2017 Resources & Materials

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

 

Session Presentations and Handouts

Have a favorite session, or couldn’t make it to a session, and wishing you had the notes? Access education session presentations and handouts from most of our speakers.

    • Search the schedule for the session you are interested in
    • Click on the session title
    • If resources are available, they will be posted at the bottom of the page

Exhibit Hall Guide

Exhibitor List

 

Thank You to Our 2017 Education Sponsors

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Superior Recreational Products

 

 

 

 

Photo Gallery

A lot happened at the conference and most of it is was captured in photographs. Access the conference photo album here.

*If you use any of the photos from the photo gallery, you must credit Caught in the Moment Photography.

 

NRPA General Session Video

You can turn on sound via the video player controls.

 

2017 Gold Medal Ceremony Video

You can turn on sound via the video player controls.

 

Keep Networking

You've been catching up with colleagues, meeting new people and sharing great ideas, but remember networking doesn’t have to start or stop at just one event. Keep it going all year long with NRPA Connect.

 

 

What to Expect as a First-Time Speaker at the NRPA Annual Conference

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As a first-time speaker at 2017 NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans I learned what it takes to make an impact on the audience and how rewarding it can be.

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Inspiration in the Big Easy

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Nearly 8,000 park and recreation professionals gathered in the Big Easy in September for the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference, and it was one for the record books!

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2018 Annual Conference Call for Presentations

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The call for presentations for next year’s conference will be released in November 2017, and we are seeking energetic and engaging facilitators to lead impactful learning experiences focused on NRPA’s Three Pillars.

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Why Staying on Top of Parks and Rec Trends is Important (and How to Do It)

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Michael J. Kalvort, CPRE, Parks and Recreation Director for the City of Virginia Beach, shares how staying on top of park and recreation trends allows him and his department to best serve their community.

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NRPA Annual Conference: Special Events

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Make sure these events are on your schedule

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Advice from an NRPA Annual Conference Newbie

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2016 conference newbie, Sheila Runnels, shares her advice for those attending the NRPA Annual Conference for the first time.

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We’re Headed to the Big Easy

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Join us in New Orleans for the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference

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New Orleans: Notable Local Places

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The Local Host Committee invites you to experience New Orleans, one of America's most culturally and historically rich and diverse destination.

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NRPA Live: Your Virtual Conference Experience

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NRPA Live brings you 11 streamed session that you can participate in just as if you were attending in person in New Orleans.

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New Orleans Overachievers: The 2017 Conference Program Committee

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Meet the members of the team who helped to recruit and select the best, most relevant education sessions for this year's conference

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2017 Education Highlights: The Golden Thread of Parks and Recreation

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For a better understanding of the Social Equity Pillar and your role, please take some time at the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference to sit in on a few social equity-themed sessions.

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2017 NRPA Annual Conference Exhibit Hall Highlights

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The 2017 NRPA Exhibit Hall is filled with exciting opportunities for all attendees. It is a must-see with the awesome exhibits, products and resources available from more than 400 exhibitors — plus lots of fun stuff, too!

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Creating a Vibrant Public Space on the Lafitte Greenway

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Parks Build Community project to add several amenities to the southeast portion of the Lafitte Greenway in New Orleans.

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The Art and Science of Building Community Through Fun

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Alvin Galang, MPH explains how the NRPA Annual Conference helps him "Build Community Through Fun."

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Justifying Your Trip to the 2017 Annual Conference

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We want to see all of you in New Orleans this year, so we have put together some tips on how you can talk with your employer about the value of attending as well as some best practices when traveling to the conference.

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You Don't Know What You Don't Know

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A few highlights of some of the exciting new features and “back-by-popular-demand” standards you can expect in New Orleans for this year’s annual conference.

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Host of American Ninja Warrior to Keynote NRPA Annual Conference

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This September, Matt Iseman will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference, and he couldn’t be more excited to meet with park and recreation professionals in the Big Easy.

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Parks Build Community Is Headed to New Orleans!

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This year, NRPA is headed to New Orleans, and a portion of the Lafitte Greenway will undergo renovations to provide a public space where residents can gather and play.

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More Health and Wellness Sessions Offered at Conference This Year

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2017 NRPA Annual Conference attendees will have the opportunity to choose from more than 50 education sessions supporting our Health & Wellness Pillar.

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