2019 CPRS Conference & Expo

2019 CPRS Conference & Expo

General Information

Thank you for joining us in Sacramento, CA for our 71st 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 2019 Conference will provide something for everyone in Parks & Recreation.

Registration for conference is now being accepted. The Conference is being held March 19th - 22nd at the Sacramento Convention Center.  Early Bird prices will end on October 17, 2018.  Preregistration prices will increase after January 23, 2019.  Late registration will be accepted until February 20, 2019.  Registration must be completed onsite after February 20, 2019.   Tickets are required for meals and/or special events and cannot be replaced if lost. You can register online below after you login or download form and fax it to 916/665-9149.

Badge and Tickets

Your badge and tickets will be mailed to your preferred address in mid-February.  If you have not received them by the end of February, please call the CPRS office to have them reprinted.  Any badges that are not reported missing or not returned to us by the postal service and need to be reprinted onsite will incur a $20 badge replacement fee.  If you are new to our system and do not have a login and password, you will need to enter your address.  Do not leave your address blank or we will not be able to send your information to you.  If you have questions about your registration processing or login, please contact Linnie@cprs.org or 916/665-2777.

Day Rate

Includes daily educational sessions. Wednesday Daily Fee will also include entrance into the Exhibit Hall, Lunch in the Hall and the Welcome Reception.  Thursday Daily Fee will also include entrance into the Exhibit Hall and Lunch in the 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 23, 2019.  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 23, 2019.

REFUND REQUEST:  Refund requests received in the CPRS office no later than January 23, 2019 will incur a $50 cancellation fee.  Refund requests received between January 23 and February 20, 2019 will be assessed 50% of the registration fee paid and your conference badge and tickets must be returned with your written refund request.  No refunds will be granted after February 20, 2019.


Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

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, 2019.

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.  Full registration pricing covers the general educational sessions held Wednesday thru Friday, the Wednesday and Thursday lunches in the exhibit hall and the Wednesday night welcome reception.  Detailed information on the educational sessions, intensives and other tickets offered are available by clicking on the items below.

If you are attending an intensive only or need tickets for an individual event, 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.

CPRS Awards & Installation Banquet

Banquet FAQ's!

CPRS Awards Banquet
Friday, March 22, 2019
Sheraton Grand Sacramento

5:30pm - Check in for Agency Photos and Award Acceptors
6:00 - 6:45pm - Reception
6:45 - 8:30pm - Banquet

Purchase Tickets:

  • Buy your ticket online below
  • Contact Linnie, CPRS at linnie@cprs.org, or 916.665.2777
  • Cost is $80 per ticket if purchased before January 31; $85 per ticket if purchased after January 31

Banquet Seating will be assigned. We will make every effort to sit agency representatives together. If tickets are purchased at different times, that may not be possible. Please check-in when you arrive at the banquet to be directed to your seat.  Doors to the banquet hall open at 6:45pm, Friday, March 22.

Seating/Ticket Requests: Please contact Ann Dunleavy regarding who is sitting at your table. She can be reached at adunleavy@ci.benicia.ca.us or 707.590.3378.

May I buy a ticket on site?
Please check at the conference registration area / ticket sales counter to see if tickets are available. A minimum number is available on site but once they are sold, we are sold out.

Annual Golf Tournament

To register for the CPRS Annual Golf Tournament, Click Here

Recreation Therapy Attendees

If you are registering for the Recreation Therapy Institute on Friday, your CEU fees are included.  Your CEU's 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 2/20/19.  Late and onsite registrations will not include lunch.  There is an additional registration fee for the Thursday evening workshop.
Friday Only daily 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.
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

Book Housing Here

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.
3/19/2019 - 3/22/2019
Sacramento Convention Center 1400 J Street Sacramento, CA 95814



Tuesday, 19 March 2019

7:00 AM

7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:00 AM

10:00 AM

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM

1:00 PM

3:30 PM

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
3:00 PM

6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
6:00 PM

6:00 PM

Thursday, 21 March 2019

7:00 AM - 8:00 AM
7:00 AM

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
6:00 PM

Friday, 22 March 2019

7:00 AM

Sheraton Grand Hotel, 1230 J Street,  Sacramento
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM

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