First Timers

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newbie.pngIs this your first time attending the annual FRPA Conference? We are so glad to have you! This page is just for you. Check out the tips and inside info below and if you have any questions or need some guidance, please reach out to the FRPA Executive Office at 850-878-3221. 

  • Registration and Check-In hours are limited so refer to the Conference Registration Brochure upon arrival to see when you can pick up your registration materials. 
  • Be sure to attend the Conference GPS Session on Monday morning at 8:00 am. This session will give you a hands-on overview of the conference, FRPA and what to expect throughout the week. 
  • Bring plenty of business cards and be ready to talk about your unique job. 
  • Use the Conference Registration Brochure to plan your week but be sure to refer to the onsite booklet you will receive when you check in to make sure your schedule is still correct. You can download this planner to help you organize your schedule
  • You can also download the FRPA App!
  • Sign up for a Conference Buddy on the registration forms! They will help you navigate Conference. If you already registered but want to sign up, let us know!

  • If you would like a record kept of the classes you attend, make sure you write your name on and turn in your CEU Evaluation at the end of each class/session. You will need to fill out an evaluation with your name on it to receive credit for the course. These will be kept on your FRPA online file and are accessible as long as you are a member of FRPA. If you are not a member, there is a nominal fee to receive these transcripts.

  • Keep your name badge on you at all times for conference activities. You will not be allowed entry into socials, the banquet, exhibit hall, etc. without it. 
  • Take notes! You are going to be given so much information throughout the week so you will want to take notes so that you remember what all you learned. 
  • Jump right in by volunteering! You can sign up to help with various things throughout the conference. Go to to check out what spots are available. 
  • Stay up to date on changes during the conference by following the #FRPA21 hashtag on Facebook and Twitter.
  • Spouses, kids, guests, etc. are not permitted at any conference event unless you have specifically registered them for said event. (Unfortunately, guest registration is not available for children.)
  • When visiting the Exhibit Hall, have your business cards available.
  • Begin your networking now by following or liking Florida Recreation and Park Association and It Starts in Parks on these social media platforms. Use #FRPA21 to join in the conversation.