Campus Rec & Wellness Expo

Discover innovative solutions for your facilities and programs!

The immersive experience at NIRSA’s Campus Rec & Wellness Expo showcases groundbreaking ideas that define and drive the campus recreation industry. Immerse yourself in cutting-edge products and services that that will build, equip, operate, and renovate facilities to be innovative, sustainable, can’t-miss campus destinations.

The expo hall is the arena for face-to-face conversations with industry professionals. Year after year, attendees rate visiting the expo in the top three reasons for attending the NIRSA Annual Conference. Through one-on-one meetings, hands-on demonstrations, and networking among your peers, the expo hall is a can’t-miss part of the NIRSA Annual Conference!

“It’s a rare thing to have so many companies and vendors all in one place, readily available to answer any questions you may have. You have the ability to put any product to the test and find what best serves your unique campus population.”

~ Ervin Brown

Experience the energy of the expo hall!

This must-stop offers a wealth of opportunities for building new relations while having a ton of fun. Try out the latest recreation equipment, get your sweat on at the Fitness Forum and Early Morning Workout, snack on free food, shoot hoops for a chance to win cash, swap T-shirts with your campus rec peers, grab free swag in the NIRSA booth and from exhibitors around the expo hall, and more! Don’t forget to stop by on the last day of the expo for a sweet treat!

Check back soon for details about expo hall special events.

Show Information

  • Wednesday, March 30 – 3:30pm-6:30pm
  • Thursday, March 31 – 9:00am – 2:30pm

    • Early morning workout: 6:30am – 7:30am
  • Oregon Convention Center, Halls B & C

Day Passes

Expo-only day passes are available for free! Stop by the main registration area to exchange your business card and demonstrate your proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test for a NIRSA 2022 Expo day pass.

Immerse yourself in the expo!

  • Explore
    See who’s exhibiting
  • Attend
    Registration opens November 30
  • Schedule
    Check out the event schedule
  • Exhibit
    Book a booth in our expo

NIRSA Booth

Swing by the NIRSA booth to pick up the NIRSA 2022 giveaway (an awesome, sasquatch-logoed, carabiner mug), learn more about NIRSA membership and leadership pathways at the NIRSA Resources Hub, and enter a raffle to win epic prizes from exhibitors!

Fitness Forum, presented by Life Fitness

  • End of Row 100 & Life Fitness Booth 735

The Fitness Forum offers classes for beginners and advanced enthusiasts alike to get their sweat on and learn new techniques. Get MOVING and feel GOOD with seven, 45-minute classes ranging from Pilates to HIIT, mobility to band training. Check out the sessions page for detailed class descriptions and this article for a schedule of events!

We’re accepting Fitness Forum proposals through January 10

These 45-minute sessions provide NIRSA 2022 attendees the opportunity to get some exercise while observing instructors showcasing the latest teaching techniques. If you’re a passionate group fitness instructor or just enthusiastic about demonstrating the latest fitness and wellbeing trends, submit a proposal today!

Submit a Fitness Forum proposal

Unified Sports Experience Hoop Shoot Contest

  • Wednesday, March 30, 3:45-4:45pm Thursday, March 31, 11am-12:30pm
  • Booth #1235

Get inspired to support Unified Sports in your community! For $1, the Special Olympics Unified Sports Experience Hoop Shoot contest pairs conference attendees with a Special Olympics athlete. Each have one minute to make as many baskets as possible in our new, arcade-style shoot out! Early visitors to the Unified Hoop Shoot get special swag, and the overall winner earns an extra sweet reward benefiting their campus. Join the fun and explore what Unified Sports are all about in Booth 1235 in the Expo Hall!

