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We're busy!

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.

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MARS Summer Workshop

@ UMASS Amherst

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Join us for our summer workshop- full of solution sharing, networking and fun. 

2023 Summer Workshop & Social:


161 Commonwealth Ave, Amherst, MA 01002

(Campus Map, Section B4)


  • 8:30-9:30a check in/Registration opens

  • 9:30a Welcome Opening Remarks 

  • 10-10:50a Sessions

  • 11-11:50a Sessions

  • 12-1:30p - Lunch & Network with Vendors 

  • 1:45-2:35p Sessions

  • 2:45-3:35p Sessions

  • 3:45-4:30pm Closing & Business Meeting 

  • 4:30p: Social


(deadline Friday 7/28!)

Includes Workshop, Light Breakfast, Lunch, Social & Appetizers

FREE for professionals & students!


Submit a presentation proposal!

Email us at if you have any questions.


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 (

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!

NIRSA Region I Conference

Rochester, NY

October 24-26, 2023

Host Site: Hyatt in Rochester

Check out the website, more information coming soon!

NIRSA Annual Conference + Campus Rec & Wellness Expo

Phoenix, AZ

April 17-20, 2024

Check out the website, more information coming soon!

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