What is SkullSparks24?
The premier national conference dedicated specifically to college sports design, digital, video and photo staff. We’re here to work together to elevate our industry.

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Why is SkullSparks24 different?
Considering the importance of college sports creative in 2024, it’s far past time to have a dedicated annual national conference. For many design, digital, video and photo staff, the only people who fully understand the scope and demands of their work are peers in similar jobs at other schools. SkullSparks24 is an opportunity to meet and learn from creatives from teams across the country in person and share valuable experience.

How do I maximize my experience?
This is an 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. We encourage you to introduce yourself to as many fellow creatives as possible. It’s easy, their name will be very large on their badge.

What should I wear?
This is an informal event. Dress for comfort (team gear). It’s also Tulsa in late June. It will be toasty outside.

What will conference sessions be like?
Our sessions will be visual, lively and conversational. We won’t do panels or PowerPoint presentations. SkullSparks24 will be focused on strategic thinking and your career. College sports creatives from programs across the country will share experience navigating the unique challenges and opportunities in this industry.

Why the Mayo Hotel?
We could have anchored SkullSparks24 at any generic hotel but the Mayo is history. Since opening in 1925 during Tulsa’s oil boom, the hotel has hosted notable guests included President John F. Kennedy, Bob Hope, Charles Lindbergh, Babe Ruth, Lucille Ball, Charlie Chaplin and Elvis Presley. After a $42 million dollar historic renovation, the Mayo Hotel opened its doors again in late 2009, which jump started the revitalization of downtown.

The Mayo Hotel

When should I arrive?
SkullSparks staff will be available in the lobby of the Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa on Monday, June 24, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. We’ll have your conference badge ready and can assist with any questions. We’ll also be set up on the morning of Tuesday, June 25, in the Crystal Ballroom. Press “16” on the Mayo elevators to access.

How do I get downtown from the airport?
If flying into Tulsa International, Uber and Lyft pickup is located on the curb immediately outside the baggage carousels in the arrivals hall. Follow the signs. Tulsa’s airport is just 12 minutes by car from downtown.

What if I’m driving?
The Mayo Hotel is located at 115 W 5th Street in downtown Tulsa. 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 while downtown street parking is paid via app (follow sign directions).

The Mayo Penthouse

When is the welcome reception?
Monday evening from 6-10 p.m. at the Mayo Hotel Penthouse Rooftop. Press “P” in the elevators to access. We will provide light snacks, water and soda. Drinks are available for purchase at the bar. This event is 21+ and you must wear your SkullSparks24 badge for entry.

What are the evening mixers?
Downtown Tulsa provides plenty of dining and entertainment options. We’ll announce where we’re headed during the conference. Join us for dinner, drinks and more opportunities to get to know college sports creatives from across the country.

What are food/drink options during the conference?
Breakfast items will be available 9-11 a.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday with water and soda available all day. Starbucks coffee is available in the Mark cafe in the Mayo Hotel lobby before you head up the elevators. There are numerous lunch options in the immediate downtown area where you can mix with fellow attendees during our lunch breaks (we’ll detail options at the conference).

Mayo Crystal Ballroom

What is the conference space?
The historic Crystal Ballroom in the Mayo Hotel will serve as host for SkullSparks24. Since the oil boom of the 1920s, the ballroom has hosted Tulsa society in a lavish setting. Press “16” on the Mayo elevators to access. We’ll have tables set up so you can bring your laptops if needed. We’ll have full A/V setup.

Can I still register?
Yes, registration is still open. In an effort to make SkullSparks24 as inclusive as possible to creatives from programs of all sizes across the country, registration is just $495.

Can I still get a hotel room?
Although our room blocks are sold out, downtown Tulsa provides plenty of relatively inexpensive hotel options within easy walking distance of the Mayo Hotel.

I still have questions!
We’re here to answer them. Email us

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