What's New and Exciting this Year?

New and ExcitingAs the field of parks and recreation 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.

  • Opening Reception: Bankers Life Fieldhouse – Join thousands of your peers at biggest park and recreation party of the year! This year’s reception will include live music, great food and drinks, entertainment, games and more.
  • Opening Keynote – Get inspired by Peter Kageyama, author of the award winning For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair Between People and Their Places.
  • Wednesday Keynote – Musician and activist SaulPaul will entertain and educate you during this second keynote event.
  • More Mobile Workshops – This year, you will have even more opportunities to be on the move and follow speakers on an educational journey.
  • Directors’ Corner – Intended for director and executive level professionals, these unique sessions focus on cutting-edge issues and challenges facing agencies throughout the country.
  • Exhibit Hall Luncheon – Enjoy lunch in the exhibit hall Wednesday while you scope out new products and services.
  • Certification Exams – Take your professional status to the next level by conveniently taking the CPRP, CPRE and CPSI certification exams before the conference. Individuals will still need to apply ahead of time and schedule a time.
  • Show Me the Money – Come to the exhibit hall for a chance to win cash prizes.