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!
6/30 is the deadline for early registration and awards application rates.
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!

Submit by 6/30/2018 and SAVE
Recognizing Excellence in 2017

The   2018 Awards Application , recognizing excellence in 2017, is now available:
  • Nominees must be VRPS members at the time of award application submission as well as the Awards Ceremony on Monday, November 5, 2018.
  • Nominations are $35 each through June 30, 2018.
  • Nominations are $45 each July 1 - July 31, 2018.
  • The application deadline is 7/31/2018.
  • 2018 VRPS Annual Conference webpage
  • 2018 Awards Application webpage
NEW for 2018 - 4 new award categories:
  1. Most Innovative Marketing Strategy
  2. Most Innovative Marketing Piece
  3. Snapshot Moment
  4. Best Health and Wellness Initiative
Best Promotional Effort Traditional and Specialty categories have been retired.

For details on award categories, review the  Eligibility and Selection Criteria.

Application deadline is 7/31/2018.
Register by 6/30/2018 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 Sponsors



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