The 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience (NRPA Virtual) took place October 27–29. NRPA Virtual brought us all together as a park and recreation community, and served as a platform for networking and exchanging ideas in new and imaginative ways.

The event took the best of the in-person conference, including the education sessions, keynote speakers and exhibitors, and added innovative and interactive formats to enhance the overall experience. We leveraged the unique opportunity the online format offers to foster collaboration and connection with park and recreation professionals around the country and potentially the world.

NRPA Virtual On-Demand

Registered attendees of NRPA Virtual can revisit the materials and attend sessions they did not get to attend live. The platform will remain open through November 28, 2020, so get in there and make the most of it while you can.

Access the NRPA Virtual Platform


Why Should You Attend?

  • This is the only event where you can connect with thousands of people who are passionate about parks and recreation, conservation, health, landscape architecture, city planning and making our communities great places to live.
  • The Exhibit Hall allows you to explore equipment and products from top brands.
  • With more than 60 sessions and 12 education tracks, you are guaranteed to learn something new and leave inspired. You also will have the opportunity to earn up to 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
  • 88% of past NRPA Annual Conference attendees have been satisfied with their experience and consistently say they leave with new ideas and best practices that help reduce costs, increase efficiencies and build value for their communities.

Save on Registration

  • NRPA Premier Member Agencies, who purchase four member registration passes, receive the fifth registration pass for FREE!*  
  • Become an NRPA Member! Nonmembers receive a free three-month trial membership to NRPA. 


  Members Nonmembers
All Access Pass $295 $395**
Student Pass***
$45 $65**


All Education Sessions
NRPA General Sessions
Exhibit Hall Access
Networking Opportunities


*Premier group registration discounts are available for member virtual conference registration passes only. Submit all registrations at the same time. To ensure eligibility each agency’s premier roster must be up-to-date with NRPA to include the exact name and member number of each attendee registering for the group discount.

**Nonmember registration fees automatically include a free three-month membership to NRPA.

***Students include anyone who is currently enrolled as a full-time or part-time student pursuing a degree in parks, recreation, conservation, or related matters, and is not simultaneously employed as a full-time professional. All non-member students must provide proof of student status before receiving registration materials. Student status must be verified one of the following ways: an original letter on the institution’s letterhead signed by any qualified representative from your university program, student id with valid dates, or a current transcript. Verification must be submitted at the same time as registration.


Registration Terms and Policies

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