2020 Conference Schedule

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Topics for this year's educational session include:

Advocacy Aquatics Business
Operations
Career
Development & Students
Equity &
Inclusion
Leadership &
Management
Maintenance &
Operations
Network
Meet-Up
Planning &
Design
Technical
Assistance

 

Choose a Day

Tue. April 21  |  Wed. April 22  |  Thur. April 23  |  Fri. April 24


This schedule is subject to change. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Time  Activity
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration
8:30 AM – 10:15 AM Welcome, Annual Meeting & Keynote Address
10:15 AM – 10:45 AM Break
10:20 AM – 12:35 PM Dune Peninsula & Environmental Learning Center 1st Available Tour
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM Session 1
  Session 1 Presenter(s) Category
1 A Improving Park Access

Cary Simmons
Sarah Olson
Joe Brady
Tracy Gallaway

Planning & Design
1 B Organizational Performance Management  Hazel Bhang Barnett
Shanyanika McElroy
Leadership & Management
1 C Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 101 TBD  Equity & Inclusion
1 D All Are Welcome  Kacie Dietz  Equity & Inclusion 
1 E Safe Place  Molly McCormack Advocacy
1 F Inclusive Recreation  Kim Indikar
Mary Boyle
Equity and Inclusion 
Exhibit Hall Learning Lab

Encampment Response

Exhibit Hall Learning Lab: In 2020 WRPA is offering a registration option for Parks & Maintenance Professionals. Enjoy custom tailored content and exclusive access to our Conference vendors. 

Mary Anderson  Maintenance & Operations
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch | Exhibit Hall 
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM Dune Peninsula & Environmental Learning Center 2nd Available Tour
1:30 PM – 1:50 PM Session 2 (Speed Sessions)
  Session 2 Presenter(s) Category
2 A Perfecting The Reaction Justin Caron  Maintenance & Operations
2 B Adopting a Land Acquisition Strategy Anjali Myer
Angie Feser
Planning & Design
2 C Diversity, Equity & Inclusion 101 Debrief TBA  Equity and Inclusion
2 D Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Esports Competitions  Grayson Court Planning and Design
2 E Meet and Greet: Athletics/Fitness Network 

Kimberly Shelton
Clay Lindsey

Network Meet-Up
2 F Adapting Programs for Inclusion Kim Indurkar
Mary Boyle
Equity and Inclusion
Exhibit Hall Learning Lab

Volunteer Engagement and Reciprocal Partnership

Exhibit Hall Learning Lab: In 2020 WRPA is offering a registration option for Parks & Maintenance Professionals. Enjoy tailored content and exclusive access to our Conference vendors. 

Richard Madison, Amy Boucher Maintenance & Operations
1:55 PM – 2:15 PM Session 3 (Speed Sessions)
  Session 3 Presenter(s) Category
3 A Energy & Resource Conscious  Justin Caron Maintenance & Operations 
3 B Using Forestry to Promote Rec  Ben Hale Planning and Design 
3 C Meaningful Measures  Lynn Zwaagstra Business Opp 
3 D Esports Roundtable Grayson Court  Planning & Design 
3 E Meet and Greet: Facility Rental Network  Kristin May
Shannon Kaopua 
Network Meet-Up
3 F Meet and Greet: Programmers Network   Cody Geddes Network Meet-Up
Exhibit Hall Learning Lab

Managing Your Parks Pesticide Program

Exhibit Hall Learning Lab: In 2020 WRPA is offering a registration option for Parks & Maintenance Professionals. Enjoy tailored content and exclusive access to our Conference vendors. 

Sylvana Niehuser Maintenance & Operations
2:20 PM – 2:45 PM Break
 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM  Session 4
  Session 4 Presenter(s) Category
4 A Disability Allyship  Blayne Amson
Nancy Kartes
Equity & Inclusion 
4 B Actually Make Decisions at Meetings  Nicole Franko Leadership & Management 
4 C The Instagram Effect  Warren Kagarise Business Ops 
4 D Enhancing Safety John Laughery
Richard Madison
Planning & Design 
4 E 10 Tips for RCO  Paul Simmons  Planning & Design
4 F Sports Participation Trends in the US Nick Rigitano Equity & Inclusion 
Exhibit Hall Learning Lab

Snowmageddon

Exhibit Hall Learning Lab: In 2020 WRPA is offering a registration option for Parks & Maintenance Professionals. Enjoy tailored content and exclusive access to our Conference vendors. 

 Sylvana Niehuser Maintenance & Operations 
4:05 PM – 4:25 PM Session 5 (Speed Sessions)
  Session 5 Presenter(s) Category
5 A Mock Interviews/Resume Review  SCC Career Development
5 B Show Me the Money  Josh Oakes
Carissa Ware
Andy Fuzak
Business Ops
5 C Pickleball For All Theresa Haynie  Advocacy
5 D Technical Assistance: RCO Grants RCO Staff   
5 E Meet and Greet: Aquatics Network   Mark Feeney Network Meet-Up
5 F Meet and Greet: Administrators Network  Brian Adams
Travis Stombaugh
Mary Dodsworth
Brad Case 
Network Meet-Up
Exhibit Hall Learning Lab

Principles of Proper Tree Pruning for Parks Professionals (continues through session 6)

Exhibit Hall Learning Lab: In 2020 WRPA is offering a registration option for Parks & Maintenance Professionals. Enjoy tailored content and exclusive access to our Conference vendors. 

Ben Thompson  Maintenance & Operations
4:30 PM – 4:50 PM Session 6 (Speed Sessions)
  Session 6 Presenter(s) Category
6 A Opportunity Based Projects Guy Michaelson  Planning & Design
6 B Team Building on a Dollar Tree Budget  Josh Oakes Leadership & Management
6 C Sports Participation Trends  Nick Rigitano Business Ops
6 D

Technical Assistance: How to Submit a Conference Proposal

   
6 E Meet and Greet: Park Rangers Network   David Green Network Meet-Up
6 F Meet and Greet: Golf Network   Lori Cummings Network Meet-Up
Exhibit Hall Learning Lab

Tree Pruning (continuation)

Exhibit Hall Learning Lab: In 2020 WRPA is offering a registration option for Parks & Maintenance Professionals. Enjoy tailored content and exclusive access to our Conference vendors. 

Ben Thompson  Maintenance & Operations
5:30 PM McMenamins Elks Temple Social