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PerfectMIND, tailgate games,
lots of beach balls to toss around and
a meet-and-greet with NASCAR legend Bobby Labonte. Finally, attendees moved into the NASCAR Hall
of Fame for the Opening Party sponsored by GameTime, which featured
more food and drinks as well as ample
networking opportunities with fellow
park and recreation professionals.
Wednesday also offered tons of
education sessions and show floor
time throughout the day, and the two
formerly separate parts of the conference united this year with the popular Glass Room Sessions, Learning Labs and Learning Playground
(learn more on page 41). Throughout
the conference, attendees navigated
the different offerings using the 2014
NRPA Congress smartphone app
as well as the new Pocket
	

Guide, both
of which were developed to improve the green nature of
the conference and enjoyed high approval ratings by surveyed members.
After a full day of learning about new
ideas and products, attendees could
choose between celebrating their colleagues' achievements at the Best of
the Best Ceremony (page 44), cheering on their favorite college team
at the Park and Recreation Student
Quiz Bowl (page 45) or relaxing for
a double feature at the conference's
Movie Night sponsored by Swank
Motion Pictures.
Many attendees started Thursday
morning at the energizing 5K Fun
Run/Walk at Little Sugar Creek
Greenway, and the day continued
with the last 100 education sessions
of the conference. That morning,
several busloads of conference goers
also took a trip to the dedication
ceremony

at Lincoln Heights
Neighborhood Park, site of
the 2014 NRPA Parks Build Community initiative (learn more on page
43). After a final full day of inspiration and education, the conference
wrapped up with a Vegas-themed
Closing Reception, designed to get
everyone excited for next year's
50th-anniversary conference in the
Entertainment Capital of the World.
After a very full week, attendees
went home tired but brimming with
new ideas and connections made
with others in the field. NRPA looks
forward to welcoming all of its members and partners back next year for
its golden anniversary. If you felt the
energy at this year's conference, just
wait for 2015!
- Danielle Taylor, Executive Editor
of Parks & Recreation Magazine

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