Registration is open for the 2018 NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo, which is taking place in the heart of Denver, CO from March 4-7! Make sure to register soon for the best rates and room availability—and urge your friends to do the same!

Shortly after registering, you’ll be emailed a confirmation receipt that includes a personal link to the hotel reservation system as well as other pertinent attendee information.

Early bird registration pricing will only last until January 18 and availability in the NIRSA block of discounted hotel rooms is limited. Whether you come early or stay late, we invite you to experience the sights and sounds of the Denver area.

Explore the Mile High City

Located in Downtown Denver, the Colorado Convention Center is the site for NIRSA 2018. It is situated within easy walking distance of over 300 restaurants, nine theatres of the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and a wide variety of shopping and retail outlets.

Within a mile radius, you can explore some of the city’s best museums; shop at art boutiques; see a touring Broadway show; enjoy live music; ride a rollercoaster; or experience exciting professional sports.

Over 2,500 NIRSA student and professional members will gather in the Mile High City for the express purpose of advancing the collegiate recreation profession and elevating their own professional paths.

As an attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to elevate your path by attending a wide variety of educational sessions, networking with colleagues at social events, and connecting with more than 600 industry-leading representatives from nearly 150 vendors at the Campus Rec and Wellness Expo. Don’t miss this unrivaled, once-a-year opportunity to strengthen your core competencies in the field of campus recreation and wellness.

Convince your boss toolkit

If you’re asked to provide justification for expenses related to attending the NIRSA Annual Conference to your supervisor or administrator, we’ve provided a few tools to help you build your case: a benefits worksheet, a budget worksheet, and a sample letter for your supervisor.

Showing that you can put the connections made and the knowledge gained at NIRSA 2018 into action straightaway makes it easier for your supervisor or administration to support your attendance at the conference. So, download the justification toolkit and customize your letter as well as your expenses and benefits worksheets.

More about NIRSA 2018 coming soon

To keep up with all the latest NIRSA 2018 news, stay up to date with the NIRSA News and the @NIRSAlive Twitter handle—and don’t forget to keep an eye on the #NIRSA2018 hashtag on both Twitter and Instagram.

We can’t wait to see you in Denver!

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Mary Callender, CRSS is the Senior Director of Operations at NIRSA.