What's New and Exciting this Year?

New and ExcitingAs the field of parks and recreation continues to grow and adapt to a changing world, so must the NRPA Annual Conference. This year we have some exciting new features that will inspire even the most experienced conference veteran.

  • Learn to Lead – The Leadership education track has more sessions than any other track.

  • Creativity Stations – Unleash your creativity in these special outside-the-box stations.

  • Speed Session CEUs – You spoke and we listened. You can now earn 0.1 CEU for attending three Speed Sessions.

  • No More Paper – CEUs will be easily tracked electronically.

  • Dive Into Aquatics – The Aquatics education track is debuting to meet the needs of the hundreds of aquatics professionals who attend each year.

  • Parks Build Community: Lafitte Greenway – Come to the unveiling of this new vibrant park.

  • Show Me the Money – Come to the exhibit hall for a chance to win a huge cash prize.

  • Student Recreation Challenge – Teams will compete in a trivia-filled race through New Orleans.

  • Exhibit Hall Happy Hour – Network with peers and exhibitors, try out new products, and have a little fun.

  • New Off-Site Institutes – Join the Local Host Committee for inspirational tours of New Orleans.