NIRSA 2020 71st Annual Conference & Campus Rec and Wellness Expo

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the NIRSA Annual Conference

The call for programs will launch in Spring 2019. More information will be posted here as it becomes available.

welcome, volunteers

This is a team effort

Volunteers like you help to make the conference better every year.

The NIRSA Annual Conference & Campus Rec & Wellness Expo is enriched in no small part through the generous contributions of the time and talent of our amazing membership. The benefits of volunteering are familiar to returning volunteers; but if you’ve never offered your service at the NIRSA Annual Conference, you might be surprised to learn that your own conference experience will be enriched as much as all the people you serve.

Accepting Applications

NIRSA 2020 is now accepting applications for several volunteer opportunities. Members who are interested in volunteering are encouraged to sign-up today!

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Host Committee

Dustin Soderman, Arizona State University, Chair

Troy Vaughn, University of Arizona

Ethan Cobb, Arizona State University

Michele Schwitzky, University of Arizona

Allison Giddings , University of Arizona

Courtney Copp, University of Arizona

Natalie O’Farrell , University of Arizona

Zach Erdmann, Grand Canyon University

John Merryman , Arizona State University

Paul Rehn, Northern Arizona University

Crystal O’Neill Durham , Northern Arizona University

Danny Gaytan, Arizona State University

Nick Deponte, Arizona State University

Tara Yesenski, Arizona State University

Phil Carter, Arizona State University

Demitri Lahanas, Arizona State University

Roundtable Staff & Proposal Reviewers

  • Program Proposal Reviewers
    The opportunity is closed. Thank you to all reviewers who volunteered their time and expertise to review conference proposals! If you are interested in being a reviewer for the 2021 NIRSA Annual Conference, more information will be available in Spring 2020

  • Roundtable Organizers & Leaders
    The Program Committee is recruiting NIRSA members to organize and lead the selected roundtables at conference.  Each roundtable will have members filling the following positions:

    An organizer who works in the weeks prior to the Annual Conference to solicit feedback from the membership on key issues for discussion and constructs an overall outline of topics for the session.

    A moderator who actively leads the roundtable session at the conference, potentially with the assistance of other members facilitating discussion in smaller groups within the session.

    A recorder who takes notes of key discussion points during the roundtable to distribute to members after the conference via the NIRSA web site and related Community of Practice online resource pages.

    Complete the Roundtable Staff Interest Form to indicate your interest and to be alerted when the formal application for roundtable positions becomes available this fall.

    Roundtable Staff Interest Form

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Campus Rec & Wellness Expo Volunteers
    Tasks vary but typically include support in the NIRSA booth and at the Fitness Forum. Duties may include handing out the attendee giveaway, assisting the emcee in the expo hall, and monitoring activities in the Fitness Forum, and other activities in the Expo.

    Sign-up Today!
  • Expo Hoop Shoot Volunteers
    Volunteers will have a blast being part of this fast-paced contest!  Tasks may include checking in free throw shooters, rebounding basketballs, and ensuring the one at the line is receiving balls in a timely manner.

    Sign-up Today!
  • Career Services Center Volunteers
    Some volunteers are charged with greeting candidates and employers, answering questions, and ensuring a smooth Career Services Center operation. Others help monitor computer usage or assist with employer mailboxes by placing information from candidates, such as resumes and correspondence letters, in mailboxes. Or you may be asked to assist in providing resume and mock interview help.

    Sign-up Today!
  • Education Table Staff
    Serving at the Education Table can be a fun opportunity to support presenters, and help attendees navigate conference.  Table staff help answer questions from presenters and attendees about the education schedule. At the beginning of each education block, they conduct a walkthrough of all session rooms to ensure the presenters have arrived and alert conference staff to any issues—such as presenter no-shows, or AV challenges. Volunteers will also be asked to assist in room counts once sessions have started.   For members who may have an interest in serving on the Conference Program Committee at some point, this provides a good glimpse into the work of this committee. We ask volunteers download the event app prior to arriving on site so you are familiar with where conference information is located.

    Sign-up Today!
  • Registration Greeters
    Meet and greet conference attendees as they check in, answer questions, help assemble/distribute registration materials at the NIRSA Registration Booth.

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  • Ribbon Wall Attendance
    Share information about conference ribbons and assist conference attendees with the selection of ribbons that are assigned to them.

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Please email NIRSA Assistant Director for Professional Development, Brittany Rejda