NRPA Now Accepting Education Session Proposals for 2021 Annual Conference

(December 2, 2020)

Deadline for submissions is Jan. 8, 2021

 Ashburn, Va. (Dec. 2, 2020) — The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is now accepting education session proposals for the 2021 NRPA Annual Conference, Sept. 21–23, 2021, in Nashville, Tennessee. The deadline to submit proposals is Jan. 8, 2021.

“The NRPA Annual Conference is the premier education and networking event for parks and recreation and is a great opportunity for professionals inside and outside the field to share their unique perspective on the topics and issues that impact communities everywhere,” said Autumn Saxton-Ross, Ph.D., NRPA Vice President of Education & Chief Equity Officer.

Anyone with an interest in parks and recreation, specifically, the areas of health and wellness, conservation and equity, and a passion to make every community a great place to live is encouraged to submit a proposal, including:

  • Park and recreation professionals, educators and students
  • Park and recreation vendors, contractors and related groups with educational or research-based content to share
  • Speakers and educators aligned with NRPA’s Three Pillars of Conservation, Equity, and Health and Wellness
  • Planners, landscape architects, public health administrators, city and county managers, and naturalists

Individuals who submit a proposal by Jan. 8, 2021, will be eligible to win a free, full-package registration to the conference. The package includes access to three days of education sessions, a two-day exhibit hall pass and tickets to NRPA’s exclusive networking events.

To submit a proposal, click here.

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About the National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this mission by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit