NIRSA Triventure
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This year’s Triventure theme is “Every Body Moving Forward”.

While the 2017 NIRSA Triventure will offer attendees three separate tracks to choose from, it’s overall theme encompasses the missions of all three institutes. Everybody—regardless of color, experience, or body shape—is invited to participate in collegiate recreation. All three institutes are also keeping an eye on the future as they keep attendees up-to-date on cutting edge programming and best practices.

If you work with facilities, in aquatics, or with fitness/wellness—or all of the above—get ready for the 2017 NIRSA Triventure in Marietta, Georgia from November 30-December 2!

The NIRSA Triventure comprises three institutes under one roof. Attend any educational session, facility tour, or social — regardless of specialty area.

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The NIRSA Triventure was incredibly relevant to the work that we are currently doing in all three areas of recreation back on our campus. It was an excellent learning experience.

Dave Bryngil, Saint Peter's University

NIRSA Triventure is a great conference for a small university as these three areas are key for us and you can gain valuable info on all three areas. The size of the conference is great so that you can build relationships with those attending the conference in a more meaningful way due to the intimate nature of the sessions and the facility tours. Well Done!

Rin Seibert, Valparaiso University

It was a great opportunity to see some current clients, CSU – Fort Collins and University of Washington. We had the opportunity to meet new clients NDSU and Virginia Tech. We had the opportunity to keep the conversation going with potential clients the University of Central Florida and the University of New Hampshire. InnoSoft will continue to participate in the NIRSA Triventure.


Thanks to our NIRSA Triventure Sponsors

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Early Bird Registration ends October 18

Preconference Facility Tours have reached capacity!

We may be able to open another bus if we receive enough interest.
Please contact Emerson Helbling to be added to the Precon Tours Waitlist.

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Schedule of Events

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7:30am-9:00am — Pre-conference Registration

8:30am-4:00pm — HBCU Summit (Registration Required)

9:00am- 4:00pm — Community Service at the Stewpot (Registration Required)

3:00pm-4:45pm — Registration/Check-In

5:00pm-6:30pm — Opening General Session

7:00pm-9:00pm — Meet and Greet

7:00am-9:30am — Breakfast (Dining Commons)

8:30am-9:50am — Mock Interviews

10:00am-11:00am — Session I

11:10am-12:10pm — Session II

12:15pm-1:30pm — Take a Student to Lunch

1:40pm-2:40pm — Session III

2:50pm-3:50pm — Session IV

4:00pm-4:20pm — T-Shirt Exchange (TBD)

4:30pm-4:45pm — 2nd day Wrap Up and Day 3 Overview. Social Information Distributed

6:00pm-9:00pm — ERSL Social

7:00am-9:00am — Breakfast (Dining Commons)

9:00am-10:00am — Session V

10:10am-11:10am — Session VI

11:20am-12:20pm — Session VII

12:20pm-1:30pm — Lunch, Closing Remarks

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Keynote Speaker

Shannon Fable

2017 NIRSA Triventure Keynote Speaker

Shannon Fable, 2013 IDEA and 2006 ACE Instructor of the Year, is a fitness business and programming consultant who has helped impressive brands such as Anytime Fitness, Schwinn®, Power Systems, ACE, and BOSU® over the last 20 years. As an experienced educator and certified Book Yourself Solid® Business Coach, she helps fitness entrepreneurs navigate the industry and make more money.  Fable, a member of the ACE Board of Directors, is the owner of GroupEx PRO®, a cloud based group fitness management tool, and Balletone®.

Invited Speaker

Shawn DeRosa

2017 NIRSA Triventure Invited Speaker

Shawn DeRosa is one of the nation’s leading experts in aquatic risk management. A frequent speaker at national conferences, he brings over 25 years’ experience in aquatics. The developer of Practical Pool Management PLUS, a nationally-recognized pool operator certification program, Shawn has been twice named one of top 25 people in the world of aquatics. In addition to his work within the field of aquatics, Shawn is a Senior Associate Director of Campus Recreation at The Pennsylvania State University.

Join the Precon Adventures!

Preconference Facility Tours have reached capacity!

We may be able to open another bus if we receive enough interest.
Please contact Emerson Helbling to be added to the Precon Tours Waitlist.

The Aquatic Facility Operators (AFO) Course has been cancelled.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

If you are focused on the facility track, or just want to see some amazing recreation facilities, then you’ll want to join us for the Preconference Facility Tours! Attendees will tour the University of West Georgia, Auburn University, and Columbus State University recreation centers. Lunch and Dinner will be included and transportation will depart and return to the host hotel.

Early Bird Registration Pricing On or Before October 18:
Member Price: $65 
Non-Member Price: $75

Our Fitness and Wellness committee is offering a great preconference workshop focused on TriggerPoint Foam Rolling Level 1. Self-myofascial release (SMR) has been shown to relieve muscle and joint pains and improve flexibility and range of motion. This four hour workshop covers the fundamentals of myofascial, reviews the latest SMR research, and dives into the TriggerPoint SMR movement philosophy using the GRID foam roller. Participants walk away with practical knowledge and hands-on experience for coaching and cueing movements that can be scaled to all fitness levels for pre- and post-workout foam rolling.

