Washington State University is delighted to host two collaborative events for Northwest recreation professionals and students. Our theme, New Sights, New Perspectives on the Palouse, captures the idea of lifelong learning through the exchange of ideas and information by seeing and experiencing different outlooks and points of view. Our goal for New Sights, New Perspectives on the Palouse, is to offer a variety of engaging sessions for attendees that highlight emerging trends and topics in the field of recreation, while providing opportunities for networking and connection with other recreation professionals and students.

Northwest NIRSA: Wednesday, April 18- Friday, April 20
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Northwest NIRSA is a professional conference where current and aspiring recreation professionals in the Northwest can take part in three days of presentations, activities, and networking. The conference will provide opportunities for professional development and networking for both students and professionals in the region. Last year’s conference was hosted by the University of Washington and will be headed to the rolling hills of the Palouse at Washington State University this spring.

Northwest Fit Fest: Friday, April 20- Saturday, April 21
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Northwest Fit Fest is a jam-packed, two-day, student-led conference for students with a passion for fitness and recreation. Attendees will participate in engaging activities and listen to informative lectures, all while creating long-lasting connections with other students and professionals. Northwest Fit Fest invites students with any level of interest in fitness, especially those looking to develop more knowledge and contacts within the field. The University of Oregon and the University of Washington have both previously hosted this event, and Washington State University is very eager to keep it going!

If you have any questions about Northwest NIRSA or Northwest Fit Fest, please feel free to contact Angie Isernio, the Graduate Assistant for Fitness and Instruction at angela.isernio@wsu.edu.