2024 Symposium

Grow professionally, exchange ideas, and drive more business at one of the largest gatherings of top executives in the sports events and tourism industry.

Apr. 22–25, 2024
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
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Dear Sports ETA Attendees and Exhibitors:

I am honored that Sports ETA selected Portland as the host city for the 2024 Symposium. I know that you had many destinations to choose from, and we at Travel Portland are so excited to host your meeting.

In Portland, we pride ourselves on having something to offer everyone. Find it all tax-free — from excellent hotels and meeting facilities to outstanding restaurants and great shopping at local boutiques and major retailers. The City of Roses also has a thriving arts community, internationally acclaimed local wines and microbrews, intriguing history and incredible scenic wonder. Portland works hard on our eco-friendly and sustainable ethos by developing innovative public transit, preserving the area’s natural beauty and supporting the local chefs and growers who give our food scene its one-of-a-kind flavor. That said, you may be most impressed by the friendly, professional and hospitable people you’ll meet here.

You don’t have to take my word for it — I’m happy that you’ll have the pleasure of experiencing it all firsthand. We look forward to welcoming Symposium and you to Portland.

Best regards,
Jeff Miller
President and CEO

Get Excited! You’re Coming to Portland.

Accommodations and Venues

The hotels below offer special room rates for this conference. Please see the event website for booking instructions. Conference hotel rates can only be applied to rooms booked through the official reservation process outlined on the event website.

  • Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center

    Serving as the headquarter hotel for the Oregon Convention Center, this 600-room property is Hyatt’s first full-service hotel in Oregon.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Portland

    This pet-friendly hotel has an outdoor pool and 24-hour fitness center and is close to MAX light rail and within walking distance of the Oregon Convention Center and Moda Center.

  • Hotel Eastlund

    This boutique hotel across the street from the Oregon Convention Center offers a fitness center and 24-hour business center.

  • Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center

    With 202 guest rooms inventively designed for productivity and comfort, this property is a short walk from the Oregon Convention Center, Moda Center, Memorial Coliseum and Lloyd Center mall.

Hotel Information

What amenities are offered by the contracted accommodations?

Where should I stay in Portland?

Where can I park at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC)?

The OCC’s onsite garage offers covered, underground parking — learn more about rates, entrances, accessibility and more. There are also privately operated garages and metered street parking spaces nearby.

Dining Near the Oregon Convention Center

The Oregon Convention Center (OCC), located in the Lloyd neighborhood, sits just across the Willamette River from downtown Portland and Old Town Chinatown. Lloyd is home to a wide variety of restaurants and bars, many within walking distance of the OCC. Popular spots include Milo’s City Cafe for a satisfying breakfast or lunch, Blossoming Lotus for vegan fusion fare, or Spirit of 77 for drinks in a lively sports bar setting.

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Portland’s public transport options make it easy to see the city in a short amount of time.

Using the MAX Light Rail

Every attendee will receive a TriMet Hop Fastpass to help them get around the city during the conference. TriMet is Portland’s public transportation system and Travel Portland provides passes that can be used on our light rail, streetcars and buses. Make sure to stop by registration or the Travel Portland Welcome Desk at the Oregon Convention Center to pick up a card. Learn more about how to use the cards here.

Know Before You Go

Visit TriMet’s website for more information on fares, navigating the city and possible disruptions of MAX service.

Portland Perks

Not only is everything tax-free in Portland, our partners from a few local born-and-bred brands are offering you exclusive discounts! Take advantage of these added savings when you come to Portland.

a logo featuring a geometric shape and the words “Columbia Sportswear Company” in blackSave on gear for your next adventure with Columbia Sportswear — show your hotel confirmation to receive 20% off your purchase at the flagship store on Southwest Broadway.
a tour agency logo featuring a mountainous landscape and the words “Peak Tours and Transit”Explore more of Portland for less with Peak Tours and Transit — simply enter the discount code “welcome15” when you book your excursion.
a gastropub logo with the words "Produce Row Est. 1974" in white text on a black backgroundTaste more of the seasonal flavors Portland has to offer at Produce Row, a Central Eastside gastropub and craft beer bar — show your conference badge or pick up a coupon at the Travel Portland Welcome Desk for 10% off food.
a restaurant logo with two stylized Gs in white text on a red backgroundReceive free earrings with a $100 purchase at Garnish and pop in
and shop or book a complimentary appointment with a stylist. Garnish creates fashion that celebrates real people with limited-edition clothing, accessories and jewelry designed in-house and made in Portland.
shoppers explore an indoor three-story shopping mall lined with storefronts and illuminated by natural light from aboveCalling all sports fans! Find souvenirs and everything you might need to get on the field at Portland Smash at the Lloyd Center. Receive 10% off any purchase of $25 or more.

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