Countdown to #OPRA2018
2018 OPRA Conference & Trade Show
January 28-31, 2018| Sandusky, OH
The 2018 OPRA Conference & Trade Show presented by David Williams & Associates and GameTime is a can’t miss event for parks and recreation professionals from across Ohio (and even PA!)! Attendees can choose from 75+ education sessions, visit the SOLD OUT Trade Show and create lasting relationships at the evening networking events.
For those coming in Sunday, be sure to attend the Carnival Networking Event featuring food, drinks, music and games by your favorite partners.
Monday, we’ll open Conference and be “Powered by Purpose” as Scott Deming delivers a riveting keynote presented by Landscape Structures. Visit your favorite corporate partners or find that new product you’ve been looking for in the Exhibit Hall. Explore Kalahari by participating in the Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated’s Scavenger Hunt. We’ll end the evening at the Hut Hop Networking Event featuring Playworld Midstates in Marrakesh and The Davey Tree Expert Company, Jump Start Sports, MSA Sport, a division of MSA Architects, and Snider Recreation, Inc. in the Jaamati Huts.
Tuesday you’ll want to stop back by the Exhibit Hall for one last look around and to put your final bids in the Silent Auction. Leadership is what Tuesday’s all about! Check out speakers Jim Garges, John Hall, Roslyn Johnson and Dale Smith in the afternoon during the Leadership Series, presented by the OPRA Foundation. Then we will celebrate the award winners at the Awards Dinner and the After Party presented by David Williams & Associates and GameTime.
We’ll close Conference on Wednesday after a morning of general sessions with a motivational message shared by Richie Parker called “Driven to Overcome” presented by Penchura.