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Nominations are now being accepted for student-athlete delegates for the 1st Annual NIL Summit. The submission deadline is Friday, May 13th, 2022, unless registration capacity is reached prior to said date.

WHO CAN NOMINATE

Nominations are now being accepted for student-athlete delegates for the 1st Annual NIL Summit. Nominated student-athletes must meet the eligibility criteria outlined below. Nominations will only be accepted from an official athletics department representative, such as an administrator or coach, from the student-athlete’s institution. Once a nomination is received and eligibility is confirmed, the institution and student-athlete delegate will be contacted with a link to complete the official registration process.

RULES AND ELIGIBILITY

To be nominated for and attend the NIL Summit, student-athletes must satisfy the following guidelines:

  1. Have at least one (1) semester of eligibility remaining during the 2022-2023 academic year.
  2. Be currently enrolled, or committed to enroll, at the academic institution submitting the nomination.
  3. Have participated in at least one (1) NIL transaction by the nomination deadline.

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What costs are associated with a student-athlete's attendance?

For institutions with a service agreement with INFLCR for any team, the first student-athlete they nominate to attend the Summit shall have no registration cost. All student-athletes nominated for an individual NIL Award also have complimentary admission to the Summit. For all additional delegate nominations, or for institutions who are not a client of INFLCR, the registration cost is $500 per student-athlete. Institutions are also responsible for covering the cost of student-athlete(s) travel to and from Atlanta, as well as a 2-night stay at the Omni Atlanta Hotel at $275 per student-athlete. Ground transportation for guests will be provided to and from the airport and the Omni.

Are all student-athletes nominated by an institution guaranteed a spot?

So long as they meet all eligibility requirements, any student-athlete nominated by an institution will be granted attendance at the Summit, on a space-available basis. Spaces will be allocated in the order that nominations are received until event capacity is reached. A student-athlete’s spot is not guaranteed until their registration fee (if any) and/or hotel room booking is submitted. All student-athletes and attendees must be fully vaccinated to attend the Summit.

Will only student-athletes who are nominated by their institution be allowed to attend?

There will be some student-athletes who attend the Summit that have been invited by other channels. For example, INFCLR and SANIL have nominated a select group of student-athletes who have shown exceptional creativity and initiative in the Name, Image and Likeness space. In addition, any student-athlete who is nominated for an NIL Award will also be invited to attend the Summit. Lastly, through our EmpowerHBCU Program, a select group of student-athletes from HBCUs across the nation will be invited to attend the Summit at no-cost.

Are recently graduated student-athletes allowed to attend? What about incoming freshmen?

Student-athletes who have exhausted their eligibility are not eligible to attend the Summit. If a recently graduated student-athlete is nominated for an NIL Award, they will be invited by INFLCR and SANIL. Institutions may nominate incoming freshmen to attend the Summit, and their candidacy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Can The Costs Associated With A Student-Athlete’s Attendance Be Paid By Entities Outside The Institution?

Yes, a student-athlete may find other sources of payment to pay for registration and travel costs of attending the Summit. The student-athlete must still request that their institution submit a nomination on their behalf and must meet all eligibility requirements. Student-athletes whose registration is covered by an outside entity do not count against a institution’s delegate cap.

Are athletic administrators and coaches allowed to attend?

Yes! Athletic departments are encouraged to send administrators and coaches to attend the NIL Summit, which will feature a special track focused specifically on best practices for institutions and teams in the NIL space. Spots are currently limited for athletic department representatives, and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is $500 per attendee. Administrators and coaches may register here. Institutions that send a full delegation of ten (10) student-athletes will be allowed to register an administrator or coach to attend the Summit at no cost.

What happens if a student-athlete I register can’t attend?

All institutional student-athlete and administrator registrations are transferable.

Are members of the general public allowed to attend the NIL Summit?

Unfortunately, due to limited capacity, attendance to the Summit is by invitation only. Brands interested in becoming a partner of the Summit can learn more here. Media members can apply for access here.

How Should Student-Athletes and Administrators Schedule There Travel And Lodging:

Universities may book travel for any student-athlete(s) and administrators through their preferred means. University attendees should arrive in Atlanta by 4pm est on Monday, June 13 and depart after 12pm est on Wednesday, June 15. Universities will be able to book rooms for their attendees at the Omni Atlanta at registration checkout. Ground transportation will be provided to and from the airport.