Virginia Recreation & Park Society 's Annual Conference provides access to a field of leaders and financial decision makers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Hampton Roads Convention Center
Saturday, October 21 - Tuesday, October 24, 2017
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** SESSION HIGHLIGHTS **

Legislative General Session with Live Q&A

Monday, October 23 - 9:30-10:45 AM


Virginia Senator Emmett Hanger and Virginia's Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward will discuss the public/private partnerships that contributed to the  establishment of Ft. Monr oe as a National Monument, preservation of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, and Virginia's Fiscal Stress issues as they relate to local government.  Questions will be taken from the audience via the app.  


Rachel Lenn is a Business Analyst with IHG.  As part of the HeartBeat Programme team, Rachel oversees survey and customer experience efforts for over 5,000 hotels in the IHG family of brands worldwide.  She creates valuable data and insights to support the Global Operations and Strategy team in making timely, data-driven business decisions.  Prior to her time with IHG, Rachel worked in various sales, marketing, and analyst roles in the greater recreation and tourism industry.
 
She received her B.A. in Hospitality Management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her Masters in Recreation, Parks, Tourism, and Sport from North Carolina State University.  Rachel is also a Certified Meeting Planner (CMP) and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Hospitality Management with Tidewater Community College. 

Attend one (or both!) of Rachel's sessions at this year's conference:
  • Sunday, 10:00 am (with Michael Kalvort, CPRE)
    • Marketing Strategies in the Digital Age
  • Sunday, 12:00 pm
    • Strategically Measuring Customer Service in Recreation Centers
** CONFERENCE APP **
The 2017 VRPS Annual Conference app is ready and available!  Check your email for instructions on how to download the mobile app. 

Don't miss out on a single conference experience.  Once you're logged in, you can access all this and more:
  • Education sessions by day, complete with speaker information and handouts provided. Create your own custom schedule by added sessions to your calendar.
  • Up to date Exhibit Hall information, including where to find your favorite exhibitor.
  • Exhibit Hall Treasure Hunt - try to win a fabulous prize!
  • Socials & Food - from Glow Bowling to the Exhibit Hall to the Awards Banquet, we have all the info
  • Share your photos right on the app!
  • NEW - individual session evaluations are right in the app! 
** PRE-CONFERENCE OPTIONS **

** SOCIALS **
Don't forget to register your team for Sunday Night's Cosmic Glow Bowling!  Team shirts, scores and spirit will be judged!  Contact Rob Ramos to sign up!
Hampton Roads Convention Center

Sunday, October 22, 2017:  4:30 - 6:30 pm
Monday, October 23, 2017:  11:00 - 11:30 am (Directors)
Monday, October 23, 2017:  11:30 am - 3:30 pm (Delegates)

 
** THANK YOU **
2017 ANNUAL CONFERENCE SPONSORS
 
SUNDAY "GLOW BOWL"
SOCIAL SPONSOR

DIRECTORS FORUM SPONSOR



TECHNOLOGY SPONSOR


 DELEGATE BAG SPONSOR


MONDAY EXHIBIT HALL
LUNCH SPONSOR

 
SUNDAY EXHIBIT HALL
TREASURE HUNT SPONSOR

 

 

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