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Wednesday, September 18, 2024

North Laurel Community Center
9411 Whiskey Bottom Road
Laurel, MD 20723



MRPA’s 2SLGBTQIA+ Summit is a one day event designed for recreation and parks administrators, human resource staff and programmers who seek to understand the unique considerations and barriers to both employment and program participation in the 2SLGBTQIA+ population.

Attendees will follow two separate tracks; 101 Track for basic knowledge and beginning steps and 201 for those who already have begun this inclusion effort.

Front-facing staff will learn how to provide respectful, culturally competent programs by developing skills to establish rapport, recognize barriers, offer solutions and educate the general public. There will be multiple focal points on topics such as internal and external policies and how to have an inclusive department.

Attendee Registration Information

Important notice!  You must (1) log in to your MRPA online account and (2) search for your name to receive the early bird member discount.  If you have questions about your account or have issues logging in, send an email to  (See Screenshot below)

registration info 06.20.24

Keynote Speaker

Specific tracks are available for a 101 Level and a 201 Level.

101 Level                

201 Level


Important Information:

  • Refunds are not available for this event.
  • $75 Early Bird Discount (by 07/30/24) / $95 After Early Bird Discount (08/01/24 and beyond)
  • Cost Includes continental breakfast, lunch, sessions, and networking with vendors and other professionals.


  • TBD



Interested in being a vendor?

Being a vendor allows you to directly speak with recreation and parks professionals from all over the state of Maryland.

The vendor fee is $250.  Vendors will receive the following:

  • 1 table and 2 chairs
  • Logo/Business Description/Business Webpage will be added to event page
  • Lunch for the two attendees

Interested in being a sponsor?

Being a sponsor give you the opportunity to support the Maryland Recreation and Parks Association, as well as the 2SLGBTQIA+ community.  You can check out the sponsorship opportunities, by clicking on the image below.

Click on the above PDF to learn more.

We Appreciate Our Exhibitors!

Thank you to our sponors!

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