Request for Presentation Proposals

What are you doing that is different? What experiences can you share? What are your best practices? What are your next practices? WRPA would love to hear your session ideas for one of our upcoming events and we are constantly on the lookout for new speakers.

The Audience

The goal of WRPA is to fulfill the educational needs of our diverse audience by providing a selection of relevant topics addressed by top-notch presenters. WRPA event attendees represent a broad spectrum of professionals from entry-level employees to executive-level Administrators.

WRPA members represent a wide variety of professional disciplines including, but not limited to: recreation programming, park maintenance, park planning, golf course management, administration, marketing/public relations, facility management, aquatics, athletics, youth/teen services, special events, capital project management and public land management.

WRPA members come from a variety of communities and programs, so their perspectives and challenges vary greatly. The audience also reflects a range of experience levels, from longtime WRPA members to people who are just starting to investigate the park and recreation profession.

Session proposals that are relevant to a cross-section of members are more likely to be selected.

The Selection Criteria

WRPA seeks to fulfill the educational needs of our diverse audience by creating a balanced program that is comprehensive and reflects a multitude of perspectives. We will select sessions based on the following criteria:

  1. Overall quality of the proposal, including completeness of the application
  2. Focused and well-defined topic
  3. Relevance to the park and recreation profession
  4. Practical application of material
  5. Presentation skill(s) and experience of the proposed speaker(s)
  6. Applicability to a statewide audience

Commercial/Promotional Presentations

Presenters/speakers may NOT sell, raffle or otherwise promote a product, service or organization in which they have a financial interest.

Speaker Agreement

If your proposed education session is selected, the lead presenter will be required to sign a Speaker Agreement that includes the following general information.

Getting Started

Before starting your proposal, we suggest downloading a copy of the proposal as a resource to prepare your responses. However, your session MUST be submitted online; completed word documents won’t be accepted. Proposals are due Friday, September 22, 2017.

Fill out the speaker request for proposals form to get started!