This year, more than 400 exhibitors will be showcasing amazing new products and services, you can win all kinds of prizes, and participate in the most engaging sessions of the conference all in the exhibit hall.
Daily Exhibit Hall Hours
- Thursday, October 6 | 10:30 a.m. – 6:15 p.m.
- Friday, October 7 | 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
The Mem-Bear-Ship Experience (Booth #2804)
Visit the NRPA Mem-Bear-Ship Experience to learn how to get the most out of your membership, and take home a limited edition NRPA Build-A-Bear©. You will have the opportunity to learn about all your membership benefits, analyze your agency with NRPA’s newest research tools, get a first glance at the new Parks Build Community project, receive career advice, meet the Editors of Parks & Recreation magazine, and chat with NRPA staff.
For your Build-A-Bear©, just get the Build-A-Bear© Bingo card stamped at each marked location in the Mem-Bear-Ship Experience. Then return your completed card to booth #213 to get your bear. Make sure you get there early each day. A limited number of Build-A-Bear©s will be given out each day and only while supplies last!
Technology Solutions Center (Booth #1944):
Visit the Technology Solutions Center for innovative technology or software product solutions that will help your agency work smarter not harder. There will be 20 minute sessions on the latest and greatest technology to help integrate your operations.
Thursday, October 6
11:00 a.m. Maximum Solutions
11:30 a.m. Rec1
12:00 p.m. American Park Network
12:30 p.m. City Reporter (Noratek Solutions)
Friday, October 7
11:00 a.m. PerfectMind
11:30 a.m. ePACT Network Ltd.
1:30 p.m. Rec Staff
2:00 p.m. Book King Software
Extreme Sports Demo
You won’t believe what these extreme athletes will be doing in the Exhibit Hall!
Exhibitor Hosted Happy Hour
Thursday, October 6 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Stick around the Exhibit Hall for a fun-filled hour of socializing, testing new products, and enjoying food and beverages.
Education in the Exhibit Hall
The most interactive sessions happen in the Learning Playground (booth #2742) where you will interact with speakers and break a sweat. Intended for director and executive-level professionals, the Glass Room Sessions (booth #507) focus on trending issues and challenges. Visit the Learning Lab (booth #541) for health and wellness and conservation demonstrations, free nutrition education tools and creative physical activities.
Prizes and Cash Giveaways
Are you feeling lucky? The exhibit hall is full of great opportunities to win prizes this year. Don’t miss your chance to win thousands of dollars in gift cards, iPads, t-shirts, 2017 Annual Conference Registrations and more!
EXPOdition Scavenger Hunt (sponsored by Burke Playgrounds):
Complete the scavenger hunt for a chance to win iPads, FitBits, 2017 NRPA Annual Conference registrations, gift cards and more! Your EXPOdition card
will be provided with your registration materials.
Thursday Giveaway Drawings:
12:00 p.m. $100 Gift Card from BSN Sports (Booth #2014)
12:45 p.m. $100 Gift Card from Superior Recreational Products (Booth #1013)
2:00 p.m. $100 Gift Card from Kompan, Inc (Booth #3030)
3:15 p.m. $100 Gift Card from Epic Outdoor Cinema (Booth #1313)
3:45 p.m. $100 Gift Card from Maximum Solutions (Booth #2513)
5:00 p.m. $200 Gift Card from ICON Shelters (Booth #2134)
5:30 p.m. $500 Cash from the Toro Company (Booth #1328)
6:00 p.m. $500 Cash from the Toro Company (Booth #1328)
Friday Giveaway Drawings:
11:30 a.m. $100 Gift Card from ICON Shelters (Booth #2134)
12:10 p.m. $100 Gift Card from Whitewater West Industries Ltd. (Booth #719)
1:15 p.m. $100 Gift Card from Poligon (Booth #1226)
2:15 p.m. $200 Gift Card from Musco Sports Lighting (Booth #2028)
2:30 p.m. EXPOdition Exhibit Hall Scavenger Hunt Drawing – Burke (Booth #2402)