ORPA 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

RIVERS OF CHANGE

OCEANS OF OPPORTUNITY

What

ORPA 2019 Annual Conference

When

October 14 - 16, 2019

Where

909 N. Hayden Island Dr.

Portland, Oregon 97217

Info

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RIVERS OF CHANGE

OCEANS OF OPPORTUNITY

ORPA 2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

OCT 14-16

PORTLAND, OR

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.

 

SCHEDULE*

3 DAYS OF EDUCATION

 
 

ALL 3 DAYS

$395

(Non-Member Rate: $495)

Member/Non-member Rates

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

  • On-site parking

NOT INCLUDED IN FEE

  • Lodging accommodations

  • Breakfast

  • Dinner on Tuesday or Wednesday

Red Lion on the River

Jantzen Beach

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:

503.283.4466

 

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DAYS
SESSIONS
ATTENDEES

POSTER SESSIONS

VISUAL SUCCESS

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.

 

LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

The ORPA Leadership Academy is a 6-month program built to support new professionals as they grow into positions of leadership in parks and recreation.

VENDORS

LEADING IN THE INDUSTRY

Meet your customers face to face at this annual event.  Exhibit booths are limited this year - don't miss your chance to say hello!

Meet & Greet

Ready to make a bigger impact on parks and recreation in Oregon?  Get more exposure for your company through Sponsorship.

Support ORPA

 
 
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