Innovation Board

For sports industry professionals working in executive, vice president, director, or managerial roles with significant budgetary influence. The board develops strategies that determine market demand or market behaviors. Innovation partners are extended limited duration agreements in support of programs, internal committees, or working groups.     

The innovation board’s main focus is to help other boards deepen their understanding of product needs, market insights, and best practice. Innovation partners are active sports industry sharing their experiences and knowledge regarding budget creation, technology procurement, and innovation adoption challenges inside sport. 

  • Program Development
  • Skill Development Needs
  • Impact Award Nominations
  • White Paper & Use Cases Analysis
  Meeting Frequency     Meeting Place  

  Meeting Duration  

      Appointed         Board Chair  
      Monthly [10]            Virtual         1 Hour 2 Years   TBD  

The innovation board is the primary business group for all buyer-side marketplace activities. The executive board is currently seeking additional partners to further develop the programs and plan strategic milestones. Continue scrolling to apply…  

Innovation Board

Candidate Skill Preference

Your time with the trade association will help advance your own interests in sports, education, or technologies. 

Program Development

Strategic Partnerships

Board Management

Leadership Development

Expected Time Allocation

We’re seeking board candidates that can commit to two hours a month at a minimum. The work effort may include virtual meetings, content creation, market research, or – if a travel assignment is accepted all expenses paid travel. 

Appointed vs Elected Board Members

All board seat appointments are authorized by the executive board or current board partners. Boards may develop standard organizational frameworks such as a directorship. Formalization may include joint bylaws which describe policies or budget allocation as an internal stakeholder partnership. Additional board seats may be approved by the executive board where growth demands.

Executive Authorizations

All boards are internal boards operating under the explicit permission of the association. Boards serve either a global trade or education mission. Board candidates maintain seats based on performance reviews or peer elections. Board partners are considered volunteers and as such are not payroll employed, and have no compensation rights – unless an explicit partner agreement is authorized. Each two year cycle partner agreements must be reinitiated.