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Registration Software and Technology Showcase - Durham

 Export to Your Calendar 12/3/2019 to 12/4/2019
When: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Where: Durham Armory
United States
Contact: Matt Carusona

Online registration is available until: 11/29/2019
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Join NCRPA in Durham for our first-ever Technology and Registration Software Showcase. The showcase will feature speed networking opportunities and educational sessions that focus on best practices and trends for using technology and registration software in a recreation and parks setting. The event will also feature a Software Showcase for attendees to learn and connect with various technology and registration software providers. Mark your calendars and don't miss out on this great opportunity. Attendees can earn up to .2 CEUs, Lunch is included. 

If you are a software provider who would like to participate please email or visit: 


Lodging: NCRPA does not have a hotel block for this event, however you can find a variety of hotels close to the venue in Durham's Downtown District.

Durham Marriott City Center - Across Street from Durham Armory 

Durham Hotel Walking Distance - 1 block

21C Museum Hotel - Walking Distance - 1.5 blocks

Unscripted Durham - Walking Distance - 1.5 blocks

Aloft Durham - Walking Distance - 3 blocks

See all the Durham Hotel Listings here:


Event Schedule

December 3rd, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm - Registration and Check-in - Light snacks. 

1:00pm-3:20pm - Speed and Presenting Sponsor Sessions

Speed Session Topics Include: Park Finder App, Wet Bulb Globe Temperature (WBGT) Tool, ecoExplore, Geographic Information Systems, Data Visualization, Demos from presenting sponsors and more! 

  • Geographic Technologies Group: Revolutionizing Parks and Recreation with Smart GIS Technology - David Holdstock, CEO Geographic Technologies Group 
  • ecoEXPLORE: A Turnkey Outdoor STEM Program in N.C. - Jonathan Marchal,  The North Carolina Arboretum
  • CivicPlus: Presenting Sponsor Session TBA
  • Using Geodata to improve public engagement - Jay Dawkins, CEO, Public 
  • ReCPro Software: Presenting Sponsor Session - TBA
  • Park Locator Application, Emerson Barker, Deputy Director, Wake County Parks & Ben Strauss,  IT Engineer, Wake County GIS
  • SmartRec by Amilia  - Presenting Sponsor Session - TBA
  • A Web-Based Tool to Forecast Wet Bulb Globe Temperature for Outdoor Recreation, Ferdouz Cochran, Climate-Health Integration and Outreach Associate, Carolinas Integrated Sciences & Assessments (CISA)

3:30pm-4:15pm - Keynote Panel 

Join NCRPA and guests as we talk about the benefits and challenges of implementing new technology in a parks and recreation setting. 

5:30pm - Networking/Social (Offsite)

December 4th, 2019
9:00am -10:00am - Coffee, Networking, Showcase 

10:00am-11:15am -  Rock Your System Implementation! .1 CEU - Luke Guthrie, Application Support Specialist - Cary Parks, Recreation & Cultural Resources
Implementing a new management system can be a trying time. This can be especially true if you’re the person managing the implementation. In this session we'll discuss some tools and tips to help you and your users have the best implementation ever.

11:15am -12:15pm - Showcase, Mini-Demos, and Networking

12:15-1:15pm - Lunch and Networking - Lunch included 

1:15pm 2:15pm - Showcase, Mini-Demos, and Networking

2:15pm- 3:30pm - Data Analytics and Best Practices .1 CEU - Josh Powell, Fiscal Analyst - Raleigh Parks, Recreation and Cultural Resources Department
Learn how collecting and modeling data from various departmental sources to influence decision making from the programmer level to executive level. 

3:30pm - 3:45pm -  Closing Remarks 

*Schedule Subject To Change 


2019 Attending Sponsors

CivicPlus - Presenting 

Geographic Technologies Group - Presenting 

ReCPro Software - Presenting 

SmartRec by Amilia - Presenting 

eTrak Recreation Software

LGFCU Local Government Federal Credit Union Recreation Software



NCRPA Members $35 - 2 days !

NCRPA Student Members $15

Non Member $55  - If you are a member of another state Parks and Recreation Association, please email for info about partner discounts. 

Refund Policy

Workshop Member Rates Information

NCRPA offers members a discounted rate on most educational workshops.  To receive this rate, you must first log into your membership account and then register for the event.  If you register at the nonmember rate and pay by credit card, we will gladly refund the difference minus a $5 processing fee.  If you need a refund or assistance with any registration please email