Submit a Speed Session Idea for NRPA

New Orleans Riverfront: Reinventing the Crescent, New Orleans, Louisiana, Hargreaves Associates, 2008 Professional ASLA Honor Award, Analysis and Planning Category / image: Hargreaves Associates and TEN Arquitectos, Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple

The 2017 National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) Annual Conference is coming to New Orleans this September, and NRPA is now accepting applications for Speed Sessions—a great way for new speakers to dip their toe in the water and share their ideas.

These 20-minute Speed Sessions are a great opportunity to speak in front of a group of your peers without having to commit to a lengthy presentation. Whether you are a first time or experienced speaker, NRPA invites enthusiastic professionals to share your stories and experiences at these sessions.

Speed Session proposals are due by March 24, 2017. Visit the NRPA website for more details and to submit your session ideas.

The goal is to fulfill the educational needs of a diverse audience by providing a selection of relevant topics addressed by top-notch presenters. Session proposals that are relevant to a cross-section of members are more likely to be selected, and focus on NRPA’s Three Pillars of Conservation, Health & Wellness, and Social Equity is appreciated.

Who Should Consider Submitting Proposals?

  • Park and recreation professionals
  • Park and recreation educators and related educators
  • Park and recreation students
  • Park and recreation vendors, contractors and related groups
  • Professional speakers and professionals aligned with park and recreation’s mission
  • Planners, Landscape Architects, Public Health Administrators, City and County Managers, Naturalists
  • Anyone else interested in sharing their knowledge with park and recreation professionals
  • Presenters should have experience speaking at state, regional or national conferences, schools or seminars.

To submit your session proposal, visit the NRPA website.

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