Registration will open Monday, May 13, 2019

As the field continues to grow and adapt to a changing world, so must the NRPA Annual Conference. This year we have some new and some updated features that will inspire even the most experienced conference veteran. There will be so many great opportunities to network, learn and unwind with your colleagues. Here are a few 2019 highlights to look forward to (more details to come):

Opening Reception – Celebrate, network and have some fun with thousands of your peers.

First Time Attendee Event – Connect with other first time attendees while you enjoy food, drinks and painting your own custom souvenir.

Active Outings & Leisure Tours – Tours of Baltimore and D.C. attractions, fishing on the Chesapeake Bay, kayaking in the Inner Harbor, participating in a 5K and much more!

Director’s Corner – Intended for executive level professionals, these unique sessions focus on cutting-edge issues and challenges facing agencies throughout the country.

Learning Playground – Come to the Exhibit Hall for these highly interactive education sessions that get you up and out of your seat.

Exhibit Hall Giveaways – Come to the exhibit hall for a chance to win thousands in gift cards.

Parks Build Community – Join us for the unveiling of the new and improved Catherine ABC Park.

Certificate ProgramsEarn a professional certificate in Marketing, Leadership or Playground Maintenance.


Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, September 22
 Parks Build Community Dedication
 Local Host Off-Site Institutes
 Local Host Leisure Tours
Monday, September 23
 Pre-Conference Workshops
 Local Host Off-Site Institutes
 Local Host Leisure Tours
 Board of Directors Meeting
 Local Host Golf Tournament
 First-Time Attendee Networking Event
 Gold Medal Reception (Invite Only)
Tuesday, September 24
 Opening General Session
 Exhibit Hall Day 1
 Education Sessions
 Local Host Off-Site Institutes
 Student & Young Professional Welcome Event

 Opening Reception

Wednesday, September 25
 Exhibit Hall Day 2
 Education Sessions
 Local Host Leisure Tours (evening)
 Best of the Best Awards Ceremony
Thursday, September 26
 Local Host Sunrise Yoga & 5K Fun Run/Walk
 Education Sessions
 Local Host Off-Site Institutes
 Local Host Leisure Tours
 Closing General Session
Friday, September 27
 Local Host Leisure Tours

Events, dates and times are subject to change.