NIRSA Hoop Shoot Free-Throw Contest

Show off your shooting skills at the NIRSA Hoop Shoot! With a new, fun, fast-paced format for Portland, the Hoop Shoot brings an arcade-style battle to net as many balls as possible. Compete against other attendees for cash and the grand prize of a Pop-A-Shot game unit, or just try to beat your buddy in a side-by-side showdown. For $1, participants get one minute to make as many baskets as possible. Cash, a custom-branded Pop-A-Shot Pro Duel, and a custom-branded Pop-A-Shot Pro Single will be awarded to the top contestants with the most shots made. In the event of a tie, a shoot off will occur at a time TBA. Come play with us in Booth 1235 in the Expo Hall! Thanks to in-kind sponsor Pop-A-Shot!

Teqball

Try your hand (and head and feet) at the world’s fastest-growing sport: Teqball! NIRSA’s excited to partner with Teqball USA to bring a court to the Expo Hall at the start of row 1200. Teqball is a soccer-based sport, and you can play five different sports on this specially curved “Teq table,” so there’s something for everyone. Come play and learn how you could integrate this exciting new sport on your campus!

Early Morning Workout

  • Thursday, March 31, 6:30am
  • Expo Hall

Rise and shine and join us in the Expo Hall! Whether you’re rolling out of bed for a solo session, grabbing workout buddy, or bringing a whole crew, the Early Morning Workout encourages you to get moving! Follow a self-guided workout using equipment offered by our exhibitors or start your day at one of two Fitness Forum classes: Life Fitness Training Revolution in Booth 735 or E5 COLLETIVE in the Fitness Forum area.

FREE Breakfast in the Expo!

  • Thursday, March 31, 9:30am-10:30am
  • Expo Hall

Get energized for the day ahead! Join exhibitors in the Expo hall after Thursday’s Mainstage Session for some breakfast grub, coffee, and tea. Breakfast is open to all, with the optional Breakfast & Connections social occurring simultaneously. Enjoy your meal while exploring the excitement of the expo! Networking serving suggestion: How many exhibitors can you find who take their java the same way as you?

T-Shirt Exchange, sponsored by College Promo

  • Thursday, March 31, noon-12:45pm
  • Behind the Fitness Forum

Come join the frenzy of fun and grab a new T-shirt! Bring the excess T-shirts from your various campus recreation events or programs and exchange them with your colleagues and peers!

FREE Sweet Treat in the Expo!

  • Thursday, Mach 31, 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Expo Hall

Life is sweet in the Expo Hall! We’re serving up a delightfully Oregon goody for the expo social: A gourmet hot chocolate bar! Enjoy rich hot chocolate with toppings like fresh whipped cream, cookie crumbles, crushed peppermint, a variety of drizzling sauces, and more. Grab your hot drink and visit with vendors one last time before the expo closes at 2:30pm. Cheers!

Campus Rec & Wellness Expo

Committee

A special thank you to our Expo Committee for its hard work and passion supporting exhibitors, organizing exhibit hall activities, and celebrating NIRSA’s vendors!

  • Hollie Power, Co-Chair, Indiana State University
  • Alicia Rossow, Co-Chair, Florida Southern College
  • Suzanne Ries, Consultant, Florida Gulf Coast University
  • Amanda Bray, Utah State University
  • Shane Ferrara, University of Virginia
  • Ryan Fetzer, San Jose State University
  • Jay Gallagher, Temple University
  • Sarah Hardin, CENTERS, LLC At DePaul University
  • Matt Horst, Georgia Southern University
  • Brittani Lee, Indiana State University
  • James Mszanski, The University of Maryland Baltimore
  • Rahul Rajan, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
  • Blair Schuyler, University of Kansas
  • Sean Willett, Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus
  • Emily Hughes, NIRSA Headquarters
  • Kelley Hungerford, NIRSA Headquarters

Contact Us!

General Questions

Kelley Hungerford, NIRSA Assistant Director of Expo & Corporate Relations, kelley.hungerford@nirsa.org

Sponsorship Opportunities

Emily Hughes, NIRSA Director of Corporate Relations & Business Development, emily.hughes@nirsa.org

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