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About the 2022 WRPA Conference & Tradeshow

Coming Together at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA

The WRPA Annual Conference is the premier annual event of the Washington parks and recreation community, traditionally welcoming more than 450 parks and recreation professionals, sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers. This year we will be celebrating our 75th annual event from April 13–15, 2022 in Bellevue,  WA.

The WRPA Conference Committee is currently working on building a schedule with two extraordinary keynotes, multiple socials/networking opportunities—including an annual awards banquet—as well as more than 40 educational sessions. This event will also include an amazing exhibit hall showcasing the latest local products and services.

More information about this event will be coming soon. In the meantime, check out these details:

Become a Speaker

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WRPA offers trainings year-round and your session proposal may be considered for a variety of training programs. 

We would love to hear your session ideas for one of our upcoming events. We are constantly on the lookout for new speakers. We want to know what are you doing that is different, what experiences can you share, what are your best practices, and more. Please review the information on the Request for Proposals page for more information. 

Submit a Proposal

Event Survey

The WRPA Conference Planning Committee is currently hard at work preparing for the 75th Annual WRPA Conference. The team has created a survey to learn more about in-person participation or any event restrictions you may be facing in 2022.

Please take a few minutes to complete the survey. Your input will help us provide park and recreational professionals with high-quality education, networking opportunities, and new connections next year.

Become a Volunteer

WRPA is looking for motivated volunteers to help us plan for the 75th Annual Conference. If you are interested in participating please email Kevin Witte at [email protected].

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Planning Through a Pandemic

At this time, WRPA's 2022 Conference & Tradeshow is planning to be an in-person event. We want you to know that your safety, and the safety of all attendees, remains our top priority. While the 2022 Conference & Tradeshow will not be canceled, it may become necessary at some point for the format to change (online/virtual). We appreciate your understanding and willingness to be flexible while we work within the limitations set by our obligations and the current pandemic. Thank you again for your support and thank you for your patience during this complex process.

Please take a moment to review WRPA's detailed In-Person Event Policies.

In-Person Event Policies