Virginia Recreation & Park Society 's Annual Conference provides access to a field of leaders and financial decision makers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  
2018 VRPS Annual Conference
Conference is Almost Here!
Things You Need To Know
Can you believe it? The 2018 VRPS Annual Conference is almost here! We've been hard at work all year planning for an engaging and exciting 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!

Hilton Richmond Hotel - Great info on the hotel
Education Sessions and Keynote Speaker
- Preview the schedule
Save Yourself Time - pre-purchase CEU forms or extra tickets
Things You Want To Know

Visit Henrico - Things to do in Henrico!     
Henrico Dining Guide - Places to eat  
Short Pump Town Center - Located next to the hotel with plenty of dining and shopping options  

First Things First
Hotel check-in begins at 3:00 p.m. There is an additional parking deck below the hotel, otherwise park anywhere in the hotel parking lot. Once you've gotten yourself checked into your room, visit us at the registration desk on the right side of the hotel.  Here you will receive your conference bag and badge. Speakers can also check in at the registration desk. The registration desk and the conference app are your biggest friends during the conference. If you've got questions...they've got answers!
Once you get your badge be sure to wear it at all times during the conference. 
Registration Schedule 
Saturday, November 3 - 2:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.  
Sunday, November 4 - 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  
Monday, November 5 - 7:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.  
Tuesday, November 6 - 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  
Conference Schedule - most up-to-date schedule is in the app!
Facility Tour - Check out four unique venues operated by Henrico Recreation and Parks! Free with registration.  Register in advance or just join us on the bus, but space is limited!   
Idea Swap - Bring us your ideas! Come prepared to swap great program or event ideas, tips, tricks, and tools of the trade.  
Get All the Conference Information in One Place!
The app is the best way to stay connected to all the great things happening this year! The 2018 VRPS Conference App is available for download in the Apple App Store or Google Play. Registered delegates should have received an invitation email from CrowdCompass regarding app download. Otherwise, search "CrowdCompass Attendee Hub" 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 2018, and you're ready to go!
App features include:
  • Schedule
  • Education Sessions
  • Socials
  • Speakers
  • Maps
  • Exhibit Hall
  • Social Wall
  • Power Up: Photo Challenge
You can follow up-to-date information and conference updates during the conference on the notifications page within the activity feed icon.
All evaluations are in the app! Don't forget to give us feedback on education sessions and the overall conference.  
Great Socials Every Night!
Happy Hour Continues... 
Skip the siesta and join our fiesta!  Meet up with your fellow Recreation and Parks professionals for a casual, fun evening.  Transportation is not provided, but the restaurant is next to the hotel.  
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Go head-to-head in laser tag or broomball; pride and prizes are at stake! If you're feeling less competitive, join us for ice skating, arcade games, and Sunday Night Football!  Be sure to pack tennis shoes and dark clothing if you're planning on playing laser tag or broomball.  Transportation will be provided starting at 7:30 and will pick up in front of the hotel.   
Date: Sunday, November 4, 2018
Time: 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Let's Get Ready For Some Football!
Belly-up to the bar and watch the Tennessee Titans take on the Dallas Cowboys or test your own skills in a paper football game! Not that into football? Do a little team-building by guessing at trivia to win fun prizes or relax and enjoy live music by local favorite Rachel Leyco on the patio. 
Date: Monday, November 5, 2018
Time: 9:00 pm - 11:00 pm (after Awards Banquet)
Silent Auction and Premier Auction

Silent Auction
Be sure to make your way through the Exhibit Hall on Sunday to check out some awesome items! Winners will be announced at 5:30 p.m. before the close of the Exhibit Hall. Items can be picked up at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 4, 2:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Two passes to Victory Lane Club at the Richmond Raceway will be auctioned off on Monday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. Bidding begins Saturday at registration and continues until the live auction Monday.  Payment in full required immediately following the close of the auction.  Minimum bid $500.