Join us for the NRPA Annual Conference  the largest gathering of park and recreation professionals in the world!

The 2022 NRPA Annual Conference is coming to the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, September 20-22. This year's conference will feature thought-provoking keynote speakers, dynamic education sessions, an exploration-worthy exhibit hall and plenty of unique ways to network and connect with peers from across the country. If you are passionate about parks and recreation, you should not miss this event.

You also can access all 45 Speed Sessions, 18 livestreamed 1-hour education sessions and digital versions of the research session posters through the NRPA Virtual Conference. All sessions will be available for 60 days post-conference.

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Download the pdf group registration form

For more information or assistance with registration please contact or call us Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CDT at: Domestic (U.S. & Canada): 888.385.8010; International: 972.349.5891


Registration Rates

Phoenix Conference

Registration Type

Early Bird
(until August 5)

(August 6–September 19)

(starting September 20)

  Members Nonmembers Members Nonmembers Members Nonmembers
Full Package** $615 $865* $775 $1,045* $815 $1,125*
Young Professional Package**
$515 $655* $675 $855* $715 $915*
Student Package** $55 $115* $65 $125* $75 $135*
Expo Only $175 $235 $225 $285 $225 $285
Daily Passes $395 $425 $395 $425 $395 $425
Spouse/Guest $425 $425 $445 $445 $465 $465
Retired** $315 $415* $325 $415* $335 $415*

* Nonmember, full-package registration fees for the in-person event include a free one-year membership to NRPA.
** Registration fees include access to the virtual conference.

Virtual Conference

Registration Type Early Bird
(until August 5)
(starting August 6)
  Members Nonmembers Members Nonmembers
Virtual Conference Full Package $295 $395 $345 $445
Virtual Conference Student Package  $45 $65 $75 $95



Save on Registration

  • Register by August 5 to take advantage of early bird pricing.
  • NRPA Premier Member Agencies, who purchase four in-person registration passes, receive two virtual registration passes FREE!
  • Volunteers who help with education sessions and conference events in Phoenix will be eligible for a discount on registration. Opportunities to volunteer are limited! Learn more about volunteer opportunities.


NRPA Annual Conference Hotel Blocks

Housing in the NRPA hotel block is SOLD OUT. NRPA is in the process of acquiring additional housing. All waitlisted attendees will be placed in a hotel on a first-come, first-served basis. Please proceed to the reservations screen and book your room in the waitlist hotel if no other hotel shows rooms available. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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