"Rivers and Recreation in a Changing Climate"
Co-hosted by the...
Download the final program (updated 5/13/2016)
Download the "2016 SORP/RMS" app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. To start using the app, select "Create Account" and unlock the app using this event code - SORPRMS2016
Live and Silent Auctions
One of the highlights of the conference is the live and silent auctions and evening banquet. As part of this, we would love to include a special donation from you. Popular items provided in the past include books, posters, camping and outdoor gear, hand-crafted items, art work, park memorabilia, logo clothing, souvenirs, and gift certificates.
Pre-conference Training (Optional)
These half-day sessions are offered Monday morning, May 16. They are included in your conference registration and anyone may attend.
Continuing Maintenance Credits
55 concurrent, pre-conference and field sessions have been approved for AICP Continuing Maintenance credits. This comes to a total of 47 CM credits. The sessions we have chosen for credits are identified in the preliminary program.
If you are licensed through the American Institute of Architects or American Society of Landscape Architects, your state licensure board should accept CM credits from the American Planning Association with equal treatment.
Although we will not be offering Continuing Education Units (IACET), we can provide you with proof of attendance and a description of the sessions upon request.
Who should attend?
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What's included in your Full Conference registration?
Are you bringing a spouse or friend to Boise? They are welcome to attend our social events.
The ValleyRide public bus system offers 22 routes throughout the city and nearby communities. All routes operate on weekdays with limited routes on Saturday. Fares are $1 for a single ride or $3 for a day pass.
The Meridian Saturday Fun Bus operates between the hours of 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. every Saturday. It offers 30-minute service to popular destinations throughout the city. There is no charge to ride the Meridian Saturday Fun Bus.
Getting around the city without the aid of a motor vehicle can be just as simple and a lot more fun. There is an extensive network of bike paths running throughout the metropolitan Boise area. Bike rentals are available within a 30 minute walk from the hotel.
Conference Planning Committee Chairs
Since 1983, the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP) has been serving the outdoor recreation profession. It is the Nation’s leading association of outdoor recreation and related professionals who strive to protect our natural and cultural resources while providing sustainable recreation access.
SORP provides valued membership benefits and services to outdoor recreation professionals in local, special district, state, and federal agencies; private sector firms and consultants; university faculty and students; and non-profit organizations. The exclusive benefits of membership include a discount to the National Outdoor Recreation Conference, a weekly e-newsletter, outdoor gear pro deal and more.
A keystone service provided by SORP to the outdoor recreation profession is the annual National Outdoor Recreation Conference. In recent years the conference has been held in San Francisco, Traverse City (MI), Baton Rouge, Breckenridge, Portland (OR), Austin, Pittsburgh and Missoula.
The River Management Society (RMS) is a national nonprofit professional organization whose mission is to support professionals who study, protect, and manage North America's rivers. RMS advances the profession of river management by providing a unique variety of forums for sharing information about the appropriate use and management of river resources. RMS continues to build its base of expertise in all aspects of river management and stewardship including an ecosystem approach to recreation, water quality, riparian health, and watershed management. Besides creating multiple opportunities each year for river professionals to learn, train and network, RMS is growing partnerships that will help river professionals serve both our river resources and the people who use and enjoy them.