With nearly 200 parks stretched across more than 11,000 acres, and one of the largest municipal parks in the United States, Indianapolis makes for the perfect location for the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference.

Similar to the Indy 500, the NRPA Annual Conference is about seizing opportunities and facing your challenges head on. It’s about challenging yourself to break away from the pack and to replace the typical with the extraordinary.

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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2018 NRPA Annual Conference Exhibit Hall Highlights

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The 2018 NRPA Exhibit Hall provides a spectacular display of more than 450 exhibitors that is sure to provide you with awesome ideas and solutions for all your needs.

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‘The Year of the Woman’

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Among the sessions offered at this year’s conference, several are aimed at increasing our understanding of the role of women, past and present, in parks and recreation.

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A Conversation with Peter Kageyama

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Parks & Recreation sat down with 2018 conference keynote speaker, Peter Kageyama, “an internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist” who is passionate about “bottom-up community development and the people who are making change happen.”

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Navigating Indianapolis’ ‘Circle City’

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Take advantage of one of the Off-Site Institutes (OSI) or Mobile Workshops that we’ve expanded for the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference.

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The 2018 NRPA Annual Conference 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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Persuade Your Boss, Like a Boss

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How to justify your trip to the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference

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Navigating the Leadership Learning Track

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More than 30 education session at this year's conference will be devoted to cover the latest in leadership principles that will take you and your agency to the next level.

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