Proposals for the NRPA Annual Conference in St. Louis, MO will be accepted beginning Monday, October 5, 2015. The NRPA Annual Conference will be held in St. Louis, MO from October 6-8, 2016. Speed
session proposals will be accepted in the early Spring of 2016.
you for your interest in presenting an education session.
Our goal is to fulfill the
educational needs of our diverse audience by providing a selection of relevant
topics addressed by top-notch presenters. NRPA learning event attendees
represent a broad spectrum of people who are engaged in the park and recreation
field, from entry level employees and university educators to middle managers
and executive level park and recreation professionals. People come from a
variety of communities and programs, so their perspectives and challenges vary
greatly. The audience also reflects a range of experience levels, from longtime
NRPA members to people who are just starting to investigate the park and
recreation profession. Session proposals that are relevant to a cross-section of
members are more likely to be selected, and focus on the Three Pillars of Conservation, Health & Wellness, and Social Equity is appreciated.
WHO SHOULD CONSIDER
- Park and recreation professionals
- Park and recreation educators and related educators
and recreation students
- Park and recreation vendors, contractors and
- Professional speakers
- Anyone else
interested in sharing their knowledge with park and recreation
- Presenters should have experience speaking at state,
regional or national conferences, schools or seminars
NRPA seeks to fulfill the
educational needs of our diverse audience by creating a balanced program that is
comprehensive and reflects a multitude of perspectives. We will select sessions
based on their contribution to the following criteria.
quality of the proposal
- Focused and well-defined topic
- Timeliness of topic
- Relevance to the park and recreation
- Practical application of material
skill of the proposed speaker(s)
- Applicability to a national
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: