NIRSA brings collegiate recreation learning opportunities closer to home

Wherever you live in North America, there are opportunities to grow

Localized events bring many resources of NIRSA close to you, saving the time and money it takes to attend national events. Regional and state events are also a great way to make connections with your NIRSA neighbors!
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Regional Conferences

Collaboration and shared experience are the first steps in creating professional community.

NIRSA regional conferences, organized by members from each of NIRSA’s six regions, are a great opportunity to get to know other collegiate recreation students, professionals, and vendors in your geographic area while simultaneously advancing your professional development.

Attending a regional conference is an excellent way to continue your learning and build on connections made during the NIRSA Annual Conference.

State & Provincial Workshops

Gain professional development training, make connections with professional and student colleagues, and find out how other schools in your area approach recreational sports and wellness at NIRSA’s state workshops.

NIRSA state & provincial workshops allow NIRSA members to come together at a more localized level to share experience, network, and learn from one another. Workshops provide a more in-depth forum for leaders in collegiate recreation to address issues that are specifically relevant to local issues. They also bring nationally and internationally trending issues and best practices to NIRSA members, with considerably less travel involved.

Student Lead Ons

NIRSA Student Lead Ons are conferences for students working toward careers in collegiate recreation. Lead ons give students the opportunity to network, grow and share their experiences and successes.

Typical topics presented at these conferences range from professional development (résumé workshops and interview skills) to program areas like aquatics, intramurals, fitness, facilities, sport clubs, and outdoor recreation.

Attending a Student Lead On is an excellent way to get involved with the association of leaders in collegiate recreation, or to continue your learning and build on connections made during the NIRSA Annual Conference.

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Resources for event organizers

Planning a state or regional event? For each of the event types, NIRSA has various resources—from budget examples to invitation templates—to make it easier for you.

Check out our resources for event organizers »

If you’re planning a regional event, be sure to also check out the NIRSA Event Services »