2018 CPRS Conference & Expo

2018 CPRS Conference & Expo

General Information

Thank you for joining us in Long Beach, CA for our 70th Annual Conference!  The Conference Committee Members are working to bring you the latest information and services for the park, recreation and leisure services profession.  The 2018 Conference will provide something for everyone in Parks & Recreation.

Registration for conference is now being accepted. The Conference is being held March 13th - 16th at the Long Beach Convention Center.  Early Bird prices will end on October 20, 2017.  Preregistration prices will increase after January 26, 2018.  Late registration will be accepted until February 23, 2018.  Registration must be completed onsite after February 23, 2018.   Tickets are required for meals and/or special events and cannot be replaced if lost. You can register online below or download the form here:


Day Rate

Includes daily educational sessions and exhibit hall entrance and lunch in the Expo hall. Intensives, Tours & Special Events may require an additional fee.


Registration may be transferred to another representative from your agency at no charge until January 26, 2018.  Fee difference will be assessed if necessary due to membership status.  A $50 administrative fee for a transfer will be charged when a request is received after January 26, 2018.

REFUND REQUEST:  A refund request must be received in the CPRS office no later than January 26, 2018.  A $50 fee will be assessed on all conference registration refunds received by that date.  Refund request received between January 26 and February 17, 2018 will be assessed 50% of the registration fee paid.  Your conference badge and tickets must be returned with your written refund request.  No refunds will be granted after February 17, 2018.


Long Beach Convention Center, 300 East Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA

ADA Information

For ADA requests and questions concerning accessibility, contact CPRS, 916-665-2777. Accommodations such as interpreters cannot be guaranteed without at least 30 days notice. To help ensure availability, requests must be received by January 31, 2018.

Membership Status

The member rate will automatically be applied if you are a member of CPRS. If you need assistance with your membership status or login and password, before registering, please call the CPRS Registrar Linnie at 916-665-2777.  Students will need to be CPRS Student Members to receive the student rates.  If you are renewing your membership online, please allow 24 hours for our system to update and reflect current member pricing.

Registration Options

If you wish to register for the full conference or daily conference registration, please pick one of those choices below.  If you are attending an intensive only or need tickets for an event or the Awards & Installation Banquet, please choose the "Intensives and Tickets Only" option.  This option will not register you for anything, but will allow you to purchase the intensive or ticket items that you need.

Recreation Therapy Attendees

If you are registering for the Recreation Therapy Institute on Friday, your CEU fees are included.  They will be good for the entire conference, covering the Thursday evening TR Workshop as well as any other Conference session(s) that you register for.  Lunch is included if you register by 2/17/18.  Late and onsite registrations will not include lunch.  There is an additional registration fee for the Thursday evening workshop.  Friday Only registration option does not include the RT Institute.  Please choose the intensives and tickets only option, then go to Friday and choose the RT Institute registration.
If you register for the Friday RT Institute, you will not need to purchase CEU's for any other session(s) you register for at conference
Volunteers needing CEU's will need to buy them.  CEU's not included for students.

Housing Information

For housing information, click the above link

Questions Below

Once you click Register Myself, you will see that we have some required and optional questions below. When you have answered the questions, please be sure to click the Save Responses button. This will ensure that your transaction successfully goes to the online cart when you complete your registration.
3/13/2018 - 3/16/2018
Long Beach Convention Center 300 East Ocean Blvd Long Beach, CA 90802



3/13/2018 7:00 AM

7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
3/13/2018 7:00 AM

3/13/2018 10:00 AM

3/13/2018 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
3/13/2018 1:00 PM

3/14/2018 9:00 AM

3/14/2018 12:00 PM

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
3/14/2018 6:00 PM

3/14/2018 6:00 PM

3/15/2018 12:30 PM

5:45 PM - 8:30 PM
3/15/2018 5:45 PM

3/16/2018 7:00 AM

3/16/2018 5:30 PM

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