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Publish date: Jan 10, 2012

Stay connected to NCAA Convention happenings

By Kristen Leigh Porter

Thanks to technology, it’s easy to stay connected to the happenings at NCAA Convention this week, even if you can’t make it to Indianapolis.

“By using our digital platforms, we are able to reach greater audiences than we ever have before,” said Ronnie Ramos, NCAA managing director of digital communications. “We’re excited to offer so many ways to stay connected at NCAA Convention.”

Check out news and video updates at the website, which also is optimized for mobile devices. Watch live education sessions and find panelist bios and select presentation materials. Attendees can find maps and schedules to navigate Convention.

Thursday’s Opening Business Session is among eight events to be streamed live. Also to be streamed live is an Association-wide education session on building and engaging an online community. Dialogue is encouraged, and readers can ask questions of panelists through CoveritLive.

At the Association’s main Facebook page, check out photo galleries, video updates and session news. Also follow the action at and contribute to the conversation by using the hashtag #NCAAConv.

"It is important for attendees to be engaged with the content and each other and social media provides yet another channel to do that, as well as help those not attending feel like they are still a part of the NCAA Convention," said Dana Thomas, NCAA assistant director of social media strategies.

The following sessions will be streamed live at the URLs below. All times EST. Please note that each weekday session will be archived and available for viewing by 2 p.m. the next day at the same URL. The Saturday press conference will be available shortly after its conclusion.


3 to 4 p.m. – Students First: Giving Student-Athletes the College Experience They Deserve.

3 to 4 p.m. – Compliance in the Contemporary Athletics Environment.


9:30 to 11 a.m. – Title IX: The Latest Developments and Trends.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Using Technology to Work Smarter on NCAA Division III Campuses.

11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. – Budgeting to Success.

2:15 to 3:45 p.m. – Social Media: Building and Engaging an Online Community.

4 to 5:30 p.m. – Opening Business Session.


TBD – Press conference following Division I Board of Directors Meeting.