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General Information

  

 

Updated 12/9/2016

 

 

Advance Registration

Registration must be received (not post-marked) by Friday, March 18, 2017 to be eligible for the Early Bird Discount. Your MRPA membership must be current if you are registering at member rates. All registrations must include payment or agency purchase order.  After March 25, please register on site and add $25 to registration fees.  Admission to the exhibit hall, sessions and meals will be by badge only. Agencies that sold theme park tickets are eligible to use MRPA bucks toward registration.

 

Maintenance Track

New this year - Maintenance Track.  Two days of specially designed workshops just for you!  Please be sure to select the "Full Package - Maintenance Tract" option when registering.  Limited registration.

Day One –

Morning session - Maintenance of turf and landscape beds with organic materials, workshop and demonstration.

Afternoon session - Visit to Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware the most recent National Gold Medal winning State system.

 

Day Two –

Morning session – Northside Park Building Inspection and Assessment.

Afternoon session - Alternative Mow Zones

 

See the Maintenance Track information

 

Meal Functions and Thursday Evening Awards Banquet

Your Badge is your meal ticket!  Except for the Thursday Evening Awards Banquet, your badge provides entry to the Wednesday morning continental breakfast and lunch and Thursday Awards lunch*. When you check-in onsite, you may select a table for the Thursday  Banquet*.

 

Conference Packages

Full Package Member, Non-Member, Retiree and First-Timer Registration Includes:  Exhibit Hall, Wednesday continental breakfast in the Exhibit Hall, Wednesday luncheon, Thursday Lunch, Thursday Awards Banquet, all education sessions and all socials.

 

Student Registration

Includes: Exhibit Hall, Wednesday continental breakfast in the Exhibit Hall, Wednesday luncheon, Thursday Lunch, all education sessions and all socials.   Tickets for the Thursday Awards Banquet may be purchased separately.

  

Special Invitation to Professional First Timers

First-time attendees are invited to attend the 2017 conference at a special rate ($125 early registration and $150 regular registration).  Individual must be active professional member of MRPA and employed in a career position in the recreation and park profession in Maryland to take advantage of this promotion. 

Includes:  Exhibit Hall, Wednesday continental breakfast in the Exhibit Hall, Wednesday luncheon, Thursday Lunch, Thursday Awards Banquet, all education sessions and all socials.

 

Daily Registrations:

Wednesday Daily Registration includes all education sessions on Wednesday, Wednesday continental breakfast in the Exhibit Hall and Wednesday luncheon. 

Thursday Daily Registration includes all education sessions on Thursday and Lunch. Tickets for the Thursday Awards Banquet may be purchased separately.

 

Meal Tickets and Special Events

If you wish to purchase additional tickets for meal functions, you may do so online or on-site.


Affiliate Organizations

Members in good standing of other leisure service-related organizations may register at MRPA member rates.    Examples include MASC, ASLA, other state associations. etc.  Please contact MRPA directly for registration assistance - 301-352-7203.   NRPA membership is not applicable.


Passing the Torch!!!

Calling all Professional Mentors!

Help ignite the fire for students attending the conference by participating in the “Minute Mentoring” program, guiding students as they meet professionals from a wide variety of areas in the field of Recreation and Parks and experience the fun and importance of networking. It’s quick and simple, but it really helps to welcome student attendees and makes them feel connected! Sign up to be a Mentor by contacting Gloria Murphy at gmurph618@gmail.com. You’ll receive a “Mentor” pin and specific instructions at onsite registration.

 

 

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