New York State
Recreation & Park Society

NYSRPS has several opportunities for speakers to present on a variety of topics for park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals. The following educational events are open for abstract submissions. Please note that sessions considered must be qualified for Continuing Education Credits (CEUs).

Park and Recreation Certifications (CPRP /CPRE)

Educational Needs of Learner and 3 Distinct Learning Objectives

Therapeutic Recreation Certiciation (CTRS)

Session title relative to content and NCTRC Job Analysis, NCTRC Job Analysis Area, Session Outline (in minutes), and measurable Learning Outcomes related to NCTRC Job Analysis.

Presentation Opportunities

    • 09/19/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 11/19/2019
    • 1:00 PM
    • 445 Broad Hollow Rd. Melville, NY 11747

    Contact: Michele Payne

    (631) 580-5100

    Number of Participants: 40

    • 09/30/2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 06/01/2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Online Registration of Abstract

    Thank you for your interest in presenting! Please complete the following registration form fully and be sure to send all resumes to the Program Chair for each person presenting (including co-presenters).

    We appreciate your willingness to contribute to the program!


    • 11/05/2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 11/06/2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • Embassy Suites, Saratoga Springs

    Contact: Kathy Gormley

    (518) 867-8383

    Number of Participants: 75

    • 11/12/2019
    • 8:30 AM - 4:15 PM
    • Doubletree Tarrytown, NY


    The 25th Anniversary Downstate Conference is pleased to offer presentation opportunities! Speakers are sought for a variety of tracks for our park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals.

    • 04/26/2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • 04/28/2020
    • 2:00 PM
    • Westchester Marriott



    NYSRPS is pleased to offer presentation opportunities for the next Annual Conference & Expo planned for April 26-28, 2020 in Westchester, NY. Presenters are sought for a variety of tracks for our park, recreation and therapeutic recreation professionals.

    Do you have expertise in a particular area of interest and would like to share your knowledge and experience with your fellow recreation professionals? Are you gifted with the talent to present new information in a lively and engaging way? Please consider submitting an abstract today to be considered for one of the limited session slots on the conference program.

    All presenters, including co-presenters, must submit a resume that substantiates expertise in the topic being presented. Applications without a resume, or application unsubstantiated, will not be considered.

    The NYSRPS Annual Conference & Expo is built upon the foundation of an excellent quality program. We thank all who are willing to contribute their time, at their own expense, to give back to the leisure services profession. Please note, all presentation opportunities are pro bono, with the exception of the Keynote Address. We appreciate your incredible generosity and look forward to considering your application for a presentation.

    DEADLINE to submit December 1st, 2019

    Contact Program Chair, Kim O'Brien for additional information and questions.

New York State Recreation & Park Society  501 C3 Not-for-Profit Organization

19 Roosevelt Drive, Suite 200 Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

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