2021 Annual Conference - October 24-26

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Conference Education Sessions are provided by leading professionals of James Madison University, including the Hart School of Hospitality, Sport and Recreation Management and University Recreation, along with other related industry leaders.

Learn innovative practices and gain helpful tools to enhance your organization by attending engaging sessions led by experts in recreation, park and facility maintenance, athletics, youth services, marketing, and more.


Conference Overflow Hotel Information

Hampton Inn Harrisonburg - University

85 University Blvd, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Booking Link

Exhibitors and Sponsors


The 2021 VRPS Annual Awards application, recognizing excellence in 2020, will be open 3/9/2021 - 7/31/2021.

  • $35/submission 3/9/2021 - 6/30/2021
  • $45/submission 7/1/2021 - 7/31/2021

LOGIN as a VRPS member and learn more here!

2021 VRPS Conference Committees


Delegate Registration Flyer

Delegate Registration Here

Scholarship Application CLOSED

Hotel reservation information is included in registration confirmation emails.

$134 VRPS rate good until 5 pm, Monday, October 4th, 2021 or until block is filled.


Education Session Proposal Information

NEW:  Session Proposals can be saved and completed later - there will be a link at the bottom of the submission form page.  HOWEVER:

  1. Speakers must save the link they are provided to use to resume their submission at a later date.  VRPS will not have this link!
  2. The link is good for thirty days.
  3. Attached files will not be saved within the form until it is submitted.

Submit your Education Session Proposal HERE

Conference Locations

The VRPS Annual Conference has been held across Virginia since 1955.  View a complete list of all venues and years by clicking on the graphic of Virginia.

2021 NRPA Conference - Virginia Room Block

Going to the NRPA 2021 Conference? September 21 - 23, 2021

Virginia Hotel Block information HERE