Is your department offering unique programming? Do you have a great idea you want to share with the larger NIRSA community? #RecChat is expanding to offer lightning talks—known as #RecTalks—and the committee wants your presentations!

We’re looking for videos that are between 6-12 minutes long, much like a TED Talk. They will be posted on the #RecChat IGTV and YouTube channels. This is a great opportunity to share what’s happening on your campus—especially since now, more than ever, members of the NIRSA family are looking for resources.

Topics ideas include but are not limited to:

  • Health and Fitness
  • Wellbeing
  • NIRSA Foundation
  • NIRSA Championship Series
  • NIRSA’s Strategic Values
  • Student Hiring Methodology
  • Student Development Programs
  • Digital Marketing
  • NIRSA School
  • Risk Management
  • Esports
  • Wellness in Recreation (the holistic student)

Fill out the #RecChat Video Presentation Interest Form if you’re interested in sharing your Rec Talk.

Interest form


Check out the following #RecTalks created by #RecChat Committee members for inspiration and guidance.

8 Steps to Building Workplace Relationships | Richelle Williams

Outdoor Adventure Trips for Small Colleges (Canoe Trip) | Mary Shelley

The Speed of Trust | Alecia Stegenga


Aquatics & Youth Programs Coordinator at Western Washington University | NIRSA Profile

Richelle Williams is currently the Aquatics & Youth Programs Coordinator at Western Washington University