• March 23 & 24, 2023
  • David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Hall A
  • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Campus Rec & Wellness Expo

Secure your booth space today!

Year after year, attendees list visiting the NIRSA Campus Rec & Wellness Expo in their top three reasons for attending the NIRSA Annual Conference. Take this opportunity to engage influential campus rec decision makers, acquire new customers, generate sales leads, increase exposure of your brand, and establish relationships that build your brand reputation.

“By far the best vendor exhibition of any professional association in higher education.”

– Victoria Lopez-Herrera

Who Attends?

Engage campus rec leaders at NIRSA 2022!

Discover new leads, reconnect with contacts, and rise to the top of supply lists.

The NIRSA Campus Rec & Wellness Expo continues to be one of the most energetic experiences in collegiate recreation, and it’s consistently one of the top attractions for attendees of the NIRSA Annual Conference.

The NIRSA Campus Rec & Wellness Expo features*

  • 2,500 unique attendees

  • 160 unique vendors

  • 558 institutions represented from nine countries

  • 96% of our attendees visit the expo

  • 15,500 subscribers receiving NIRSA 2022 email updates

Attendee profile*

  • 95% of exhibitors reported that the NIRSA Annual Conference captures their target audience.

  • 79% of our attendees make or influence purchasing decisions on their campuses.

  • 82% of our attendees are under the age of 45 – start building relationships now!

  • Top three reasons attendees report going to the NIRSA Annual Conference:

    1. Networking
    2. Visiting the Campus Rec & Wellness Expo
    3. Continuing education

*Average numbers, last two in-person expos

“If you are looking to market to the College Recreational community, NIRSA is the place to be!”

Make the most of your expo experience

Our attendees want to engage with, learn from, and collaborate with you to achieve their campus recreation goals. Your expertise is needed to…

  • Demonstrate business solutions for the evolving needs of campus rec

  • Showcase your knowledge and thought leadership

  • Equip rec centers with products and services that empower success

  • Connect your company values with the interests of attendees
  • Help the campus rec community persevere through challenging times

“Attending the NIRSA Annual Conference and Campus Rec and Wellness Expo is always the highlight of my year! I always return to my department empowered, motivated, and filled with tools to help improve the health and wellbeing of my campus community”

Important dates, pricing, and other information

Important Dates and Times

Campus Rec & Wellness Expo:

  • Thursday, March 23: 5:00pm-8:00pm
  • Friday, March 24: 9:30am-2:30pm
  • Early morning workout: 7:00am-8:00am

Exhibitor move-in:

  • Wednesday, March 22:

    • Large booths: 8:00am-11:00am
    • All other booths: 11:00am-5:00pm, tentative
  • Thursday, March 23: 8:00am-2:30pm, tentative

Exhibitor move-out:

  • Friday, March 24: 2:30pm-10:00pm

NIRSA 2023 Pricing

*NIRSA Associate members receive a 10% discount!

  • Regular booth rate: $26.50/sq. foot

  • Corner booth fee: $200/corner (ineligible for discounts)
  • Booths 400 square feet and larger receive an additional 5% discount.
  • Space is sold in 10×10 increments.
  • Inquire about nonprofit booth pricing by contacting Kelley Hungerford.

“This show provided direct access to the exact target audience in higher education we desired to reach! Great bang for buck and a well-run show!”

What is NIRSA?

NIRSA is the professional association for recreation and wellbeing on college and university campuses. We’re a premier association of higher education leaders who transform lives and inspire the development of healthy communities worldwide. Founded in 1950, NIRSA’s network now includes more than 3,400 professionals and students serving in campus rec programming such as wellbeing, fitness, aquatics, outdoor programs, facility management, club and IM sports, and more. NIRSA provides continuous professional development, advancing our strategic values through the vehicle of play.

Our Strategic Values

  • Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion
  • Global Perspective
  • Health & Wellbeing
  • Leadership
  • Service
  • Sustainable Communities

“The entire team at NIRSA was committed to helping our company have a successful show. This was shown repeatedly in their communication, follow-up, and support leading up to and through the event.”

Contact Us!

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

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

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