Virginia Recreation & Park Society 's Annual Conference provides access to a field of leaders and financial decision makers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  
2016 VRPS Annual Conference
Only 5 More Days Till Conference!
Things you Need To Know
Can you believe it? The 2016 VRPS Annual Conference is only 5 days away! We've been hard at work all year planning for a great educational and fun conference! There's so much to cover about this year's conference that we couldn't possibly do it all in one email. Visit the Annual Conference home page and download the app for more info!

Hotel Roanoke  - Great info on the Hotel & Restaurants
Education Sessions 
- Preview the schedule
Save Yourself Time - pre-purchase CEU forms, pre-conference institutes, or extra tickets
Things you Want To Know

Market Square - Easy Option for a Quick Lunch
Sit Down Eating Options - Various dining options for everyone in Downtown Roanoke
Shopping - Local shops and stores located in Downtown Roanoke
Explore Park - Scenic drive & great views off the Blue Ridge Parkway
Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge - Take a look at everything Roanoke has to offer, from hiking, biking, scenic drives and more.

First Things First
Hotel check-in begins at 4:00 p.m.  Once you've got yourself checked into your room visit us at the Registration Check-In table in the North Entrance Foyer. Here you will receive your Conference Bag and Badge. If you're a speaker, volunteer, or room host this will also be the place to check in and pick up any additional items you may need. This registration table and the conference app are your biggest friends during the conference. If you've got questions...they've got answers!

Conference Schedule - this is also located inside the app!

Once you get your badge be sure to wear it at all times during the conference.
Get all the Conference Information from one place!
The app is the best way to stay connected to all the great things happening this year! The 2016 VRPS Conference App is available for download in the Apple App Store or Google Play. If you have registered for the Conference, you should have received an invitation email from CrowdCompass on September 30th regarding app download. Otherwise, search "CrowdCompass" in your app store and download the app.  When prompted, please allow notifications to be sent to your phone via the app.  Then, open the app and search "VRPS". Choose the VRPS Annual Conference 2016, and you're ready to go!

App features include:
  • Schedule
  • Education Sessions
  • Socials
  • Speakers
  • Maps
  • Exhibit Hall & Expedition
  • Social Wall
You can follow up-to-date information and Conference updates during the conference on the Notifications page within the Activity Feed icon.
Great Socials Every Night!

Great Gatsby Party
Enjoy great food, drink, live music and dancing at the Transportation Museum for a "Great Gatsby" themed social. The "360 Band" will be playing music from around the radio dial. The Transportation Museum will fascinate you with all their planes, trains and automobiles and other intriguing exhibits. If the mood strikes join in the extravagance with your best 1920's apparel. Our special thanks to Landscape Supply Inc. for their generosity in making this evening possible. Remember to bring your I.D.
Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Sunday Night Part on the Market...or in the Great Hall!
Come out and join other conference attendees as you enjoy a night in Market Square. The "Game Night" theme includes Laser Tag, Giant Twister, Corn Hole and more. Then step into our Casino inside Charter Hall and listen to the light sounds of Jazz and Blues. There will no shortage of tasty food and drink to fuel your party spirit. So no matter what your mood you will find the right spot and the right folks so that you can thoroughly enjoy the evening. Remember to bring your I.D.
Date: Saturday, November 6, 2016
Time: 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Monday Night Grand Finale
Corned Beef and Company's "upper room", the area's hottest club, has been reserved for VRPS participants. Roanoke's only professional improv comedy troupe, Big Lick Conspiracy, will be entertaining attendees with one show. Don't miss this opportunity to laugh the night away. Salty, savory snacks will be available and a cash bar awaits!!!! Remember to bring your I.D.
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2016
Time: 9:45 pm - 11:00 pm
Silent Auction

We've had so much donated for this year's silent auction, that we will have two seperate auctions this year.  Auction items will be different for each day, so be sure to make your way through the Exhibit Hall each day to check out some awesome items! Winners will be announced at the end of each Exhibit Hall session.

Sunday from 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Sunday from 9:30 am to 12 pm