WRPA 2019 Annual Conference and Tradeshow
Collaborate on the Columbia

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About the 2019 WRPA Conference & Tradeshow

WRPA is very excited to announce the 72nd Annual WRPA Conference & Tradeshow which will be taking place in Vancouver, WA. Mark your calendars for April 9-12, 2019 and celebrate with us as we "Collaborate on the Columbia." This is a great opportunity to join more than 550 recreation and park professionals for the opportunity to network, learn and celebrate the recreation and parks industry. 

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Keynote Speaker:
Learn How to Empower Your Millenial Workforce with Aaron McDaniel

Aaron McDaniel is a corporate manager, speaker, and author with a passion for helping organizations better engage their Millennial customers and empower Millennial employees. At age 27, Aaron became one of the youngest ever to serve as Regional Vice President at AT&T, a Fortune 10 company, and he was part of AT&T’s Diamond Club, the top 1% of sales leaders worldwide. Aaron is currently one of the youngest members of the faculty at University of California Berkeley’s Haas School of Business and he has built a number of successful ventures, including three that were acquired and one that was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank.

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 Attendee Testimonial 

"Before attending my first conference I had no idea what to expect...I didn't realize was how much I was going to take away from the conference. It was a great learning experience and networking opportunity...I would highly recommend attending any future conferences. Whether you are looking into going into recreation or not there are so many different opportunities and companies present that the networking and learning opportunities are endless."

Kylie Nagle, Past Student Attendee 


 Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in helping to plan the 2019 Conference & Tradeshow? The Conference Committee is looking for volunteers with fresh ideas. This committee is made up of two lead co-chairs and a variety of subcommittees.

Below are some areas that still need volunteers:

  • WRPA Golf Tournament
  • Local Tours
  • Student Connections
  • Opening Ceremonies
  • Sponsorship

We are looking for passionate WRPA members who are ready to help us create an incredible experience in Vancouver, WA. If you are interested in participating please email Kim Shelton, one of the Conference Committee co-chairs, today.

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Special Thank You To Our Conference Sponsors

Conference Sponsor
Platinum Partners
Gold Sponsor
Silver Sponsor


Thank You To Our Conference Exhibitors

 Allplay Systems American Ramp Company Buell Recreation Cascade Recreation, Inc. 
 Columbia Cascade Company Hellas Construction   John Deere Company Kidz Love Soccer, Inc. 
 Musco Sports Lighting PerfectMind  Public Restroom Company  Security Lines US