• 2014 Congress Speed Sessions

    The 2014 Congress & Exposition will again feature new series of quick, lively, and innovative 20-minute sessions designed to energize and inspire the conference attendee.


    Wait, what are Speed Sessions?

    Speed Sessions are ideas worth sharing. Information will be presented on a variety of topics: anything from sharing marketing and program ideas to telling an inspirational story. Audience participation is encouraged!



    • Presentations are limited to 20 minutes or less (five minutes are allocated in the schedule is for speaker introduction and evaluation)
    • Limit of one speaker per Speed Session
    • No sales pitches of any sort are permitted
    • PowerPoint presentations are not required, but are limited to five slides or fewer
    • Speakers will not receive any compensation or registration discount for presenting

    Speed Sessions:

    5 Ways to Be a Trend Tracker
    9 Sure-fire Ways to Boost Engagement and Energize Your Organization
    A Walk In The Park: Local Parks as Walking Destinations
    Build lifelong customers... in just 60 seconds
    Building Partnerships for Healthy Communities
    Camera Tricks for Cell Phones
    Creating a Fun, Collaborative Obesity Prevention Program through Strategic Partnerships
    Ditch the Press Release and Actually Reach Your Audience
    Dog-gone Crazy!
    Don't Break the Chain: Habits to Improve Work and Life
    Dr. Seuss Was a Genius! The Science of Storytelling
    Grassroots Marketing Can Work in a Virtual World
    How to Create Mutually Beneficial Sponsorship Programs
    Innovative Adventure Recreation - Outdoor "Outside of the Box" Rocks
    Keep Calm and Don't Stop Posting
    Motivation in the Work Place
    Musical Playgrounds for Communities
    Next Generation Trail Maps: Mobile and Desktop
    No Batteries Required
    Partnering for a Bigger Impact
    Personal Accountability
    Practical Wisdom: Creating a Culture of Doing the Right Thing
    Preparing to be an Executive Director
    Promoting Physical Activity and Community Health: Outdoor Adult Fitness Parks
    PRORAGIS in Action
    Responding To and Meeting the Needs of a Hispanic Community
    Service Marketing Approach to Recreation - The 8 P's
    Show Me the Money: Impact of Greenways on Property Values
    The Art of Hosting Conversations That Matter
    The Value of Trust
    This Little Piggy Went to Organize the Market!
    Time to Shake Things Up: 7 Strategies to Embrace
    Tips and Tricks to Outreaching for Volunteers
    Toddlers - The Future of our Parks!
    Turning Your Movie Night into an Event!
    Web 2.0: Learn How to Digitally Connect with the Community!
    What Can You Do For Me? Vetting Potential Partners
    Why Natural Playgrounds?
    Witness 101 - A Dozen Reminders


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