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2020 NCRPA Recreation and Parks Conference

 Export to Your Calendar 12/7/2020 to 12/9/2020
When: December 7th -9th 2020
Where: Online
North Carolina
United States
Contact: NCRPA

Online registration is available until: 12/7/2020
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2020 Conference to be offered Online

Just as you are, our team is disappointed that we are not gathering in person for the Conference.  NCRPA and a team of professionals from across the state are working hard to deliver an exceptional  virtual event experience. The conference will be a combination of live and on demand sessions which will be available starting in November and be available  through the end of the year. Live sessions will occur during the event dates ( 12/7-12/9) The team is working on the final schedule and we will have it up on the website shortly. We will also have a variety of morning wellness sessions and activities, user group meetings, vendor interactions, virtual exhibit hall, virtual round tables, team building, games and networking opportunities. 


Our virtual conference registration packages include. - This packaged is for Professional, Student and Retired Members ONLY. 

Commercial Partners and Vendors Please register here:

  • All keynote, networking and educational sessions.
  • Live panel presentations with questions and answers.
  • Access to recorded and live general education sessions available to watch through the end of 2020.
  • Virtual exhibit hall with recorded and live vendor presentations, 1-1 meetings, video chat capabilities and more.
  • User Group meetings, virtual round-tables, team building and networking.
  • Games, contests, surprise guests and more!

View Initial Sessions and Descriptions- The conference education team is working with various stakeholders and subject matter experts to add additional relevant sessions and case studies to highlight all that has happened in the last six months. This schedule will be updated as they are added! 

How the virtual conference will work. Attendees will get access to the event portal in early November ( think a conference app but with a lot more features, we are using Pheedloop). Once in the event portal you can interact with other attendees and vendors, visit vendor pages and profiles, set up meetings, 1 on 1 video chat, and watch on demand sessions. 

From Dec 7th-9th, we will have 10+ Sessions per day plus roundtables, games and networking that you can be a part of live. The "live" sessions will then be available after the event through the remainder of 2020 in an on demand setting. You will be able to earn up to 1.2 CEUs total for this virtual conference, however, if you have the time and want you can watch all the sessions plus content created by our vendors and exhibitors it is there for you to enjoy. In addition we will also have games and contests, some virtual auctions, wellness events, and coffee and/or happy hour virtual networking events. For the socials we plan to have events all end by 5pm with the exception of a potential Monday Night Football event..  This is new and we are still working on some details and adding features, to make it a great virtual experience.


Conference Pricing Models 

Member Pricing: Early Adopter $150 - ends 9/30 |  Early Bird $175 ends 11/1 |  Regular Pricing $200

Non Member Pricing: Early Adopter $185 ends 9/30 | Early Bird $210 ends 11/1 | Regular Pricing $235

Student Member Pricing: $15 

Exhibitor Pricing: Exb Member: $275 Exb Base: $325  Exb Premium: $425 Exb Late: $365  -  Exhibitor Register here:

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation requests made on or before 10/21 will be subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Once a participant activates their profile in the online event portal, NO refunds will be provided.  Cancellation requests should be sent to

Cancellation deadline is October 21st.  - NO EXCEPTIONS.

Please be sure to enter a valid email and cell phone number when registering. This info will be used to give you access to the event portal. 


Agency/Group Pricing Model

As a virtual experience, this is the one year more staff from an agency may have the opportunity to attend the Conference.  Below are some packaged pricing options based on your agency membership size. Packages are only available based on your agency membership size ( see examples below).   If you plan to take advantage of this pricing model please contact By purchasing a package for your entire staff you will be able to attend and receive a significant discount.  Registrations can be used for any staff members including temp and part time. We know this will not work for all departments but are happy to provide the option.  Purchasing individual conference registrations remains an option for all.  

Group Pricing Examples 

1. Parks and Recreation Department A has an 4-6 NCRPA membership, they would qualify for the 4-6 Conference Package at $750 and get 6 registrations for conference. 

2. Parks and Recreation Department B has an 16-30 NCRPA membership, they would qualify for the 16-30 Conference Package at $3,750 and get 30 registrations for conference. 

3. Parks and Recreation Department C has an 7-15 NCRPA membership, they would qualify for the 7-15 Conference Package at $1875 for 15 registrations for conference. Department C only wants 5 tickets to conference and chooses to purchase 5 tickets at $175 early bird price for $875. 


Group Pricing Options

Member size

Reg Included

EA Individual Cost ($150)

Group Pricing

EA Saving ($150)

EB Saving ($175)

Savings Reg ($200)

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 Agencies with 60+ who whish to purchase a group package please contact 

Thanks for all you do, and as promised, we look forward to seeing you in person when we are able to do so.   Please email if you have any questions or would like to purchase a group package for the Conference.