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MRPA Conference 2016

Workshop Request Form

April 12-14 2016

Princess Royal Hotel

Ocean City, Maryland


General Information


The MRPA Conference Committee requests that each proposed presenter complete a BRIEF Workshop Request Form for the 2016 Maryland Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference. The Conference will be held April 12-14, 2016 in Ocean City, Maryland at the Princess Royal Hotel and Conference Center


If your workshop is selected for the annual conference, you will be notified by November 14, 2015 and the presenter(s) will be required to submit additional information.




Selection Criteria

  • Workshops will be 60-90 minutes in length and, although interactive, will serve primarily to disseminate information.
  • Clarity of intent, description, and design
  • Clarity of presentation objectives
  • Degree of participant involvement, such as hands-on learning and interactive discussions
  • Practical usefulness to participants
  • Innovation and creativity in content and process
  • Appropriateness of presentation materials as they relate to the session content


Presenter Information

  • All presenters who are attending the entire conference must complete the conference registration process.
  • Each presenter must present for at least 30 minutes in a session.  60-minute sessions may only have 2 presenters and  90-minute sessions may only have 3 presenters. If you have over this amount, your session will NOT be considered for CEU’s.
  • Presenters are responsible for all travel-related expenses; unless otherwise specified.
  • Presenters are contributing his/her services in a volunteer capacity.
  • Presenters are responsible for duplicating and providing all presentation materials and handouts.
  • The conference organizers will provide each session with flip chart paper, easels, markers, projectors, and screens. Presenters MUST bring any additional necessary equipment, including laptops.
  • Presenters may be asked to combine their presentations with a similar accepted submission/presenter, resulting in a stronger and complementary presentation.
  • All presenters must commit 10 minutes for participants and presenters to complete evaluation forms to be turned in at the end of each workshop.
  • Lead presenters will be responsible for informing all co-presenters of the Conference Committee’s decision regarding their submission.


Submission Requirements

  • Complete Workshop Request Form (with all required information and attachments) due by October 30, 2015
  • Only submitted forms that have emailed the required attachments will be considered.
  • Those who submit completed forms and packets will be notified via email of the Conference Committee’s decisions by November 13, 2015.
  • Requests for additional information will be sent via email to applicants by November 19, 2015
  • Additional Information (session outlines, CEU information, A/V requirements, etc.) due by November 28, 2015
  • This request does not guarantee that the workshop will be selected for conference
  • Acceptance letters will be sent via email to selected applicants by December 19, 2015
  • CEU forms will be submitted by the Conference Education Committee to the Professional Certification Board by January 9, 2016

Please note - this is the MRPA 2016 conference page.  The 2017 session request has not yet been posted.

Link to Conference Request Form

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