WRPA 2018 Annual Conference and Tradeshow

Preliminary Schedule

 

 

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Tuesday, May 1  
12:00pm - 5:00pm Golf | Foster Links Golf Course
    
 12:00pm - 5:00pm Local Tours | Various Locations
     
  NEW! Speed Sessions
3:30pm - 4:00pm

Cheap Tickets!  - Cost Effective Tour Negotiation?
Tammy Guill

Category: Revenue/Customer Service

Healthy Landscapes--- From the Ground Up
Justin Rose

Category: Maintenance

Foundations of Organizational Culture
Mike Terrell


Category: Leadership/Personnel

4:10pm - 4:40pm Making a Splash with Wet Playgrounds
Justin Caron

Category: Aquatics
Creative Marketing Strategies
Ed Reese

Category: Revenue/Customer Service

Public/Private Partnerships
Danielle Patterson

Revenue/Customer Service
4:50pm - 5:20pm

For Community Water Safety, SKWIM is the Name of the Game
Kevin McCarthy

Category: Aquatics

Seattle Parks and Recreation's Urban Food System
Paris Yates

Category: Healthy Lifestyle
Session info coming soon!


 5:30pm - 8:00pm  Opening Night Social   SeaTac Hilton Exhibit Hall

 

Wednesday, May 2
9:00am - 10:15am

Welcome & Keynote Address

It's Game Time! Life Lessons from a Former Pro Female Football Player
Jan Spence

10:30am - 11:45am Taking your Communication Skills Out of this World
Jan Spence

Category: Leadership/ Personnel
It’s a Jungle Out There: Resource Rescue
Dawn Lewellyn


Category: Programming

Aquatics…The Next Generation
Ginny Templeton




Category: Aquatics

Are You Prepared for the Unthinkable
Jeff Fryer



Category: Risk Management
Community Engagement & Organizational Change
Eric Higbee

Category: Planning & Design
Inclusive Programming: The Next Step
Kim Indurkar


Category: Programming
11:45am - 1:15pm Lunch with Exhibitors 
1:15pm - 2:30pm Keep Calm and Travel On:  Planning for Trip Surprises
Mary-Anne Grafton





Category: Programming

Autism in Aquatics
Dawn Lewellyn







Category: Aquatics

How Do You Know Me? Communication Styles
Ginny Templeton





Category: Leadership/ Personnel

The Inspiration Playground
Glenn Kost






Category: Planning & Design

Organizing a Cultural Conversation for Understanding and Connection within Diverse Communities
Carol Soones Ross

Category: Programming

Network Meeting: Administrators
Brian Adams






Category: Leadership/ Personnel
2:30pm - 3:00pm Tradeshow Break
3:00pm - 4:15pm

Nature Preschool...Right for You?
Michele Cardinaux

Category: Programming

Session info coming soon!



Low Tech, High Tech
Ginny Templeton



Category: Maintenance
Cultivating Resilient Communities
Ben Thompson

Category: Risk Management

 LGBTQIA & An Inclusive Facility
Leif Ellsworth


Category: Programming

Spotlight Awards Showcase



Category: Awards
4:45pm - 5:45pm Pre-Banquet Reception 
      
5:45pm - 7:00pm Awards Banquet
      
7:00pm -
Post-Banquet Onsite Social

 

Thursday, May 3
 

Hot Topics

(shorter sessions about trends in the industry)

9:00am - 10:00am

Session Info coming soon!


 

Equitable Athletic Field Scheduling
Carissa Ware


Category: Revenue/ Customer Service
Session info coming soon!



Recreation Home School Edition
Monica Haugen


Category: Programming
Brochure Roundtable
Sarah Sandquist


Category:
Revenue/ Customer Service
Homelessness Panel/Roundtable
Paul Simmons


Category: Maintenance
10:00am - 10:15am Break
10:15am - 11:30am Once Upon a Pie Chart
Bobbi Nance




Category: Leadership/
Personnel

What if Parks Were the Last Place on Earth?
Sara Steilen



Category: Planning/Parks

Equity Isn't Equality
Elaine Acacio





Category: Leadership/ Personnel

Partnering to Reduce Barriers and Increase Access to Sports Programs
Mary Tuttle

Category: Programming

The Recreation Brochure...
Sarah Sandquist




Category: 
Revenue/ Customer Service

Using New Market Tax Credits to Fund Your Project
Andrew Austin



Category: Revenue/ Customer Service
11:30pm - 1:00pm Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00pm - 2:15pm

Survey Results that Get Results
Bobbi Nance



Category: Programming

The Keys to Membership Success
Kimberly Shelton



Category:
Revenue/ Customer Service

Dealing with Difficult Customers
Bill Overby



Category: Revenue/ Customer Service

RCO GORP: Grants - Obligations - Recreation - Planning
Karl Jacobs

Category: Planning & Design

Beyond the Binary Part I
Elyse Rylander



Category: Programming

Network Meeting: Field Allocation
Carissa Ware



Category: Programming

2:15pm - 2:25pm Break
2:25pm - 3:40pm

Harnessing the Power of Data
Bobbi Nance



Category: Leadership/
Personnel

Youth-Lead Programming
Leandra Shelton



Category: Programming

Learning to Innovate: Itself an Innovation
Michah Phillips



Category: Leadership/
Personnel

How to Build Your Own Safe and Secure Parks Initiative
Paul Simmons


Category: Maintenance

Beyond the Binary Part II
Elyse Rylander



Category: Programming

Network Meeting: Aquatics
Dominic Finazzo



Category: Aquatics

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