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About The Conference

The 2016 uOttawa Sports Business Club is extremely proud to announce the first ever uOttawa Sport Management Conference which is set to take place Friday, September 30th, 2016 at the Alex Trebek Alumni Hall.   


National Sport Organizations (NSOs) act as the governing bodies for their sports in Canada. These organizations serve a number of important functions, such as:


  • governing all aspects of a sport within Canada;

  • managing high performance programs;

  • selecting and managing national teams;

  • implementing national initiatives to develop and promote sport;

  • sanctioning national level competitions and tournaments;

  • providing professional development for coaches and officials in sports; and

  • proposing and supporting bids for international competitions in Canada.


More often than not, students who aim to work in the world of sports forget about the incredible opportunities that NSO’s provide as a career. That being said, the uOSBC has targeted an area of the sport business industry that students and young professionals should learn more about by highlighting what we have to offer here in Ottawa. Since we are in the Nation’s Capital, the main focus of this event will be on discovering what the world of National Sport Organizations (NSOs) and Canadian Event Rights Holders have to offer!

Our target demographic is students from the University of Ottawa, particularly graduate and undergraduate students from the Faculty of Human Kinetics (i.e. Sport Management, Sport Psychology, Coaching, Pedagogy, Physiology, Biomechanics, Motor Control and Learning). This diverse audience can all benefit from engaging and learning from Canadian NSO’s that operate within the Nation’s Capital. An invitation has also been extended to other students from the Ottawa region at the University of Ottawa, Carleton University and Algonquin College campuses. We will also cast a wider net to university students from Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec.  


We are extremely excited and look forward to providing students with an engaging learning experience. We hope they will leave with a better understanding of the Canadian sport industry and happy to have been part of something that has never been done at the University of Ottawa. 

The Venue

Alex Trebek Alumni Hall

157 Séraphin-Marion Private, Ottawa, ON K1N

Panel One

Preparing For The Podium

The focus of this panel is to discuss the role that National Sport Organizations play in preparing for podium finishes at the highest levels of competition. This session builds on recent Olympic hype by highlighting the podium success of Canadian sports in Rio. Attendees will be able to discover what types of involvements each of the panelists have had to help Canada’s athletes land podium finishes and also learn about some of the inner workings of each of their respective National Sport Organizations.


Peter Montopoli

General Secretary

Jessica Scarlato

National Teams Coordinator

Penny Joyce

Chief Operating Officer

Terry Marcotte

Sports Director

Panel Two

Beyond the Games

These three women have turned their passion for sport as athletes into a profession! International sporting success have made them Canadian sporting icons. During the panel, they will discuss their transition from athlete to professional, their career paths, and the behind the scenes working of sport that often goes unseen. With experience in communications, journalism, policy, coaching and competition, we are sure this will be a knowledge sharing session not to be missed!


Sylvie Bigras

Senior Communication Specialist

Sue Scherer

Senior Program Officer

Carolyn Waldo

2x Olympic Gold Medalist &

Media & Public Relations Consultant

Special Presentations

Video Address

Sport Opportunities

The Honourable 

Carla Qualtrough



Minister of Sport &

Persons with Disabilities

Coordinator, Programming and Community Outreach

Keynote Address

Closing Address

Sue Hylland


Sport Services

Conference Schedule

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All Access Conference Pass


The uOttawa Sport Business Club would like to thank the following organizations for their contributions and support towards the inaugural uOttawa Sport Management Conference: 

Le uOttawa Sport Business Club tient à remercier les organizations suivantes pour leur contributions et support envers la conférence innaugural de gestion de sport à l'Université d'Ottawa:

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