Although originally planned October 3rd – 5th, the annual conference is being rescheduled to Spring 2022, April 3 – 6th.
The MTRPA Board held an Emergency Board meeting Friday 9/3/21 at 2pm via Zoom to discuss either continuing with a hybrid virtual/in-person conference, go completely virtual, or reschedule to next spring. While many other state and national conferences are being canceled, rescheduled, or limited, the MTRPA Board voted unanimously to reschedule the conference to next spring.
The MTRPA still plans to have an executive board meeting and business meeting scheduled October 3rd. Along with that, we are working to plan some fun virtual fall activities for members like virtual round tables, virtual coffee with a student, and more.
First, become a member today to get $30 off conference registration!
Commercial members receive $20 off exhibitor booths!
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The Holiday Inn Great Falls Convention Center has special pricing available at $109/night for MTRPA conference attendees and exhibitors. Call the Holiday Inn directly 406-727-7200 to make lodging arrangements; the code to call in is MTR.
The conference committee is working hard on session framework to address current topics and opportunities. We are seeking thought provoking speakers with professional, cutting edge, interactive education sessions, and presentations that can provide information and proven methods to successfully manage and maintain parks, trails, recreation programs, and any insight on the tracks listed below. Our theme this year is “Reconnection through Recreation – Purpose and Resilience in Parks and Recreation.”
Program tracks include:
1. Trails Maintenance/Management/SCORP
2. Recreation/Aquatics Programming/Facilities/Management/Special Events
3. Parks and Urban Forestry: Resource Maintenance & Management
We are accepting proposals for presentations now through February 1st. Please Download and fill out the 2022 Call for Presenters form.
The Montana Trail Recreation and Park Association (MTRPA) is a non-proﬁt, public interest professional organization representing professionals involved in providing recreation opportunities, natural resource management and leisure facilities to all Montanans as well as the countless tourists who visit our State each year. Exhibiting at MTRPA highlights your business or brand name to hundreds of receptive attendees for a very reasonable price. Businesses may also sponsor a social event or educational session independently or in combination with other business sponsors.
Exhibitors Booth registration includes one booth and full access for ONE person to access all social events and sessions during the conference. Any extra exhibitor attendees will need an Exhibitor Attendee Pass to cover costs associated with the conference and to gain access to sessions/events.
NOTE: MTRPA reserves the right to limit exhibit hall registrations to those providing products and services consistent with MTRPA’s mission and values. Assignments are generally made on a first-come, first-serve basis. MTRPA reserves the right to make final booth assignments.
Please fill out our 2022 MTRPA Trade Show Exhibit Booth Contract and also pay your exhibitor registration fee on-line or send a check to the address on the contract.
Businesses may also sponsor a social event or educational session independently or in combination with other business sponsors. Social Event Sponsor includes recognition by announcement, and appreciation poster. Educational Session Sponsor includes your sign outside classroom and recognition at beginning and end of education session. Learn more here.
Looking to bring visibility to a particular product or service? Donate to the silent auction! The 2022 State Conference is hosted by Great Falls Park and Recreation, a central location for parks and recreation professionals to gather. To donate, email Steve Herrig firstname.lastname@example.org
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Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation is excited to host the MTRPA annual conference April 19th – 22nd at Butte Coper King Inn and Convention Center. The conference committee have been hard at work to provide members, students, retirees and associates a first-class conference that will provide valuable educational sessions, exciting events, off-site tours of some of Butte Historic areas, watering holes, and tours of Butte’s unique park, trail & open space facilities.
Join us for a roaring time this spring! You won’t want to miss one day of this conference celebrating Earth Day, Arbor Day, Roaring 20s history, and the Roaring 2020s!
Full conference registration 4/19 – 4/22 includes access to all sessions, keynote speakers, off-site tours (Tuesday), exhibitor hall, conference t-shirt, and the following:
NOTE: Dinner not provided Sunday and Monday nights.
Copper King Hotel is blocking out 100 rooms at a conference rate price of $99.00/night for each of the three nights of the conference April 19, 20, & 21. Please contact Copper King Hotel & Convention Center to book your stay BEFORE APRIL 1st. https://copperkinghotel.com
As we move into the 2020s let’s take a look back at the Roaring 1920s and celebrate our park history. If you have a park or other facility that was developed in and around the 1920s and have some pictures we would love to share the information at the conference. Please send high resolution pictures or memorabilia you’d like to display. Mail to JP Gallagher at the Butte-Silver Bow Parks Department at 1340 Harrison Avenue or email photos to Jocelyn Dodge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MTRPA Conference held in Helena, MT, had a great productions of presenters and speakers and we want to say thank you. Below is a list of the powerpoints presented at the conference for you to visit.
The Montana Trails, Recreation & Park Association Annual Conference was be held October 15-17, at the Best Western Great Northern Hotel in Helena, MT. The conference theme was “Charged & Engaged- Maintaining Relevance Across Montana” highlighting strategies and methods for developing quality parks, trails, healthy built communities and programs while also providing insight and strategies on long term maintenance of these amenities.
Recap of Annual 2014 Conference
Recap of Annual 2013 Conference
Highlights of the Conference
MTRPA BUSINESS MEETING
MTRPA OFFICERS BEING SWORN IN
MTRPA STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS
(L-R) Garrett Koepke, Katherine Bascom, Adam Woods, Doug Haberman, Past President MTRPA
(Nora Gartner, not present)
THE MONTANA DELEGATION ON THE BOAT CRUISE
LEAVING THE DOCK ON THE BOAT TRIP