NIRSA 2021 will be online!

Thank you for attending NIRSA 2021 Virtual, presented by PLAE!

Plan on joining us at NIRSA 2022 in Portland, Oregon. Details will be announced soon.

NIRSA 2021 will be online!
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NIRSA is excited to make our virtual conference debut — presented by PLAE — to support member learning on critical topics related to campus recreation, especially in the middle of this pandemic. We’re looking forward to three days of making connections, exploring the latest products and services, discovering solutions, and celebrating many member accomplishments and contributions.

Main Stage Speakers

Michelle Poler

Michelle Poler

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“Welcome, NIRSA!”
Greg Bell

Greg Bell

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Keith Boykin

Keith Boykin

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Schedule at a Glance

Available all day on demand are fitness forum sessions, facility tours, select education sessions. Expo open during all hours of conference. Event Schedule (all times listed in PST) for registered attendees only.

  • Tuesday, February 23

    • 7:00am-8:15am — Mainstage Speaker Michelle Poler*
    • 8:30am-9:15am — Concurrent Live Sessions*
    • 9:45am-10:30am — Concurrent Live Sessions*
    • 10:45am-11:15am — “Ask me Anything” with NIRSA Executive Director Pam Watts
    • 10:30am-11:15am — LIVE fitness class
    • 11:15am-1:00pm — Expo*
    • 1:00pm-1:45pm — Concurrent Sessions*
    • 3:00pm-4:00pm — NIRSA Founders People of Color Social sponsored by PLAE (open to all)
  • Wednesday, February 24

    • 7:00am-8:00am — Mainstage Speaker Keith Boykin*
    • 8:30am-9:15am — Concurrent Sessions*
    • 9:45am-10:45am — Take a Student to Coffee*
    • 11:15am-noon — Concurrent Sessions*
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm — Expo*
    • 2:00pm-2:45pm — Concurrent Sessions*
    • 4:00pm-5:00pm – 2021 Honor Award Banquet (open to all)
  • Thursday, February 25

    • 7:00am-8:00am — Mainstage Speaker Greg Bell*
    • 8:30am-9:15am — Concurrent Sessions*
    • 9:45am-10:30am — Concurrent Sessions*
    • 11:00am-noon — Expo*
    • 12:30pm-1:30pm — Concurrent Sessions*
    • 2:00pm-2:30pm — Closing Session*
    • 4:00pm — LGBTQ & Friends Social sponsored by PLAE (open to all)

* You must be registered for conference to attend this event

What can you expect at NIRSA 2021 Virtual, presented by PLAE?

We can’t wait to spend three days together making new memories this coming February.

  • Opportunities to connect with others in real time and asynchronously around important topics across the profession

  • A blend of pre-recorded, live, and simu-live (a pre-recorded session with live responses) sessions around key topic areas, with access to all recorded content

  • A virtual Campus Rec & Wellness Expo that features all new ways to engage with exhibitors

  • Live and on-demand fitness classes

  • The continuation of NIRSA traditions like the Founders People of Color Social, the LGBTQ Social, and the Honor Award recipient celebration

  • NIRSA Foundation Virtual 5K

  • Prize giveaways

  • The smiling faces of your dedicated NIRSA colleagues

What you can expect at NIRSA 2021 Virtual

Concurrent Session Blocks

We’re planning eight concurrent session blocks that will roll-out a mix of pre-recorded, live, and simu-live (a pre-recorded session with live response options) learning sessions and feature multiple virtual formats.

There will be a number of sessions on key topic areas that are especially relevant for the profession today, like higher education leadership; equity, diversity, and inclusion competencies; digital engagement strategies; and integrated health and wellbeing efforts.

Check out the Live Sessions

On-demand Access

Much of the program will be recorded and accessible on-demand to individual registrants through April 30, 2021.

Virtual booths in the NIRSA Campus Rec & Wellness Expo are also accessible through April 30.

Learn More about the Conference Program

Virtual Networking

Networking opportunities will be available through chat rooms centered around topics like COVID response on campus, issues facing small programs, regional affiliations, or the session you just attended. Your favorite evening receptions will also be going virtual for 2021. The LGBTQ & Allies Social as well as the Founders People of Color Social will hold events during the week.

Check out the Schedule

Virtual Facility Tours

This is your chance to show off some of the unique features that make your facilities great! Submit your 4-minute video by February 14.

Submit a virtual facility tour

Register your spot today!

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Early bird ends February 2, 2021

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