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2020 WRPA Virtual Fall Summit - Thriving in the New Normal

Thank you to all who attended!

Just like many other professional development events, Fall Summit went virtual! Traditionally, Fall Summit is held as a one-day event in Lynnwood, WA. However, this year we broke it up over two half-day virtual event (Wednesday, October 14, 2020 & Thursday, October 15, 2020).


Attendee Portal & Access

Fall Summit has come to a close. If you have registered for this event you can now log into the Attendee Portal to see session information. Access the Portal is tied to the WRPA Profile you used to register. 

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Registration Information


WRPA Virtual Fall Summit Registration Rates
  Early Bird
(Through 09/18/2020)
(After 09/18/2020)
WRPA Agency Members $175 $175
*WRPA Members $189 $225
Students** $30 $30
Non-Members $275 $275

*If you are a member of the Oregon, Idaho, or California Parks & Rec Associations, please contact the WRPA Office with membership proof for you member price discount code. 

**Students must be a current full-time student. If you are a non-member student, please email the office to receive the $30 registration rate.

- Registration for this Event Has Closed -

Cancellation Policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email to WRPA. Cancellations submitted on or before Friday, October 2, 2020 will receive a refund, less a $20 processing fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after Friday, October 2, 2020. Substitute attendees will be permitted, and requests for substitutions must be submitted via email.

WCIA will reimburse the cost of one registration per WCIA member. Reimbursement funding is available upon program completion. For more information, visit the WCIA website.

CEU Attendance Verification

Proof of attendance must come from the host of the course, a room host, or the instructor. WRPA will incorporate Certificates of Attendance within your thank you for attending emails.

If you are petitioning prior to attendance, remember CEUs will not be awarded until proof of attendance is received by NRPA. We will accept a letter/email from the host verifying attendance, certificates of attendance, a signature of the instructor or room host next to the class on the program or brochure or you can type a list of the courses you are planning to attend (including dates/times) and have the instructor or room host sign next to each class. Here is NRPA's official CEU Equivalency Petition

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2020 Virtual Fall Summit Schedule


Fall Summit Day 1- Wednesday, October 14, 2020 Schedule - 0.3 CEUs
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Check-In & Trivia
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Welcome & Keynote

Northwest Playground Equipment Address

KEYNOTE: The Power of the Pivot

10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Mentorship Through Music: Reaching the Unreachable
Luke Burns & Bobby Williams 

Great Expectations: Can Revenue Goals and Equity Co-Exist?
Chris Nunes & Donna J. Kuethe

11:45 AM  12:30 PM Lunch on Your Own & Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM

Leveraging Public, Private Partnerships for Community Benefit
Russ Bosanko, Bob Leonard, Kimberly Shelton,
Tom Teigen

The Role of Green Spaces
in Post-COVID 19 Re-Socialization
Dr. Ali Modarres & Guy Michaelsen
Moderator: Pete Mayer 

1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Round Table - Virtual Programming 
Hear programming wins from other states! 
Laura Ansel, Aisha Panas, Alisa Savage


Fall Summit Day 2-Thursday, October 15, 2020 Schedule - 0.3 CEUs
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM Check-In & Trivia
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Welcome & Keynote

Great Western Recreation Address

KEYNOTE: Race in America─The Big Elephant in the Room
Seconde Nimenya


10:30 AM - 11:45 AM Race in America─How to Remove the Big Elephant in the Room
Seconde Nimenya 
Maintaining Positive Culture in a Virtual Environment
Kasia Robbins 
 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM  Lunch on Your Own & Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM The Pandemic Pivot: The Power of Parks & Rec Leadership During COVID-19
Aisha Panas
Active Virtual Challenges & Activities 
Kasia Robbins 
1:45 PM - 2:15 PM Visit the Virtual Exhibit Hall
2:15 PM - 3:30 PM Networks / Caucus Meetings & Closing

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2020 Virtual Fall Summit Partners

A special thank you goes out to the dedicated park and recreation industry partners who are helping us put on this virtual training. Without them this event would not have been able to take place. Take some time to learn more about the services and products they are offering and the special discounts and advice they are providing during COVID times.

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Thank You Platinum Annual Sponsor

Thank You Gold Annual Sponsor

Thank You Silver Annual Sponsor

Thank You Fall Summit Speaker Sponsor