We’re excited to announce that registration is now open for the 2020 NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo! This premier professional development event is taking place in Phoenix, Arizona from April 18–21. Make sure to  soon for the best rates and room availability—and encourage your friends to do the same! This is an opportunity to rise and shine with over 2,500 NIRSA student and professional members who will gather to advance the collegiate recreation profession.

Shortly after registering, you’ll be emailed a confirmation receipt that includes a personal link to the hotel reservation system as well as additional attendee information. Please be sure to check out the updated schedule of events for NIRSA 2020 prior to booking your travel.

Early bird registration pricing will only last until Thursday, March 5 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 (and sun!) in Phoenix.

As an attendee, you’ll have the opportunity to attend 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 wellbeing.

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 2020 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 2020 coming soon

To keep up with all the latest NIRSA 2020 news, stay up to date with the NIRSA News and the @NIRSAlive Twitter and Instagram handles—and don’t forget to keep an eye on the #NIRSA2020 hashtag on both Twitter and Instagram.

We can’t wait to see you in Phoenix!


  • For more information, please contact NIRSA’s Sierra Smith.
Senior Director of Operations at | NIRSA Profile

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