What to Expect

 Discover how you can electrify your experience at NIRSA 2021 Virtual, presented by PLAE!

This year, the NIRSA Annual Conference and Campus Rec & Wellness Expo is going virtual. We are excited to bring the latest campus recreation topics, research, and speakers directly to your home!

As a participant, you will be able to attend live speakers and events, access on-demand session, attend fitness classes and tour new facilities from across the country! NIRSA 2021 is now more accessible than ever before!

We’re Going Virtual!

Starting Feb. 23. 2021, registrants will be able to access the NIRSA 2021 Virtual Conference on a platform called PheedLoop. A week before the event, attendees will receive an email with information on how to access the platform.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Create their profile
  • Design your own schedule
  • Chat with presenters, exhibitors, and other attendees
  • Complete session evaluations

Registrants will be able to access all sessions and events including:

  • Awards ceremonies
  • Exhibition hall
  • Live keynote speakers and education sessions
  • Networking sessions
  • On-demand education sessions

Attendee Orientation Videos

NIRSA 2021 Virtual: Logging in to PheedLoop

Logging in to PheedLoop

NIRSA 2021 Virtual: Visiting the Expo

Visiting the Expo

NIRSA 2021 Virtual: Accessing the Content

Accessing the Content


While we cannot meet in person, the NIRSA Virtual Conference is your chance to (re)connect with new and old colleagues and friends. Please join us for this year’s exciting chances to connect with others! All times listed in PST.

  • Monday, February 22

    • 10:00am-11:00am — Canadian Regional Meeting (via zoom)
    • 1:00pm-2:00pm — Regional Meetings (via zoom)
    • 4:00pm — 2020 Honor Award Celebration (via zoom)
  • Tuesday, February 23

    • 10:45am-11:15am — “Ask me Anything” with NIRSA Executive Director Pam Watts
    • 2:30pm-3:15pm — Small Programs Social (via zoom)
    • 2:45pm-3:45pm — NIRSA Student Social (via zoom)
    • 3:00pm — The Founders People of Color Social (via zoom)
  • Wednesday, February 24

    • 9:45am — Take a Student to Coffee (multiple platforms). Carrying on this conference tradition with a spin — virtually! Please sign up to participate! Must sign up by 8:00am PST February 22
    • 12:30pm-1:00pm — Asian Caucus Social (via zoom)
    • 3:00pm-4:00pm — NIRSA Foundation Young Donor Social (via zoom)
    • 4:00pm-5:00pm – 2021 Honor Award Banquet (via zoom)
  • Thursday, February 25

    • 9:15am-9:45am — Latinx Caucus Social (via zoom)
    • 4:00pm — LGBTQ & Friends Social sponsored by PLAE (via zoom)

Exhibit Hall

The virtual Campus Rec & Wellness Expo provides a variety of new ways to engage with exhibitors, discover products and services that will equip you for success, and discover business solutions that will positively impact your community.

Visit the exhibit hall and …

  • Access the virtual expo 24/7 during and after NIRSA 2021 Virtual
  • Connect live with solutions providers and vendors

  • Speak with exhibitors via chat boxes and video calls
  • Download resources, white papers, and product brochures

  • Attend live product demonstrations, mini education sessions, and Q&As
  • Hunt for virtual SWAG and secret promo codes to exchange for prizes

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

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