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Sharing, Learning and Playing at the NRPA Annual Conference

By Stacey Hammond, M.Ed | Posted on November 16, 2018

A presenter from the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference shares their experience and encourages you to submit your education session ideas for the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference in Baltimore!

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Position Yourself as a "Go-To" Resource

By Tom Crosley | Posted on October 22, 2018

Becoming a speaker is a wonderful way to give back to the profession. Submit your session proposals by Friday, November 30, 2018 for a chance to win a free full-package registration to the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference.

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New for Conference — Sport Your Personal Gender Pronoun!

By Allison Colman | Posted on September 10, 2018

A gender pronoun reflects who a person is, how they identify and how they would like to be referred to by others.

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Conservation Sessions at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference

By Michele White | Posted on August 28, 2018

To help you plan, we’ve put together a list of some of the stellar conservation-focused education sessions offered at the NRPA Annual Conference.

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Taking Park Access for Granted and Resources to Help

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on August 14, 2018

Check out this preview of all the sessions at the upcoming NRPA Annual Conference that can help agencies improve park access.

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Making the Most of Your NRPA Annual Conference Experience Once It’s Over

By Katherine Stokke | Posted on August 10, 2018

Find out what one conference attendee does to stymie the post-conference letdown.

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Parks and Rec Brings the Fun — Episode 023

By Cort Jones | Posted on July 31, 2018

Peter Kageyama, one of the keynote speakers at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference, discusses why he loves parks.

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Our Hand-Picked Health and Wellness Sessions at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on July 25, 2018

Here are our top choices for sessions that will help you engage your community, partners and stakeholders in your health and wellness offerings.

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NRPA Annual Conference — Don’t Just Attend — Experience ALL It Has to Offer!

By Dawn Thompson, CPRP, RA | Posted on June 25, 2018

Here are some tips on making the most of your time at the NRPA Annual Conference.

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The 2018 NRPA Annual Conference Preview

By National Recreation and Park Association | Posted on May 11, 2018

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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You Came, You Saw, You Conferenced

By Melissa May | Posted on November 17, 2017

As our work lives return to normal following the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference, we would like to take a moment to share some of the feedback you passed on to us about your experience in New Orleans. Thank you for sharing your opinions!

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

By Lauren Belle | Posted on November 7, 2017

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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Are You Annoying? And Other Fun Tidbits to Have Conversations that Matter: Interview with Jessica Pettitt — Episode 009

By Roxanne Sutton | Posted on October 30, 2017

Difficult conversations can lead to great opportunities to learn and grow.

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Simple Solutions to Common Park and Recreation Problems

By Maureen Acquino | Posted on October 18, 2017

NRPA Annual Conference sessions led by some of the best park and recreation professionals in the field highlighted some answers to common issues.

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Are You Good Enough Now?

By Jessica Pettitt | Posted on September 8, 2017

The Wednesday Keynote for the NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Jessica Pettitt, shares how we can start having conversations that matter by (re)claiming our responsibility for who and how we show up in our relationships.

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

By Michael Kalvort, CPRE | Posted on September 7, 2017

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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Advice from an NRPA Annual Conference Newbie

By Sheila Runnels | Posted on August 14, 2017

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

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The Art and Science of Building Community Through Fun

By Alvin A. Galang, MPH | Posted on July 24, 2017

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

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