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 “Rise & Shine” in Phoenix this April by attending NIRSA 2020!

NIRSA 2020 is taking place at the Phoenix Convention Center, located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, from April 18–21. The center—just four miles from Sky Harbor International Airport—is within walking distance to both conference hotels and numerous restaurants, and has its own dedicated stop on the Metro Light Rail line. Registration for this fantastic professional development event opens on Wednesday, December 4.

Conference pricing now available

Convince your boss

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! Check out the resources on the NIRSA 2020 website for help in making the case for developing your team’s skills and connections: show your boss or administration why you need to be at NIRSA 2020.

If you aren’t already a member, be sure to join as a professional or student to get the best possible conference pricing. Shortly after 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.

Check out the overview schedule

We can’t wait to see you in Phoenix! Before making hotel or travel arrangements, be sure to check out the overall conference schedule which has significantly updated look for the 2020 Annual Conference. The Honor Award will be recognized during the Opening General Session and the last day of the conference will play host to five rounds of educational sessions followed by the Closing General Session at 4:00pm.

Rooms for the NIRSA Annual Conference will fill quickly, so make your reservation directly after registering for the event.  Remember, the booking hyperlink you receive in your NIRSA registration confirmation is the only official way to make a room reservation. Making a room reservation through solicitations from other companies may result in inaccurate availability, unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be non-refundable.

  • 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.