LEARN TO NAVIGATE THROUGH CHANGES
As parks and recreation professionals, we are committed to the communities we serve. Growing expectations to address social equity, sustainability, and internal integrity mean we often find ourselves battling a rushing current in order to stand in place – or worse, fording upriver to get back to where we started.
By clinging to our past, we miss an opportunity for improvement. We can do better at addressing diversity and being more inclusive. We can become responsive in issues of environmental protection and climate change. We can effectively navigate the ebb and flow of funding, enabling us to optimize resources. We can address social concerns such as homelessness, immigration, and obesity which also require our flexibility.
We have a choice: swim upriver against the current, or raise the sails and learn to navigate downstream. By navigating the rivers of change we become adaptable and resilient. More importantly, our efforts lead us to the ocean. For it is at the ocean where we meet and share our various journeys, giving us an opportunity for a better future.
3 DAYS OF EDUCATION
ALL 3 DAYS
(Non-Member Rate: $495)
Mon-Only: $165 / $195*
Tues-Only: $145 / $175
Wed-Only: $145 / $175
INCLUDED IN FEE
Lunch on all days
*Dinner included on Monday evening
Access to all sessions on days attending
All session materials uploaded to free conference mobile app
Opportunities to network with hundreds of park and recreation professionals
NOT INCLUDED IN FEE
Dinner on Tuesday or Wednesday
Red Lion on the River
909 N. Hayden Island Drive
Portland, Oregon 97217
Located on the Columbia River, the Red Lion boasts majestic views of the waterfront with bright windows and plenty of meeting space.
The Red Lion offers a group rate for lodging at the prevailing per diem.
Call for reservations:
POSTER SESSION SUBMISSIONS DUE 10/4
This year the Poster Session will take place front and center in the Grand Ballroom over all three days of the conference.
Professionals are encouraged to showcase posters of any of the following topics:
Designs for new parks, buildings, or other community spaces.
Resource development or allocation of natural resources.
Community engagement plans.
Internal and external projects for community or staff betterment.
Agency-wide successes, challenges overcome, and highlights of projects or staff.
Research and/or reports in the field of parks and recreation.
Any other information you wish to share with fellow parks and recreation folks.
Not allowed: Commercial / Sales Displays.
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