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Conference General Info & FAQ’s

General Information & FAQ's

This is my first time attending MRPA, is there anything specific I should know?

Welcome! We are so excited you will be joining us this year! We plan on having a “First Timers Meet and Greet” where you will get lots of great information and can meet other first-time attendees. The best advice is to get involved, get to know others in the various sessions, go to the socials, and be sure to attend your particular branch meeting.

 

When does the Early Bird Discount expire?

Early Bird rates for conference registration are in effect until February 2, 2024. Regular rate prices starting February 3 are located here.

 

Hotel room availability

Use the link don't call… once this is full we have a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn across Rt 50 on hold

 

What meals are included with registration?

  • Tuesday  - Appetizers in the Exhibit Hall and Equipment Village
  • Wednesday - Breakfast and Lunch
  • Thursday - Brunch and Banquet Dinner

 

Are there specific tracks this year?

  1. Maintenance and Capital Operations
  2. Nature and Conservation Efforts
  3. Programming and Services
  4. Career Development
  5. Administrative Services

 

When will the educational session list come out?

The education committee will be making their selection for sessions in December.  They will post their selections/schedule in early 2024 (Jan or Feb).  Stay tuned!

 

Is there a golf tournament this year?

Yes, the golf tournament is back this year and on-site!  To learn more, click here

 

Is there a miniature golf tournament this year?

Yes!  To see all the events going on during the conference, click here.

 

Is there a silent auction this year?

Yes!  More information to come.  Get your agency baskets together now!

 

What's a sneaker ball?

It's a formal black tie event with a bit of a twist – SNEAKERS instead of traditional footwear.  However, feel free to wear what you want and feel comfortable in.

 

Anything else new this year?

  • 1st ever Outdoor Equipment Village
  • Mentorship Opportunities:  Newcomers can pair with an "Old Bae" conference attendee.
  • S'mores and paint Night!
  • Outdoor Movie Night!
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