The Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society Conference Committee is seeking proposals for educational sessions to be presented at their 75th Annual Conference & Expo. The Conference will be held Tuesday-Friday, March 29 - April 1 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Pocono Manor, PA.

The conference will be attended by over 400 professionals involved in the broad field of parks and recreation. Attendees include, but are not limited to:

• Managers and staff of local, county, state, federal, and non-profit recreation and park departments and facilities.
• Aquatic facility managers.
• Trail and greenway coordinators.
• Local and state government officials.
• Volunteer Board/Friends Members
• Students in recreation and parks or related college programs.

Session formats may include single speakers, panel presentations (limited to 4-panel members), interactive programs, and hands-on demonstrations, outdoor activities, etc. Multiple session workshops are also available, including half and full-day pre-conference workshops. The option of virtual offerings will be considered.

The 2022 Conference Committee is emphasizing sessions that fall within the following program paths with a focus on the conference theme: Looking Back While Moving PA Forward! focusing on new and renewed parks and recreation practices and initiatives.

Desired Topic Areas:
• Urban Recreation
• Park Resource/ Facility Management
• Trails
• Board, Committee, Friend Volunteers
• Therapeutic Recreation
• Aquatics
• Health & Wellness
• Marketing & Communications
• Diversity/Inclusion/Accessibility
• Organization/Personnel Management
• Certifications (Pesticides, Aquatics, Youth Sports, etc)
• Leadership/Professional Development
• Partnerships:  Public/Private
• Programs/Events/Camps
• Other

To submit a proposal for consideration, please complete and submit this form no later than August 27, 2021. If you need assistance, please contact Education Committee Co-Chairs:

Derek Dureka -   
Kristin Zeigler -