Celebrating a Legacy:
Inspiring Communities to Play
May 2- 5

WRPA 2017 Annual Conference & Trade Show Schedule
*schedule is subject to change

Tuesday, May 2   |  Pre-Conference 
TBD Pre-Conference Sessions
Wednesday, May 3rd   |  Conference & Trade Show
8:00–9:00am Registration



Welcome & Keynote Speaker: James Bird Guess

Break  |  Visit Exhibitors

Educational Sessions

Win Big in the Business of Fitness

Success Story: Passing of a $64.3M Park Bond

Secrets to Teaching Like a Pro

Social Equity: It's a Pillar and the Future of Our Profession

Out of the Tee Box

Focus on Playgrounds

Leading without a Title: Influence, Inspire & Infect

12:00–1:45pm Lunch  |  Visit Exhibitors
Educational Sessions
One Step at a Time: Creating A Walking Program Why Signs Don't Work American Red Cross Aquatics: Updates & Improvements Structural Racism Part I Using Planning to Align Services with Community Need Compost Use and Organic Recycling in Parks Leadership Virus
3:00–3:30pm Break  |  Visit Exhibitors
Educational Sessions
The Keys to Growing Private Donations Engaging Communities in Building Inclusive Play Destinations Preschoolers Can Swim! Structural Racism Part II IInclusive Rec: Integration tips and techniques All Things Turf: best practices for responsible turfgrass management Time Well Spent: Life Lessons from Creative Dates
6:00–9:00pm Evening Social
Thursday, May 4th   |   Conference & Trade Show
8:00–9:00am Registration
Educational Sessions
Make Smart Hires: what you need to know for PT & Seasonal hiring Time Well Spent: Benefits of a Digital Detox Stock Options: Growing a Better Tree Canopy Asset Youth Sports: Keeping Kids in the Game Retain, Maintain and Grow Seasonal Staff How Parks Build Healthy Communities A Marketing Plan in 6 Easy Steps
10:15–11:00am Break  |  Visit Exhibitors
11:00–12:00pm Networking Meetings
12:00–1:45pm Lunch  |  Visit Exhibitors
Educational Sessions
Building Organizatinal Culture: Communication, Trust, Integrity Don't Get Trapped: Techniques for lawsuit defense That's Up with SCORP? This is Not Your Parents' Senior Center The 60-Second Drill: Building Better Scenarios Reimagining Riverfront Park Who's your Audience?
3:00–3:15pm Break  |  Visit Exhibitors
Educational Sessions
Leading Optimistically Risk Management for Managers Building a Master Naturalist Training Program Basketball Never Stops - And Neither Does Spokane Hoopfest Submersion Protocols: How to Deal with a Drowining Special Event Showcase Touring the Evolving Riverfront Park
5:00–6:00pm Pre-Banquet Social
6:00–8:00pm Awards Banquet
Friday, May 5  |   Conference & Trade Show
 9:00–10:15am  Closing Keynote Speaker: Phillip Tyler