Conversations That Matter 

These speedy session blocks are designed to educate and acquaint participants with options to resolve issues impacting park and recreation professionals today. In each subject area, a content expert will deliver a presentation followed by a question and answer period.  CEUs are not available for Conversations That Matter.

Wednesday, March 14

2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

2018 Prop 68--California Park Bond, facilitated by Pilar Alcivar McCoy, Chair, CPRS Legislative Committee

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Concussion Protocols in Parks and Recreation, facilitated by David Reyes, Division 1 Football Official

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Augmented Reality Helps Youth Get Active! facilitated by Mary Clark, CEO, Agents of Discovery

California Action Plan Rec Talks

Thursday, March 15 

Five unique sessions will be presented this year,  focusing on strategies included in the California Action Plan.  Session attendees will learn about communicating our value, influencing public policy, forming partnerships, expanding professional competencies, demonstrating results and applying best practices through the real life experiences of each presenter.

11:00 - 11:30 am
California Action Plan (CAP) Overview - Tools for The Future, Cindy Mendoza, MIG & CPRS President Jim Wheeler, San Francisco Recreation & Park Dept. 

11:45 - 12:05 pm
Telling Your Story, Marie Knight, City of Long Beach

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Old Places, New Spaces, CPRS President Jim Wheeler, San Francisco Recreation & Park Dept. 

2:45 - 3:05 pm
Making a Case for Adventure Playgrounds, Darin Loughrey, City of Irvine

3:15 - 3:35 pm
Making a Difference:  Inclusive Programming Services, Building Stronger Community Partners, Chad Gunter, City of Folsom