2019 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!

Conference Schedule at-a-Glance                                                             

Tuesday, April 2
8:00 am - 5:00 pm      Registration Open
10:00 am - 12:00 pm   PRPS 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 - 5:00 pm     Keynote - Joe Battista
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm      Expo Hall Grand Opening - Tailgate Night Reception & Dinner
9:00 pm             Social

Wednesday, April 3
8:00 am - 5:00 pm      Registration Open
8:30 am - 9:45 am      Educational Sessions
9:45 am - 10:45 am     Expo Hall Open with Refreshments 
10:45 am - 12:00 pm   General Session - Tom O'Rourke
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm     Exhibitor Appreciation, Student, Past President Luncheons
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm      Expo Hall Closing with Refreshments
2:30 pm - 3:45 pm      Educational Sessions
3:45 pm - 4:00 pm      Refreshment Break
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm      Educational Sessions
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm     Social & Dinner at Pegula Ice Arena

Thursday, April 4
8:00 am - 5:00 pm      Registration Open
8:30 am - 9:45 am      Educational Sessions
9:45 am - 4:30 pm      Non-Profit Expo
9:45 am - 10:00 am      Refreshment Break
10:00 am - 11:15 am    PRPS Branch & District Meetings
11:30 am - 1:00 pm      Society Luncheon & Business Meeting
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm      Educational Sessions
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm       Refreshment Break
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm      Educational Sessions
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm      Awards Reception
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm     Awards Banquet
9:00 pm             Social

Friday, April 5
8:30 am - 9:45 am      Educational Sessions
9:45 am - 10:00 am      Refreshment Break
10:00 am - 11:15 am    Endnote TBD


Future Professional Full Conference registration is available to full-time students only and includes Tuesday Tailgate Reception and Dinner, Wednesday Lunch, Wednesday Dinner, and Thursday Lunch.

Professional Full Conference registration includes all meals Tuesday Dinner through Friday Breakfast. Please note that a full breakfast is not included on Wednesday and Thursday, but an ample break will be served each morning with items like bagels, yogurt, fruit, etc. 

Daily registrations - Tuesday Daily includes Tuesday Tailgate Reception and Dinner. All other registrations include lunch only.        

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

When
4/2/2019 8:00 AM - 4/5/2019 12:00 PM
Where
The Penn Stater Hotel & Conference Center 215 Innovation Blvd. State College, PA 16803

Program

   

Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Description
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



4:00 PM



Category
Keynote Presentation
Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM



Time
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM



Tuesday Tailgate Reception, Dinner and Expo Hall Pass
Time
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM



Wednesday, 03 April 2019

Description
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



Attendance at Expo Hall and Lunch only.
Time
9:45 AM - 2:30 PM
9:45 AM



Category
Keynote Presentation
Time
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
10:45 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
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



4:00 PM



4:00 PM



4:00 PM



4:00 PM



Time
4:00 PM - 5:15 PM
4:00 PM



Time
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM



Included in Full Registration
Time
6:30 PM - 11:00 PM
6:30 PM



Thursday, 04 April 2019

Description
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



11:30 AM



Included in Full Registration
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
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, 05 April 2019

Description
Included in Full Registration
Time
7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
7:00 AM



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



8:30 AM



Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM



Time
8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
8:30 AM



Time
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
10:00 AM



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