Magazine article Parks & Recreation

The NRPA Congress & Exposition: Reaching New Heights

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

The NRPA Congress & Exposition: Reaching New Heights

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We call the September Parks & Recreation magazine the official "Congress" issue because we want to give you a greater glimpse into the sites and sounds that you will experience during the 2000 NRPA Congress & Exposition. I hope you are able to join with us in Phoenix, AZ. This will be the 36th annual NRPA Congress and we have grown in attendance--in the form of both delegates and industry support--to a level that I'm not sure was imaginable even three years ago.

The cancellation of the 1998 NRPA Congress in Miami Beach due to Hurricane Georges was an unprecedented event in the Association's history, and one that caused hardship for many of us. But the "collective NRPA"--all the elements internal and external to us that make up who we are--rallied to produce the largest attended and most successful NRPA Congress the following year in Nashville.

Advance registration and housing requests show that we will have an even higher attendance this year in Phoenix. The NRPA Trade Show is also at record numbers in terms of number of companies that will join with us and the total number of booths sold. We are grateful to the "collective NRPA" for their confidence and continued support and in turn, we will provide attendees with an educational and entertainment experience that will be rewarding and fun.

Including all of the Institutes and Special Focus Seminars, the NRPA Congress will offer more than 300 educational opportunities for you to learn and to earn CEU's. …

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