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Nominations are now being accepted for student-athlete delegates for the 2nd Annual NIL Summit. The submission deadline is Friday, May 12th, 2023, unless registration capacity is reached prior to said date.


Nominations are now being accepted for student-athlete delegates for the 2nd 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.


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

  1. Have at least one (1) semester of eligibility remaining during the 2023-2024 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 all institutions, the registration cost is $500 per student-athlete. All deposits made during early-bird registration will be credited towards the final registration cost. 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.

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.

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 unless their institution has made a deposit on their behalf during early bird registration, or until their registration fee and/or hotel room booking is submitted thereafter.

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 will nominate 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, unless they have been nominated for an NIL Award. Institutions may nominate incoming freshmen to attend the Summit.

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.

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 two (2) athletic department representatives (non-student-athletes), and admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. 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. Depending on capacity, there may be additional opportunities to register athletic department representatives at a later date.

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 Their 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 Saturday, June 3 and depart after 12pm est on Monday, June 5. 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.