Now Accepting Speed Session Proposals!

March 5, 2019, Department, by National Recreation and Park Association

2019 March NRPA Update Speed Sessions 410

Calling all enthusiastic park and recreation professionals! Do you have any innovative solutions or unique experiences from which your peers and other communities across the country could benefit? If so, we are inviting park professionals to share their great ideas and knowledge during our highly acclaimed Speed Sessions at the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference, September 24–26, in Baltimore, Maryland.

These 20-minute sessions are designed to energize and inspire. The sky is the limit, and audience participation is strongly encouraged, so think creatively and definitely outside the box! We are looking for a variety of topics, including:

  • Marketing Solutions
  • Recreation Programming
  • Climate Resiliency
  • Park Equity and Inclusion
  • Park and Recreation Trends

Whether you are a first-time or a veteran speaker, presenting a Speed Session is a great opportunity to hone your presentation skills in a new and unconventional way. And here comes the fun part — the Speed Session proposal lineup will be crowdsourced through an online vote in April. Your park and recreation peers will ultimately make the final selections on the topics they want to hear, so make your proposal stand out from the rest! Speed Session proposals must be submitted by March 30, 2019.

For additional information and to submit your Speed Session proposal, please visit