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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Indianapolis Here We Come!

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We are excited to take the NRPA Annual Conference to Indianapolis! The city is chock-full of things to do, see some of the highlights.

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Virtual Conference Opportunities

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Check out the NRPA Annual Conference live streaming event!

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Five NRPA Conference Hacks from the Insiders

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Tips from an experienced insider can make all the difference.

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A Conversation with SaulPaul

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A ‘Musician with a Message’ and second 2018 NRPA Annual Conference keynote speaker.

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Directors’ Corner

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See a sampling of some of the Directors' Corner education sessions to be offered at conference.

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Education on the Go

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Get a glimpse of some pre-conference workshops, off-site institutes and mobile workshops available during conference.

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Special Events

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At the NRPA Annual Conference, there will be sessions as well as opportunities to interact with peers and have fun.

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Our Hand-Picked Health and Wellness Sessions

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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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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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An internationally sought-after community development consultant and grassroots engagement strategist will be the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference keynote speaker at the Opening General Session.

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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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