Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute
TOMA Program - Brag Night
Brag Night is unique to the Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute. In the past, it has been an informal evening session designed to allow anyone attending the conference an opportunity to share ideas, programs, and experiences with their peers. For those deemed the best in their category, they took home the coveted TOMA Award!
This year, the officers, board, and committee members have planned a bit of a change in the presentation method for Brag Night. We feel that Brag Night is still vital as one of the educational tools of the institute. Education is why this is institute is one of the most popular in the country.
Any question regarding Brag Night should be directed to the Brag Night Chair, Rick Ewing at firstname.lastname@example.org or 918-684-6302 x1475.
For additional details on the TOMA Program, click here.
Would you like to attend Southwest Park and Recreation Institute, but your agency does not have the funding for you to attend?
Are you a student looking for an opportunity to network and explore your interested profession more?
Apply for a Professional Grant or a Student Scholarship! We would love for you to attend.
Student scholarships are awarded to outstanding undergraduate and graduate students preparing for a career in the park and recreation profession. The scholarships are a cash award of at least $1,000 that are presented to the respective universities in the spring semester for use by the recipient. In addition to the cash award, the Institute provides registration along with room and board for the recipient to attend the Southwest Park and Recreation Training Institute in early February.
The application period begins late September and extends through November 15th. Scholarship applications are transmitted to universities within the eight state region of the SWPRTI network. Included in this network are those universities and colleges that offer majors for students in Parks and Recreation or closely related degree programs.
Student Scholarship Application (PDF)
Professional Training Grant
Professional Training Grant Application (PDF)
Check out the 2019 Program At-A-Glance. The Education Board of Regents along with the Board of Directors have worked hard to bring us an exceptional program for 2019.
2019 Program At-A-Glance (PDF)
Registration for the 2019 Institute is now open. Early registration closes Friday, January 11, 2019.
Click here to register.
How do you benefit?
Again, we strongly encourage our partners to be full members of the Institute and not just an exhibitor. This increased interaction provides our partners the opportunity to cultivate more familial relationships with our members (your prospective clients). Our conference schedule even has a dedicated session for partner / member engagement where partners are able to promote their products, knowledge, services and build relationships with those attending the Institute. To further maximize partner / member interaction, session break refreshments are provided only in the exhibits area.
Our partnership packages have been designed with partner exposure in mind, and partnership opportunities are limited so as to reduce competition for conference attendees’ time and to give partners greater exposure to our members. The varying partnership levels provide options for showcasing the value and benefit of your products and services, and partners are provided every opportunity to develop relationships with our members in a fun and relaxed setting.
Please review the partnership levels linked below. The 2019 SWPRTI Conference Support Committee is excited to offer you these opportunities. If you should have any questions, please contact us.
Thank you for your support!
Robert Townsend email@example.com 214-509-4713
Tim Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org
2019 Sponsorship Sales Deck (PDF)
2019 Partnership Exhibitor Agreement (PDF)
The 2018 Program-At-A-Glance is now available.
Download it now (PDF)
We look forward to seeing you in February!
Our Annual Mid Year Meeting is set for Friday, June 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Lake Murray State Park in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The meeting will be held in the Hummingbird Meeting Room at the Park Lodge. The Board Meeting is open to everyone.
Hope to see you there!
Just a reminder early registration ends Friday, January 6th. Register today!
August 2-4, 2017
Full Conference Registration includes admission to all educational sessions, field practicums and keynote speakers.
Room and board is not included in the registration fee. Please visit the lodging page for room and board rates and contact information at the Radisson Hotel Denver Southwest.
2017 PPMA Schedule (PDF)
2017 Park Planning and Maintenance Academy
August 2-14, 2017
Full Conference registration includes admission to all educational sessions and keynote speakers. Click here to register.
Room and board is not included in the registration fee. Please visit the lodging page for room and board rates and contact information at the Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast.
2017 PPMA Save The Date (PDF)
Early Registration Ends Friday, June 30.