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11/4/2018 » 11/6/2018
2018 ORPA Annual Conference

Conference RFP
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It is that time of year again!  Submit your conference session proposals by May 18th, 5:00 PM in order for your presentation to be considered for the 2018 ORPA Annual Conference.  ORPA's 2018 Annual Conference will be held:

Sunday, November 4 - Tuesday, November 6

at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon.


ORPA seeks to fulfill the educational needs of our diverse audience by creating a balanced program that is comprehensive and reflects a wide range of perspectives.   Members, vendors, professional speakers, partner organizations, and others are welcome to submit session proposals for ORPA's 2018 conference. 

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The 2018 conference theme is "Building Bridges & Connecting Communities". Sessions relating to the conference theme will focus on creating both physical and metaphorical bridges that connect parks and recreation staff, public officials, and under served populations to each other and to important resources in meaningful ways.

For ORPA's 2018 Annual Conference, we seek session proposals that address, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. Building community resilience through parks, open spaces, and recreation programming;
  2. Effectively connecting people with parks and recreation services in ways that improve communities;
  3. How to build a culture of community building for staff and board;
  4. Finding innovative ways to connect people to parks and recreation.

Before You Begin


We encourage you to have the following information at hand when you submit your proposal(s):

  • Session title
  • Session description (one paragraph; 300 words max.)Numbered outline of proposed session
  • Three specific learning objectives for the session
  • Length of session and instructional methods to be used
  • Name, title, and contact information of all proposed speakers (maximum of 4 speakers)
  • Short biography (one paragraph) of each proposed speaker
  • Proposed/Requested compensation

Deadlines & Timeline

  • May 18, 5:00 PM PDT - Session Proposals are Due
  • June 18 - Session Managers will be notified regarding selection.
  • July 13, 5:00 PM PDT - Speaker Contracts are Due
  • September 7 - Speakers Must Register for Conference
  • Sunday, November 4 - Tuesday, November 6 - ORPA Annual Conference.



Should you have any questions about the proposal process, please contact:

Michael Klein, Association Director,
Amanda Parsons, Association Coordinator, 

Phone # for both: 503.534.5678


Submit an RFP Today

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