2019 Call for Proposals

Dear WPRA Members,

The Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association’s Annual Conference and Trade Show will be held November 5 - 8, 2019 at the Kalahari Resort & Convention Center in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The Conference Committee is in place and working hard on the session framework to bring you educational sessions to address current topics and opportunities.

Our next step is to design a conference combining thought-provoking speakers with professional, cutting-edge, and interactive education sessions. To do that, we need your input on potential presentation ideas, speakers, and session topics. Your insight on skilled and engaging speakers, both locally and nationally renowned, is appreciated and will be taken into consideration.

We ask your help by connecting us to these speakers, or by forwarding the 2019 Conference Call for Proposal Form directly to him/her.

To submit a Call for Proposal, please fill out the attached forms and email them to us no later than March 1, 2019. Abby and I will then distribute them to the section chairs.

Carrie Ottum, carrie.ottum@eauclairewi.gov, Tel: (715) 839-5035

Abby Schultz, reccoordinator@dellsparkandrec.com, Tel: (608) 254-4818

We also want to hear from you even if you don’t have the information for a full proposal submittal. Please take a moment to tell us:

  • What “hot topics” or trends you want to learn more about.
  • A speaker recommendation that would benefit the professional membership
  • An idea about a session containing a solution or serves as an example

This year’s conference theme is Next Level VIP: Value. Impact. Purpose.

The WPRA conference team is committed to providing an annual conference experience unlike any other! Thank you in advance for your contributions and assistance to Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association Annual Conference 2019.

Thank you,

Carrie Ottum & Abby Schultz

Co-Chairs, 2019 Annual Conference & Trade Show