CPRS Conference & Expo

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Welcome Reception
Opening General Session

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Closing Keynote Speaker 

Thank you CPRS Awards Sponsors



CPRS Conference & Expo

April 3-6, 2023
New Conference days, Monday-Thursday!!!

We are excited to see you at 2023 CONNECTIONS at the San Diego Convention Center!

Registration is now open!
After October 27, 2022
$515/CPRS Members; $695/non-member

After January 26, 2023
$575/CPRS Members; $745/non-member

View last year's conference schedule here.


Host Hotels

Please note the distance from all the hotels to the San Diego Convention Center.

Host Hotel - Manchester Grand Hyatt - $269 per night + $25 resort fee
1 Market Place, San Diego
Click here to book the Hyatt
Located approximately 0.5 miles from SD Convention Center

Omni San Diego - $259 per night
675 L Street, San Diego
Click here to book the Omni
Located approximately 0.2 miles from SD Convention Center

Hilton Gaslamp- $249 per night
401 K Street, San Diego
Click here to book The Hilton Gaslamp
Located approximately 0.2 miles from SD Convention Center

Hard Rock Gaslamp - $245 per night for studio/$250 per night for king + $10 resort fee
207 5th Avenue, San Diego
Click here to book the Hard Rock Gaslamp
Located approximately 0.2 miles from SD Convention Center

Embassy Suites San Diego Bay Downtown - $239 per night
601 Pacific Highway, San Diego
Click here to book The Embassy Suites
Located approximately 0.6 miles from SD Convention Center

Call for Sessions

Call for Sessions is Open!

We're OPEN for 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 2022.  

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: April 3-6, 2023 in San Diego, CA
Session submissions may have a chance of being selected for other CPRS events as well, if applicable!

Expo Hall - General Exhibitor Information & Purchase a Booth

The Expo

Expo Dates: April 4-5
Conference Dates: April 3-6, 2023

2023 CONNECTIONS will be going to San Diego for the first time in 27 years! The Conference & Expo is being held at the San Diego Convention Center

If you are interested in exhibiting at the Annual Conference & Expo in San Diego in 2023,  Booth rental information is below. Questions? Please call us at 916-665-2777 or email Jdoyle@cprs.org

Expo Show Prospectus - Coming Soon!

Expo is open April 4-5

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 John Doyle for more details.

 Floor Plan Here

View Participating Exhibitors as of 11-28-2022 Here

Register for a Booth Online Here 
List of Agencies and Titles of Personnel Attending the 2020 & 2021 Conference

Liability Insurance is Required for this show - If you do not have liability insurance and  need to purchase it you my do so Here, and upload the certificate to your account. Or, you may use any company you so desire.

Booth Fees:  Purchased After August 15, 2022
Non-Member rate:  $2080 per 10' x 10' space
Company Member Rate: $1615 per 10' x 10'