Colorado Parks and Recreation Association

2012 CPRA Annual Conference

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - Friday, October 05, 2012

Ready, RE-SET, Go!

It's time to get your engines running! Press that Re-set button and let's get going full speed ahead.

It's time to get yourself Ready for outstanding professional development and networking!
It's time to press your RE-SET button and kiss all the old gunk goodbye!
It's time to Go forward and create a brave new future for Parks & Recreation professionals! 
Join us in Keystone, CO! 

Registration Closes Wednesday, September 26!

Keynote Speakers:

Nancy Noonan will be presenting The Art of Mastery: Transforming to Excellence in Challenging Times on Wednesday, October 3 at 9am.  Nancy is an International Speaker, Trainer, Coach and  Co-Author of "Stepping Stones to Success".  She has re-ignited and inspired groups of people to move from mediocrity to mastery. To learn more about Nancy go to

Cory Ciocchetti will be presenting Inspire Integrity on Thursday, October 4 at 9am.  Cory is an Associate Professor of Business Ethics & Legal Studies at University of Denver and the author of "Real Rabbits: Chasing an Authentic Life".  He is passionate about "authentic success" – in other words, a life filled with genuine contentment, strong personal relationships and a solid character.  To learn more about Corey go to

Amy Purdy will be presenting Live Beyond Limits on Friday, October 5 at 10:15am.  Amy is a professional Snow Boarder, Paralympian, Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Adaptive Action Sports in Summit County.  She has inspired many people to persevere, take implausible challenges and rise above them.  To learn more about Amy to 

Our 2012 CPRA Annual Conference Education Sessions descriptions, schedules and speakers are available!   There are up to 1.0 ceu's to be earned.  All sessions have been approved for ceu's, excluding "create your own conference" discussions.

  • Click on the Full Schedule link for all events and education sessions. 

  • Click on the Speakers link for all our speakers and their bios.

  • Click HERE for a printable, Full Conference Brochure 


Lodging Information:

Click here for lodging information in Keystone. 

Schedule at a Glance:

Click here for Schedule at a Glance.

Section Meetings:  Time has been allotted for section meetings on Thursday, October 4th during the "Lunch on your own" from Noon- 1:30pm.  Meet in the Conference Center Lobby to find your section-mates!

Special Event Highlights!

Wednesday, October 3, 3:00 - 8:00pm

It's our exhibit hall re-energized!  Vendors will be set up on Wednesday only, from 3:00 - 8:00pm so don't miss out!  Set up in a 'street fair' atmosphere, the schmoozapalooza will offer you 5 concentrated hours of networking, food, beverages, games, and prizes.  Stop in to see your favorite vendors and plan to meet many new friends as well! 

CPRA Foundation Auction
Wednesday, October 3 during "Schmoozapalooza"
We need your help to support scholarships for parks and recreation professionals. Yes, this means YOU! Please get your colleagues together and assemble a basket from your organization. Pick a theme and make it FUN. Live/Silent Auction Baskets needed! Click here for info.

'Steep & Deep', Warren Miller Movie Fest
Wednesday, October 3, 8:00pm til ??

Join us for a Warren Miller Movie Fest featuring "Steep & Deep"  following the "Schmoozapalooza".  We will be giving away door prizes (think lift tickets, DVD's, T-shirts), networking and laughing at the ski attire from this fabulous '80s movie.  It's a casual, relaxed and fun way to end an exciting day. For more information on Warren Miller Films - Click here!

CPRA Awards Banquet
Thursday, October 4, 6:30 - 9:00pm

We are a vibrant group of professionals, it's time to CELEBRATE our outstanding award winners!  Let's Re-Set our image and show our stuff by dressing to the 9's for the Banquet. (Yes, this means dress shoes, ties, dresses, long pants, but pantyhose are optional.)

Create Your Own Conference Sessions
Friday, October 5, 9:00 - 10:15am
On Wednesday and Thursday we will be asking YOU what topics you want to converse about.  There will be a tally board next to registration. Make sure you share a topic and/or vote for one you are interested in.  We will pick the top 6-8 topics for round table discussions that are moderated on Friday morning.


Note:  Registration and attendance at, or participation in, CPRA meetings and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to CPRA's use and distribution of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.


CPRA Office

Mailing Address:

POB 1037
Wheat Ridge, CO  80034
Fax:  303.237.9750

Physical Address:

Richards Hart Estate
5349 W 27th Ave
Wheat Ridge, CO  80214
*All deliveries must be made to the north door at 28th & Benton St


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