2018 NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute 2018-03-20T08:15:19+00:00

2018 NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute

June 20-22, 2018 • Brookfield, Wisconsin

Keynote Speaker
Proposals & Topics
Hotel & Travel
Sponsorship Menu

 If you are an intramural sports administrator or team leader, be sure to represent your organization while collecting new ideas at the 2018 NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute.

With informational sessions, discussion roundtables, and networking opportunities with intramural sports leaders from North America, you’ll find a wealth of fresh ideas and tried-and-true best practices to bring home to your intramural sports organization.


Early Bird Registration is Open!

Register for 2018 NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute

Keynote Speaker

Information is coming soon!
Speaker will be announced in early 2018.

Keynote Speaker

Randy Fox, Inspirational Speaker, Author

2018 Intramural Sports Institute Keynote Speaker

Randy Fox uses his officiating, leadership, and life experiences in delivering ultra high energy presentations to engage audiences and transform their professional and personal lives. With a twenty-year career as a corporate leader and an accomplished NCAA Basketball Official, Randy has a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective on effective leadership and teamwork.

His focus is team-building and advocating for the potential in all in order to turn everyday people into superstar leaders. His leadership expertise emphasizes interpersonal value systems and productivity, believing that from one the other naturally follows

With Randy, audience members will:

  • Experience an engaging high energy performance
  • Be inspired to action to increase performance and achieve results
  • Be encouraged and challenged to make a difference in their work and community
  • Discover through real stories how to be the leaders and team members that will change the world
  • Understand the importance of being an overcomer that never gives up

Schedule of Events

The 2018 schedule is now available!

2018 Schedule Overview


Submissions for presentation proposals are still being accepted. Priority acceptance and session slotting will go to submissions received before the February 22, 2018 deadline. Applicants will be notified of their session status in April 2018.

Submit a presentation proposal for Intramural Sports Institute 2018
Presenter guidelines and resources

Topics Areas

This year’s theme is “Growing Together Through Intentionality and Purpose,”
which is meant to emphasize growing and aligning our intramural programs for the future.



Student Development


Special Events/Marketing

Program Administration

The Intramural Sports Institute Committee has recommended the following specific session topic recommendations:

Inclusivity, and engaging nontraditional participants

Recruiting and retention of officials


Pay to play

Benefits or concerns of competitive sports model

Marketing and advertising, how to reach today’s students

Training and blended learning

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Professional & Student Registration Pricing Early Bird
on/before May 11
after May 11
Professional/Institutional Member $385 $455
Additional Member from same Member Institution $360 $430
Professional/Non-Institutional Member $435 $505
Individual Non-Member/Member Institution $520 $590
Individual Non-Member/Non-Member Institution $535 $625
One Day (Member) $200 $270
Associate Registration Pricing Early Bird
on/before May 11
after May 11
One Associate Contact $450 $520
One Associate Contact Non-Member $600 $670
One Day (Associate Member) $200 $270
Registration has ended.
Register Today!

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Preconference Activities

Night at the Ball Game – Orioles vs. Padres

Tuesday, June 21
$40 | Deadline to register is May 18
Space is limited
Join your colleagues and watch the Orioles take on the Padres at Oriole Park at Camden Yards! We will meet in the host hotel lobby at 6pm to walk the short distance to the Ballpark.

The preconference ball game is a great way to meet or reconnect with colleagues while taking in the scenes of this historic ballpark! The “Night at the Ball Game” includes your game ticket—in the left field club box—as well as a ball game picnic that includes popcorn, chips & cheese, peanuts, garden salad, hot dogs, ice cream, and Coca Cola fountain drinks.

Oriole Park Tours

$9 | Tickets are not included in NIRSA registration
Tickets can be purchased online at www.orioles.com or in person in advance or on the day of the tour at the main box office window.
(near Gate H)

If you get in to town a little early and are looking for something to do, touring Oriole Park would be a great opportunity! Oriole Park offers multiple public tours daily and each in-depth tour, lasting approximately 1 hour 30 minutes, includes club level suites, the press level, and even the Orioles dugout. For more information about the park and tour schedules check out their website.

Connecting through the 2016 NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute Connect Community is a great way to find a friend to join you on a tour of the ballpark.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Milwaukee Brookfield


Single/Double – $149/night + tax

Each Additional Adult  – $20/night + tax


Attendees can make reservations by calling (262) 782-2900 and requesting the NIRSA rate, or by using NIRSA Reservations link. Reservations need to be made no later than June 1, 2018 to confirm the discounted group rate.

Upon registration, NIRSA encourages all attendees to reserve their hotel accommodations within the NIRSA room block. NIRSA relies on strong room block usage to secure ample meeting space, increase negotiation leverage for future institutes, and offset event expenses.

Roommate matching will become available with the opening of registration.


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The NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute delivers valuable information for a wide range of attendees

  • Experienced intramural professionals who lead, develop, or direct intramural sports on campuses and are interested in revitalizing their programs.
  • New intramural professionals (coordinators and graduate students) who are interested in learning more about the development and management of intramural sport programs.
  • Student leaders who are members or leaders of intramural sports organizations and/or interested in careers related to recreation.
  • Parks and recreation professionals who organize sports leagues and are interested in enhancing their programs.
  • Vendors who are looking to showcase their products and network with intramural sports professionals.
    Interested in sponsoring or exhibiting? Email Heidi Cleary to discuss options! 541-766-8211.
    Download Sponsorship Menu PDF

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“We are super excited about the 2016 NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute. This is a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues in the field and learn from one another. Cannot wait to see you in June!”

Chris Schmoldt, Director of Intramural Sports at Florida State University,
Chair of the 2016 NIRSA Intramural Sports Institute Committee

  • Jason Linsenmeyer, Chair, Oklahoma State University
  • Chris Schmoldt, Consultant, Florida State University
  • Crystal Durham, Member, Kennesaw State University
  • Jason James, Member, University of Georgia
  • Jonathan Johnston, Member, Texas A&M University – Commerce
  • Victoria Landron, Member, University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • Andrew Rampe, Member, University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • Brittany Rejda, NIRSA HQ Member, NIRSA Headquarters

For more information, contact NIRSA Assistant Director for Professional Development, Brittany Rejda.

Interested in sponsorship opportunities? Email Heidi Cleary to discuss options, or call 541-766-8211.
Download Sponsorship Menu