NRPA Issues Call for Proposals

Do you have a great idea for a session or want to showcase a particular area of expertise? Is there an experience that you or your agency has had that could benefit your peers and other communities? Consider speaking at the 2018 NRPA Annual Conference so you can be a part of advancing our field.

Speed session proposals will be accepted starting February 26, 2018.


Dates to Remember

  • Proposal Submissions Accepted Beginning Monday, October 30, 2017
  • Proposal Submission Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET
  • Conference Invitations: March 2018
  • Session Materials Due: September 7, 2018
  • NRPA Annual Conference: September 25‐27, 2018 Indianapolis, IN

Audience Information

Our goal is to fulfill the educational needs of our diverse audience by providing a selection of relevant topics addressed by top-notch presenters. Session proposals that are relevant to a cross-section of members are more likely to be selected, and focus on NRPA's Three Pillars of Conservation, Health & Wellness, and Social Equity is appreciated.

Who Should Consider Submitting Proposals?

  •  Park and recreation professionals
  •  Park and recreation educators and related educators  
  •  Park and recreation students  
  •  Park and recreation vendors, contractors and related groups  
  •  Professional speakers and professionals aligned with park and recreation's mission
  •  Planners, Landscape Architects, Public Health Administrators, City and County Managers, Naturalists 
  •  Anyone else interested in sharing their knowledge with park and recreation professionals  
  •  Presenters should have experience speaking at state, regional or national conferences, schools or seminars 

Commercial / Promotional Presentations

Your presentation may NOT sell, raffle, or otherwise promote a product, service, or organization in which you have a financial interest.



Contact the NRPA staff member listed for the educational event you have questions on: