bring your boss or your higher ed colleague
By attending the NIRSA Annual Conference your boss and/or university collaborator can see firsthand the crucial role your department plays in recruitment, retention, and the overall student experience.
Countless attendees have experienced the thrill of learning from speakers, students, and colleagues—or of sharing new information as their institution’s representative at an event—only to return home to business-as-usual. This can be especially true when a boss or someone from another department on your campus doesn’t have a background in campus recreation, making the prospect of introducing innovations or gaining support for new initiatives even more challenging.
Returning attendees know that the NIRSA Annual Conference is not confined to the concerns of just one department on campus. Attending alongside a colleague can help you be enthused and productive long after the Annual Conference is over.