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Massachusetts is home to not only several MARS sponsored events each year, but we are also regularly home to NIRSA Championship tournaments and regional/national conferences. Remember to check out the NIRSA Region 1 website for information about nearby events outside of our state.


Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Roundtables

Quarterly Roundtables

Thank you to Meghan Jordan (Moderator) and Daryl Shreve (Secretary) for their help facilitating these roundtables.

Have Questions? Please email Ryan Parsons (rparsons@bu.edu)

MARS is hosting Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Roundtables on:


Hear from Directors on initiatives that their departments have implemented, and discuss questions/topics from the google form if time allows.

Any MA recreation staff or student is eligible to attend. We hope to see you there!

Check out some of our EDI Resources from past roundtables!


2021 MARS State Workshop & Social

Friday, July 30, 2021

We have finally put the finishing touches on our 2021 Summer Workshop & Social! At 2:00pm on Friday, July 30 we will kick things off at Worcester State University with a small program of General Business Meetings and a number of simultaneous Roundtable Discussions. Check out the schedule! If you would like to assist as a moderator for the roundtable discussions please let someone on the Leadership Team know and we will be in touch. 


After our educational sharing of solutions we will head just down the road to Polar Park for a WooSox Baseball game with the first pitch being thrown out at 6:35pm (game ticket and 2 hours of "Fresh off the Grill" food and drinks included, beginning at approximately 6:10pm).


Parking at Worcester State University will be free and simple. Use 486 Chandler Street and enter the North Entrance of campus. Park in the lot between the Wellness Center and the ball fields. You will enter the Wellness Center adjacent to the parking lot (WSU Campus Map).

At/near Polar Park (100 Madison St, Worcester, MA 01608) will be on your own and can range from $5-$15 and under a 1/2 mile walk OR feel free to leave your vehicle at Worcester State and Uber/Carpool.


Workshop & Social Registration details: $20 for professionals and $15 for students (additional non-members can join us at the game for $15/pp).

Game tickets will be distributed upon check-in at the Workshop. If you plan to only attend the game your ticket(s) will be left at Will Call. 


Show your Interest OR simply Register Now!


We hope to see you in-person in just a few weeks!

THANK YOU to our sponsors!