The NRPA Annual Conference is the premier annual meeting of the park and recreation community. The three-day event brings together more than 8,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of education sessions and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.

Please contact Amanda Hersey for additional information.

Exhibiting and Sponsorship Opportunities

For questions about exhibiting or sponsorship opportunities, contact Lindsay Shannon at 703.858.2178 or e-mail lshannon@nrpa.org.

Advertising Opportunities

To advertise in the award-winning NRPA onsite materials or for other advertising opportunities surrounding the NRPA Annual Conference, contact Gina Cohen at gcohen@nrpa.org or call 703.858.2184.

Media Inquiries

Please direct all media-related questions and inquiries to Heather Williams at 703.858.4743 or e-mail hwilliams@nrpa.org.

Future NRPA Annual Conference Dates and Locations

  • Conference 2018: September 25-27, Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN
  • Conference 2019: September 24-26, Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
  • Conference 2020: October 27-29, Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, FL
  • Conference 2021: September 21-23, Nashville Convention Center, Nashville, TN
  • Conference 2022: September 20-22, Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Conference 2023: October 10-12, Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center, Dallas, TX

General Inquiries

For more information, contact 800.626.NRPA (6772) or, e-mail customerservice@nrpa.org.


2018 NRPA Annual Conference – Indianapolis, IN

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Mark your calendars now for three days filled with lively networking activities, inspirational sessions, a look at the most innovative products in the field, and of course, a whole lot of fun!

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NRPA Annual Conference Schedule

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Browse the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference Schedule at a Glance.

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Conference App

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NRPA continues to embrace new technologies and green practices through our mobile app, sleek pocket guide and exhibit hall guide.

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2018 NRPA Annual Conference Resources

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We'll be pulling together a variety of resources from the event that will help you get the most of your time in Indianapolis and allow you to relive the experience all over again.

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