2018 Resources & Materials

We have pulled 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.


Session Presentations and Handouts

Have a favorite session, or couldn’t make it to a session, and wishing you had the notes? Access education session presentations and handouts from most of our speakers.

    • Search the schedule for the session you are interested in
    • Click on the session title
    • If resources are available, they will be posted at the bottom of the page

Exhibit Hall Guide

Exhibitor List


Photo Gallery


NRPA Opening General Session with with Peter Kageyama Video

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NRPA General Session with with SaulPaul Video

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Best of the Best Awards Ceremony Video

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Keep Networking

You've been catching up with colleagues, meeting new people and sharing great ideas, but remember networking doesn’t have to start or stop at just one event. Keep it going all year long with NRPA Connect.




Call for 2019 Conference Session Proposals

2018 October NRPA Update Conference Session Proposals 410

An opportunity to expand your professional circle...

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The 2018 Conference Program Committee

2018 September Conference Program Committee 410

This committee provides an invaluable level of support for NRPA staff as they work together to recruit and select the best, most relevant education sessions.

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Indianapolis Here We Come!

2018 September Conference Indianapolis 410

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

2018 September Conference NRPALive 410

Check out the NRPA Annual Conference live streaming event!

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Five NRPA Conference Hacks from the Insiders

2018 August Conference Hacks 410

Tips from an experienced insider can make all the difference.

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A Conversation with SaulPaul

2018 August Conference Keynote2 SaulPaul 410

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

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Directors’ Corner

2018 August Conference Directors Corner 410

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

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Education on the Go

2018 August Conference Education on the Go 410

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

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Special Events

2018 August Conference Special Events 410

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

NRPA Conference Health and Wellness Sessions 410

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

2018 July Conference Content Exhibit Hall 410

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’

2018 July Conference Content Year of Women 410

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

2018 July Conference Content Keynote1 410

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’

2018 June NRPA Update Navigating Indy 410

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

2018 Conference Teaser

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

2018 May NRPA Update ConferenceJustification 410

How to justify your trip to the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference

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Navigating the Leadership Learning Track

2018 May NRPA Update NavigatingLeadershipLearning 410

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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