Sessions by Day

Ski Copper Mountain
6:00 am-5:30 pm

Snowshoe Excursion
6:00 am-5:30 pm


Conference Registration
7:00 am-9:00 pm


NIRSA Community Service Project
7:15 am-2:00 pm


NIRSA Education Table
7:30 am-9:00 am


NIRSA Foundation T-Shirt Competition & Apparel Sale
7:45 am-3:30 pm

NIRSA Foundation Table & Activities
7:45 am-6:30 pm

NIRSA Foundation Quilt Silent Auction
7:45 am-3:30 pm

NIRSA Foundation Mark Fletcher In My Dreams Virtual Run & Sleep-in Fundraiser
7:45 am-3:30 pm


Host Committee Table
8:00 am-5:00 pm

The Unified Sports School (Level 1)
8:00 am-noon

Women Leading Women: Pathways through the Leadership Labyrinth
8:00 am-4:00 pm

The Missing Piece: The Role of Campus Recreation in Solving the Puzzle of Sexual Violence on Campus
8:00 am-noon


Front Range Facility Tour
8:30 am-5:15 pm

Colorado Springs Facility Tour
8:30 am-4:45 pm

Moving On Up: Executive Education for Aspiring Directors
8:30 am-5:00 pm


J. Michael Dunn Student Professional Development Workshop
9:00 am-3:00 pm

Small College and Community College Workshop
9:00 am-5:00 pm


NIRSA Wellness Lounge
noon-10:00 pm


Education Table
12:30 pm-5:00 pm

Women’s Networking Luncheon
12:30 pm-2:30 pm


Career Services Center
1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Research and Assessment: How to Elevate Your Student Employment Program through Intentional Design and Student Learning
1:00 pm-5:00 pm


The Unified Sports School (Level 2)
1:30 pm-5:00 pm


Building a Culture of Health and Wellbeing: A Strategic Discussion for Campus Recreation Directors
2:00 pm-5:00 pm


Navigating NIRSA 2018 for Students
6:15 pm-6:45 pm

Navigating NIRSA 2018 for Professionals
6:15 pm-6:45 pm


Opening General Session
7:00 pm-9:00 pm


Small College & Community College Social
9:00 pm-10:00 pm

Canadian Member Welcome Social
9:00 pm-10:00 pm

NIRSA Wellness Lounge
7:00 am-9:00 pm


Conference Registration
7:30 am-5:00 pm

NIRSA Education Table
7:30 am-11:00 am


NIRSA Foundation Table & Activities
7:45 am-3:30 pm

NIRSA Foundation Quilt Silent Auction
7:45 am-4:45 pm

NIRSA Foundation Mark Fletcher In My Dreams Virtual Run & Sleep-in Fundraiser
7:45 am-4:45 pm

NIRSA Foundation T-Shirt Competition & Apparel Sale
7:45 am-4:45 pm


Host Committee Table
8:00 am-5:00 pm

The Risks of Noncompliance with Mandated Statutes
8:00 am-9:00 am

Dropping the Mic on Student Retention and Success
8:00 am-9:00 am

Survival of the FIT Test: Overcoming Bias to Build Your Best Student Team
8:00 am-9:00 am

Poster Presentations
8:00 am-5:00 pm

The Wellness Trend: Where It Stands and Where It’s Going
8:00 am-9:00 am

Research Hour
8:00 am-9:00 am

Fitness Roundtable
8:00 am-9:00 am

The Intentionality Behind the Student Employment Experience
8:00 am-9:00 am

Learning Happiness
8:00 am-9:00 am

Adapting Aquatic Culture to Engage Your Campus, Diversify Participation, and Elevate Program Offerings
8:00 am-9:00 am

The Future of US College Enrollment
8:00 am-9:00 am

Career Services Center
8:00 am-10:15 am

Spiritual Wellness: Living by Our Values
8:00 am-9:00 am

Providing Campus Recreation Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities
8:00 am-9:00 am


