Over 130 educational sessions or educational "talks" are available over four days during the annual conference. 

 ~"It was an absolute pleasure to meet you last week, and I thoroughly enjoyed the CPRS annual conference. It is an impressive undertaking for just two people, and it was clear to me that your hard work to encourage highly interactive sessions has paid off – there was a culture of collaboration and participation throughout our session, and I really appreciated how much your members dove headfirst into the activities we presented and the questions we posed.  Sarah Sieloff, Executive Director, Center for Creative Land Recycling

Special Features

Career Development for Emerging Professionals

Speed Coaching Plus for Personal Development

Learning Community User Group

Conversations That Matter including California Action Plan (CAP) Rec Talks! on Thursday

Conference Closing Session

Speaker Highlights - Click here for a short list

Click here for Sessions Added/Sessions Changed
(education since we published the pre-conference brochure in November 2017)

Tuesday Intensives

Park Development & Operations Symposium: A "Hands-On" Experience

Parks Make Life Better! Park & Facility Tour

National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) - Youth Sports Administrators Academy

Recreation Intensive: Learn How to Ride the Wave of Success

Aquatics Intensive: But What If We Could... Aquatics Programming Without Limits!



Wednesday Educational Sessions

General Session

Teen Advisor Academy - Training for Teen Services Staff

8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Research to Practice Symposium Presentations & Posters



Thursday Educational Sessions

8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

2:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Diabetes... The Pandemic, Treatment & Prevention Utilizing RT Solutions--Therapeutic Recreation Workshop



Friday Educational Sessions

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

10:15 a.m. - 11:15 p.m.

Closing Session: "Create Your Own Legacy" 

Recreation Therapy Institute



Click here for information about Conference CEUs.



Educational Program Updates

CPRS reserves the right to change sessions and speakers as necessary. Please note:  handouts are the property of the presenters and permission must be received to duplicate.