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THANK YOU!

The MPRA staff would like to extend its most sincere thank you to those who contributed to the success of the 2024 Conference and Expo in St. Charles, MO. We are so fortunate to get to work for and amongst such dedicated and amazing professionals, sponsors, and businesses and we are already looking forward to 2025! THANK YOU ALL!

See you in Branson, MO on February 18-22, 2025!

MPRA2024

2024 MPRA CONFERENCE & EXPO

March 5-8, 2024
ST. CHARLES, MO

DELEGATES

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! The 2024 MPRA Conference and Expo is just around the corner, and we are so excited for you to see what’s in store. We’ve brought together a unique and inspiring group of speakers, and our schedule is full of engaging events and meetups. Don’t miss out!

The MPRA Delegate registration deadline was Friday, February 9th. We will still accept registrations, but you will not receive meal tickets.  To register, please fill out the paper form, by click the "Registration" button below and email it to info@mopark.org

IMPORTANT DATES

Delegate Registration Opens . . . .  November 15, 2023
Early Bird Rates End . . . . . . . . . . . .  January 19, 2024
Registration Deadline . . . . . . . . . .  February 9, 2024
(No meal tickets will be available after this deadline)

EARLY BIRD PRICING

Full Delegate . . . . . Member - $395   Non-Member - $445
Tuesday Only . . . . . Member - $130   Non-Member - $180
Wednesday or Thursday Only . . . Member-$155  Non-Member-$205
Retiree Pass . . . . . . .Member - $155   Non-Member - $205

 

 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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DEVIN HENDERSON

 

Devin Henderson is a multi-talented powerhouse: an experienced presenter and seasoned performer, having logged thousands of performances as an award-winning comedian and magician and an in-demandkeynote speaker. His unique combination of skills and storytelling and his hilarious and engaging interaction are what make him an audience favorite. His clients have included Pepsi, Hallmark, Cerner and hundreds more. His performances have been called, "unreal," "unexpected," and "unforgettable" and he delivers the ultimate keynote experience to inspire resilience.

EXHIBITORS

This is your chance to showcase your business to nearly 400 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.

Show Date and Time: Wednesday, March 6 from 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Set-Up: Tuesday between 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm OR Wednesday between 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tear Down:  Wednesday from 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The MPRA Exhibit Hall is SOLD OUT! Please email sarah@mopark.org to be added to a waitlist. 

IMPORTANT DATES

Exhibitor Registration Opens (Members Only) . .. November 1, 2023
Exhibitor Registration Opens For All . . . . . . . . . . . .November 15, 2023
Early Bird Rates End  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .January 19, 2024

EARLY BIRD PRICING

Single Booth . . . .Member - $550     Non-Member - $650
Double Booth. . . Member - $1075   Non-Member - $1275
Triple Booth . . . . Member - $1600   Non-Member - $1900

A Single booth space is 10'x10' and includes:

  • Pipe and drape, 6’ skirted table, 2 chairs, waste can, and signage.
  • 2 exhibitor name badges per single booth (additional badges are $35 each)
  • Year-long listing in the online Exhibitor Guide available to MPRA Members.
  • A business listing in the spring edition of Missouri Parks & Recreation magazine, distributed electronically and in print to over 2,500 members of MPRA.
  • Access to a list of delegates/attendees' contact information after the event.

STUDENT & ROOM HOSTS

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.

Important Dates

Student Registration Opens  . . . . . November 1, 2023
Early Bird Rates End . . . . . . . . . . .  January 19, 2024
Registration Deadline . . . . . . . . . .  February 9, 2024
(No meal tickets will be available after this deadline)

HOTEL INFORMATION

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Charles
Two Convention Center Plaza, St Charles, Missouri 63303
1-800-774-1500

Room Rate . . . . . . . . . . . . . $170.00++
Group Code . . . . . . . . . . . . . MPR
VERY FEW ROOMS ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE EMBASSY!

Additional Hotel rooms can be found at:
Tru by Hilton St. Charles
333 Camelback Road, St. Charles, MO 63033
1-636-669-2500

Room Rate............................$142.00++
Group Code..........................Missouri Park Rec
Room Block Deadline (while supplies last) . . . .February 5, 2024

AWARDS & CITATIONS

Important Dates

Awards and Hall of Fame Nominations Open . . . . . September 1, 2023
Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . December 1, 2023
Award Nomination Deadline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  December 1, 2023