Eliminating the “F Word” in Intramural Sports: No One Likes Forfeits
9:15 am-10:15 am

Troubleshooting Campus Recreation Facilities: What to Do When Something Goes Wrong
9:15 am-10:15 am

NIRSA and ICC Cricket: Your Experience is Our Priority
9:15 am-10:15 am

Developing Leadership Capacity of College Students during Divisive Times
9:15 am-10:15 am

Let the Students Lead: Benefits, Myths, and Challenges of Large-Scale, Student-Run Events
9:15 am-10:15 am

Inspiration Redefined: Enhanced Motivational Strategies to Ensure Client Success
9:15 am-10:15 am

First-Year Student Transition & Integration, and the Role of Campus Recreation
9:15 am-10:15 am

Career GPS: Navigating Your Career Progression Plan to Find Your Next Step in Campus Rec
9:15 am-10:15 am

Stress and Purpose: Why Be Perfect When You Can Be Average?
9:15 am-10:15 am

Risk Management Roundtable
9:15 am-10:15 am

Gender, ADA, and Beyond: A Practical Guide to Creating an Inclusive Locker Room
9:15 am-10:15 am


Student Member Connection Meeting
10:30 am-11:30 am

Proactive Concussion Management for Club Sports Programs
10:30 am-11:30 am

NIRSA Professional Registry: What You WANT to Know!
10:30 am-11:30 am

Global Perspectives Roundtable
10:30 am-11:30 am

Strengths-Based Processes for Organizational Development
10:30 am-11:30 am

Level Up: 10 Simple Steps to Build Your Corporate Sponsorships from the Ground Up
10:30 am-11:30 am

Campus Recreation’s Role in an Urban Market: How to Compete, Gain, and Retain a Market Share through Programming
10:30 am-11:30 am

Building Strong Contractual Service Partnerships
10:30 am-11:30 am

W3: Women, Work & Well-Being
10:30 am-11:30 am

Moving from Why We Can’t to Why We Can: A Blueprint for Holistic Program Assessment
10:30 am-11:30 am

Benchmarking for Small Schools and Small Programs
10:30 am-11:30 am


Take a Student to Lunch
11:30 am-1:00 pm


NIRSA Education Table
12:30 pm-3:30 pm


SF State goes LEED Platinum with Strategies for Sustainability
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Concussions: Issues, Strategies, and Resources for Campus Recreation
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Changing Demographics: Meeting the Needs of Underrepresented Students Now and in the Future
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Friend-Raising and Fundraising: Engaging Alumni and Participants
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Health and Wellbeing Roundtable
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Yellow Jackets, Rebels, and Minutemen, Oh My! How to Build a Team That Fits What You Do
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Lightning Talks
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Defining a Student Hiring, On-boarding, and Continuing Education Process for Recreation Student Employees
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Let’s Get Competent: Merging Professional Development and NIRSA Core Competencies
1:00 pm-2:00 pm

Career Services Center
1:00 pm-3:30 pm

Connecting Non-Traditional Participants with Campus Recreation Facilities and Programming
1:00 pm-2:00 pm


Campus Recreation Findings from the Multi-Institutional Study of Leadership
2:15 pm-3:15 pm

Lessons Learned for Storm Preparation and Response
2:15 pm-3:15 pm

Policy and Legislation Roundtable
2:15 pm-3:15 pm

More than a Paycheck: Creating a co-curricular experience to engage and empower student staff
2:15 pm-3:15 pm

The Student of Today: Enhancing Their Experience from Data to Practice
2:15 pm-3:15 pm

Crafting a Staff Development Curriculum with Measurable Learning Outcomes and Assessment
2:15 pm-3:15 pm

Aquatics Roundtable
2:15 pm-3:15 pm

Committing to Inclusivity: Creating Inclusive Facilities and Cultures on Every Level
2:15 pm-3:15 pm

H.E.R.O: Using Psychological Capital Leadership Theory in Staff Development
2:15 pm-3:15 pm

