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2019 Exhibitor Registration - ORPA Conference
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10/13/2019 to 10/15/2019
When: Sunday, October 13, 2019
12:00 PM
Where: Red Lion on the River - Jantzen Beach
909 N Hayden Island Dr
Portland, Oregon  97217
United States
Contact: Michael Klein

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Please call the ORPA Office to be added to the wait list.

Every year hundreds of professionals in the field of Parks and Recreation meet from across the state of Oregon to learn from each other, grow professionally, network, and have a good time.  For many individuals, this is the only professional event they attend each year.  For others, this event is the culmination of a year of hard work and an opportunity to be recognized for their achievements.  There are many reasons why park and recreation employees come to ORPA every fall, and it simply wouldn't be the same without you.



You and your organization are a part of the park and recreation industry.  While your perspective may vary, you work side by side with local agencies and districts every day.  Your work impacts recreation for millions of Oregonians, and you have valuable insight that helps local employees meet their goals. 

Last year, ORPA had 500 attendees, more than anticipated.  We are expecting many more this year as our membership has doubled and continues to grow.  This is a great opportunity to interface with decision makers, planners, coordinators and more.  In addition, parks and recreation is nothing if not fun - and we want you to come celebrate with us!



Located along the Columbia River, we will be taking up the largest ballroom in Portland.  Exhibitors will be a part of the action and be located in the same ballroom as registration, the keynote address, and lunches.  We are working hard to make this space a wonderful opportunity for networking, gathering, and socializing.  Here are some of the things you can expect this year:

  • In order to fit everyone in, booths are 8' x 8' this year.  Become an annual sponsor and get some more space!
  • Right in the heart of the action!  With one large space, you will have an opportunity to greet attendees when they check in.
  • Plenty of tables and seating - all the better for socializing, feel free to step out of your booth and engage with attendees at reception tables.
  • Poster Sessions - there are amazing projects being planned and executed all year in parks and recreation that we want to showcase.



Interested in a free booth?  Consider an Annual Sponsorship or a Conference Premier Package and you get your booth, plus ORPA membership, for free!  

Take a look at our SPONSORSHIP OPTIONS before you register.



The 2019 conference theme is "Rivers of Change | Oceans of Opportunity"

As parks and recreation professionals, we are committed to the communities we serve.  Growing expectations to address social equity, sustainability, and internal integrity mean we often find ourselves battling a rushing current in order to stand in place – or worse, fording upriver to get back to where we started.


By clinging to our past, we miss an opportunity for improvement.  We can do better at addressing diversity and being more inclusive.  We can become responsive in issues of environmental protection and climate change.  We can effectively navigate the ebb and flow of funding, enabling us to optimize resources.  We can address social concerns such as homelessness, immigration, and obesity which also require our flexibility.  


We have a choice: swim upriver against the current, or raise the sails and learn to navigate downstream.  By navigating the rivers of change we become adaptable and resilient.  More importantly, our efforts lead us to the ocean.  For it is at the ocean where we meet and share our various journeys, giving us an opportunity for a better future.




Set Up - 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Set up MUST occur on Sunday and vendors are required to be ready to greet attendees on Monday morning at 8 AM.  Vendors will not be permitted to set up on Monday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM.


Morning registration and check in - 7:45 - 9:30 AM

Networking Lunch - 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Keynote Dinner and Exhibitor Showcase - 5:00 - 8:00 PM


Morning registration and check in - 7:45 - 9:30 AM

Networking Lunch - 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Exhibitors Pack Up - 2:00 - 5:00 PM



Booth Registration

8' x 8' Booth 8' x 16' Booth



(only available to annual sponsors)

Non-Members $895


Booth Add-Ons

Additional Staff: $175

Additional Staff is for more than the 2 people included in your booth fee.  

Electrical Hookup: $50

This is what we are charged by the facility to provide electrical to your booth.  We are simply passing on the cost and not taking a cut.


Registration Sponsorship

Drink Tickets: $225

Get a pack of 20 drink tickets to pass out to attendees so they may redeem for a beer or wine at the bars in the exhibit hall.  Drink tickets can be distributed on Monday night at the Exhibitor Showcase.  If you purchase before September 1st, your logo will be displayed on your pack of drink tickets.



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