The Opening General Session will have a late afternoon start at 4:30pm on Tuesday, March 29. It will include the typical welcome address, announcements, and recognitions as well as a keynote speaker. We will also be presenting the Honor Award during the Opening General Session as it is the highest attended event during the conference.
With the movement of the Honor Award recognition to opening night, the last day of the conference will see the most change. The Closing General Session will be moved to later in the afternoon of April 1, allowing for two more rounds of educational sessions on this last day of the conference. The official programming for the final day should be wrapping up around 4:15pm local time, allowing individual groups to make dinner plans as a staff or with new friends.
With the changes to the last day’s schedule, NIRSA will be able to provide more meals for a greater majority of attendees—especially our student attendees—by reallocating catering dollars into grab n’ go breakfasts for attendees. Grab n’ go breakfasts are now available on all three mornings of the conference, an exciting new change!