The 2018 Emerging Recreational Sports Leader’s Conference will make its way to the campus of Florida International University in the sunny Biscayne Bay area January 18–20. This year’s conference theme is “Make Every Connection Matter,” and there’s no doubt this is a conference you won’t want to miss! “ERSLC continues to bring new emerging leaders into the realm of the NIRSA family,” says David Davenport, Director at Austin Peay State University. “It’s so awesome to meet so many young leaders who have the potential to help our profession and Association grow.”

Whether you are a student, new professional, or are a seasoned professional who is interested in continuing the NIRSA legacy of mentorship, we are sure you will find it at the 2018 ERSLC. With opportunities to present before your peers while learning about the rich beginnings of NIRSA, you are sure to “Make Every Connection Matter.” We hope to see you in Miami!

Registration for this event will open in the fall. Learn more about this event by checking out the 2017 event recap.


Andrea Snead is currently the Sport Clubs and Adaptive Recreation Coordinator at the University of Central Florida and a member of NIRSA’s Commission for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. She can be reached at Brittany Rejda is currently the NIRSA Assistant Director of Professional Development. She can be reached at