By Mary Callender

The NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo is the Association’s premier event. Every year, over 2,500 student, professional, and associate members come together for the express purpose of advancing the collegiate recreation profession. Don’t miss this fantastic professional development event—join your colleagues to develop “A Strong Core, A Bright Future“ at NIRSA 2016! The 2016 Annual Conference will take place at the Gaylord Palms in Kissimmee, FL from April 3-6.

NIRSA 2016 attendees will be able to choose from more than 130 educational sessions, roundtables, and Pecha Kucha® presentations covering topics from across all areas of campus recreation. Details about these ed sessions and roundtables will be available on the NIRSA website in early February. Attendees will also—among numerous fantastic opportunities—have the chance to hear some outstanding invited speakers, attend social and networking events, and check out the Recreational Sports Expo. Register for NIRSA 2016 today and save by taking advantage of early bird registration rates! The deadline for early bird registration is February 17.

And don’t forget to sign up for one of the many amazing preconference opportunities! Choose from six educational workshops, the NIRSA Foundation Golf Tournament, the NIRSA Community Service Project, the two facility tours, or a day spent at the seashore—all fantastic options! A full list of NIRSA 2016 preconference opportunities can be found on the NIRSA website. And keep in mind that registration for some preconference events closes after the early bird deadline. You want to make sure to register soon!

To keep up with all the latest NIRSA 2016 news, stay up to date with the NIRSA News and the @NIRSAlive Twitter handle—and don’t forget to keep an eye on the #NIRSA2016 hashtag on both Twitter and Instagram. Don’t miss NIRSA’s favorite tradition—register today for the 2016 Annual Conference!


For more information about the 2016 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Expo, please contact NIRSA Assistant Director for Event Management Sierra Smith.