Take the stage in Nashville

NIRSA Annual Conference & Expo 2014, Nashville, Tennessee
The 2014 Program Committee would like to thank you for contributing to the success of our Annual Conference by sharing your time and talents

Presentation Proposal Forms for NIRSA 2014!

If you are interested in presenting in Nashville, proposals are now available.


Our association's strength is rooted in the volunteer efforts of our members—without NIRSA's passionate professional and student presenters this event would not offer the rich texture of voices for harmonizing our values.

Check out these important presenter details for information on how to make your conference presentation a solid gold hit!


Session Topics

Aquatics
Indoor or outdoor water sports, including program, facility, risk management, etc.

Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Addresses principles of equality and solidarity in valuing human rights and physical abilities within a broad range of dimensions

Executive
Complex content targeted at high-level positions, such as associate director level and above

Experiential
Making meaning and learning from direct experience

Facility Management, Planning & Design
Content focused on all aspects of facilities

Family/Youth
Programs, equipment, and other factors considered when serving family and youth

Financial Planning/Fundraising/Entrepreneurial
Acquisition and management of funds

Fitness
Programs as well as, equipment focusing on fitness development and promotion

Global Perspective
Programming for international students on campus and providing/participating in collegiate recreation or professional development opportunities internationally

Health/Wellbeing
Promoting techniques and programs that maximize individual potential across the health and wellbeing spectrum

Intramurals/Officiating/Extramurals
Competitive sports programs involving many teams within institutions, at times progressing to competition outside of the institution

Leadership (Professional)
Guiding and influencing professionals

Leadership (Student)
Guiding and influencing students

Marketing/Public Relations
Promotion of programs, facilities, and services

Member Services
Developing and managing membership services

Outdoor
Programs, activities, equipment, and policies which focus on integration with the natural environment as well as adventure activities (Challenge Course/Climbing walls)

Personal/Professional Development
Skills and knowledge geared toward personal growth and career advancement

Personnel (Professional)
Developing, managing, and/or training professional staff

Personnel (Student)
Developing, managing, and/or training student staff

Research/Assessment
Investigation and evaluation specific to the field of collegiate recreation

Risk Management/Legal Issues
Identification, prioritization, assessment, and application of resources to minimize or control risks

Service
Programs and events that benefit local communities and/or provide service learning opportunities to encourage civic engagement amongst participants

Small College/Community College
Content directed to small, junior, and community colleges

Special Event Programming
Development and delivery of unique events for campuses

Sport Clubs
Competitive, instructional, or recreational groups focused on a specific activity for an extended period of time that generally compete against other institutions

Strategic Planning
Processes and resources for intentionality and efficiency

Student Learning Outcomes
Developing and communicating learning outcomes for participants or employees

Sustainable Communities
Creating conditions that will ensure a more economic, social, and environmentally sustainable future

Technology
Creation and use of technical means and their interrelation with life, society, work place, and the environment


Micro Sessions

Micro sessions are intended to encompass a broad range of subject matter related to a specific strategic value presented in a short time frame (under the microscope). Micro sessions highlight the effective presentation and communication skills of presenters by condensing their topic into “just the essentials.” Each micro session will be presented in a 15 minutes lecture format. The Program Committee will select three related micro sessions to be presented in succession, followed by a 15 minute Q&A for all presenters.

Micro session topic areas

The 2014 NIRSA Annual Conference micro session topic areas were selected by the 2014 NIRSA Annual Conference Program Committee to align with NIRSA’s strategic values.

Health/Wellbeing
Promoting techniques and programs that maximize individual potential across the health and wellbeing spectrum

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
Addresses principles of equality and solidarity in valuing human rights and physical abilities within a broad range of dimensions

Leadership (Professionals)
Guiding and influencing professionals

Leadership (Students)
Guiding and influencing students

Service
Programs and events that benefit local communities and/or provide service learning opportunities to encourage civic engagement amongst participants

Global Perspective
Programming for international students on campus and providing/participating in collegiate recreation or professional development opportunities internationally

Sustainable Communities
Creating conditions that will ensure a more economic, social, and environmentally sustainable future

Get more info

For more information about presenting at the NIRSA Annual Conference, please contact NIRSA Assistant Director of Professional Development, Brittany Rejda.