2018 PRPS Annual Conference & Expo

2018 PRPS Annual Conference & Expo



At this engaging three-day event, you'll have opportunities to network, find a mentor, preview emerging technology, hone your leadership skills, and participate in continuing education.



For over 70 years, the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society has invited park and recreation professionals from across the state to attend over 40 education sessions and off-site tours, extensive exhibit hall, socials, and networking opportunities at its Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Conference and Expo. Developed by PRPS Staff and a Committee of your peers, this is the elite professional development event for park and recreation professional in PA!



Let the Spirit of Recreation...

  • invite you to attend the largest statewide tradeshow exclusively for parks and recreation!
  • instruct you in over 40 educational sessions to build your professional career!
  • induce productive networking among like-minded experts from around the state!
  • invest your development time and dollars where they make the most difference!
  • inform you on best practices, industry trends, and innovative products and services!
  • increase your professional relevance, capacity and influence!
  • inspire an exciting new trajectory to your personal outlook and livelihood!


Conference Schedule at-a-Glance  
                                                          

Tuesday, March 27
8:00 am - 5:00 pm           Registration                                                    
10:30 am - 2:00 pm         Expo Hall Set-Up                                                          
11:00 am - 1:00 pm         Board Meeting                                               
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm           Educational Sessions                                                   
2:15 pm - 2:30 pm           Refreshment Break                                                     
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm           Educational Sessions                                                   
4:00 pm - 6:15 pm           Expo Hall Grand Opening/Reception                                                     
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm           Banquet                                                           
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm         Social                                                                                                                         

Wednesday, March 28   
8:00 am - 5:00 pm           Registration                                              
8:30 am - 9:45 am           Educational Sessions                                                  
9:45 am - 12:00 pm         Expo Hall Open with Refreshment Break                                             
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm         Exhibitor Appreciation Lunch, Past Presidents & Student Luncheon              
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm           Keynote Speaker - Marc Mero - Sponsored by Landscape Structures             
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm           Refreshment Break                                                 
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm           Educational Sessions                                                   
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm           Expo Hall Farewell Reception                                                  
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm           Banquet                                                           
8:00 pm                            Social                                                                                                                          

Thursday, March 29                                                          
8:00 am - 5:00 pm           Registration                                                    
8:30 am - 9:45 am           Educational Sessions                                                  
9:45 am - 10:00 am         Refreshment Break                                                     
10:00 am - 11:15 am       Keynote Speaker - Becky Johnen                                                           
11:30 am - 1:00 pm         Society Luncheon                                                         
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm           Educational Sessions                                                   
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm           Refreshment Break                                                     
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm           Pocono Raceway Tour                                                
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm           Educational Sessions                                                   
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm           Reception                                                       
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm           Awards Banquet                                                           
9:00 pm                            Social                                                

Friday, March 30
9:00 am - 9:45 am           President's Breakfast                                                  
9:45 am - 11:00 am         Endnote Session          
11:00 am - 12:00 pm       Business Meeting           

Future Professional Full Conference registration is available to full-time students only, and includes Wednesday Student Lunch, Wednesday Dinner, and Thursday Lunch.
Professional Full Conference registration includes all meals Tuesday Dinner through Friday Breakfast.
Daily registration includes lunch on day(s) selected.                                      

To register:
1: Sign in or create a new account. 
2: Select registration option
3: Add session selections to your itinerary under "Program"
4: Proceed to checkout to complete transaction

When
3/27/2018 8:00 AM - 3/30/2018 12:00 PM
Where
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions 250 Kalahari Boulevard Pocono Manor, PA 18349

Program

   

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

 
Category
Educational Session
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
1:00 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
1:00 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
1:00 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
1:00 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
1:00 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
1:00 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2:30 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2:30 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2:30 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2:30 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2:30 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
2:30 PM

Time
4:00 PM - 6:15 PM
4:00 PM

(included in professional full registration package)
Category
Meals
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 PM

Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 PM

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

 
Marketplace Buffet
Time
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
7:00 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

12:00 PM

12:00 PM

Time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
12:00 PM

Category
Keynote Presentation
Time
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
1:15 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM

Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 PM

Included in Full Registration
Time
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
6:30 PM

Thursday, 29 March 2018

 
Marketplace Cafe
Time
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
7:00 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM

Category
Keynote Presentation
Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
10:00 AM

Included in Full Registration
Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM

Time
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
11:30 AM

Category
Educational Session
Time
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
1:15 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
1:15 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
1:15 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
1:15 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
1:15 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
1:15 PM

Category
Off-Site Tour
Time
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2:30 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM

Category
Educational Session
Time
2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
2:45 PM

Included in Full Registration
Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM

Time
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
7:00 PM

Friday, 30 March 2018

 
Included in Full Registration
Time
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:00 AM

Time
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:00 AM

Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM

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