The NRPA Annual Conference is the premier annual meeting of the park and recreation community. The three-day event brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of education sessions and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.

Please contact Amanda Hersey for additional information.

Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities

For questions about exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lindsay Shannon at 703.858.2178 or e-mail

Advertising Opportunities

To advertise in the award-winning NRPA onsite materials or for other advertising opportunities surrounding the NRPA Annual Conference, contact Gina Cohen at or call 703.858.2184.

Media Inquiries

Please direct all media-related questions and inquiries to Heather Williams at 703.858.4743 or e-mail

Future NRPA Annual Conference Dates and Locations

  • Conference 2018: September 25-27, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Conference 2019: September 24-26, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Conference 2020: October 27-29, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL

General Inquiries

For more information, contact 800.626.NRPA (6772) or, e-mail

2017 Resources & Materials

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We have pulled together a variety of resources from the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference that will help you get the most of your time in New Orleans and allow you to relive the experience all over again.

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Conference App Now Available!

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NRPA continues to embrace new technologies and green practices through our mobile app, sleek pocket guide and exhibit hall guide.

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