NIRSA Region V Conference & Student Lead On

Events & Socials

September 20-22, 2019 • Brookings, South Dakota

Friday, September 20, 2019

  • 5:30-7pm Keynote Speaker:

Keynote speaker Holly Hoffman bio:

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a
new ending.” —Holly Hoffman from Your Winner Within

Born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member
of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show
“Survivor Nicaragua”. Through that experience, and others throughout her life, Holly was
inspired to share her message of positivity, determination and confidence with business
leaders, teachers, and students across the nation.

A professional motivational speaker and the author of Your Winner Within and Write
Yourself a Note, Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are
oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable. But within each of us is an
ability to focus our thoughts, emotions, and energy to succeed—if only we have the
knowledge, tools, and discipline to do so.

Holly’s writing and speaking not only offer encouragement and optimism but a roadmap
for self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment. Readers and audience members alike walk
away inspired to light the fire of successful living within themselves.

Today, Holly is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and travels across the
country and internationally, speaking to a wide variety of associations and corporations.
Holly inspires her audiences to take opportunities and focus on attitude, determination,
confidence, desire, faith, and perseverance.


  • 7-10pm Social:

o   The Wild Hare with a meal catered by Qdoba

  • 10pm Entertainment: DJ at The Wild Hare for anyone 21 and over

Saturday, September 21

  • 3-6pm   Tailgating and Beef Bowl Meal

o   Games, cash bar with beer and wine, meal includes pulled beef sandwich, chips, beans and a drink

Included with the conference is the SDSU vs Southern Utah University Football Game on Saturday evening at 6pm. To get an accurate count on tickets, please let us know if you will be attending the game.