorts, country clubs, police/fire departments, community associations and church recreation centers.

Q: Where should I stay?

A: A wide range of hotels are available, ranging in price from $90 to $259 per night. Hotel blocks will open in May.

Q: How can I get the Athletic Business Show 2017 brochure?

A: If you'd like to receive a brochure in the mail (available in July), see our Brochure page and submit the form.

Q: I'm bringing my spouse. What can he/she attend?

A: Free expo-only badges are available for spouses to visit the trade show, or attend the keynote. Children are not allowed in keynotes or seminars. Children are not recommended on the expo floor, but if they do attend the expo, they must be properly badged at the registration desk.

Q: Can I attend MFA and NAYS sessions?

A: MFA and NAYS sessions are free for all Athletic Business Show attendees.

Q: What type of CEUs are available during the conference?

A: See our CEUs page for a list of continuing education providers.

Q: Will the speakers provide handouts during the sessions?

A: Register by October 23 and you'll receive a link to download and print out the session handouts in advance, or download to your laptop, iPad or smartphone via AB Show's mobile app. Some speakers will provide handouts on-site.

Q: What is your cancellation policy?

A: If you need to cancel your registration, please submit your request in writing to You can transfer the registration to another delegate or request a refund. A $25 administration fee will be deducted from refunds. For cancellations received on or after Oct. 23, 2017, a $100 cancellation fee will apply.

Q: What credit cards can I use to register?

A: Athletic Business accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Q: Where will future shows be located?

A: AB Show 2018 will be held in New Orleans, Nov. 8-10, 2018. Dates and the location of the 2019 show will be announced later this year.