Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium (LABS) Announces Full Conference Schedule

Paralympians, Industry Leaders, and Advocates Highlight Oct. 15 Agenda

The Adapted Sport Leadership & Business Symposium (LABS), presented by All In Sport Consulting, today announced its full slate of sessions and speakers for the free, one-day virtual conference taking place on Thursday, Oct. 15. The event will bring leaders from the adapted sport industry and beyond together for a day of cutting-edge educational sessions, idea sharing, and meaningful conversations designed to elevate the industry and achieve the vision for all to experience the transformational power of sport. LABS 2020 is free to attend and registration is open at:

LABS features an exemplary slate of adapted sport industry leaders, athletes, influencers, and advocates set to present sessions and panel discussions throughout the day. Sessions include (full agenda including descriptions and times is available at


  • Keynote: Building a Movement for Social Change with Sustainable Impact and Benefit

David Grevemberg – CEO Commonwealth Games Federation


  • 2020 Lessons Learned and New Opportunities to Expand the Movement

Ann Cody – Special Advisor, International Disability Rights, U.S. State Department

Victor Calise – Commissioner of the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities


  • Creating Successful Partnerships to Build Successful Events

Greg Fante – VP of Sports Development, Louisville Sports Commission

Mike Mushett – CEO, Turnstone Center

Dan O’Connell – CEO, Visit Ft. Wayne

Will Waller – CEO, National Wheelchair Basketball Association

Moderator Jason Gewirtz – Editor & Publisher, SportsTravel Magazine


  • What Athletes Want & Need to Maximize Success

Blaze Foster – Para Powerlifting Paralympic hopeful

McKenna Geer – Team USA, Shooting, 2016 Rio Paralympic Games, bronze medalist

Jaleen Roberts – Team USA, Track & Field medalist at the 2017 & 2019 World Para Athletics Championships and 2019 Parapan Games


  • Economic Impact of the Adapted Sport Industry

Dawna Callahan – Founder & CEO, All In Sport Consulting

Nate Heckman – President, Stitch Marketing Research

Jon Schmieder – Founder & CEO, Huddle Up Group


  • Pursuing an Inclusive and More Equitable Region

Hunter Leemon – Executive Director, Sportable

J.C. Poma – Director of Sport Relations, Richmond Region Tourism & Vice Chair, Sportable

Josh Sloan – Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, Sportable


  • Communicating with Power and Passion

Katie Moses Swope – Founder, MoSwo PR

Loren Worthington – VP of Communications, Ability360


  • Social Impact of Adapted Sport – Advocacy and Activism

Cheri Blauwet, MD – Harvard Medical School & Board Member, United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee

Phil Pangrazio – CEO, Ability360

John Register – Founder, Inspired Communications International


“LABS was born from the idea that expanding the adapted sport movement would require uniting those within the industry as well as reaching beyond it,” said Dawna Callahan, founder and CEO of All In Sport Consulting. “We have worked very hard to develop a powerful and thought-provoking agenda with that goal in mind, and are excited about the connections, conversations, and progress this event will enable. In addition, we look forward to sharing the results of the first Adapted Sport Economic Impact survey. This initial survey provides a solid foundation to better understand our industry’s impact and influence in the overall U.S. sport economy. We look forward to building on this data in years ahead.”

All In Sport Consulting teamed up with Huddle Up Group and professional national research agency Stitch Marketing Research to conduct the first-of-its-kind study earlier this year. The resulting data will be presented at LABS for the first time along with a discussion on how industry professionals can best utilize these early insights while working with fellow sport brokers in communities across the country.

LABS was created to complement versus compete with current adapted sport industry conferences, but is unique in its level of disability representation. Callahan, an adapted sport industry athlete herself, along with many of the other speakers bring authentic “lived” experience complemented by professional experience to the conference. To register or for more information, visit

About All In Sport Consulting

All In Sport Consulting is a Denver-based consulting firm that leads organizations in creating life-changing opportunities for people with disabilities through adapted sport. Through strategic planning, adapted sport program management and implementation, and training and education, All In Sport helps organizations ensure they are in the best position to create opportunities for all who want to experience the power of sport. For more information, visit

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