Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Congress & Exposition: Washington State Convention & Trade Center: October 10-14 Seattle, Washington

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Congress & Exposition: Washington State Convention & Trade Center: October 10-14 Seattle, Washington

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PRE-EVENT REGISTRATION

Save time, skip the lines, and receive your registration information directly to your own mailbox--register by mail or fax by September 15th, or online by October 5th! Visit www.nrpa.org/congress today to register, view travel and hotel information, event and education session schedules, and exhibitor listings.

ONLINE SCHEDULER AND VIRTUAL TRADE SHOW

Interested in planning out your Congress & Exposition experience before you arrive? Check out our Online Scheduler and Virtual Tradeshow. Plan education sessions, calculate CEUs, and pinpoint exhibitor locations by company or type of product you want to see. It's easy!

Visit www.nrpa.org/congress to take advantage of this FREE, personalized resource.

SPOTLIGHT ON EDUCATION

NEW TRACKS CREATED FOR 2006!

Keeping park and recreation supporters ahead of the curve is what NRPA strives for--that's why we have created six new special interest tracks for 2006 covering an array of issues facing park and recreation professionals, citizens, volunteers, and students daily.

* Active Lifestyles

* Cultural Arts and Heritage/Diversity and Outreach

* Economic Impact/Development

* Environmental Stewardship

* Leadership Management

* Tools/Resources to Advance Our Industry

Sessions in each topic area will cover trends, research, case studies, best practices, benchmarking, strategic partnerships, and regional issues (including urban, suburban, and rural focuses).

CONGRESS HIGHLIGHTS

OPENING GENERAL SESSION AND KEYNOTE

Seattle's "World Famous" Flying Fish Mongers

The excitement builds as colleagues, supporters, and friends assemble for the Opening General Session, the official start of NRPA's Congress & Exposition. This year's Keynote will be delivered by Seattle's own "World Famous" Flying Fish Mongers from Pike Place Fish. Featured in television and print from NBC's Frasier to MTV's Real World, and ABC's Good Morning America, these pros provide insights on how to excel in your profession while having fun and finding passion in your work.

NEW Power Sessions

Sponsored by the Seattle Local Host Committee

New to this year's program, an array of Power Sessions continue the week's momentum by featuring high-level, thought-provoking discussions led by experts in key areas featuring speakers from Microsoft, The National Park Service, and others.

NRPA Experience

Open during registration hours

The NRPA Experience is the information epicenter for all attendees. Membership assistance, merchandise and publications, information on education, training and events, partnerships, programs, advocacy and policy initiatives are all available here.

Welcome and Closing Parties

Step into Seattle's past as you begin your week with the Welcome Party in Seattle's Freeway Park. …

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