Every year, the NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo brings over 3,000 NIRSA students, professionals, and associate member representatives together for the express purpose of advancing the profession. Attendees have the chance to grow their professional skills by attending a variety of educational sessions, they network with colleagues at social events, and they enjoy connecting with vendors at the Expo.

In short, the NIRSA Annual Conference is the place to be if you’re invested in campus recreation or wellness. So don’t miss out, make sure to “Join the Health & Wellbeing Revolution” in Boston this February by attending NIRSA 2019!

NIRSA 2019 is taking place at the Hynes Convention Center, located in the Back Bay Neighborhood of Boston, from February 16–19. Registration for this fantastic professional development event opens on Thursday, November 1.

You won’t want to miss this year’s conference, so make sure to get yourself registered—and urge your colleagues to do the same! Within days of registering, you’ll be emailed a confirmation receipt that will include a personal link to the hotel reservation system as well as other pertinent attendee information.

Convince your boss toolkit

If you’re asked to provide justification for expenses related to attending NIRSA 2019 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 2019 into action straightaway makes it easier for your supervisor or administration to support your attendance at the conference. So customize your letter and download the justification kit and the expenses and benefits worksheets.

Save the date and keep an eye on the NIRSA 2019 website on November 1 to register for this great event! Registering and reserving your hotel room early will ensure your best selection of NIRSA room block availability.

We can’t wait to see you in Boston!


  • For more information, please contact NIRSA Senior Director of Operations Mary Callender.
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Mary Callender, CRSS is the Senior Director of Operations at NIRSA.