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ARPA Conference and Energize Workshop

October 24 October 26

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

Registration will open Spring 2024!

Early Bird (until September 15) 
Non members$995.00
Student$495.00 (Interested in a student bursary? Click the link to fill out the form: https://surveys.quantumrecreation.com/zs/euCNuw)

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 OPEN! Please submit your presentation proposals by April 28, 2024. Proposals should include a title, abstract, learning objectives, and a brief bio.

Who Should Present?

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or a newcomer to the field, we encourage you to take this opportunity to showcase your knowledge and passion for parks and recreation. Together, let’s build stronger, more connected communities through our collective efforts.

We welcome submissions from a diverse range of professionals, including but not limited to:
  • Recreation and parks directors
  • Community services managers
  • Municipal and provincial elected officials
  • Community recreation practitioners/coordinators
  • Facility programmers and managers
  • Parks professionals (planners, arborists, landscape architects)
  • Emerging leaders, students, and new professionals
  • Academics and researchers
  • Business leaders in the recreation & parks sector
  • Contract staff, consultants, and strategic planners
  • Community planners
  • Professionals from allied industries (e.g., justice and crime prevention, tourism, education, outdoor recreation)

Why Present at ARPA?

  • Gain visibility and recognition within the parks and recreation community.
  • Share your expertise and contribute to the professional development of your peers.
  • Network with industry leaders, practitioners, and researchers.
  • Inspire and be inspired by innovative ideas and best practices.

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).


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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.