The New York State Recreation and Park Society would like to thank all show registrants who have waited patiently these past couple of months for this final conference cancellation notification. The following information was provided to all via email on April 21st, 2020. We appreciate all who waited for final word from the NYSRPS Executive Board.
Although the conference was canceled due to COVID-19, there has been great enthusiasm for the show and the willingness to still support NYSRPS. It has been a wonderful surprise to see so many registrants that have reached out to NYSRPS asking how they might still be able to assist NY's park professionals.Take a moment to see the variety of ways you might apply your show payment, in lieu of a full refund. All credits and donations will surely help NYSRPS continue its mission to serve all leisure service professionals.
This year's 80th Anniversary Conference and Expo was poised to be one of the most successful shows in recent times, including financially. We understand many of our park departments, commercial partners and sponsors were in the same position looking forward to a terrific year. With uncertainty we completely understand your need for a refund and wish you all the best in coping with the months ahead.
Consider what fits best with your needs. All RSVPs for refunds, credits, and / or donations are asked for by May 22nd, 2020. Any non-respondents will be automatically given a credit after that date.
We hope you all take the remainder of this time in quarantine to be with your immediate family and enjoy the warmer days coming. While we do not know the exact date, we do know parks have been serving many and will be sought out in a much bigger way once the sign flips to "OPEN!".
Stay well and thank you again, for your incredible patience as we developed incredible options so you may still benefit from all the hard work poured into "Vision 2020'. -NYSRPS