Policies & Agreement

Please review the following policies prior to continuing with your registration. Registration links are at the bottom of the page

Note: Online registration for NIRSA 2016 is now closed. If you wish to attend NIRSA 2016, please download and fill out a registration form and bring it to the NIRSA Registration Area at the Gaylord Palms.

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Note: NIRSA HQ is currently resolving technical difficulties with the process used to confirm conference registrations. As a result, registration for the 2016 NIRSA Conference & Recreational Sports Exposition has not yet opened. Staff at NIRSA HQ currently anticipates the issue will be resolved and registration will launch within the next 24 hours. Thank you for your patience!

Overview

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 17, 2016.

In order to qualify for the early bird discount, your check or money order must be postmarked no later than February 17, 2016. 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 Headquarters at 541-766-8211.

NIRSA celebrates equity, diversity, and inclusion

NIRSA strives to offer every NIRSA 2016 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 Headquarters—when in doubt, please reach out.

Refund policy for conference registration cancellations

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
Email: billing@nirsa.org

Refund requests are processed according to the following time restrictions:

  • Refund requests received on or before February 17, 2016 will receive a 100% refund
  • Refund requests received on or between February 18 and March 17, 2016 will receive a 50% refund
  • Refunds cannot be guaranteed for requests received on or after March 18, 2016, 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 Rachel Hart, NIRSA’s Billing Coordinator, in writing.

Cancellation policy for preconference events

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.

Photograph content ownership

NIRSA will use photographs taken during the 2016 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.

Non-smoking policy

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.

Responsibility code

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 state law, no alcohol will be served to anyone under age 21.

What to wear

Suggested conference attire is business casual. This includes khaki slacks, polo-type shirts, blazers, or sweaters. Attire for the Honor Award Banquet is semiformal.

Note: Online registration for NIRSA 2016 is now closed. If you wish to attend NIRSA 2016, please download and fill out a registration form and bring it to the NIRSA Registration Area at the Gaylord Palms.
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