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Participate in NIRSA Education Events

NIRSA strives to be the primary resource of continuing education for collegiate recreation professionals throughout their careers. The Association offers learning opportunities that are designed to support professionals’ growth inNIRSA Core Competencies and to help connect collegiate recreation professionals world-wide.

NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition

The Annual Conference serves as the primary education and membership engagement opportunity for all NIRSA Members. Whether attending as a student looking for career opportunities or a professional looking for development or a company looking for leads, the NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo has it all.

Our Conference is held in the spring of each year, with registration typically opening in early winter. Presentation opportunities open up in early summer.

Learn about NIRSA 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts
NIRSA 2019
NIRSA 2019

NIRSA Institutes & NIRSA School

In addition to Annual Conference, NIRSA produces or co-produces learning events throughout the year.
NIRSA’s Institutes provides education opportunities for specialists within the field to come together to discuss current topics and challenges within the industry.

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NIRSA School

The NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation is an intensive professional development opportunity that provides an intimate and intensive learning experience to help professionals develop competencies to be successful higher education & collegiate recreation professionals.
With a small learning environment, this is an experience that helps attendees create strong networks with their peers in the field.

Are you interested in attending, presenting, or sponsoring NIRSA Institute or School? We’d love to work with you.

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Regional Events

Connect locally and keep travel time to a minimum when you attend learning opportunities in your area. As a NIRSA Member, you have access to a network of regional members — including annual Regional Conferences, Student Lead Ons, and state/province workshops.

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Regional Events

Connect locally and keep travel time to a minimum when you attend learning opportunities in your area. As a NIRSA Member, you have access to a network of regional members — including annual Regional Conferences, Student Lead Ons, and state/province workshops.

Learn More

Online Learning

NIRSA periodically hosts special webinars that you can access through your desktop computer or tablet.

Our partner, SportRisk, provides NIRSA Members with discounts on their risk management online learning — ranging from a broad selection of online classes to specialized webinars.

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Please share your ideas with us:

What content would you like to see at NIRSA Education Events?

Are you a NIRSA member with a great idea for a featured speaker and/or topic at an upcoming event? Let us know!

Are you a professional speaker who believes you would be a great fit at one of our education events? Reach out to us!

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