CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

Am I eligible for the APRA Member Rate?

In order to receive the member discount you must be a current member paid in full. You must be logged into you account BEFORE you register so the system recognizes you.

How do I print my invoice?

Log into your personal account. Click VIEW PROFILE then click the INVOICES and PAYMENTS button. 


What is included in my 2017 conference registration? 

Details related to registrations including pricing are located here

Volunteer Registrations

Volunteers receive a discounted rate in exchange for volunteering. A 25% discount off of your conference registration rate will be given with a minimum of 4-hours of service. Please complete the regular conference registration process and check the box to be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator, after approval the appropriate discount will be applied to your account. (A limited number of volunteers will be taken)

Discounts will be applied after volunteer hours have been approved, please do not pay before the account has been adjusted. If you do pay the full amount the discount will only show as a credit on the account, no refund checks will be sent.

What types of volunteers are needed?

Monday and Friday - Load and Unload at the APRA Office/Hotel
Tuesday - Golf, Registration Desk and Evening Social
Wednesday - Registration Desk(s), Room Hosts, Awards Banquet and Social
Thursday - Registration Desk(s), Maintenance Day (off-site), Room Hosts 

What additional activities are available for purchase?

  • Socials  - $50 per event
  • CEU's   - $15 per day
  • Golf Tournament  - $85 per player
  • Awards Banquet Tickets  - $85 per person
  • Additional Lunch Tickets - $50 per ticket
All of these items need to be pre-purchased. You cannot purchase these items on-site.


Can I register other staff in my office?

Yes, you can add guests to your registrations. However, members are only allowed to add current members to their registration. Non-members have a separate registration link. 

Will on-site conference registrations be taken?

On-site delegate registrations will be available. You are not guaranteed to receive extra items such as meal tickets based on availability. Late registration fees can be found here

Can I make changes to my registration?

Yes, changes can be made, but must be sent in writing to the APRA office no later than August 1, 2017 and a $25 admin fee will be charged for any changes to your original registration and all cancellation policies still apply. For all terms of registration please click here. 

Continuing Education Units

What do I do with my CEU form?

CEU forms will be collected at the Registration desk during open hours. 

CEU forms can also be sent to our CEU Chair, Franz Fuhrman for approval. Please scan and email directly to Franz at ffuhrmann@peoriaaz.gov  

Can I purchase CEU's on-site?

Yes, forms will be available at the main registration desk, cost for CEU forms are $15.00 per day.

Schedule

What is the new Reverse Trade Show offered this year?

This year APRA will be adding a new element allowing participating exhibit hall vendors to meet face-to face with agency procurement staff and decision makers. Think of it as a speed dating session for businesses. State Agencies will be allowed two staff to attend, we are asking they provide vendors the opportunity to view upcoming projects, learn how hi to navigate their purchasing process and better understand their needs.

Reverse Trade Show Registration

Can I preview the conference daily schedule? 

Yes, we have developed an app available for all smartphones, download the app by searching the Google Play or Apple App Store and search for "2017 APRA Conference" OR check the link on the Mobile App page of the website where you can find a link to an on-line schedule.

Please note: Updates are still being made to the app so not all details are complete.

I'M ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE NOW WHAT?

When can I pick up my delegate bag?

The registration desk will be open the following hours:

  • Tuesday, August 8th 1:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday, August 9th    7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday, August 10th  7:00 AM - 2:00 PM

*Individuals must present ID when picking up bags. 


Where can I reserve sleeping rooms?

Click here for a direct on-line link with the APRA Group Rate. Special rates are available three days prior and three days following conference. 

What are the APRA Discounted Group Rates?

  • Single Rate $89/night
  • Double Rate $89/night
  • Triple Rate $109/night
  • Suite Upgrades $179/night

Is Wi-Fi available?

If you are staying on property Wi-Fi is complimentary in the guest rooms and certain portions of the hotel grounds. Wi-Fi in the conference area will need to be purchased directly from the hotel.

What do I receive with my exhibit hall registration?

Details Here...


I want to attend the Awards Banquet, do I need a ticket?

Yes, a ticket is required to attend the awards banquet. A ticket is included in the full conference registration. Single day registrations and guests can purchase tickets separately.

Tickets for the Awards Banquet are $85.00 and must be purchased before July 18th. Tickets will not be sold on-site.

My agency won't allow me to pay for conference until after the start of our fiscal year in July, can I still register?

Yes, you can still register. Click the "Pay with Check or PO" option at the end of your registration (members only option). Purchase Orders are not considered payment.

All payments need to be received in the APRA Office no later than August 1, 2016. Any account with outstanding balances will not receive conference packets unless payment is made on-site. 

Where do I mail payment?

Arizona Parks and Recreation Association

12950 North 7th Street

Phoenix, AZ 85022


Do I need to wear my delegate badge?

Yes, you will be required to wear your delegate badges throughout conference at all events, education sessions and other activities. If you are not wearing one, volunteers or staff will ask that you retrieve you badge in order to enter. If you loose your badge a replacement can be obtained at the registration desk for a nominal fee. 

What is the deadline for registration?

ALL conference related dates are located on the Registrations Page

GET SOCIAL!

Conference hashtag  #APRACON  and be sure to download the APRA App available in the App Store and Google Play.

I haven't been receiving emails related to conference, WHY?

Check you junk or clutter folder. Be sure you add the following address to your contacts so it recognizes the email address as valid: admin@azpra.org 

How do I purchase tickets only for Awards, Lunch and Socials?

Purchase Additional Tickets

Using the link above select the "Guest Registration-additional tickets" option and make your selections. 


Where do I park downtown?

Remember to arrive early! Parking is available in the Sheraton garage, in addition we have a map with streets, alternate parking lots and transportation options for downtown. Click here for details...

Terms

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