October 8-10, 2013
National Recreation and Park Association’s Congress and Exposition is the flagship event of NRPA and the premier annual event of the park and recreation community. The three-day conference brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates, and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of educational sessions, and the industry’s largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.
The NRPA Annual Congress location has historically been selected to follow a geographic rotation in the Eastern, Central or Western portion of the Country. Beginning with the 2014 Congress & Exposition, NRPA began selecting locations based on their benefit to the greatest number of members and support the association’s goals.
The 48th annual National Recreation and Park Association Congress and Exhibition will provide hundreds of education and learning opportunities through educational tracks specifically tailored to parks and recreation.
This year a team of park and recreation professionals, from around the country worked numerous hours reading, reviewing, and selecting the best educational sessions. NRPA works hard to acquire speakers from across our nation on parks and recreation’s hottest topics. See the schedule.