CPRS Conference & Expo


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Welcome Reception
Opening General Session

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Closing Keynote Speaker 

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CPRS Conference & Expo

March 8-11, 2022

2022 CONNECTIONS will be back in the newly renovated Safe Credit Union (Sacramento) Convention Center

Health and Safety Protocols

Updated March 2, 2022
CPRS is dedicated to keeping the health and safety of our community a priority. As we plan for a great in-person experience, we are taking the health and safety of everyone attending very seriously. To that end, please review the following safety protocols that will be followed during conference: 

Registration Information
After February 3, 2022:

Member Rate: $560
Non-Member Rate:  $730
Student Rate: $130

Register Today!

Click here to register online

Download Conference Registration Form Here

View the full conference schedule here

Detailed Session Info

For years the CPRS Conference has brought you top-notch educational programming. This year, as the CONNECTIONS Conference & Expo returns to a live in-person event, there are no exceptions. Our program committee has selected some of the best topics and speakers to stimulate your brain and empower you to return to your agency with ideas and resources to take your agency to new heights.

Click here to view the full conference schedule, along with detailed session descriptions. 

Tuesday, March 8



Host Hotels

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Hyatt Regency Sacramento - $219
1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Click here to book the Hyatt.
Rooms may be unavailable on certain nights.

Sheraton Grand Sacramento

Sheraton Grand Sacramento - $219
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Click here to book the Sheraton.
Rooms may be unavailable on certain nights.

The following hotels have overflow rooms available for those unable to book the Hyatt or Sheraton. Please note the distance from these hotels to the Convention Center.

The Exchange Sacramento - $219
1006 4th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Click here to book The Exchange.
Located 0.8 miles from Convention Center

Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown Arena - $189
300 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Click here to book the Holiday Inn
Located 0.9 miles from Convention Center

Hyatt Centric Downtown Sacramento - $239
1122 7th St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Click here to book the Hyatt Centric
Located 0.7 miles from Convention Center

Kimpton Sawyer Hotel - $219
500 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Call the Kimpton Sawyer at 916-545-7100
Located 0.7 miles from Convention Center

The Citizen Hotel - $269
926 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814
Click here to book The Citizen Hotel
Located 0.3 miles from Convention Center


Conference Schedule*

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
8:00am-4:30pm     Parks Make Life Better! Tour (Extra Fee)
8:00am-2:30pm     Development & Operations Symposium (Extra Fee)
8:00am-5:00pm     Playground Safety Inspector Course (CPSI)
9:00am-4:00pm     CPRS State Board Meeting
10:00am-5:00pm   NAYS Academy (Extra Fee)
12:00pm-7:00pm   CFPR Golf Tournament (Extra Fee)
12:00pm-5:00pm   Registration Area Open
1:00pm-4:00pm     Aging Section Intensive (Extra Fee)
1:00pm-5:00pm     Recreation Section Intensive (Extra Fee)
1:00pm-5:00pm     Aquatics Section Intensive (Extra Fee)

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
7:30am-5:30pm      Registration Area Open
8:00am-8:45am      Conference Rookie Meet & Greet
8:00am-5:00pm      Playground Safety Inspector Course (CPSI)
9:00am-10:30am    Opening General Session
10:45am-11:45am  Education Sessions
12:00pm-5:00pm    Expo Hall Open
12:00pm-2:30pm    Lunch & Dedicated Expo Hall
2:45pm-4:00pm      Education Sessions
4:15pm-5:15pm      Education Sessions
6:00pm-9:00pm      Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 10, 2022
7:00am-7:30am      Wake Up Wellness
7:00am-11:30am    Playground Safety Inspector Course (CPSI)
8:00am-5:30pm      Registration Area Open
7:00am-9:00am      Administrators Section Breakfast
9:00am-10:30am    General Session
9:00am-3:00pm      Expo Hall Open
10:45am-11:45am  Education Sessions
12:30pm-2:30pm    Lunch & Dedicated Expo Hall
2:45pm-4:00pm      Education Sessions
4:15pm-5:15pm      Education Sessions

Friday, March 11, 2022
7:30am-8:00am       Wake Up Wellness
8:30am-12:30pm     Registration Areas Open
9:00am-10:00am     Education Sessions
10:15am-11:15am   Education Sessions
11:30am-12:30pm   Closing Keynote

*Schedule is subject to change

Intensives and Institutes

Conference Intensives!

