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.
Pricing is coming soon! Registration will open in early 2018.
Information is coming soon! Speaker will be announced in early 2018.
Schedule of Events
Check out the 2016 IM Institute Schedule for an idea of what to expect this year. 2018 schedule details are coming in early 2018.
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.
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.
“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!”
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.
Keynote Speaker Joey Crawford
Over more than three decades in the NBA, Joe Crawford has officiated 2,556 regular season and 344 Playoff games, including 50 NBA Finals games. Crawford’s Playoff and NBA Finals totals are the most among active NBA officials. Over his career, Crawford has officiated the 1986, 1992 and 2000 NBA All-Star Games, as well as the 1993 McDonald’s Championship in Munich, Germany. Crawford has announced his retirement at the conclusion of the 2015-16 NBA season.
Before joining the NBA, Crawford officiated high school games in Pennsylvania and the Eastern Basketball Association (later the Continental Basketball Association). In addition to being one of the NBA’s most high-profile and competent referees, Crawford assists others in a number of ways.
He participates in a reading program sponsored by the NBA Referees Association. He and several other current and former NBA referees are clinicians at a camp for burgeoning referees, but all of the officials donate their fees from that event. Crawford¹s share of the money is earmarked for Sister Rose Marie, a cloistered nun from his hometown of Philadelphia. Crawford and his wife organized and operated a girls’ AAU basketball program before turning it over to others to manage.
Other officials on the league staff look to him for leadership, which he provides without hesitation. He is considered a “rules guru” and prepares weekly tests for fellow officials. In his constant drive for self-improvement, he will review video of his own work and send it out to other officials so they might learn from him. He regularly sends out messages of congratulations, support and helpful instruction to NBA, collegiate and WNBA officials, all with the idea of providing moral support or sharing his wealth of knowledge.