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The WRPA Conference Committee is excited to be producing a fully in-person program for #WRPA2022. We are still refining our session details and activities. In the meantime, we encourage you to take a moment to review the schedule-at-a-glance.

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Keynote Speaker Announcement

Meet G Cody QJ Goldberg

Father of two, Cody proudly serves as the executive director of Harper’s Playground. A graduate of New York University with a BFA in film and television studies, he co-founded the organization in 2010 along with his wife, April. Together they spearheaded the design, funding, and construction of the first Harper’s Playground in Portland, Oregon. A big fan of the inclusion of all kinds, Cody is committed to creating opportunities for both of his daughters to build friendships and community for themselves. He believes that the power of a well-designed and realized inclusive play space can truly transform a community for the better.


Meet Brad Evans

An All-American in 2006, Brad Evans set the career goal-scoring record at the University of California Irvine with 31 goals. Brad joined Seattle Sounders F.C. for the 2009 inaugural season, scored the 2nd goal in franchise history, and played in 249 matches for the club. Brad earned 27 caps (appearances) as a member of the U.S. National Team. Retiring in 2018, Brad won two MLS Cups, two Supporter Shields, and four U.S. Open Cups. Brad is now Brand Ambassador for Seattle Sounders F.C., he appears on television game broadcasts, hosts a podcast, and has launched CONTRIB, a fundraising platform that empowers influencers to engage with fans, raise money for charities, and make a direct and meaningful impact in their communities.

Presenting: Tales from Pitch: Lessons in Teamwork & Leadership
Seattle Sounders legend, Brad Evans, joins us for an intimate discussion on teamwork and leadership. We will talk about the lessons he’s learned as an athlete who has played all over the world and represented his club and country. Get geared up to also hear stories about the importance of overcoming adversity, celebrating victory, and having an impact in your community.