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Mon, Nov 01 - Wed, Nov 03 2021

71st Annual APRA Conference & Expo,

We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, Fort McDowell, Arizona, United States We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort, Fort McDowell, Arizona, United States
8 Sponsors Confirmed
Musco Lighting
Haydon Building Corp
USA Shade
Kimley Horn
Shade 'n Net
Play it Safe Playgrounds
Hunter Contracting
Dave Bang

  • About the event

    The annual Arizona Parks and Recreation Association Conference and Exposition is Arizona's premier B2C event for professionals in the industry. 

    For 71 years APRA has welcomed thousands of conference attendees in the areas of Aquatics, Adaptive Recreation, Community and Culture, Executive Leadership, Emerging Leaders, Fitness and Wellness, Innovative Solutions, Maintenance, Marketing and Communications, Natural Resources, Parks and Open Spaces, Recreation Programming, Seniors and Active Adult Programming, Special Events, Sports (youth and adult), Sustainability, Therapeutic Recreation, and Volunteer Management, to experience three days of innovation and education.

    The annual conference, powered by loyal industry partners and sponsors in the well-traveled and much revered Exhibit Hall, by prominent local and national speakers, who facilitate meaningful discussions and provide on-trend programming and research in half-day workshops and individual education sessions; and by a strong corps of volunteers dedicated to all who work tirelessly to improve the quality of life in communities across Arizona.

    Arizona Parks and Recreation Association is a Non-Profit 501 c6 dedicated to providing professional growth, advocacy, and resources for those who work in the field.

    Why should you sponsor?

    We invite you to join us through sponsorship to network with industry leaders and agency decision-makers, to maximize your visibility, message and reach in the Arizona parks and recreation industry.


    Krista VanderMolen

    Serendipity is my reality! Three short years ago the position I held as Parks and Recreation Director, for a small rural town in Arizona was split in two as a necessary cost-saving measure; shortly thereafter, my position with it. I was simultaneously volunteering my expertise in event planning for the annual Arizona Parks and Recreation Association Conference and Expo, which gave way to a job offer three days later, as a part-time coordinator for the Association. Since one of my core beliefs is "opportunity though loss" I took the 45k pay-cut knowing it would lead to something more meaningful. 

    Two years ago, I became the Deputy Director for the Association, which has provided not only the meaning, it has given way to a full-circle opportunity to practice another core belief to, "educate and empower". I am able to pour two decades of experience as a secondary educator and administrator into the expansion and diversification of support and access to industry education through best-practice programs and resources taught by engaging, result-driven facilitators. 

    During the 2020 pandemic shut-down and subsequent industry job losses, we still felt we had to continue supporting the educational needs of our members. As a result, we converted a majority of our paid programming to no cost and for the first time, permitted access to anyone, member or not. Engagement hit an all-time high and for the first time, we saw authentic camaraderie happen in a virtual realm. 

    Your support through sponsorship for the 2021 APRA Conference and Expo will greatly help us to continue supporting the professional growth of the essential, front-line workers devoted to improving the quality of life in communities across Arizona. 

     

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  • 501-1000 attendees expected


    42% Male Attendees


    58% Female Attendees

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Select a Package

3 available packages from US$5000 to US$10000

US$7000
Daily "Refuel" Luncheon

Your company logo on signage at Luncheon Entry (1 sponsor per day ) Opportunity to place branded “swag” at luncheon tables or distribute at luncheon entry Acknowledgment via (1) Luncheon push notification in Conference Mobile App Your company logo on Conference Website Your company logo on communal sponsorship signage located in common areas Recognition in Conference Edition of APRA Magazine mailed to membership Recognition in Digital Conference Edition of APRA Magazine via newsletter to 3k+ contacts (1) One Premium booth location in Exhibit Hall at Conference (2) Two Full Conference Passes* (1) One-Year APRA Industry Partner Membership

1 available

US$5000
Daily "Rise & Grind" Coffee Bar

Recognition signage with company logo at Coffee Bars (1 sponsor per day ) Opportunity to place braded grab-and-go style style "swag" at each Coffee Bar Acknowledgment via (1) Coffee push notification in Conference Mobile App Your company logo on Conference Website Your company logo on communal sponsorship signage located in common areas Recognition in Conference Edition of APRA Magazine mailed to membership Recognition in Digital Conference Edition of APRA Magazine via newsletter to 3k+ contacts (1) One Premium booth location in Exhibit Hall at Conference (2) Two Full Conference Passes* (1) One-Year APRA Industry Partner Membership

2 available

US$10000
Maintenance Day Title Sponsor

Your company logo on signage at Maintenance Day Entry Opportunity to provide and place branded “swag” at Entry (variations available) Opportunity for company staff visiblity at entry (details upon discussion) Opportunity to provide 30 second Welcome to attendees of Maintenance Day (2) Two custom push notifications in Conference Mobile App (promotion of your choice) Your company logo on APRA Conference Website Your company logo on communal sponsorship signage in main conference common areas Recognition in Conference Edition of APRA Magazine mailed to membership Recognition in Digital Conference Edition of APRA Magazine via newsletter to 3k+ contacts First right of refusal to purchase ad space in conference specific email blasts to membership Access to conference attendee roster two-weeks in advance (1) One Premium booth location in Exhibit Hall at Conference (2) Two Full Conference Passes One-Year APRA Industry Partner Membership

1 available

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