The Joint Conference Committee is no longer accepting proposals for the 2024 IAPD/IPRA Soaring to New Heights Conference! We will be looking for conference workshops and sessions that unveil the best ideas, informed by research, theory or practice, for parks, recreation, special recreation, forest preserves and conservation for the 2025 conference and dates and submission links will be updated at the close of the 2024 conference.
The conference format includes 2-hour conference workshops, 60-minute sessions, and 30-minute speed sessions. Topics to be considered should fall into one of the 12 disciplinary tracks listed below.
- Facility Management
- Finance/Information Technology
- Forest Preserves/Conservation
- Human Resource/Risk Management
- Parks/Natural Resource Management
- Therapeutic Recreation
Looking for ideas? Check out the list of ’24 Topic Suggestions from this year’s conference attendees. If you have an idea that’s not on the list and you don’t want to submit a proposal, you are encouraged to complete a Session Suggestion Form for us to share with the IAPD/IPRA Conference Program Committees!