Virginia Recreation & Park Society 's Annual Conference provides access to a field of leaders and financial decision makers throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.  
2016 VRPS Annual Conference
Exhibit Hall
November 6-7, 2016
Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center

Well-Attended, Well-Received, and Well-Reviewed
Your exhibit booth and/or sponsorship at 2016 VRPS Annual Conference is an easy and affordable way to promote your product, program, or services to a targeted professional audience while also supporting the continued development of the field of Parks and Recreation. If the VRPS vision, mission and values are in alignment with yours, we encourage you to contact us to explore the possibilities of becoming a conference sponsor or exhibitor.
About VRPS
* Founded in 1953, a 501(c)(6) organization
* Consists of over 1,200 members representing over 125 parks and recreation departments across the Commonwealth of Virginia
* Plays a leading role in state parks and recreation organizations in the nation
* Exists to unite all professionals, students and businesses engaged in the field of parks, recreation and leisure services
* Provides educational and networking opportunities for our members
* Maintains a legislative presence on the local, state and national level to insure representation of parks, open space, and recreation services
About the 2016 Exhibit Hall

* Highly Targeted Marketing - 600+ attendees from the field of parks and recreation
* Brand Awareness and Recognition - opportunities through unique advertisement and onsite presence
* Cultivate Your Network - connect and reconnect with new and current customers and expand your business partnerships
* Product Promotion - exclusive access to member and delegate list and a chance to promote new equipment or services
* Community Involvement - participation supports the sustainability and growth of the parks and recreation profession and the professionals who serve the citizens of the Commonwealth of Virginia and recreation services

Exhibit Hall Hours
Sunday, November 6, 2016, 4:30pm-6:00pm; Setup: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Monday, November 7, 2016, 9:30am-12:30pm; Tear down: 12:30pm-2:30pm

Have your single sheet flier in the hand of every delegate by inserting it in the 2016 Conference Registration Packet.

Have your brochure/single sheet flyer on an unmanned tabletop exhibit at the 2016 Conference.

Reinforce your presence at the Conference by placing an ad in the VRPS Conference App.
VRPS Commercial Membership

Companies other than non-profit organizations involved in the delivery of leisure services, equipment, supplies or similar associated activities for parks and recreation qualify for VRPS Commercial Membership. Each Commercial Member will receive:

* Access to online Membership Directory, to include corporate logo, website URL, and Social links in Commercial Member listing
* VRPS member agency department mailing list upon request
* Copies of Virginia Parks & Recreation Magazine and VRPS President's Newsletter (3 per year of each publication)
* 10% discount for advertising
* Membership certificate, free job bank and classifieds postings
* Full use of Members Only sections of

New for 2016, Commercial Membership also includes:

* Two individual Commercial Representative memberships for a total of 2 individuals representing the commercial organization
* Listing on VRPS "Preferred Vendors" webpage, to include hotlink to website
* Listing in Virginia Parks & Recreation magazine and VRPS Presidents Newsletter on full page representing preferred vendors - (6 publications/year - distributed electronically to entire VRPS membership)
About Hotel Roanoke

Located in beautiful Roanoke, Virginia, the historic Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, a DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, is situated alongside downtown Roanoke in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains, just minutes from the Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport.

Built in 1882, the fully-restored Tudor-style Hotel Roanoke is proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places. As a member of IACC (International Association of Conference Centers), Hotel Roanoke is pleased to offer world-class lodging facilities, including newly renovated guest rooms and 63,000 square feet of stateof-the-art conference space. The hotel's business facilities include 35 meeting rooms, a fixed-seat lecture hall, two boardrooms, conference center lounge and an elegant hotel ballroom which can accommodate up to 1,400 guests.

Contact Us
Maureen Wilson, Roanoke County Parks, Recreation, & Tourism, (540) 777-6342
VRPS Central Office, 804-730-9447