Early Bird Registration Pricing On or Before October 18:
Member Price: $125 
Non-Member Price: $150

For aquatics minded individuals you have the choice between two great procon opportunities. One option is the Lifeguard Instructor/Trainer Review Course with Optional Basic Lifeguard Training Re-Certification. The primary purpose of this course is to ensure Instructors and Instructor Trainers can perform the skills, recognize correct and incorrect skill performance, and provide consistency of program skills and knowledge regarding the r.2017 updates to the Lifeguarding Program. This course includes classroom and in-water skills practice, skill drills, and a skills polish session. The course will also offer an optional opportunity to renew participants’ Basic Lifeguard Training Certification at no additional cost. Transportation to and from the host hotel will be provided, lunch will be on your own.

Early Bird Registration Pricing On or Before October 18:
Member Price: $90
Non-Member Price: $110

Registration for these four outstanding precons is limited—so don’t delay and reserve your spot today!

If you’ve already registered but would like to add a precon to your registration just follow these instructions: Visit the registration page again and click “Modify Registration” instead of Register. Click on the precon that you would like to attend and then add it to the cart and proceed to checkout. If you run into any problems please reach out to NIRSA’s Billing Coordinator, Rachel Hart at 541-368-5853.

Facility Tours

Preconference Facility Tours have reached capacity!

We may be able to open another bus if we receive enough interest.
Please contact Emerson Helbling to be added to the Precon Tours Waitlist.

  • Facility name: Recreation and Wellness Center

  • School name: Auburn University

  • School enrollment: 27,000

  • Most recent renovation date: Beginning Spring 2017

  • Facility visitors per day: 3,500 – 4,500 average

  • Square Feet: 240,000 sq.ft.

  • Sustainability certificates:  LEED – Silver (potentially reaching Gold)

  • Facility name: Student Activity and Academic Center

  • School name: Emory University

  • School enrollment: 14,900

  • Most recent renovation date: 2013-Swimming Pools only

  • Facility visitors per day: approximately 800-1200

  • Square Feet: N/A

  • Sustainability certificates:  N/A

  • Facility name: Student Recreation Center

  • School name: Columbus State University

  • School enrollment: 8,307

  • Most recent renovation date: N/A

  • Facility visitors per day: 800-1000

  • Square Feet: 106,000 sq.ft.

  • Sustainability certificates:  N/A

  • Facility name: Dr. Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation and Activities Center

  • School name: Kennesaw State University

  • School enrollment: 35,000

  • Most recent renovation date: 2017

  • Facility visitors per day: 2,250

  • Square Feet: 174,392 sq.ft.

  • Sustainability certificates:  LEED Silver certification

  • Facility name: Campus Recreation Complex

  • School name: Georgia Tech

  • School enrollment: 20,000

  • Most recent renovation date: Stamps Recreation Turf Fields – January 2014

  • Facility visitors per day: 3,400

  • Square Feet: 300,659 sq.ft.

  • Sustainability certificates:  N/A

  • Facility name: Campus Center

  • School name: University of West Georgia

  • School enrollment: 13,000

  • Most recent renovation date: 2006

  • Facility visitors per day: 1,500

  • Square Feet: 131,000 sq.ft.

  • Sustainability certificates:  N/A

  • Facility name: Student Recreation Center

  • School name: Georgia State University – Atlanta Campus

  • School enrollment: 32,082 (Downtown Campus Only)

  • Most recent renovation date: Currently renovating Free-Weight room expansion

  • Facility visitors per day: 1,750

  • Square Feet: 161,112 sq.ft.

  • Sustainability certificates:  Certified, Three Green Globes – Green Building Initiative

  • Facility name: SunTrust Park

  • Professional Team: Atlanta Braves
  • Capacity: 41,149

  • Open date: March 31, 2017

  • Square Feet: 1,114,400 sq.ft.

Gain access to all three events during the 2017 NIRSA Triventure

3 days of expanding your knowledge of aquatics, fitness & wellness, and recreation facilities.

Attend educational sessions from any track

No matter your area of expertise, broaden your horizons by hopping from the aquatic track to the facilities track to the wellness track. Your registration grants you access to all content.

Tour state-of-the-art recreation facilities

Join us as we visit fantastic facilities — get up close and personal as you learn from innovative solutions. Details on tour locations and logistics are still be worked out.

Network with professional colleagues

Whether you’re connecting with someone in your area of expertise or reaching out to build a cross-functional network, the NIRSA Triventure is the place to share your business card!


Presentation proposals are being accepted for the topic areas listed on institute pages.

Deadline to apply has passed.

Presenters will be notified of their proposal status in July 2017.

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Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center


$129/night + tax for single or double NIRSA Room Block SOLD OUT


The NIRSA room block is sold out at the Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center! Please use your favorite search engine to find the best room rate at nearby hotels.

Looking for a roommate? The best way to match with a roommate is to post that you are looking for one in the 2017 NIRSA Triventure Connect Community; once registered you’ll be added to the community.


*Access to this event Connect community is only available for members with a current Connect Profile.