Parks and recreation brings people together from all walks of life, just as New Orleans is a city known for embracing its cultural diversity. That’s why this city is the perfect location for the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference.

The NRPA Annual Conference is about more than just sharing great ideas. It’s about seizing new opportunities and facing challenges head on. It’s about cultivating relationships with others who want to break out of the monotony. It’s about challenging yourself and your peers to replace the typical with the extraordinary. Will you accept the challenge?

Mark your calendar now for three days filled with energetic networking activities, inspirational education sessions and an inside look at the latest products for the field.

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NRPA Conference Behind the Scenes: Building the Education Schedule

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As a member of the NRPA Conference Program Committee, the team of NRPA members who review the conference education session proposals, I invite you for a behind the scenes look at the remarkable process that results in an amazing product.

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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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More Leadership-Themed Sessions at Conference

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This year's NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans will feature more leadership- and management-themed sessions.

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The 2017 NRPA Annual Conference Big Easy Preview

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Whether you are a repeat NRPA Annual Conference attendee or a newbie, you probably want to know a little more about the event before (or after) you register. Here is a preview to help you plan.

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