Note: Online registration for NIRSA 2015 is now closed. If you wish to attend NIRSA 2015, please download and fill out a registration form and bring it to the NIRSA Registration Area at the Gaylord Texan.

The NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition is the only place where…

  • More than 2,200 students and professionals learning and working in collegiate recreation gather to advance the profession.
  • Leaders in collegiate recreation facilitate over 120 educational sessions and roundtable discussions, covering topics from almost 30 tracks in the field of campus recreation.
  • You can connect with hundreds of the nation’s preeminent business partners and their representatives, and get hands-on with the latest in fitness equipment, architectural services, technology, and more.
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Registration Pricing

On or Before Feb 18, 2015After Feb 18, 2015
Professional Member from Member Institution / Life Member$485$555
Professional Member$565$635
Professional Nonmember from Member Institution$620$690
Professional Nonmember$735$805
Student Member from Member Institution$365$435
Student Member$450$520
Student Nonmember from Member Institution$430$500
Student Nonmember$525$595
Associate Member (not exhibiting)$720$790
Associate Nonmember (not exhibiting)$1,245$1,315
Retired / Emeritus$195$265
Tuesday, March 31 — One-Day Only (Student/Professional Member Only)$360$430
Wednesday, April 1 — One-Day Only (Student/Professional Member Only)$360$430
Thursday, April 2 — One-Day Only (Student/Professional Member Only)$360$430
Preconference Workshops & Trips — Monday, March 30, 2015
You must be a conference registrant to attend these Preconference Workshops & Trips
*Trip — Trinity River Paddle$50$50
*Facilities Tour — Dallas Area$50$50
*Facilities Tour — Fort Worth Area$50$50
*J. Michael Dunn Student Professional Development Workshop$65$65
Articulating the Value of Campus Recreation$45$45
Engaging Social Justice: From Awareness to Action$78$78
Creating a Culture of Evidence for Health & Wellbeing$60$60
*Developing a Comprehensive Officials Training Program$80$80
*ACE Small Group Training$159$159
Community Service Project$25$25
Other Events
Guest/Spouse Program$199$199
Mark Fletcher Fun Run — Professional or Spirit Sprinter$25$25
Mark Fletcher Fun Run — Student$15$15
Honor Award Banquet Guest Ticket$90$90
All Conference Social Guest Ticket$45$45

Policies & Information

Payment is accepted via credit card, check, or money order. If paying by credit card, payment is due with the registration form. You may include a purchase order number on your registration form to indicate a forthcoming check; however, a purchase order is not considered payment and no purchase orders will be accepted after February 18, 2015.

In order to qualify for the early bird discount, your check or money order must be postmarked no later than February 18, 2015. They must be payable to “NIRSA,” and foreign checks must be imprinted “US Funds.”
You will be emailed a receipt and an email confirmation, which will include a personal link to the hotel reservation system, within 15 days of receipt of your registration at NIRSA Headquarters. An email address is required to receive a receipt/confirmation of registration. If you do not receive an email, please contact NIRSA HQ at 541-766-8211.

NIRSA strives to offer every NIRSA 2015 attendees a welcoming and inclusive conference experience. To help us make sure that we—NIRSA and our conference partners—can facilitate this on site, please contact the NIRSA Professional Development Coordinator John Raskauskas, if you think you might require accommodation beyond what you have commonly found available at past NIRSA (or comparable) conferences. If you don’t have past conference experience to reference, give us a call at NIRSA HQ—when in doubt, please reach out.
All conference cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing and mailed, faxed, or emailed to:

NIRSA Conference Refund
4185 SW Research Way
Corvallis, OR 97333-1067
Fax: 541-766-8284

Refund requests are processed according to the following time restrictions:

  • Refund requests received on or before February 18, 2015 will receive a 100% refund
  • Refund requests received on or between February 19 and March 13, 2015 will receive a 50% refund
  • Refunds cannot be guaranteed for requests received on or after March 13, 2015, or for no-shows at the conference

Extenuating circumstances may warrant exceptions to the refund policy. For a review of a specific refund amount or for more information about refund requests, please contact Megan Granholm, NIRSA’s Billing Coordinator, in writing.

If an Annual Conference preconference event doesn’t receive a minimum number of required pre-registrants, the event may be cancelled. If this occurs, NIRSA offers either a full refund of the preconference registration fee, or the fee can be applied toward another preconference event at the same Annual Conference or toward registration fees for another NIRSA education event.
NIRSA will use photographs taken during the 2015 NIRSA Annual Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition to promote the Association and future events. Your registration form provides NIRSA with the unrestricted right to use photographs at its discretion for the purpose outlined above.
For the comfort and health of attendees, smoking is not permitted at any NIRSA function. This includes general sessions, educational sessions, workshops, socials, and the Recreational Sports Exposition.
Recognizing that many people will take advantage of the opportunity for socializing and alcohol consumption, the Board of Directors, and the NIRSA Conference Program and Conference Host Committees actively encourage responsible decision-making and healthy choices. Supporting this policy, non-alcoholic beverages will be offered at all NIRSA-sponsored receptions. In accordance with Texas State Law, no alcohol will be served to anyone under age 21.
Suggested conference attire is business casual. This includes khaki slacks, polo-type shirts, blazers, or sweaters. Attire for the Honor Award Banquet is semiformal.