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ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop

October 24 October 26

Check our our 2024 program on our event app / website, PheedLoop!

Dates: October 24-26, 2024
Location: Jasper, AB @ the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

Registration is NOW OPEN!

Take advantage of our Early Bird Rates until August 31st! Registration officially closes on Monday, October 14th, 2024.

A note about our Price Increase!

We would like to inform you that the conference price for this year’s event has increased due to the all-inclusive conference experience we offer. The conference registration includes: 7 meals from Thursday dinner to Saturday dinner, 44+ session options, 3 keynote speakers, an industry trade show, and several social and networking options.

We understand that price increases can be frustrating, but we believe that the value of this package far outweighs the additional cost. By including all meals, encompassing education options and offering a wide range of social and networking opportunities, we are creating an immersive experience that will enable attendees to fully engage with the conference material and their fellow attendees.

Furthermore, the increased price allows us to provide a high-quality experience that meets the needs of our attendees. We are committed to delivering the best possible conference, and this all-inclusive package is one way we are working to achieve that goal.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to seeing you at the conference. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our Call for Presentations is now closed. Thank you to those who have submitted.

This year, the conference theme is “Community Connections.” We believe that fostering strong connections within communities is essential for creating vibrant and inclusive spaces. We’re seeking presentations that explore innovative strategies, best practices, and success stories related to parks and recreation planning and operations.

  • Please note the room block at the Jasper Park Lodge is now full.
  • A secondary room block has been secured at the Forest Park Hotel. To secure the group rate, kindly contact the Reservations Department at 1.866.606.6700.
  • When making a reservation, please reference the Alberta Recreation & Parks Association block and the assigned Group Booking Code (#3023664).

Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at the 2024 ARPA Conference & Energize Workshop? Review our event prospectus or contact Caleb Boorse, Education & Events Manager, at cboorse@arpaonline.ca to learn more!

Thank you to our event sponsors!

We would also like to express our gratitude to our platinum sponsor, TBD Architecture + Urban Planning, and all of our event sponsors for their invaluable support in making this event possible. 

Having took place at the beautiful Chateau Fairmont Lake Louise, the 2023 ARPA Conference & Energize Workshop was another one for the books! The theme last year was: ”Inspiring Creativity and Community”.

This conference is an excellent opportunity for everyone interested in making a positive impact on their community. It is a call to action for us to think big, push boundaries, create unique partnerships and collaborate with our community members. Together, let’s inspire creativity in our communities and build stronger, more vibrant places to live, work, and play.

Curious what the programming looked like? Click below to view the full 2023 schedule.


October 24
October 26
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Caleb Boorse
780-415-1745 ext 105

The Alberta Recreation & Parks Association would like to acknowledge the First Nations, the Métis, the Inuit and all of the people across Alberta who share a history and a deep connection with this land. We dedicate ourselves to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation and collaboration.