How Organizational Culture Influences Perceived Legitimacy of College Outdoor Recreation Programs
2:15 pm-3:15 pm

What the Tech? Leveraging Technology to Maximize Your Fitness Programming
2:15 pm-3:15 pm


Poster Presentation (attended)
2:30 pm-3:30 pm


Building a Culture of Health and Wellbeing: Moving from Vision to Action
3:30 pm-4:30 pm


Campus Rec & Wellness Expo Grand Opening
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest
4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Unified Sports Experience: Come play with us!
4:00 pm-6:00 pm


HIIT Me Baby One More Time
4:15 pm-5:00 pm


ICG Connect
4:30 pm-5:15 pm


Talk to a Pro: Aquatics & Outdoor
4:45 pm-5:45 pm


PLAE Performance Next Level Training Program
5:15 pm-6:00 pm


The Power Pit
5:30 pm-6:15 pm


Save the Children Dodgeball event
6:00 pm-7:00 pm


YogaFit YogaStrength
6:15 pm-7:00 pm


Lee Wasson People of Color Social
7:00 pm-9:00 pm


All Conference Social
8:30 pm-11:30 pm

Inclusive Yoga Flow
6:30 am-7:30 am

Early Morning Workout
6:30 am-7:30 am

ICG Connect
6:30 am-7:30 am


NIRSA Wellness Lounge
7:00 am-9:00 pm


NIRSA Education Table
7:30 am-noon


NIRSA Foundation Table & Activities
7:45 am-4:45 pm

NIRSA Foundation Quilt Silent Auction
7:45 am-4:45 pm

NIRSA Foundation Mark Fletcher In My Dreams Virtual Run & Sleep-in Fundraiser
7:45 am-4:45 pm

NIRSA Foundation T-Shirt Competition & Apparel Sale
7:45 am-4:45 pm


Conference Registration
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Host Committee Table
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Intramural Sports Roundtable
8:00 am-9:30 am

Poster Presentations
8:00 am-5:00 pm

Creating a Healthy Campus and Community Is the Work of Everyone: New Approaches from Industry Experts
8:00 am-9:30 am

Post-It Notes Aren’t the Only Things That Get Stuck: Embracing Your Career Path
8:00 am-9:30 am

Facilities Roundtable
8:00 am-9:30 am

Demystifying NIRSA’s Leadership Opportunities
8:00 am-9:30 am

Realistic Emergency Drills
8:00 am-9:30 am

Small Programs Roundtable
8:00 am-9:30 am

NIRSA Research: The Value of Collegiate Recreation
8:00 am-9:30 am

The Role of Recreational Sports in Student Academic Success and Overall Wellbeing
8:00 am-9:30 am

Career Services Center
8:00 am-4:30 pm


Campus Rec & Wellness Expo
9:00 am-2:30 pm

Hoop Shoot Free Throw Contest
9:00 am-2:30 pm


Sweat Squad: Team-Based Workout
9:15 am-10:00 am

The Power Pit
9:15 am-10:00 am


Expo Hall Coffee Break
9:30 am-10:30 am

Unified Sports Experience: Come play with us!
9:30 am-11:00 am

Talk to a Pro: Fitness & Wellness
9:30 am-10:30 am

How to Navigate the Career Services Center
9:30 am-10:00 am


Interviewing Tips and Tricks
10:05 am-10:35 am


Pink Gloves Boxing
10:15 am-11:00 am


Redeem Your Food Voucher in the Expo Hall
10:30 am-2:30 pm

Building Leaders for Tomorrow: Principles to Creating a Leadership Mindset within Your Sport Club Program
10:30 am-11:30 am

Health and Wellbeing: Emerging Trends and Integration with Campus Recreation
10:30 am-11:30 am

NIRSA Marketing Roundtable
10:30 am-11:30 am

Focusing on Student Health and Wellbeing Through Intentional Facility Design: The Story of Barnwell Hall at the University of Alabama
10:30 am-11:30 am

