June 24, 25, 26 / 2024
Mayo Hotel – Downtown Tulsa

SkullSparks24 is the premier national conference for college sports design, digital, video and photo staff. We welcome America’s largest network of college sports creatives to the historic Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa on June 24-26. Join your college sports creative family at this annual opportunity for professional development.

 Register for SkullSparks24  

SkullSparks24 is your opportunity to get to know your fellow college sports creatives in person. Very rarely will you be with so many who personally understand your work experience in college sports. Our sessions will be visual, lively and conversational. We won’t do panels or PowerPoint presentations.
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College sports creatives from programs across the country will share their experience navigating the unique challenges and opportunities in college athletics. SkullSparks24 is specifically focused on recognizing and elevating college sports creatives. 

Brent DePaepe
Shauna Howell
Marcus Tompkins
Jeff Hanel
Aaron Quinn
Nick Burkhardt
Rachael Harris
Jonathan King
Ryan Adams
Adriana Kitchen
Mason Ponder
John Snelson
Izzy Pineda
Serena Archer
Collin Smith
Noah Southard

We host an evening welcome reception on Monday, June 24, followed by two full days of conference and evening events on June 25 and 26. If flying to Tulsa, arrive on June 24 and depart June 27. Reserve accommodations for the evenings of June 24, 25, 26. Dress for comfort (team gear).

7-10 PM – Welcome Reception (age 21+)
Penthouse Rooftop
Mayo Hotel, Downtown Tulsa

9:00 AM – Registration / Mixer
9:30 AM – Welcome Day 1
9:45 AM – Morning sessions begin
Noon – Lunch Break
2:00 PM – Afternoon sessions begin
Ballroom, Mayo Hotel

9:00 AM – Morning Mixer
9:30 AM – Welcome Day 2
9:45 AM – Morning sessions begin
Noon – Lunch Break
2:00 PM – Afternoon sessions begin
Ballroom, Mayo Hotel

Informal mixers Tuesday and Wednesday evenings in downtown Tulsa

Although SkullSparks24 is dedicated to full-time college sports creative staff, we recognize the essential contributions of GAs, interns and students. In an effort to further the learning and networking opportunities for up-and-coming creatives, SkullSparks offers a number of scholarship slots. Apply for consideration:
Apply for Scholarship – Closed

SkullSparks recognizes the important contributions of freelancers and associated businesses servicing the creative efforts of college sports brands. We also understand there are creatives currently working outside college sports who are interested in SkullSparks24. We’d like to hear from you:
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Tulsa’s historic Mayo Hotel provides a unique welcome for college sports creatives from across the country. The Mayo’s famous Crystal Ballroom will serve as the main venue for SkullSparks24. Attendees will also enjoy memorable evening views over downtown Tulsa from the Penthouse Rooftop.
The Mayo Hotel

Downtown Tulsa and the surrounding metro area offer an abundance of hotel and Airbnb options. Properties downtown are within walking distance of the Mayo Hotel and our evening mixer locations but ride sharing options are easily available for those opting to stay beyond downtown.
Downtown Hotels | Airbnb

Downtown Tulsa Hotels

1. Mayo Hotel
2. Residence Inn
3. Hyatt Place
4. Courtyard by Marriott
5. Tulsa Club
6. Hyatt Regency
7. Fairfield Inn & Suites
8. Holiday Inn Express
9. Hotel Indigo

Downtown Tulsa

Serving more than one million residents in the metro, Tulsa’s downtown boasts Art Deco skyscrapers, a lively entertainment scene and renowned sports venues including the BOK Center and ONEOK Field. Oklahoma is historically a college sports state and five D1 programs are within a two-hour drive of Tulsa.
Visiting Tulsa

Plan to arrive in Tulsa on June 24 and depart June 27. Tulsa offers direct flights between Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Orlando, Phoenix, Salt Lake City, St. Louis, Tampa and Washington D.C.
Tulsa International Airport

Tulsa’s airport is just 12 minutes by car from downtown. Attendees can use ride sharing services including Uber and Lyft to their hotel. Proceed to the designated pick-up area on the curb immediately outside the arrivals hall. You may also check to see if your hotel offers a shuttle.
Ride Sharing Services

The Mayo Hotel is located at 115 W 5th Street in downtown Tulsa. Those driving may utilize complimentary daytime valet parking at the Mayo. Approach on 5th Street and identify as a SkullSparks24 attendee. Multiple paid parking garages are also within walking distance of the Mayo.
Mayo Hotel Location
Downtown Tulsa Parking Options

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If you have questions about SkullSparks24 or need assistance, please contact us.

Founded in Tulsa in 2016, SkullSparks has expanded rapidly with the rising importance of creative in college sports. SkullSparks serves 250+ college sports brands including athletics departments, teams, conferences and bowl games across the country while connecting America’s largest network of college sports creatives.

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