NOVEMBER 11-14, 2017

Call for General Session Proposals

Overview Request for Educational Session Proposals:

Who: YOU! Do you have something to share with your colleagues in the Recreation field, or do you know someone who does? Submit your proposal today!

The RCRA National Conference is attended by over 150 members consisting of educators, professionals and students within the Commercial Recreation field.
What: The 2017 Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals for educational sessions to be presented at the National RCRA [Resort and Commercial Recreation Association] Conference. Sessions are 75 minutes in length and session formats may include single speakers, panel presentations, interactive pro-grams, and hands-on demonstrations.
The 2017 Conference Committee is encouraging sessions that incorporate a focus on the conference theme: M.O.R.E. This theme encourages members to get MORE out of their conference experience by embracing the four key benefits of attending the conference; Memories, Opportunities, Relationships & Education. MORE is also a message designed to inspire attendees giving them ways to take their business and career to the next level: be more, achieve more, connect more, learn more, get more.
When & Where: The Conference will be held November 11-14, 2017, at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, OR.
Why: Why speak at the National Conference?
Selected conference speakers will receive a conference registration fee refund. (Refund will be issued at the early bird rate. One refund per 75-minute session will be issued, if multiple-presenters refund total can be split among presenters.)
Step #1 - Determine a topic for your session
This year’s conference theme is “M.O.R.E.” the acronym stands for Memories, Opportunities, Relationships & Education. To ensure we capture the Education pillar of this acronym in our general sessions, we are asking our speakers to submit their proposals by starting with the end in mind by telling participants what they will learn More about or be able to do More of after attending your submitted session.
“At the end of this session participants will be able to_______________”
Suggestions include:
  • Increase productivity
  • Motivate team
  • Generate revenue
  • Enhance consumer satisfaction and engagement
  • Increase event interest and drive participation
  • Implement new programs
  • Understand how to leverage today’s trends
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Enhance job specific skills
  • Market yourself
In effort to pull the M.O.R.E. theme through the entire conference here are a few theme related topics to help inspire your session:
Achieve More | Reach More | More Ideas | More Results | More Excitement
More Fun | More Teamwork | More Exposure
Step #2—Submit your General Session proposal before Friday, June 23rd:
Please email the following information to info@RCRA.org before Friday, June 23rd.
  • Name of Presenter (s):
  • Title of Presenter (s):
  • Organization:
  • Contact Phone #:
  • Contact Email:
  • Session Title:
  • At the end of this session participants will be able to: {List outcome objectives}
  • This session will include the following: {Brief description of the topic/presentation format}
  • The presenter's experience in this topic includes:
Step #3
General Session proposals will be accepted until Friday, June 23rd. Those who submit proposals will be informed by June 30th if their session has been selected for the 2017 conference. At that time selected speakers will need to provide the following:
• 75-100 word description of their presentation to be used in the Conference program
• 75-100 word biography of each presenter to be used in the Conference program
• Professional photo of each presenter to be used in the Conference program

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