How to Start the Conversation: Networking for Undergrads and GAs
10:30 am-11:30 am

Historically Black Colleges and Universities Roundtable
10:30 am-11:30 am

Aquatics Eye for the Non-Aquatic Guy (or Gal)
10:30 am-11:30 am

Integrating Nutrition Wellness into Recreational Sports
10:30 am-11:30 am

The Guided Path: How Regular Evaluation Develops Student Employees
10:30 am-11:30 am

Introduction to Development and Assessment: Teaching Young Professionals How to Utilize Learning and Program Outcomes
10:30 am-11:30 am

What To Do When Your Customer Is Not Like You
10:30 am-11:30 am


Save the Children Dodgeball event
11:00 am-1:00 pm


POUND
11:15 am-noon


Strategies to Maximize Your Career Potential
11:30 am-noon


Regional Leadership Team Meeting
11:45 am-12:30 pm


T-Shirt Exchange
noon-12:45 pm


Benefits of Branching Out
12:05 pm-12:35 pm


YogaFit for Injury Prevention
12:30 pm-1:15 pm

Talk to a Pro: Facilities & Marketing
12:30 pm-1:30 pm


Establishing Yourself as a Leader
12:40 pm-1:10 pm


Unified Sports Experience: Come play with us!
1:00 pm-2:30 pm


You Have the Interview, Now What?
1:15 pm-1:45 pm


Buddy-Up! Partner Exercises Using Body Weight and Resistance Bands
1:30 pm-2:15 pm

Talk to a Pro: Intramurals & Sport Clubs
1:30 pm-2:30 pm


How to Cohesively Approach Working with Different Personalities
1:50 pm-2:20 pm


NIRSA Education Table
2:00 pm-5:00 pm


Annual Meeting of the Members
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

The Future of Collegiate Sport Clubs
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Fuego: Igniting the Passion in Others
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

NIRSA and AORE: the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Meeting
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Lightning Talks
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

The Pick of Pic: An Examination of People of Color in Collegiate Recreation Program Guides
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Score Big With Your Brand Strategy
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Promoting Number One: Advocating for Yourself and the Next Generation
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

Who Is Playing: Using Data Analysis to Reach Underserved Populations
2:30 pm-3:30 pm

The Customer Experience Expedition: A Service Ethic Trail Map
2:30 pm-3:30 pm


Student Employee Attrition and Retention: How Research Can Inform Practice
3:45 pm-4:45 pm

The Connected Campus: Creating a Smart and Happy Community
3:45 pm-4:45 pm

NIRSA with Riddle & Bloom: Creating Marketing, Sponsorship, and Branding Opportunities that Enhance Your Recreation Programs
3:45 pm-4:45 pm

Sustainability Roundtable Discussion and Discovery
3:45 pm-4:45 pm

You Have the Space–Now What? Planning to Meet Student and Community Needs
3:45 pm-4:45 pm

Strategic Planning for University and College Recreational Sports Departments
3:45 pm-4:45 pm

Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now: The Uniqueness of HBCUs
3:45 pm-4:45 pm

Your Journey to YES! Effective Strategies for Implementing New Initiatives in Your Department
3:45 pm-4:45 pm

Student Employee Development: Exercising the Skills Employers Desire Most
3:45 pm-4:45 pm

Are They Prepared? Gaining Desired Employability Skills from Collegiate Recreation
3:45 pm-4:45 pm

All Along the Watchtower: Developing a Program Monitoring System
3:45 pm-4:45 pm


Region I Member Network Connection Meeting
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Region VI Member Network Connection Meeting
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Region II Member Network Connection Meeting
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Region IV Member Network Connection Meeting
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Region V Member Network Connection Meeting
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Canadian Region Member Network Connection Meeting
5:00 pm-6:30 pm

