USA Triathlon and Triathlon Business International (TBI) have announced Endurance Exchange, an annual industry-wide triathlon conference, to be held on January 23-25, 2020, in Tempe, Arizona. The inaugural event combines several pre-existing industry conferences into one.
USAT and TBI note that this combined initiative provides learning and networking opportunities for coaches, race directors, officials, clubs, brands and manufacturers, media outlets and marketing entities, athletes and the multisport community as a whole.
Endurance Exchange replaces the TBI Annual Conference, which was initially scheduled in Tempe for the same dates. It also comprises two former USA Triathlon-hosted industry events – the USA Triathlon Race Director Summit and the Art & Science of Triathlon International Coaching Symposium.
USA Triathlon and TBI are launching the event in an effort to grow, inspire and support the triathlon community by… ‘collaboratively hosting the nation’s largest experiential triathlon summit where everyone within the multisport community can learn; share best practices, trends and innovations; network; and celebrate.’
“At USA Triathlon we heard from our constituents that it was challenging to manage several conferences on the calendar each year, and we realized it was time to think bigger-picture,” said Rocky Harris, USA Triathlon CEO. “More importantly, we recognize the value in coming together with TBI to create a collaborative environment for all industry members — enabling coaches, retailers, corporations, race directors, clubs, officials and athletes to learn from each other and share best practices.”
“Triathlon is routinely the trendsetter in the endurance community, and Endurance Exchange is our industry’s answer to the Balkanization that has led to the demise of events like Interbike,” said Dan Empfield, President of Triathlon Business International.
“Endurance Exchange will be triathlon’s annual rendezvous, and I suspect it may become that for our three constituent activities as well. I’ve been hoping for this for years, and I’m excited we’re finally here.”
The conference will feature a line-up of expert presenters from across the multisport industry, as well as interactive roundtable sessions and networking events. Race directors, coaches and officials will gain Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to further their professional development and will have the opportunity to earn their USA Triathlon certifications or recertifications onsite.
In addition, Endurance Exchange will feature ancillary activities outside of the conference room setting — including hands-on technical training, racing opportunities, USA Triathlon Foundation events and meet-and-greets with elite athletes and Olympic hopefuls.
Registration is open at enduranceexchange.com, and early bird pricing is available now for US$350 per person. A complete schedule, speaker line-up and additional event details will be announced in the coming months and will be housed at enduranceexchange.com.