SPARKS Student Conference General Information

         Southwest Parks and Recreation Kickoff Symposium

February 23, 2018

Professionals and students are invited to join us for this one-day student planned conference. Several sessions, lunch and an opportunity to mentor or be mentored.

Four tracks will be offered: Community Sports, Therapeutic Recreation, Parks and Recreation, Non-Profit and SPARKS (networking, working with Millennials, etc). Professionals will be paired with students to interact and network throughout the day. Up to .3 CEUs can be earned during this conference.

Additional details will be posted in January 2018.


The location of the conference is on the ASU Downtown Campus 

522 N. Central Avenue, Phoenix AZ 85004


The following parking lots are recommended for the SPARKS Conference

  • Filmore Parking lot - 609 N Central Avenue
  • University Center Parking lot - 411 N Central Avenue
  • There are limited free parking spaces on McKinley Street between 2nd and 5th Avenues


We have several types of registration Students and Professionals both members and non-members. 

Please be sure to LOG IN before registering in order to receive the discounted member rates. You must have a current paid in full membership and email in the system in order to receive with the member discount. 

Register here


This is a great opportunity to promote your business, and give back to ASU students community. We thank you for any donation amount your business provides to the SPARKS conference.

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    Pizza and salad will be served for lunch, we recommend that you bring your own water bottle. 
      ADA Accommodations
      If you require special ADA accommodations please be sure to note that on your conference registration so we can make the necessary arrangements. 

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