Team USA hosting fifth annual Olympic symposium

March 20, 2018

Derek Lee

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     Students have the opportunity to experience what makes Colorado Springs the Olympic city after spring break.

    Team USA will host the fifth annual Team USA Symposium April 2 – 5 at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Registration for the four-day event, which closes March 25,  is open to the first 200 participants.

    The symposium is designed to foster the next generation of leaders in the Olympic and Paralympic movements, according to the Team USA website. Participants will learn from industry leaders in events featuring keynote speaking and panel discussions regarding resumes, elevator pitches and networking.

    Four registration packages ranging from $199 – $799 are included. The Bronze package, costing $199, includes full symposium access, including to the career and internship fair. Students can also choose from the more expensive Silver, Gold and Hall of Fame packages. No refunds will be issued.

 The symposium will feature speakers from Sport Business Development, Collegiate Partnerships, Sports Medicine, Human Resources, Paralympic Development, Sport Performance, Digital/Social Media, Communications, and National Governing Bodies Services.

    Attendees should be prepared to dress in business casual or business professional for this event. A change of clothes for each day, personal bathroom supplies and resumes should be brought as well.


April 2

    Monday’s events will commence with a registration check-in from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Following registration, attendees will be welcomes to the USOC and attend a dinner and keynote speaker event with Kelly Skinner.

    The day will even with an Olympic torch relay and light ceremony and a sport experience


April 3

    Tuesday’s events will begin at 8 a.m.  with Keynote speaker, Charlie Huebner. Another keynote speaker, Kevin Penn, will follow Huebner’s speech.

    Huebner has been the vice president of Paralympic development for the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation since 2014.

    According to the Team USA website, “(Huebner) collaborates with the USOPF Board and Senior management, to cultivate national leaders to advise and support the building of the USOC philanthropic brand.”

    Penn has been the chief of business operations for the USOC since 2016. He is responsible for introducing new standards of performance while driving efficiencies and providing direct oversight for USOC corporate divisions.


April 4

    Wednesday’s events will begin with a keynote speaker from 8 – 9 a.m. The day includes a PyeongChang recap panel and breakout sessions including digital media and U.S. Paralympics.

    The Career and Internship Fair will follow from 2 – 4 p.m.


April 5

    Thursday’s events are optional but will begin with a Garden of the Gods cultural experience. Check-out is at 9 a.m. The events of each mandatory day are slated to end tentatively at 9 p.m.

     All inquiries regarding the symposium should be directed to [email protected]. For those with general questions about the Olympic Training Center, call 866-4540.