CPRS Conference & Expo

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CPRS Conference & Expo

March 8-11, 2022

2022 CONNECTIONS will be back in the newly renovated Sacramento Convention Center! 

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: 

  • As required by the California Department of Public Health Mega-Event order, we will be asking for proof of vaccination OR a negative COVID test result from ALL attendees, when entering the SAFE Credit Union Convention Center.  This information will not be collected, nor stored in any way, but will be a requirement for admittance into the Convention Center.  See the Health order for specific testing requirements and timing.
  • As required by the County of Sacramento Health Department, we will be requiring proper face coverings for ALL attendees, regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will not have a virtual or hybrid option available in 2022.
Updated as of 01/10/2022

Registration Information
Prior to January 19, 2022:
Member Rate:  $495
Non-Member Rate:  $675
Student Rate:  $100

After January 19, 2022:

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

Register Today!

Click here to register online

Download Conference Registration Form Here

CPRS Golf Tournament
The four person scramble golf tournament will be taking place on Tuesday, March 8th. To register for the tournament or view sponsorship opportunities, please click here

Recreation Therapy Intensive

Please stay tuned for more information on the Recreation Therapy Intensive, which will be happening virtually in early 2022.


Host Hotels

Hyatt Regency Sacramento

Hyatt Regency Sacramento - $219
1209 L Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Click here to book the Hyatt.
HURRY - we're almost SOLD OUT!!

Sheraton Grand Sacramento

Sheraton Grand Sacramento - $219
1230 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Click here to book the Sheraton.


Conference Schedule*

Tuesday, March 8, 2022
7:00am-4:30pm    Parks Make Life Better! Tour (Extra Fee)
8:00am-4:30pm    Development & Operations Symposium (Extra Fee)
9:00am-4:00pm    NAYS Academy (Extra Fee)
12:00-7:00pm       CFPR Golf Tournament (Extra Fee)
1:00pm-5:00pm    Recreation Section Intensive (Extra Fee)
1:00pm-5:00pm    Aging Section Intensive (Extra Fee)
1:00pm-5:00pm    Educators Section Intensive (Extra Fee)
1:00PM-5:00PM    Aquatics Section Intensive (Extra Fee)

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

Thursday, March 10, 2022
7:00am-8:30am    Fun Run/Walk/Roll
7:30am-5:30pm    Registration Area Open
7:30am-8:30am    Administrators Section Breakfast
9:00am-10:30am    General Session
9:00am-3:00pm    Expo Hall Open
12:30pm-2:30pm    Lunch & Dedicated Expo Hall
10:45am-11:45am    Education Sessions
2:45pm-4:00pm    Educational Sessions
4:15pm-5:15pm    Educational Sessions

Friday, March 11, 2022
7:00am-8:00am    Wake Up Wellness
8:30am-1:30pm    Registration Areas Open
9:00am-10:00am    Educational Sessions
10:15am-11:15am    Educational Sessions
11:30am-12:30pm    Closing General Session

*Schedule is subject to change

Call for Sessions

Call for Sessions is Open!

We're still OPEN for more conference sessions! 

Submit a Session

If you have already submitted your session for review, Thank You!  We will be making our final session selections prior to the end of the year.  

The CPRS Program Committee wants to hear from YOU! We invite you to share your knowledge, experience, and unique perspective. This is your chance to connect, inspire, and to influence the advancement of the park and recreation profession. 

CPRS is committed to providing a program that is comprehensive and reflects the variety of disciplines and experience levels of the park and recreation profession.

We are looking for programs in the following categories:

  • Leadership, Career & Staff Development
  • Advocacy / Telling the Park & Recreation Story
  • Collaboration & Partnership Development
  • Communications, Marketing & Branding
  • Emergency Planning & Preparedness
  • Employee / Volunteer Management
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
  • Health & Wellness
  • Practical Solutions 
  • Planning, Design & Maintenance
  • Programming & Evaluations
  • Revenue Development & Management

    Submit a Session

Session selections will be based on the following criteria:
  • Relevance & significance of topic to park and recreation professions and/or broader discourse in the field regarding successes and challenges
  • Overall quality and clarity of the proposal
  • Timeliness and originality of topic 
  • Practical application of material

Conference Dates: March 8-11, 2022

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.