Compete Sports Diversity, a leading organization in promoting inclusivity in sports, has proudly selected Columbus as the host city for the highly anticipated 2024 Compete Summer Conference. The event is scheduled to take place from June 12 – 16, 2024.

Columbus earned this distinction due to its unwavering commitment to inclusion in sports, robust involvement in diverse sporting activities, and its high-level engagement with local businesses and community members.

“We are thrilled to bring the Compete Summer Conference to Columbus,” said Connor Shane, SDLT, Chief Operating Officer at Compete Sports Diversity. “The city’s dedication to fostering diversity and inclusion in sports aligns perfectly with our mission. We believe Columbus will provide an exceptional backdrop for this gathering of Sports Diversity leaders from across the United States.”

Key Highlights of the 2024 Compete Summer Conference:

  • Dates: June 12 – 16, 2024
  • Location: Field – home to the 2023 MLS Cup Champions Columbus Crew


“We are excited to host the Compete Summer Conference in Columbus later this year. Support and allyship for the LGBTQIA community has been an ongoing mission here for several decades in sports and beyond. Columbus is an open and inclusive city that will welcome conference attendees to feel right at home here,” said Linda Logan, CEO & president of the Greater Columbus Sports Commission.


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