Convince Your Boss Resources

Need to show your boss why you need to be at NIRSA Canada 2020? Here are some tips and resources to make that process a bit smoother for you!

Benefits of attending the NIRSA Canada 2020 Conference

Tell your boss about the sessions you plan on attending and how they align with your upcoming or current projects.

The full conference schedule (listing all the educational sessions, workshops, and panel discussions) will be released on November 22, 2019 on the Conference Schedule page. Check back once that schedule has been released to identify which sessions align with your upcoming projects and priorities.

There will be numerous individuals from the industry from campuses all over Canada and the western United States to connect with. We will be including several topic-specific networking sessions so you can connect with individuals in similar roles or working on similar projects.

Wondering who is currently planning on attending? We’re hosting a LinkedIn Group for Attendees for attendees to network and connect prior to, during, and after the conference. Have a quick look at which individuals will be in attendance. Have a look at the individuals who would be great to connect with!

There will be a wide variety of sessions covering topics and trends in the industry which could have valuable learnings for your organization.

Once the full conference schedule is released on November 22, 2019 on the Conference Schedule page, you can highlight some sessions that would have some insightful takeaways for your organization

Expenses of attending the NIRSA Canada 2020 Conference

Ultimately, your expenses will break down into five major categories: airfare, transportation, hotel, meals, and conference registration. We recommend sending your boss a breakdown highlighting your estimated total expenses for attending this conference.


You can fly into both Vancouver International Airport (YVR) or Abbotsford International Airport (YXX). Do note that you can access downtown via public transportation from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). For more details on travel to & from either airport please visit the Hotel & Travel page.


Our partner hotel the Sheraton Wall Centre is located in the centre of downtown. If you are flying into Vancouver International Airport you can take the public transit (the Canada Line Skytrain) to Vancouver City Centre Station for $8 which is less than a 10 minute walk to the hotel. Once you are at the hotel we will arrange from transportation to and from the conference location if it is not within short walking distance.


Our hotel partner for this conference is the Sheraton Wall Centre which is offering a reduced rate for conference attendees. You can learn more about the hotel and book on the Hotel & Travel page.


Some meals will be provided as part of the conference and light snacks and coffee will be provided throughout. Check the online schedule for the meals which will be provided.

Conference Registration

For the best rate register before the Early Bird Registration Deadline on November 29! Costs vary depending on your individual or your institutions association with NIRSA. Check the registration page for all rates.

Submit a Conference Proposal

Not sure where to start with submiting a proposal to your boss? Download our easy template for somehwere to start!