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MRPA Annual Conference 2019


Workshop Request Form

April 9 - 11, 2019


Princess Royal Hotel

Ocean City, MD




General Information 

The MRPA Conference Committee requests that each proposed presenter complete a Workshop Request Form for the 2019 Maryland Recreation and Parks Association Annual Conference. The Conference will be held April 9 - 11, 2019 in Ocean City, Maryland at the Princess Royal Hotel & Conference Center. Due date for workshop request forms has been extended until December 2, 2018.


*If your workshop is selected for the annual conference, you will be notified and the presenter(s) will be required to submit additional information as needed.*




Selection Criteria

  • Workshops will be 60-90 minutes in length and, although interactive, will serve primarily to disseminate information
  • A limited number of 30-minute speed sessions will also be offered. These sessions are not eligible for CEU credit
  • 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 A/V equipment as outlined in the A/V Form.  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 19, 2018.
  • Only submitted forms that have emailed ALL the required attachments will be consideredYou MUST include the conference A/V requirements form.
  • Those who submit completed forms and packets will be notified via email of the Conference Committee’s decisions after review of content and presentation.
  • Requests for additional information will be sent via email to applicants as needed.
  • Additional Information (session outlines, CEU information, A/V requirements, Bio, Resumes, Headshots) are due by November 26, 2018 with your session request. This requirement does not guarantee that the workshop will be selected for conference.
  • Acceptance letters will be sent via email to selected applicants by December 10, 2018.
  • CEU forms will be submitted by the Conference Education Committee to the Professional Certification Board in January 2019.

Link to Conference Request Form.

Link to Conference A/V Requirements Form Request.



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