Nevada Recreation & Park Society

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 2021 Annual Conference Information:

The annual NRPS Conference & Exhibit Hall will be held in downtown Las Vegas at Meet Las Vegas.  Conference will kick-off on Monday, October 18, 2021 with our opening social.  General session occurs Tuesday, October 19, 2021-Wednesday, October 20, 2021 and we will close out the week on Thursday, October 21, 2021 with our 4th Annual LEADership Institute. We have a lot of exciting things in store this year; including, top-notch education programs, a world-renowned keynote speaker, alliance building events and plenty of opportunities to explore the exhibitor space. 

2021 Conference Registration: CLICK HERE

2021 Preliminary Conference Schedule: COMING SOON

*Conference schedule is subject to change

2021 Preliminary Conference Brochure: COMING SOON

*Conference brochure is subject to change



Exciting information is on its way--check back soon! 


If you are a young professional  looking to get more involved with NRPS and/or conference, please email:



  2021 Keynote Speaker




 Neelay Bhatt


Twitter: @neelaybhattt

Neelay’s career on five continents includes Disney, The Super Bowl, The Olympics, besides several years of consulting, public speaking and training. TEDx, the global platform for ideas, describes him as a business and communications visionary, and his service on the National Recreation and Park Association’s Board of Directors served to ensure that ‘no child is left indoors’.

He serves as the Vice President of the Immigrant Welcome Center and aspires to make Indy the most welcoming city in America. Most recently, he was chosen by the Indianapolis Business Journal as Indy’s Forty under 40 business leaders impacting the community.

He is an alumnus of the Harvard Kennedy School and #1 ranked Sports Management Program at Ohio University and his keynotes and talks on magical customer service, trends, empathetic leadership and the art of storytelling have benefited executives, professionals, startups and students from North America to China and from Europe to New Zealand.

He champions “Ideas Worth Spreading” as the curator and organizer for TEDxIndianapolis, TEDxIndianapolisWomen and TEDxCollegePark (MD) besides leading a TED Global workshop in Canada, presented multiple TEDx talks and coaching TEDx presenters as well.

As the Principal at PROS Consulting INC. (headquartered in Indianapolis), he has led 130+ strategic and master planning, sports facility development, customer service training, and marketing and branding projects. These projects have recommended facility development and infrastructure improvements totaling over $2 billion USD and are helping shape a better vision for health and wellness, conservation and social equity in communities globally.



Hotel Room Information: 

Visit the D Hotel location's website by clicking here. Conference Room Block Code: DCNRP21. Book your hotel before the room block sells out or goes away (TBD for Fall dates)!

CLICK HERE for more Conference Information and Schedule.


Conference Registration Packages: CLICK HERE to register


Full Conference Registration - $210

Tuesday Only - $125

Wednesday Only - $125

Awards Banquet/Social (Tuesday, October 19)-$35

Closing Social (Wednesday, October 20)-$35


LEAD Institute - $100




Transportation to the NRPS Conference from the McCarran International Airport:

D Las Vegas provides resources for scheduling your own shuttle service. Please visit the D Las Vegas concierge page for information on scheduling your shuttle and associated costs. 



Calling all volunteers!  if you are interested in assisting with conference, please contact us at: volunteers

Student Members and LEAD participants please sign up to volunteer HERE.


Questions for the Conference Committee? CLICK HERE to contact us

Visit our NRPS membership booth at conference! The membership booth can assist you in updating your membership information, profile picture and can provide more in-depth information about all the great things NRPS has to offer!


If you and your company would like to be an Exhibitor or Sponsor at the 2021 NRPS conference, please CLICK HERE for more information.

2021 Conference Sponsorships.pdf

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