We are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated dates and details for the 2024 Alaska Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA) Conference, set to take place in the breathtaking city of Wrangell, Alaska, from September 17th to 19th. Mark your calendars and get ready for an unforgettable experience that celebrates the spirit of recreation and parks in the Last Frontier.
Opening Social Event: Kickstart the conference on Tuesday evening with an exciting and fun-filled social event. It's a perfect opportunity to reconnect with colleagues and make new friends.
Two Full Days of Professional Development: Immerse yourself in two full days of enriching professional development sessions, workshops, and inspirational content. Gain insights, learn from experts, and take away valuable knowledge to elevate your career in recreation and parks.
Final Awards and Membership Banquet Dinner: Join us for a memorable evening on Thursday as we celebrate outstanding achievements, recognize excellence in our field, and enjoy a delightful banquet dinner. It's a time to honor the contributions of our members and connect with fellow professionals.
Sponsorship Opportunities: We invite interested parties to explore the exciting sponsorship opportunities available for the 2024 ARPA Conference. By becoming a sponsor, you can elevate your brand, support professional development, and be a vital part of this exceptional event. To learn more about sponsorship levels and benefits, please visit our website for more information.
Scholarship Info and Registration _ CLICK HERE
Call for Education Session Proposals: Do you possess niche knowledge, skills, and interests in the field of recreation and parks? We encourage professionals like you to consider submitting a proposal to speak at the 2024 ARPA Conference. Your unique expertise can contribute to the richness of our conference content. Share your insights, experiences, and innovative ideas with your peers. To submit your proposal or learn more about the submission process, please visit our website to access the proposal form.
Educational Sessional Proposal Forms_ CLICK HERE
Keynote Speaker and Schedule: We are excited to announce that we have secured a dynamic keynote speaker for the conference. Stay tuned for further details as we unveil our keynote speaker's identity and share the full schedule. Our conference content will cover a wide range of topics, including administrative skill development, leadership principles, health and wellness, and more. Rest assured, we are committed to providing you with a diverse and insightful program that meets your professional needs.
Awards Nominations: It's never too early to start thinking about recognizing the outstanding contributions of your colleagues in recreation and parks. We encourage all ARPA members to begin considering nominations for various award categories. Prepare to submit your nomination forms and recognize those who have made a significant impact in our industry. To access nomination forms and find more information about the awards, please visit our website to access awards information and nominations forms.
Awards Categories and Nominations _ CLICK HERE
Registration Details: Early registration for the 2024 ARPA Conference will open soon, so stay tuned for updates on our website. Be sure to secure your spot early to take advantage of special rates and ensure your place at this exceptional event.
Venue: Wrangell, Alaska, provides a stunning backdrop for our conference. Nestled amidst awe-inspiring natural beauty, this location offers a unique setting for both professional development and relaxation.
Discover Wrangell: While attending the conference, take some time to explore Wrangell and all it has to offer. To find information on local activities, attractions, and places to stay, visit the Travel Wrangell website at www.travelwrangell.com. Discover the beauty of this Alaskan gem and make the most of your trip.
As we prepare for this exciting gathering of recreation professionals, we look forward to seeing you in Wrangell and sharing the enriching experiences, knowledge, and camaraderie that make the ARPA Conference a must-attend event.
Keep an eye on your inbox and our website for further updates, including registration details, session topics, speakers, and the keynote address. We can't wait to welcome you to Wrangell in September 2024!
Let's make the 2024 ARPA Conference an incredible celebration of recreation and parks in Alaska!