Region III Member Network Connection Meeting
5:00 pm-6:30 pm


LGBTQI & Friends Social
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

NIRSA Foundation Mark Fletcher 5K Fun Run/Walk
6:00 am-7:00 am


NIRSA Wellness Lounge
7:00 am-1:00 pm


NIRSA Foundation Table & Activities
7:45 am-noon

NIRSA Foundation Quilt Silent Auction
7:45 am-noon

NIRSA Foundation Mark Fletcher In My Dreams Virtual Run & Sleep-in Fundraiser
7:45 am-noon


NIRSA Education Table
8:00 am-12:30 pm

Career Services Center
8:00 am-noon


Conference Registration
8:30 am-noon

Host Committee Table
8:30 am-noon

You Can’t Opt Out of Leadership: Becoming an Exceptional Supervisor
8:30 am-9:30 am

Sport Club Roundtable
8:30 am-9:30 am

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable
8:30 am-9:30 am

Exercise is Medicine® on Campus: An Opportunity for Cross-Campus Collaboration, Research, and Enhanced Student Learning and Growth
8:30 am-9:30 am

Beyond the Policy Manual: Educating and Training Your Professional and Student Staff on Compliance
8:30 am-9:30 am

The Immortality of Leadership: How to Help Student Employees Build Their Legacy
8:30 am-9:30 am

What’s in a Word? A Discourse Analysis of Transgender Inclusive Language in Competitive Sports Policy
8:30 am-9:30 am

Border Town: Victories and Challenges of Working with a Bi-National Student Staff
8:30 am-9:30 am

Impact of New or Renovated Collegiate Recreation Centers on Recruitment and Retention
8:30 am-9:30 am

How Campus Recreation Can Support Academic and Social Success for Low-Income Students
8:30 am-9:30 am


Capacity-Building: The New Superpower in Higher Education
9:45 am-10:45 am

Promoting Wellness for All: How to Build a Wellbeing Coalition
9:45 am-10:45 am

NIRSA Championship Series Volunteerism: The Perceived Impact on Professional Development
9:45 am-10:45 am

No Field? No Space? No Problem: Innovative Programming through Collaboration, Inclusion, and Necessity
9:45 am-10:45 am

Research and Assessment Roundtable
9:45 am-10:45 am

Lead with Your Heart: Understanding that the Foundations of Leadership Start with You
9:45 am-10:45 am

Club Sports in the Digital Age: Enhancing the New Student Participant Experience
9:45 am-10:45 am

Student Staff Assessment and Training through an Online Learning Platform
9:45 am-10:45 am

Lightning Talks
9:45 am-10:45 am

Motivating, Inspiring, and Empowering Your Campus Community through an Educational Campaign
9:45 am-10:45 am

Understanding Ourselves and Others: Multicultural Capacity Training for Fulltime and Student Staff
9:45 am-10:45 am


Best Practices Leadership Roundtable
11:00 am-noon

The NIRSA Championship Series
11:00 am-noon

We’re New. We’re Open. Now We’re Responsible for Maintaining a Facility
11:00 am-noon

Everybody Matters: Approaches to Motivate Higher Morale
11:00 am-noon

You Just Got Served: Incorporating Service Opportunities into the Student Experience
11:00 am-noon

Lightning Talks
11:00 am-noon

Playing Well with Others: The Challenge of Combination Recreation/Athletic Facilities on Smaller College Campuses
11:00 am-noon

Designing and Executing a Comprehensive Student Staff Training Plan
11:00 am-noon

Being a Leader and a Friend: Understanding Boundaries Between Professionals and Students
11:00 am-noon

Providing a Conceptual Framework for the Development, Implementation, and Evaluation of an Academic Based Peer Health Education Program.
11:00 am-noon

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commission Town Hall
11:00 am-noon


Closing General Session
1:00 pm-2:30 pm


NIRSA Awards Reception
5:30 pm-6:30 pm


Honor Award Banquet
6:30 pm-9:00 pm


Post-Honor Award Banquet Reception
9:00 pm-10:00 pm