Virginia Recreation & Park Society 's Annual Conference provides access to a field of leaders and financial decision makers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Vendors:  New Tuesday Expo in 2018!
Speaker Session Proposals accepted through 6/1
2018 VRPS Annual Conference
Hilton Richmond Hotel

Saturday, November 3 - Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Exhibit Hall:  Sunday, November 4, 2018:  2-6pm
*NEW THIS YEAR:  Tuesday Vendor Expo - included with Exhibit Booth Purchase!

Register by 6/30/2018 and SAVE
Scholarships are available from the Foundation of VRPS.  Application deadline is 6/30/2018.
Register by 2/28/2018 and SAVE

Also Available:

Registration Packet Stuffers
Tabletop Brochure Placement
Conference App Advertisements
Non-member VRPS Exhibit Hall pricing includes a one-year Commercial membership to VRPS.

Each Commercial Member will receive:
  • access to online Membership Directory, to include corporate logo, website URL, and Social links in Commercial Member listing
  • member agency department mailing list upon request
  • copies of Professional Magazine and President's Newsletter (3 per year of each publication)
  • 10% discount for advertising
  • membership certificate, free job bank and classifieds postings
  • full use of Members Only sections of
  • two individual Commercial Representative memberships for a total of 2 individuals representing the commercial organization
  • listing on VRPS "Preferred Vendors" webpage, to include hotlink to website
  • listing in Virginia Parks & Recreation magazine and VRPS Presidents Newsletter on full page representing preferred vendors - (6 publications/year - distributed electronically to entire VRPS membership.
NEW IN 2018!
Tuesday November 6 Vendor Expo
Included with Exhibit Hall Booth Purchase

Setup:  8-11:30am
Tear Down:  2-3pm

11:30am-12:30pm Lunch (provided)/Indoor Expo Hall
  • 6' table, 2 chairs
  • Free WiFi
1-2pm Equipment Showcase and Outdoor Education Sessions
  • 20'x20' spaces provided as requested
  • Multiple spaces may be requested as needed for equipment size
  • Potential opportunity to speak (speaking interest indicated by vendor via Online Registration - Committee will Select Speakers)

2018 Annual Conference Education Committee seeks captivating speakers to provide a variety of learning perspectives and multifaceted discussions over a wide range of communities and different points of view. VRPS encourages innovative and well-designed sessions.

NEW IN 2018:
  • All Education Session Proposals must be submitted online.
  • All Speaker information is included in the Speaker Information Packet which should be read prior to submitting proposals.
  • Submission deadline is 6/1/2018.

Speakers are expected to register to attend conference sessions.  Preference will be given to registered speakers during the selection process.  Presenters not registered must purchase a ticket for any social or meal function.

2018 Annual Conference Sponsors




FULL-TIME Student VRPS Members may attend 2018 Annual Conference for FREE!