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f this year's NRPA Congress in
Charlotte, North Carolina, could
be summed up in one word, it
would probably be " energy. " When
you gather approximately 7,000 professionals who have dedicated their
lives to the cause of parks and recreation, you're going to find a lot of
excitement and enthusiasm for this
field, and that energy was palpable in
Charlotte. From the uplifting Opening General Session to the enter-

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taining Vegas-inspired
Closing Party, attendees stayed
busy during their week in Charlotte
and brought home a lot of great ideas
from their trip.
Although the conference officially
kicked off on Tuesday, October 14,
hundreds of attendees came early for
Off-Site Institutes and Pre-Congress
Workshops, such as the tour of the
U.S. National Whitewater Center and
the popular Agency Accreditation and
CAPRA Visitor Training Workshop
on Monday. Tuesday started bright
and early with the Opening General
Session featuring NRPA leadership

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as well as social
equity activists Dr. Maya
Rockeymoore and Robert GarcĂ­a (see
page 40 for more). Attendees then
flooded the show floor to meet with
hundreds of exhibitors sharing their
latest innovations from the industry
(highlights on page 42), and the afternoon continued with dozens of education sessions providing insights and information to keep park and recreation
professionals current and relevant in
their work (more details on page 41).
Tuesday afternoon wrapped up with
a popular Tailgate Party on the show
floor, new for this year's conference,
which featured plenty of great Carolina food, fun music sponsored by Neptune Radio, drinks served in red Solo



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