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DGPT to Host First-Ever Disc Golf Industry Conference  

By Baker Helton
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For Immediate Release: 

DGPT to Host Inaugural Disc Golf Industry Conference 

December 15, 2022: The Disc Golf Pro Tour is excited to invite disc golf’s working professionals to the inaugural DGPT Industry Conference to be held February 15 – 17 at the El Conquistador Resort in Tucson, AZ leading up to the 2023 All-Star event. 

The industry conference will begin Wednesday evening with a banquet dinner and keynote and run through the start of the All-Star competition on Friday afternoon. The theme of the conference is ‘Growing Together’, and the program will focus on smart growth in the disc golf industry with opportunities for leaders both inside and outside the sport to come together to learn, network and identify new opportunities collectively. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in All-Star week festivities that follow immediately after the conference concludes, including access to the All-Star course for play and pre-season media creation.

“The inaugural DGPT Industry conference is a dream of ours and an opportunity for disc golf’s working professionals and leaders to join together at the start of the 2023 season for a week of collaboration, networking, and growth,” said DGPT CEO & Tour Director Jeff Spring. “Come and join us in the Arizona sun!”

Confirmed Speakers & Session Topics

Registrants will choose which sessions to attend in early January. More speaker confirmations to come! Updates will be listed here.

  • Elite Course Design Panel: Cale Leiviska, Steve Brinster, John & Dee Houck, and Leonard Muise
    • Learn about elite level course design from some of the world’s most renowned designers. 
  • Steve Dodge on Entrepreneurship in Disc Golf
    • Hear from Steve Dodge about the challenges and breakthroughs in entrepreneurship in the disc golf industry.
  • Infinite Discs & Only The Best Discs: National Retail
    • Learn more about strategies and trends in national disc golf retail from two leading national retailers. 
  • Regional Disc Golf Retail: Another Round, Birdie Disc Golf, Flight Factory, Power Grip & Gotta Go Gotta Throw
    • Learn more about strategies and trends in regional disc golf retail from some leading regional retailers. 
  • New Equipment in Disc Golf: Bushnell, Grip6, & Zuca 
    • A discussion about the development and marketing of new equipment in disc golf.
  • Non-profits in Disc Golf: George Sappenfield & Andi Young
    • Hear about non-profit status in the disc golf industry from the Disc Golf Hall of Fame.
  • Social Media Roundtable: JomezPro, the PDGA and more.
    • A discussion about social media marketing in disc golf. 
  • State of DG Media: DGPT media team members and our partners
    • Learn more about the future of DGPT media.
  • DGPT Event Best Practices: DGPT operations team members
    • Learn more about DGPT event development.

Registration Details & Inclusions  

Cost: $599 per person, $449 for Pro Tour partners with discount code

  • Access to the conference & networking opportunities.
  • Dedicated reception hour on Wednesday night. 
  • Full access to the DGPT All-Star event & exclusive access to the All-Star draft on Thursday night. Plus, access to play the All-Star course. 
  • Three meals with an option for one more.
  • Access to special rates at the resort ($249/night, all week long). 
  • Access to a dedicated media day on Wednesday for players, sponsors, and their teams. 

The conference is open to all working professionals currently employed in the disc golf industry. Professional players who are qualified for a 2023 Tour Card or 2023 Silver Tour Card may also attend for a discounted price of $199. The conference has a 150-person attendee cap. Attendees can register now. 

Attendees will have access to a deeply discounted rate of stay at the beautiful Hilton El Conquistador Resort, the site of the conference and the DGPT All Star Weekend, which they can register for when registering for the DGPT Industry Conference.

Projected Schedule of Events

Conference: Wednesday – Friday | All-Star Event: Friday – Sunday

Wednesday – Feb. 15th

Time Activities
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Open On-Course Media Day
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Banquet (included) & Welcome Keynote
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM Reception

Thursday – Feb. 16th

Time Activities
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Breakfast (included)
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Session #1
11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Lunch (included) 
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Session #2 
2:30 PM – 4:00 PM  Session #3
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Day 2 Keynote
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM OFF – Dinner (On your own) 
7:00 PM All-Star Draft!

Friday – Feb. 17th

Time Activities
8:00 AM – 9:30 AM Charity Fundraiser Breakfast ($59)
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM Session #4
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Closing Keynote
1:00 PM All-Star Weekend begins!

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For media inquiries, please contact the DGPT Communications Team at pr@dgpt.com.