All NIRSA socials are free for Annual Conference attendees. These events provide a space to unwind, catch up with friends, and meet colleagues—all while having some fun during your time at NIRSA 2023! Take advantage of one—or many—to make the most of your NIRSA Annual Conference experience!
Please note that all cash bars will be a cashless experience. Accepted forms of payment are Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express, and Apple Pay; cash will not be accepted.
The Founders People of Color Social — Friday, March 24, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Take this opportunity to celebrate the meaningful accomplishments of NIRSA members with respect to the Emerging Recreational Sports Leaders Conference, the HBCU Summit, the Founders Scholarship, and the Juliette Moore Distinguished Leadership Award.
Refreshments and light appetizers will be served. All NIRSA 2023 attendees and exhibitors are welcome to attend.
All Conference Social — Friday, March 24, 8:00pm–11:00pm, Heinz History Center
Join your NIRSA friends for the All-Conference Social at the Heinz History Center. NIRSA attendees will be welcomed to explore the many interactive exhibitions and museums—including the Western Pennsylvania Sports Museum—with more than 70 interactive activities that celebrate the tradition of sports in the Pittsburgh region. Be sure to have your cameras ready to capture the numerous artifacts throughout the exhibitions like the iconic TV set from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.
Tasty hors d’oeuvres and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided, and cash bars will be accessible throughout the venue. Please refer to the note on all cash bars being cashless; only credit cards will be accepted for payment.
LGBTQ & Allies Social — Saturday, March 25, 5:30pm–7:00pm
An annual favorite, the LGBTQ & Allies Social fosters and encourages the involvement of LGBTQ individuals and allies in the Association. We’ll also recognize the recipients of the Fredrick R. Braden Scholarships for Social Justice. Join us as we support inclusion and diversity in NIRSA.
Refreshments and light appetizers will be served.