The Second Annual CWS Conference
June 21st - 22nd, 2024
What is the CWS Conference?
A career in college and professional sports is too challenging to be navigated alone.
Join hundreds of Christians working throughout every level and department of collegiate and professional athletics.
Get Connected. Be Encouraged. Leave Equipped.
See Highlights from CWS 2023!
Watch and listen to full recordings here:
You may feel like the only Christian in your department or locker room, but there are many other Christians throughout your conference or league to encourage and be encouraged by! Come learn how to live out your faith and use your platform for God’s glory!
Leave with a support system of brothers and sisters in Christ committed to leading lives of significance in their careers AND homes.
Encourage & equip you to live out your faith while navigating a career in the sports industry.
Connect you with other brothers and sisters in Christ working throughout college and pro sports.
2024 Presenters will be announced soon!
Check Out the 2023 CWS Speakers and Panelist below.
CWS 2023 had an incredible group of speakers and panelists: Industry Leaders and Front Office Staff from throughout the NCAA, NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS, & WNBA
CWS 2024 will be held on June 21st and 22nd, 2024
View the 2023 CWS Agenda Below
Twin Cities, Minnesota
1981 Bavaria Rd,
Chaska, MN 55318
June 21st and 22nd, 2024
*There will be an optional outreach and worship gathering Sunday morning (June 23rd).
Early Bird Registration: $59
Available through January 15th
Early Registration: $79
Available through March 15th
Registration after March 15th: $99
Hotel & Shuttle Information
Hotel Block and Reservations
Holiday Inn Chanhassen
7855 Century Blvd, Chanhassen, MN 55317
CWS Block Rate: $149 per night + tax
Located 4.7 miles from the conference location
Includes Complimentary Breakfast
*Uncommon Sports Group will provide a free shuttle to and from this hotel.
Book directly using the button below and then enter the conference dates, or call 952-401-8850
The Hotel Block Reservations will close on April 26th, 2024.
Book soon to ensure your spot.
Complimentary Shuttles and Transportation
We will provide complimentary shuttles from our chosen hotels to and from the conference. If you would like to use these complimentary shuttles, please indicate your interest on your registration form.
Shuttle pick-up and drop-off times will be indicated on your conference schedule. Please contact us if you have any questions.
CWS 2024 Registration
Join us June 21st - 22nd, 2024!
Please contact us with any questions or concerns.
Donate & Support Future
Leaders of the Sport Industry
Make a tax-deductible donation to help a future leader of the sports industry attend CWS!
If you'd like to help a college student or young professional seeking to work in collegiate or pro athletics attend the CWS conference, follow the link below to make a one-time CWS Conference donation.
Simply select the "CWS Conference" fund in the form linked below:
CWS 2023 FAQ
I have more questions! Who can I contact?- Please reach out to USG’s Executive Director Drew Boe at email@example.com.
Which Ministries are involved in this conference?- This conference is put together by individuals from many different sports ministries and Christian leaders throughout college and pro sports. CWS is excited to gather individuals from many different ministries active throughout college and pro sports including Uncommon Sports Group, Sports Spectrum/ Pro Athletes Outreach, Nations of Coaches, Our Daily Bread - Power Up Sports Ministry, FCA, AIA, ADs 4 Christ, Faith & Sports Institute (Baylor), Baseball Chapel, Hockey Ministries International & SportsReach.
Where should I stay?- Please see below for hotel information.
What is the conference schedule?- The schedule will be announced in the months prior to the conference and will include several sessions from the main stage, worship, breakout groups, and meals together. The conference will run from 3 PM to 9 PM on Friday, and approximately 8 AM to 6 PM on Saturday. You can view the 2023 Conference Schedule here. - Please note: There will be an optional outreach event, and worship service for those able to join on Sunday morning as well.
Who is this conference for?- This conference is for individuals working across any department or level within college and professional sports including individuals working in Front Office, Coaching, Administration, Operations, Equipment, Athletic Training, Marketing, Development, Facilities, Event Management, Media Relations, Scouting, Recruiting, Strength & Conditioning, Ticket Sales, etc. The conference programming is not designed for individuals presently working in full-time ministry, but ministry professionals working within college and pro sports are certainly very welcome and encouraged to join!
How can I further support this conference?We are still seeking Conference Sponsors. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for existing sponsorship opportunities, or please consider making a tax-deductible donation by selecting “CWS Conference” here.
What airport should I fly into?- MSP (located approximately 20 minutes from the Conference Venue)
Am I able to consider this as a work trip that can be expensed?- This will vary depending on your organization and employer. While it is not the number one focus, there will certainly be many components of the conference that entail leadership development. There will also be relationship-building opportunities with professionals across all levels of college and professional sports.
What is the attire for the weekend?- Casual
What does the cost of my registration cover?- Thanks to generous sponsors and ministry supporters, your minimal registration fee covers the entire conference experience including all sessions, breakout groups, and meals! - Additionally, transportation will be provided to and from the hotel blocks to the conference center. - Your registration will also include free access to USG Connect - a private platform for Christians working throughout college and pro sports to connect year round!