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2021 Conference Schedule at a Glance

This schedule is subject to change.

Pre-Conference Tuesday, April 26
Time Location How to Register
TBD
  • Spokane
  • Walla Walla
  • South West
  • Northwest

 

Pre-Conference
Registration Coming Soon

Day 1 Wednesday, April 28
8:45 AM —
9:00 AM
Trivia Opening
9:00 AM —
9:15 AM

Welcome, Platinum Sponsor Northwest Playground  

9:15 AM —
10:15 AM

Opening Keynote Address

Ken Nwadike, Jr.Free Hugs Project

10:15 AM —
10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM —
11:45 AM

Breakout Session Block 1

1A: Perseverance: You Define the Finish Line
Ken Nwadike, Jr

1B: Coming Soon

1C: Coming Soon

1D: Coming Soon

11:45 PM —
12:45 PM
 Lunch Break
12:45 PM —
1:30 PM
 WRPA Annual Meeting
1:30 PM —
1:45 PM
 Break
1:45 PM —
3:00 PM

Breakout Session Block 2

2A: Practical Planning with Equity at the Center
Shanyanika McElroy, Sarah Olson, MPA, Paul Simmons

2B: Coming Soon

2C: Coming Soon

 

Day 2 Thursday, April 29
8:45 AM —
9:00 AM
Trivia Opening

9:00 AM —
9:15 AM

Welcome, Gold Sponsor Great Western Recreation

9:15 AM —
10:15 AM

Breakout Session Block 3

3A: Coming Soon

3B: Coming Soon

3C: Top Trends in Parks and Recreation
Richard Dolesh

3D: The Great Symphony - How Water and Air Interplay in Natatoriums
Justin Caron

10:15 AM —
10:30 AM
Break
10:30 AM —
11:45 AM

Breakout Session Block 4

4A: Coming Soon

4B: Coming Soon

4C: Demystifying Land Dedication, Development & Impact Fees
Jeff Milkes

4D: Swimming Through It- Defining Essential Aquatic Services During a Pandemic 
Cory Hilderbrand, Lydie Gutfeld

11:45 PM —
12:45 PM
 Lunch Break
12:45 PM —
2:00 PM

Breakout Session Block 5

5A: How Parks and Recreation Can Support Mental Health Initiatives
Barbara Heller, Lauren Kiefert

5B: Coming Soon

5C: The Sport for Everyone: How Jr Disc Golf Courses get Kids Moving
Erin Johnson, Ryan Griffith

5D: Coming Soon

2:00 PM —
4:00 PM

Awards Ceremony

We will be celebrating awards for 2020 & 2021