Please share this information with your students
Virginia Recreation & Park Society Annual Conference
November 5-8, 2016
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center
What is the Virginia Recreation and Park Society?
The Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS) is a private, non-profit professional organization, founded in 1953 and incorporated in 1956. Its purpose is to unite all professionals, students, and interested lay persons engaged in the field of recreation, parks and other leisure services in the Commonwealth of Virginia, into one body. The members work together to promote and improve the profession in all its diversity. VRPS is affiliated with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

Become a VRPS Student Member for only $25 a Year
Student Membership includes FREE registration to the Annual Conference plus access to internship/job postings, subscription to VRPS Magazine, membership directory, educational and networking opportunities, scholarships, and much more. 

Purchase VRPS Student Membership

Why Should I Attend the VRPS Annual Conference?
Each year VRPS members and friends gather for the Annual Conference. This educational exchange provides an opportunity for professionals, students, and exhibitors to discuss trends and areas of common interest. Major speakers highlight the conference in addition to dozens of topical sessions. In addition to the educational aspects, the conference provides opportunities for networking and professional recognition.

Student Membership = FREE Conference Registration*
Through a generous educational grant from Foundation of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, student VRPS membership will include complimentary student registration to the VRPS Annual Conference, the largest gathering of parks and recreation professionals in the Commonwealth.
  • Student registration includes all academic sessions plus the exhibit hall luncheon.
  • Student membership must be valid at time of conference registration and through month-end of the conference.
  • Students must register for the Annual Conference on or before September 28, 2016  or pay standard rates.

Student Conference Registration Fees

Hotel Roanoke

Located in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia, the historic Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, a Curio Collection by Hilton, is situated alongside downtown Roanoke in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Built in 1882, the fully-restored Tudor-style Hotel Roanoke is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a member of IACC (International Association of Conference Centers), Hotel Roanoke is pleased to offer world-class lodging facilities, including newly renovated guest rooms and 63,000 square feet of stateof-the-art conference space. The hotel's business facilities include 35 meeting rooms, a fixed-seat lecture hall, two boardrooms, conference center lounge and an elegant hotel ballroom which can accommodate up to 1,400 guests.