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2021 CONNECTIONS Virtual Launches Monday, March 22!
It's not too late to register to be a part of CONNECTIONS Virtual - even if it is mid-conference week.  The advantage of registering today?  As a full conference attendee, you have access to ALL 50 sessions for 30 full days!  Yes, that includes the opportunity to collect CEUs for sessions as well.  

It's not too late... register today!

Register today!

Already registered but having trouble accessing the conference portal?

Navigating our virtual conference is easy... simply follow these steps:
Use this LINK to access the conference portal and click on 'forgot my access key'; an email will be sent to you from donotreply@eventscribe.com
**Note that the email must EXACTLY match the email you used to register with!
Follow the link, use your Access Key and join the fun!

Wait... how do I access a specific session?

Log in to the conference portal using the steps above.
Click on the session you'd like to attend using the 'My Schedule' or the main 'Schedule' link, and a pop up window will appear.
Just a few minutes prior to the session start time, a 'Join NOW' button will appear in the bottom grey bar of this pop up window.  
Pretty simply, yes?  

What else do I need to know?

Once logged in to the conference portal, the left hand navigation and center 'tiles' will become your main hub for all our CONNECTIONS Virtual sessions and events.  
Conference Profile - will help you and your fellow conference attendees connect! 
My Schedule & Favorites - this is where the list of sessions, speakers and fellow attendees you 'favorite' will live.
Schedule - the FIRST place to stop!  View our entire schedule and 'favorite' those sessions and events you want to attend.  Simply click on the STAR located to the right to add each to your 'favorite' list/personal schedule.
Make CONNECTIONS - Find all the ways to get that all important networking in this week!
Attendees & Speakers - Find your friends, connect with that favorite speaker and build your CONNECTIONS network!
Exhibitors - This is the place to find Industry Experts!  Check out our logo wall and thank our sponsors as you visit our 60 exhibitors.
FAQ's, Socials, CEUs... all the info, all the time... ready for you all week.

Still have questions or running into trouble? 

Call us here at CONNECTIONS Virtual HQ!  916.665.2777 - we're here to help!


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.

Educational Breakout Sessions

Educational Breakout Sessions

Click on the dates below for a basic list of sessions we're offering during CONNECTIONS Virtual.  For a full list of sessions, please register and join us via our conference portal.

All full conference attendees have access to ALL of our education sessions for 30 days!

Monday, March 22 Sessions

Tuesday, March 23 Sessions
Wednesday, March 24 Sessions
Thursday, March 25 Sessions


Already registered but having trouble accessing the conference portal?

Navigating our virtual conference is easy... simply follow these steps:
Use this LINKto access the conference portal and click on 'forgot my access key'; an email will be sent to you from donotreply@eventscribe.com
**Note that the email must EXACTLY match the email you used to register with!
Follow the link, use your Access Key and join the fun!

Wait... how do I access a specific session?

Log in to our conference portal using the instructions above.
Click on the session you'd like to attend using the My Schedule or the main Schedule link, and a pop up window will appear.
Just a few minutes prior to the session start time, a 'Join NOW' button will appear in the bottom grey bar of this pop up window.  
Pretty simply, yes?  

Meet the Keynote Speakers

To join any of our keynote sessions, log into the conference portal, click on the session you'd like to view using our Schedule link, then simply click 'join now' in the session pop up window.
Not yet registered?  It's not too late!  

Register today!

Monday, March 22
Neelay Bhatt 
Build Your Agency’s Future at the Intersection of Innovation & Inclusion

As the Covid-19 pandemic has shown us, the only thing we can predict is change. Among all the shifts and changes nationwide and in California, the key one is the need for greater focus on ensuring equity and true inclusion towards the increasingly diverse community demographics. As agencies in California plan for the next decade, this session will help them look at trends and plan for future shifts while building an agency culture that can at once be inclusive and innovative. 

Tuesday, March 23
Lori A. Hoffner
Building That Brain Muscle Takes Action and Practice – Developing a Growth Mindset

Embracing a growth mindset leads us to understand the value of the process. The process that creates greater engagement and perseverance. But it takes practice! Lori will discuss how leaders create a growth-mindset environment steeped in “yet”, positive change happens. A growth mindset often uncovers a person’s passion and talents. It embraces a desire to grow, learn and strive for new, different, and stronger abilities. 
 

Wednesday, March 24
Haben Girma 
A Conversation with Haben Girma

Join us for an engaging presentation on Haben’s journey, the first deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School who now serves as a disability rights advocate. 
 
 

Thursday, March 25
Dima Ghawi
The Three Cs for Managing Unconscious Bias

In this engaging presentation, Dima Ghawi delves into the intricacies of unconscious bias, uncovering the root of these predispositions and sharing actionable methods for managing these unseen prejudices. The dialogue focuses on three essential messages related to Curiosity, Courageousness, and Commitment.

Friday, March 26
Simon Bailey
Thrive and Flourish in the Midst of Adversity

Our final keynote will leave us feeling empowered as we tap into our human potential. He will ignite your passion to create a life and career you love. 
 
 

Sign up now for CONNECTIONS Virtual.

Expo Hall

Expo Hall - Download your 2021 Virtual EXPO Buyers Guide Here

Our EXPO Hall is open to anyone interested in joining us, even if you aren't registered for conference!
Simply Click Here to set up an account on our conference portal, then visit to your hearts content.  

See Who Is Exhibiting Here

Visit the CPRS Booth
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

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