These deep dive education programs require an extra fee outside of the general conference registration fee and all take place on Tuesday.

Register today!

Development and Operations Symposium

Tuesday, 8:30am-2:30pm

Click here for more information

NAYS Academy for Youth Sports Administrators

Tuesday, 10:00am-5:00pm

Click here for more information


Aging Section Intensive

Tuesday, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Click here for more information

Aquatics Section Intensive:
The Pressure, it's SO Intense

Tuesday, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Click here for more information


Recreation Section Intensive: 
The Key to CPRP!

Tuesday, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Click here for more information

RT Institute

This will take place virtually on March 25, 2022. 

Register Here

Special Events

Special Events

Some special events require separate registration and fee. 

Parks Make Life Better! Tour

Parks Make Life Better! Tour
Tuesday, March 8
8:00am - 4:30pm

Register Online Here

For more information, click here

CPRS PAC Golf Tournament

CFPR Golf Tournament
Tuesday, March 8
12:00pm - 7:00pm

Register here!

For more information, click here

Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception
Wednesday, March 9
6:00pm - 9:00pm

Free to all Conference Registrants

For more information, click here

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Administrators Section Annual Breakfast
Thursday, March 10
7:00am - 10:00am

Join us at the Administrators Section Annual Breakfast on Thursday, March 10, 2022 at the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center.  The breakfast begins at 7:00 a.m. and will be followed by the General Session at 9:00 a.m. 

The General Session will be presented by Nabil El-Ghoroury, PhD, CAE, on Staying Centered When the World is Spinning Around You.  

Register Online Here.

Wake-up Wellness

Wake Up Wellness
Thursday, March 10
7:30am - 8:00am
Join Live Zoom Class Here

Friday, March 11
7:30 am - 8:00am
Join Live Zoom Class Here

Rachel Eslick is a fitness coach and the founder of Reach Fitness, a virtual gym that helps members execute fast, fun kettlebell workouts to build muscle and burn fat at home. She'll lead  Bodyweight Blitz, to stretch and strengthen muscles throughout the whole body. The workout is adjustable for all levels, from beginner to advanced. 

75th Swag Shop

75th Swag Shop

Countdown to Conference is on and there is no better way to help celebrate our 75th Anniversary than sporting some branded merch! Click here to shop now. Purchases are shipped directly to you and you have the ability to customize any type of merchandise you want, we have some basics already loaded up, but feel free to let your imagination run wild! **Please note this logo will be screen printed (not embroidered). #CPRS75 #CPRS #CPRS2022

Expo Hall - Purchase a Booth

The Expo

Download Expo Show Prospectus!

Expo is open March 9 &10

The Expo Hall will start to fill up very soon. See links below to view Floor Plan, see Current Exhibitors & Sign up for Booth Space.  Expect this show to sell-out promptly, contact Susan Wipf for more details.

Floor Plan & Participating Exhibitors Here

Register for a Booth Online Here  or you may  Download a Contract Here
List of Agencies and Titles of Personnel Attending the 2020 & 2021 Conference

Booth Fees:
Non-Member rate:  $1995 per 10' x 10' space

Company Member Rate: $1550 per 10' x 10' 

Exhibitor Liability Insurance Program - View Information Here
As a standard requirement for all our show exhibitors, it is necessary for you to carry general liability coverage from an insurance company in good standing with minimum policy limits of $1,000,000 per occurrence and $2,000,000 aggregate. Insurance Coverage is not optional.

If you do not have insurance, or you would rather not use your own insurance, (similar to when you rent a car – so that claims would not be filed against your policy), we have set up a program with Rainprotection Insurance through which, you can purchase compliant insurance instantly online for only $84.