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WRPA 2020 Conference: COVID-19 Updates & Resources

COVID-19 Updates & Resources

Last Updated March 16, 2020

We have received some inquiries from conference registrants and sponsors/exhibitors about how our plans are evolving in light of the emerging public health concerns posed by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  WRPA is closely monitoring updates from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the situation in communities where cases of the virus have been confirmed. 

We are currently in the process of planning for a future date, however, nothing has yet been confirmed. At this time, our cancellation policy still stands (April 1, 2020, minus a $20 fee). WRPA will not be issuing refunds until a new date is set. For our vendor-partners, in particular, cancellations will be assessed on a case by case basis. We request all current attendees, speakers, and partners to stay tuned for additional communication before making the decision to cancel. Thank you for your support during this time.

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Top 5 Reasons to Attend Conference 2020


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2019 NRPA Conference Updates

The NRPA Annual Conference is one of the premier annual meeting of the park and recreation community. The three-day event brings together more than 8,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates ands industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of education sessions and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.

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Online Conference Registration Ends April 2

Last Chance to Register for
The WRPA Conference & Tradeshow
Registration Closes on Tuesday, April 2

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Only 5 Days Left to Register & Only 11 Days Until the Start of the WPA Conference & Tradeshow!


There is so much to explore and learn at the 72nd Annual WRPA Conference & Tradeshow! In addition to educational sessions and networking events, there will be lots of new and exciting opportunities for attendees to engage at the conference. If you haven't yet, be sure to register today!

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Socials & Activities at WRPA Conference

Learn & Have Fun WRPA Conference

2019 Socials and Activities

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WRPA Conference Updates: February 7, 2019

Early Bird Registration Ends Soon
Prices go up after Friday, February 8

Have you registered for the WRPA Conference & Tradeshow? Did you know that attendees get to choose from more than 45 educational sessions based on more than 10 different topics including aquatics, management, leadership, equity, programming, customer service, risk management, and finance? Register today and start picking sessions from the 2019 event schedule like the highlighted sessions below.

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Five Reasons to Attend the 2019 WRPA Conference & Tradeshow

What's New to Conference This Year
Five Event Highlights for 2019

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Announcing the WRPA Awards Recipients for 2018

Congratulations to the 2018 WRPA Award Winners

This summer, we want to honor the amazing people, parks, and programs that received an award at the 71st Annual WRPA Conference & Tradeshow. The WRPA Awards Program honors individuals and organizations for their contributions to the field of recreation and parks in Washington State. Last month more than 17 different awards were handed out to WRPA members, public citizens, and legislators. We have three major categories that we recognize: Professional AwardsCitation of Merit Awards, and Spotlight Awards. In addition to these categories, WRPA also acknowledges Mickey Corso Grant recipients and local legislators who make a difference for our industry.

If you have questions about the awards program, please contact the Awards Committee Chair, Cheryl Fraser.

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Online Conference Registration Closes April 23 at Midnight

Don't miss your chance to join more than 350 recreation and parks professionals for the WRPA Conference.

Online Registration Closes April 23 at Midnight

Time is running out to register for the 2018 WRPA Conference & Tradeshow. Don't miss your opportunity to build new relationships with colleagues and vendors, learn about the issues facing our industry, and take a break to have some fun. Learn more about what conference has to offer below. Even if you have already registered, take a moment to see which activities and sessions you want to attend.

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