Vermont Conference on Recreation

From its beginning in 1943, the Vermont Conference on Recreation (formerly The Governor's Conference on Recreation) has been designed to bring together Vermonters who share an interest in parks, recreation, trails, open space and leisure opportunities. Seventy Five years later, we invite our colleagues from throughout New England and beyond to join us. Each year, the Conference Committee strives to plan a schedule of educational programs of interest to the diverse group of professionals, board & commission members, volunteers, students & other interested citizens who come to gain new knowledge & skills. The Exhibit Hall has grown to host as many as forty five exhibitors, providing a great chance to meet face-to-face with a variety of recreation product suppliers. The Vermont Conference is a great networking opportunity for students, volunteers, professionals and commercial vendors. The two day event includes 20+ educational sessions to choose from, often times a nationally recognized keynote speaker and a "Best of Vermont" Silent Auction that boasts 200+ items.   

The 78th Annual Vermont Conference on Recreation is scheduled for Wednesday & Thursday, October 13th & 14th 2021 ! We look forward to seeing everyone in person again soon! 

To view the Conference Page for more information- CLICK HERE

Northern New England Recreation and Park Conference

Join fellow Park & Recreation Professionals from the New England area for the Annual Northern New England Recreation & Park Conference scheduled in early January. The conference is held at the Attitash Grand Summit in New Hampshire. This is one of the greatest values for your continuing education budget line. For under $300 you get a two-night conference with educational sessions, lodging, networking and food. No need to worry – there is time built in to enjoy relaxing in the outdoor heated pool and the night owls can enjoy networking in the hospitality area.

The Northern New England Conference is well known for a real chance to network with other professionals in an intimate atmosphere.

Visit for details on the upcoming conference and the current registration materials.

NRPA Congress and Expo

NRPA's Congress and Exposition is the flagship event of NRPA and the premier annual event of the park and recreation community. The three-day conference brings together more than 7,000 park and recreation professionals, citizen advocates, and industry suppliers for amazing networking opportunities, hundreds of educational sessions, and the industry's largest trade show showcasing the products and services of nearly 400 exhibitors.

Future NRPA Conference Dates and Locations:

  • Congress 2020: Orlando, FL (October 27-29) - Virtual only for 2020!
  • Congress 2021: Nashville, TN (September 14-16)

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