Lights. Camera. Action! We’re only a few days away from our biggest event of the year, and we’re rolling out the red carpet for the real stars: our members!

Join us on the NIRSA Red Carpet at conference this year! We want to give you the spotlight. Come talk to us and tell us why you’re there. Is it your first conference? Who inspired you to attend? Have you witnessed the positive impact of campus rec in your community or in your life? You can also shine the light on someone else too! We all have mentors and heroes. Inspiration can come from success, but it can also come from hardships. Help us share those lessons. Your insight is incredibly valuable, no matter how new or experienced you are in the profession.

The NIRSA Annual Conference is often regarded as the NIRSA family reunion. It’s a tradition of recreation leadership, academic prowess, knowledge sharing, and inspirational accomplishment. It provides opportunities to celebrate the efforts of our peers and the people we look up to. We also get to meet interesting people who can bring new perspectives and ideas to our conversations. Many lifelong friendships have begun by mingling in the hallways between sessions and at the many socials. The conference is a chance to learn more about our profession, our Association, and ourselves.

Become NIRSA famous

That’s why we think it’s the best time and place to hear from the members directly. You can find the NIRSA Red Carpet near the main conference registration area. Look for the lights and stay for the show. Come visit us, bring your best soundbites, and see what all the excitement is really about. This is your chance for 15 seconds of NIRSA fame!

There’s no need to be shy or nervous. Conference is your chance to shine. This is a family after all. Our hallmark is being supportive by welcoming members for who they are and what they believe in. For some, being in the spotlight comes naturally. For others, it can be a little nerve-racking, but we’ll be cheering you on the whole time. One of the greatest things about this family is how interested we all are in hearing each other’s stories.

We’ll post more specific information on the NIRSA 2018 Guidebook App and on the NIRSA 2018 site soon. We want to hear from everyone, even if you can’t make it to our red carpet. Send us your stories by tagging them #myNIRSAstory.