2017 NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute 2017-03-28T12:18:31+00:00

2017 NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute

Presented by MONDO

A part of 2017 NIRSA Triventure
November 30-December 2, 2017 • Marietta, Georgia

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The NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute, presented by Mondo, provides in-depth information on planning, constructing, renovating, and operating recreation sports facilities. Since demand for recreation sports facilities continues to increase, recreation professionals need to stay on the forefront of trends and best practices.

NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute attendees may choose between educational sessions focused on design/construction or management operations. In addition to the top-notch educational sessions, facility tours are included for some of the area’s top recreational facilities. The on-campus tours are designed to complement the educational sessions, and the networking opportunities with recreational sports managers, recreational program directors, and architects from across North America.

In case you didn’t make it to the 2016 institute, you can check out the 2016 schedule to get an idea of what the institute is all about.

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The Triventure gave me the opportunity to network, see other recreation facilities and providing me with ideas through educational sessions that can be applied to our recreation center.

Louie Morphew, Metropolitan State University of Denver

I enjoyed touring the facilities with colleagues and in some cases the actual architect for the facility. These small group tours and conferences allow for a greater opportunity learn and network.

Rich Bricker, University of Tennessee

This was my first NIRSA conference that I attended and I am very glad that this is what I chose. It allowed me to network on a smaller scale, and allowed different avenues for learning which I appreciated.

2015 Attendee


Presentation proposals will be accepted beginning March 30

Opens March 30
Presenter Guidelines & Resources

Topic Areas

This year’s institute theme is “Preparing Our Facilities for Tomorrow”. Collegiate recreation facilities professionals have the unique opportunity to build, renovate, and develop the recreation facilities of the future.

Emergency Preparedness

Facility Construction & Design

Facility Programming

Facility Management & Operations

Sustainable Communities

The 2017 NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute Committee has recommended the following specific session topics:

  • Emergency action plan

  • Building security and access

  • Facility maintenance

  • Sustainability that encompasses facility design

Gain access to all three events during the 2015 NIRSA Triventure

3 days of expanding your knowledge of aquatics, fitness & wellness, and recreation facilities.

NIRSA Aquatic Institute
NIRSA Fitness & Wellness Institute
NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute presented by Mondo

Attend educational sessions from any track

No matter your area of expertise, broaden your horizons by hopping from the aquatic track to the facilities track to the wellness track. Your registration grants you access to all content.

Tour state-of-the-art recreation facilities

Join us as we visit fantastic facilities — get up close and personal as you learn from innovative solutions. Details on tour locations and logistics are still be worked out.

Network with professional colleagues

Whether you’re connecting with someone in your area of expertise or reaching out to build a cross-functional network, the NIRSA Triventure is the place to share your business card!


It’s time to advance your career in collegiate recreation. Register now!



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Preconference Events

Preconference Events

Get a jump start at the ERSL Conference!

 Plan ahead! Preconference workshops & events are on Thursday, February 25, 2016.

Thursday, February 25
Cost: Free

This activity will encompass a lot of low elements/activities for students and young professionals to learn, grow, and lead. More details about this event will be available soon.

  Transportation will depart and return to the host hotel, Microtel Inn & Suites.

  Lunch is included.

Thursday, February 25
Cost: Free

Engage in this meaningful preconference service project with a selected non-profit off-campus organization in Hattiesburg. Please dress in comfortable clothes and close toed athletic shoes. More details about this event will be available soon.

  Transportation will depart and return to the host hotel, Microtel Inn & Suites.

  Lunch is included.

Register Today!

Schedule of Events

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2017 schedule details are coming Fall 2016!

You can get a sense of this year’s program by reviewing the 2016 schedule.

7:30am-9:00am — Pre-conference Registration

8:30am-4:00pm — HBCU Summit (Registration Required)

9:00am- 4:00pm — Community Service at the Stewpot (Registration Required)

3:00pm-4:45pm — Registration/Check-In

5:00pm-6:30pm — Opening General Session

7:00pm-9:00pm — Meet and Greet

7:00am-9:30am — Breakfast (Dining Commons)

8:30am-9:50am — Mock Interviews

10:00am-11:00am — Session I

11:10am-12:10pm — Session II

12:15pm-1:30pm — Take a Student to Lunch

1:40pm-2:40pm — Session III

2:50pm-3:50pm — Session IV

4:00pm-4:20pm — T-Shirt Exchange (TBD)

4:30pm-4:45pm — 2nd day Wrap Up and Day 3 Overview. Social Information Distributed

6:00pm-9:00pm — ERSL Social

7:00am-9:00am — Breakfast (Dining Commons)

9:00am-10:00am — Session V

10:10am-11:10am — Session VI

11:20am-12:20pm — Session VII

12:20pm-1:30pm — Lunch, Closing Remarks

Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center


$129/night + tax for single or double


Attendees can make reservations online or by calling 1-888-685-2500 and requesting the NIRSA group rate.
Reservations need to be made no later than Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to confirm the discounted group rate.

Roommate matching will become available with the opening of registration.


Presentation proposals are being accepted.

Submit Proposal
Presenter Guidelines & Resources


2017 Triventure Connect Community coming soon.

*Access to this event Connect community is only available for members with a current Connect Profile.

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    Whether you work in the fields of aquatics, fitness, wellness, or recreation facilities, this event is for you! The NIRSA Triventure is an incredible professional development opportunity for everyone in the recreation profession.

Special thanks to the

2017 NIRSA Recreation Facilities Institute Committee


Katy Locke

University of Tennessee


Tina Villard

Rice University


Silvia Chan

University of Connecticut


Greg Haverlock

University of South Florida St. Petersburg

Professional Member

Drew Loso

University of North Carolina Wilmington

Professional Member

Trea Mathews

California State University-Bakersfield

Professional Member

Lashica Thomas

Columbus State University

Professional Member

Marti Tomlin

University of Richmond

Brittany Rejda

NIRSA Headquarters Staff

Committee Position Members Email
Co-Chair Katy Locke,
University of Tennessee
Co-Chair Tina Villard,
Rice University
Consultant Silvia Chan,
University of Connecticut
Consultant Greg Haverlock,
University of South Florida St. Petersburg
NIRSA Professional Members Drew Loso,
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Trea Mathews,
California State University-Bakersfield
Lashica Thomas,
Columbus State University
Marti Tomlin,
University of Richmond
NIRSA Headquarters Staff Brittany Rejda, brittany.rejda@nirsa.org