Conference Policies


Cancellation, Badge, Photo/Video, and Harassment Policies

By registering, you agree to all policies below.

Cancellations will be accepted via or by calling (847) 296-NSGA (6742) ext. 1280. All cancellations must be received by the stated deadlines below.

CANCELLATIONS RECEIVED BY:                                                  
Date registration opens until April 18, 2024 →  ELIGIBLE REFUND is 50%
Any time on or after April 19, 2024 → NON-REFUNDABLE

A Leadership Conference badge is required for all attendees and guests for entry to all Conference education and speaker sessions, networking events, breakfasts and lunches.


Entrance to the NSGA Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony is included with each registration. An RSVP is required to attend. No-shows will be billed $225.

Program is subject to change. 


By registering for the NSGA Leadership Conference, you agree to the cancellation, photography/videography and harassment policies. Registration and attendance at, or participation in NSGA meetings and other activities, constitutes an agreement by the registrant(s) that NSGA can use and distribute the registrant(s) images or voices in photographs, videos, electronic reproductions, and audiotapes of such events and activities.


The National Sporting Goods Association (NSGA) is committed to maintaining a positive learning environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. As such, NSGA has zero-tolerance for discrimination and all forms of harassment. NSGA is committed to providing a harassment-free environment for everyone, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, physical appearance, ethnicity, religion, citizenship status, political beliefs or any other characteristic protected by law. This zero-tolerance policy means that forms of discriminatory or harassing conduct, including any demeaning, derogatory or intimidating behavior, by or toward any attendee, exhibitor, presenter, or NSGA staff member will not be tolerated.

NSGA is committed to enforcing its policy at all levels within the association and at the NSGA Leadership Conference. Any person who violates the NSGA Leadership Conference Code of Conduct will be subject to action NSGA deems appropriate, up to and including, expulsion from the NSGA conference without warning or refund and prohibition of attendance from any future event.

If any form of discrimination or harassment is experienced or observed, immediately notify a member of the NSGA on -site staff. Upon receipt of a report alleging discrimination or harassment, NSGA will promptly conduct a full, fair and, to the extent possible, confidential investigation.

Should there be any conflict between the above and the “Sexual and Other Harassment” section of the NSGA Employee Handbook, the language of the NSGA Employee Handbook shall control for NSGA Staff, Board Members and consultants.