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2018 NDRPA State Conference

September 11 - September 13

Attend the NDRPA State Conference Sept. 11-13, hosted by Dickinson Parks and Recreation. Download the complete schedule.

Registration – Deadline Aug. 28

Park Board Scholarships – Deadline Aug. 24

NDRPA is offering five full registration scholarships for the conference for park board commissioners or staff from park districts that do not have any full-time, year-round staff. To request a scholarship, contact Sam or Shannon at the NDRPA office at 701-355-4458 or send an email. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Silent Auction Items Requested

Each park district is encouraged to bring at least one silent auction item valued at $50 or more to raise funds for NDRPA’s scholarships.

Accommodations – Deadline Aug. 13

  • Ramada Grand Dakota Hotel in Dickinson
  • Room block name: NDRPA Conference
  • Call for reservations: 701-483-5600

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities – Deadline Aug. 1

Booth space is limited to 26 spaces; they will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Download the conference sponsor benefits form.
Download the exhibitor/sponsor registration form.

Available Sponsorships

  • Thursday Lunch ($750)
  • Thursday Breakfast ($500)

Keynote Speakers

Jayni Rasmussen manages the advocacy efforts for the National Recreation and Park Association, where she started and continues to coordinate NRPA’s award-winning grassroots advocacy program, the Park Champion initiative. Prior to joining NRPA in 2014, Jayni worked on policy and stakeholder relations on the Smart Ocean Planning team at Ocean Conservancy. A proud Cleveland, Ohio, native and graduate of Kent State University, she holds a B.A. in Political Science. Jayni lives in Washington, D.C., and can often be found in her local park with her partner, Marshall, and her dog, Lola.

Brian Miller is a facilitator and life coach with 35 years of building high trust cultures through leadership development. Brian creates an environment that thrives on unity, profitable results and motivating people with a foundation of understanding new perspectives. He is an international speaker, dedicated to helping humanity identify personal belief systems and sharpen talents through experiential learning. Brian inspires people while sharing visionary solutions to everyday problems, based on human behavior, communication and leadership styles. Brian is the inventor of 52 products, sailed for 8 years and has two degrees in Philosophy and English. He lives with his wife Karen in Oregon, facilitating classes with his company, IAM Seminars – delivering a passionate message with truth, compassion and fun!


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