Every year, thousands attend NRPA’s Congress because they know GREAT IDEAS START HERE! Don’t miss this premier event of the park and recreation community.
This year, not only will the exhibit hall feature some of the best products and vendors in the industry, it will also be full of fun activities. While you are at NRPA Congress, be sure to make time in your schedule to check out some of these exhibit hall highlights.
Exhibit Hall Tailgate Party: Every great party has an amazing pre-party! Prior to the Opening Party, come to the Exhibit Hall for the Tailgate Party. Meet with vendors and suppliers, grab some appetizers and drinks, and maybe get a chance to meet a NASCAR driver. Multiple prizes are available including a $100 drawing every 10 minutes. This event will get you primed for the Opening Party.
NRPA Member Pit Stop: Take some time to chat with knowledgeable NRPA staff to learn how to make the most of your membership. While you are there have fun competing against your peers with NASCAR Mini Racers and the Pit Stop Challenge. Prizes will be given to the top competitors!
EXPOdition Scavenger Hunt: Grab an EXPOdition Scavenger Hunt card and make your way around the exhibit hall. A completed card will enter you for a chance to win iPad Minis, a Kindle, 2015 Congress Registrations, gift cards and more!
Interactive Sessions in the Exhibit Hall: This year, we are giving you even more opportunities to get out of your chair to experience hands-on learning and interact directly with speakers. All the interactive sessions will be in one place this year. Plan your schedule to include a session at the Learning Playground if you want to get on your feet and have an active, lively and memorable educational experience – no sitting in chairs allowed. Also new this year, the Learning Labs are your chance to get your questions answered and get meaningful face-time with some of the most engaging session speakers following their sessions.
Prize Drawings: On Tuesday and Wednesday, attendees will have a chance to win a $100 gift card every hour. If you are really lucky, you may get to drive a tractor home from NRPA Congress. Make sure you don't miss your opportunity to win a Massey Tractor from AGCO Corp.
Interactive Virtual Park Exhibit: Cutting edge technology will be on display at the Interactive Virtual Park Exhibit. Check out the reconstruction and recovery web mapping system used during Hurricane Sandy remediation, 3D mapping and feature identification technology, and the immersive virtual reality system that enables visualization of feature addition to any landscape.
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