Call for Presenters

The YDRS Symposium is a forum for advancing knowledge about the contributions of recreation programs and services to the overall goal of meeting the needs of children and youth in our communities. The YDRS Symposium aims to provide information about children and youth development, promoting the delivery and expansion of positive development through sport, recreation, physical activity, education and general health promotion. 

Alberta Recreation and Parks Association (ARPA), along with the 2018 YDRS planning committee, is now accepting applications for presentations at the 2018 YDRS Symposium. This annual event attracts delegates from municipal recreation and community services departments, not-for-profit groups, community sport groups, the public health sector, educational institutions and social service organizations. 

The theme for the 2018 YDRS Symposium is “Healthy Child and Youth Development.”

The committee is looking for a variety of engaging presentations and whether you have a lecture, interactive session or physical activity we want to hear from you. We hope you submit a presentation to share your knowledge and passion with our audience!

Submit a Presentation Proposal

Deadline for Submissions is Dec 1, 2017.

Presenters will be contacted within four to six weeks of the submission deadline regarding the status of the proposed presentation. Thank you in advance for your contributions to the 2018 YDRS Symposium.