DENVER (Oct. 11, 2022) – Running USA is pleased to announce that emcee T.K. Skenderian will return to the main stage to guide attendees through the Feb. 12-14, 2023 Running USA Industry Conference presented by Race Roster in Denver.
Back by popular demand, Skenderian was passed the microphone at the 2020 Industry Conference in Las Vegas from longtime event host Mike Reilly, who announced his retirement from live events recently.
“We’re thrilled to welcome T.K. back as our host for the 2023 Industry Conference,” said Christine Bowen, COO of Running USA. “He brings great energy to the event and is passionate about all aspects of the running realm.”
“This conference is an annual reminder of how vibrant the running industry is in all corners of North America,” said Skenderian. “The conversations, engagement, and state-of-the-sport content that I absorb sends me home with a full notebook year after year. Being able to introduce and moderate one brilliant session after the next is so cool and a total privilege. What’s especially cool about this conference is that I can share the microphone with everyone – questions, ideas, learnings – it’s a full slate of conversation and everyone speaks up.”
Skenderian leads the marketing and communications efforts for Boston-based Conventures, a special events production company. Conventures manages a global portfolio of events – from road races and festivals, to conferences, expos, and fundraising galas. He previously managed communications, sponsorship, and marketing with the Boston Athletic Association over the course of 11 Boston Marathons. Born and raised in the Boston area, he has been volunteering at road races since age five, and has worked in different capacities in television, radio, marketing, sports, and special events since he graduated from Boston College.
About the Industry Conference
Since its origins as a small gathering of Running USA’s founders in Southern California in 2004, the Running USA Industry Conference presented by Race Roster has grown to becoming the best-attended, most esteemed gathering of running industry professionals from around the USA and the world. Now moving locations each year, the conference has been held in Los Angeles, San Diego, Savannah, Houston, San Antonio, Orlando, New Orleans, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas and heads to Denver for the 2023 event.