2017 NRPA Conference

  • 26 Sep 2017
  • 28 Sep 2017
  • Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA

Parks and recreation brings people together from all walks of life, just as New Orleans is a city known for embracing its cultural diversity. That’s why this city is the perfect location for the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference.

The NRPA Annual Conference is about more than just sharing great ideas. It’s about seizing new opportunities and facing challenges head on. It’s about cultivating relationships with others who want to break out of the monotony. It’s about challenging yourself and your peers to replace the typical with the extraordinary. Will you accept the challenge?

Mark your calendar now for three days filled with energetic networking activities, inspirational education sessions and an inside look at the latest products for the field.

Registration will open Monday May 1, 2017.

Sign up at the bottom of this page for updates on the schedule, hotel blocks, discounts and more.

2017 Schedule at a Glance

Sunday, September 24

  • Parks Build Community Dedication

Monday, September 25

  • Local Host Golf Tournament
  • Off-Site Institutes
  • Pre-Conference Workshops
  • Gold Medal Reception

Tuesday, September 26

  • Opening General Session
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • Education Sessions
  • Exhibitor Hosted Happy Hour
  • Opening Reception

Wednesday, September 27

  • Morning Yoga
  • Education Sessions
  • Exhibit Hall Open
  • Best of the Best Awards Ceremony
  • NRPA Research Poster Sessions

Thursday, September 28

  • Local Host 5k Fun Run/Walk
  • Education Sessions
  • Off-Site Institutes
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