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2021 CONNECTIONS is going Virtual!
After a great deal of surveying, discussion, re-booking and planning, we have made the decision to host our 2021 CPRS Conference & Expo virtually, March 22-26, 2021. We are excited to bring you unique educational event that will inspire us all, foster hope, and provide YOU with the education and tools you'll need to start anew in 2021. We hope you'll join us.

Register today!

CONNECTIONS Virtual, March 22-26, 2021
Watch for more information coming soon including sponsorship opportunities, Expo specifics and yes, even some fun ways to connect.  Stay tuned!

Registration Fees 
$295 for members
$395 for non-members
There is only one set of rates for CONNECTIONS 2021. There is no early bird rate. 
Last day to register: March 19, 2021.

Preliminary schedule:

*this schedule is subject to change

As always, connect with any one of us at HQ with any questions, concerns or even those fun ideas to help us make CONNECTIONS Virtual a one-of-a-kind experience!

CPRS CONNECTIONS future dates – mark your calendars now:
2022       March 8-11, 2022 – Sacramento
2023       April 3-6, 2023 – San Diego

Expo Hall

Expo Hall

General EXPO Show Overview

We may be going virtual, but that doesn't mean our Expo wont be the best place to make great CONNECTIONS between your products and our buyers!

Audience Size and Buying Influence
If you provide products or services, on any level, to park & recreation agencies, districts, or departments, you should be at this show! Over 1300 California park & recreation professionals will come together March 22-25, 2021 to attend this premier industry event. Based on our 2020 Conference Survey of attendees, 89% influence purchases with 51% having direct purchasing authority for their agency.

Virtual Booth Includes (Click Here to Purchase a Virtual Booth)
Booth Fees:  CPRS Company Member $1520,  Regular Price $1955

  • Up to 3 complimentary Full Conference registrations for their personnel – allows session attendance
  • Company logo on the virtual expo logo wall
  • Listing in online 2021 Virtual Expo Buyers Guide – Downloadable PDF – sent to all CPRS members & Cities in California with Park & Recreation Agencies
  • Exhibitors can also customize their company profile in their virtual booth at no additional fee by adding any or all of the following:
  • Company Logo and Description
  • Company Categories – online searchable list of products & services
  • Sales contact Information
  • Request more information feature
  • Social Media – links to your social media sites
  • Website Links, up to 3 – to your selected sites
  • A PDF Download, up to 3 about your products & services
  • Live Video Chat during pre-arranged live event hours or online chat
  • Lead retrieval – track who comes to your booth
  • Giveaway Button – You may offer a giveaway to attendees – have them come to your booth and enter to win
  • Customized booth banner with URL

Interested in being a part of CONNECTIONS Virtual?
Connect with Susan Wipf, Exhibit Show Manager, 916-665-2777 or email susan@cprs.org

Call for Sessions - Share Your Knowledge

The Call for Sessions online form is now OPEN!

Be one of our presenters at the premiere virtual Park & Recreation Conference on the West Coast!

Representing all aspects of parks and recreation, our attendees are seeking innovative programming ideas, leadership skill refinement, revenue development & management techniques and communications, marketing and branding best practices… and that’s just a few of our desired learning tracks!  If you have expertise and are willing to share, we invite you to submit a session for consideration at our 2021 Conference & Expo. 

We are looking for programs in the following categories:

  • Leadership, Career & Staff Development
  • Rebuilding Post COVID-19
  • Advocacy / Telling the Park & Recreation Story
  • Collaboration & Partnership Development
  • Communications, Marketing & Branding
  • Emergency Planning & Preparedness
  • Employee / Volunteer Management
  • Innovation
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion
  • Planning, Design & Maintenance
  • Programming & Evaluations
  • Revenue Development & Management

Deadline to submit a session has been extended to 11:59 pm on January 10th, 2021.

Submit Online Today!
Yes, you are smart enough. Yes, you speak well enough. And yes, you will look good on camera.  We promise!