Kirsten Fleming and T.K. Skenderian will return to the stage in Orlando
(Oct. 7, 2022) – As planning for the 2022 Industry Conference presented by Race Roster continues at a rapid pace, Running USA is pleased to announce that event emcees Kirsten Fleming and T.K. Skenderian will return to the main stage to guide attendees through the Feb. 20-22 event.
Back by popular demand, Fleming and Skenderian were passed the microphone at the 2020 Industry Conference in Las Vegas from longtime event emcee Mike Reilly. With unique industry backgrounds, they both enjoy elevating the running space through continuing education and celebrating the joy it brings to professionals and participants.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Kirsten and T.K. back as our hosts for the 2022 Conference,” said Christine Bowen, vice president of programming, partnerships and operations for Running USA. “Their enthusiasm is infectious and we appreciate their dedicated preparation to keep guests informed and educated.”
“There will be no shortage of topics to cover at Running USA 2022, and no lack of enthusiasm to reunite and re-invent with the best and brightest in the industry,” said Skenderian. “I can’t wait to see friends, make new connections, and learn a ton in this post pandemic world.”
“I’m counting down the days to reconnecting in real life and especially thrilled to collaborate, learn and share over Aperol Spritzes instead of Zoom,” said Fleming. “There’s a global industry opportunity on the horizon and together we can create healthier, happier communities and a better world.”
Want to see who will be attending the 2022 Industry Conference? Check out the attendee list.
About the emcees:
Kirsten Fleming: Kirsten-Ellen Fleming left her job as a morning show host to pursue working in sport after falling in love with running. She began by volunteering as the media coordinator and joined Run Calgary as the Executive Director in 2012. Kirsten leads a remarkable team to put on 9 events a year, including the Calgary Marathon. A Top 40 under 40 in 2019 and lululemon legacy ambassador, Kirsten lives to move and to get others moving.
T.K. Skenderian: T.K. Skenderian joined the team at Conventures, Inc. in June of 2018 as its Director of Marketing and Communications after nine years with the Boston Athletic Association. Born and raised in the Boston area, he was volunteering at road races before he was five, and has worked in different capacities in television, radio, marketing, sports, and special events since he graduated from Boston College. Conventures is a full service event production company with a specialty in marketing, communications, graphic design, and guest management.
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 returns to Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort at Walt Disney World for 2022.