The MPRA Conference & Expo brings together over 400 park and recreation professionals from around the state to connect and network with their peers during three exciting days of quality ediucation, professional development, and fun events. Education sessions allow attendees to learn from top inspirational speakers within the profession on a wide rage of topics. The expo hall features nearly 100 exhibitors showcasing their many products and services. 

MPRA formally invites you to join us in February 2021 at the Holiday Inn Expo Center in Columbia, MO!

MPRA Conference & Expo

The 2021 MPRA Conference will offer many great sponsorship opportunities to any business and group who would like to contribute. Many benefits will come with a sponsorship as well as allowing your business to be seen by hundreds of parks and recreation professionals!

We thank you for your support!


If you are part of the parks and recreation industry we want to invite you to join us for a week packed with educational sessions, networking, and fun!


Our four-day event includes various educational tracks and an exciting vendor expo. Also, join us for numerous networking opportunities and awards presentations throughout the week.

Important Dates:

January 15, 2021

Delegate Early Bird Rate Ends

February 1, 2021

Delegate Late Fee Begins


This is your chance to showcase your business to over 300 parks and recreation professionals including representatives of nearly every municipal and county parks and recreation department in the state.


Additionally, administrative personnel from all levels of public, therapeutic and commercial recreation will be present. Reserving your booth early will give you an advantage in choosing just the right space to maximize your exposure to delegates.

Important Dates:

November 16, 2020

Exhibitor Registration Opens for MEMBERS ONLY

November 30, 2020

Exhibitor Registration Opens for EVERYONE

January 15, 2021

Early Registration Deadline


The MPRA Annual Conference & Expo is a great place for students to practice public speaking, meet future employers, and network with other students from around the state. 

Check back soon for more information on how to participate!

Important Dates:

November 16, 2020

Student Registration Opens

February 5, 2021

Student Registration Deadline

Applications to become a room host are coming soon but until then, check out the video below to learn more about how you can participate in the MPRA Annual Conference at little to no cost to you!


Holiday Inn Expo Center

2200 Interstate 70 Dr SW

Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 445-8531

The group code is MPRA. 

Rate: $109.95++

Room block closes January 23, 2021.


The safety and health of our guests is our top priority. MPRA is committed to following protocols including sanitation, mask-wearing, and other safety measures to offer an environment that encourages safety for your conference experience. MPRA will follow all current guidelines put in place by the City of Columbia, Boone County, the State of Missouri, and the CDC.


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