Conference Information

Who should attend?

  • City, county, state and federal outdoor recreation managers, planners, researchers and administrators
  • University faculty and students
  • Public agency decision makers and policy makers
  • International professionals and academicians
  • Private sector planning and design consultants
  • Conservancies and land trusts

Conference Attendee Testimony


Silent Auction

One of the highlights of the conference is the silent auction. 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.

Auction proceeds are dedicated to the SORP conference scholarship fund.

Conservation at the Conference

In keeping with SORP’s values, we are consciously trying to reduce waste at our conferences. This year, we are accomplishing this by eliminating paper programs and using a mobile conference app, requesting recycling bins in the hotel for the conference, recycling conference badges, using washable cutlery for our food and beverages, and choosing conference swag items that are practical and durable.

What can you do? Bring a water canteen and travel coffee mug to the conference, re-use your towels and other linens during your hotel stay, turn off lights and TV in your room when you leave, and rather than renting a car, use the free bikes from the hotel, the free trolley, and try on-call ride services like Lyft and Uber.