As we look forward to the new year and the 2021 Annual Institute and Expo, we have attempted to create a program that will meet the needs of as many of our members as we can address. We strived to offer a program that is accessible and affordable but ultimately will allow for the connection of recreation professionals and the exchange of ideas that happens any time TRAPS members convene.
Presented by: Texas Recreation and Park Society (TRAPS)
March 10, 2021
Location: Embassy Suites & Convention Center/Frisco
As you can expect, the 2021 Institute will be different. We won’t be hugging. We won’t be packing into a standing-room-only session and then racing through a crowded hallway and high-fiving our friends on the way. But we will refuse to quietly resign ourselves to yet another Zoom meeting. This has lead the TRAPS Institute Planning Committee, TRAPS Board of Directors, and TRAPS staff to create an event unlike any we’ve attempted and unlike any that is being offered by other state and national organizations. We are boldly charging forward with an in-person event but will offer the same great experience to virtual attendees.
In-Person: Those of you that are craving social connection, live events, and the the energy of other human beings, we’ve created an opportunity for you to do those things. We will be abiding by stringent social distancing protocols, we will be wearing masks, we will be limiting the amount of traffic in hallways, but we will be gathering at the Frisco Convention Center. In-person attendees will have the option to attend the “Playmakers” sessions in the main ballroom or may opt for a more intensive experience in one of our breakout workshops brought to you by nationally renowned professionals in our field.
In-Person attendees will be able to add-on pre-recorded education sessions in the “Press Play” library for 30 days after the event for a reduced fee.
In-Person attendees will receive breaks and lunch with safety protocols in place. Safety protocols will be in place, more information coming soon.
Virtual: We recognize that not everyone is able or comfortable traveling and attending an event, or may not have the budget to support it. In fact, we recognize that this was the case for many people prior to Covid. We’ve endeavored to bring the excitement and connection of the Annual Institute and Expo to you virtually and hope you will join us. Virtual attendees will experience, real-time, our general session, “Playmakers” sessions, keynote, and awards ceremony through the comfort of your home or office. In addition to a full-day of streaming content, virtual attendees will also have access to a catalog of 30+ pre-recorded education sessions in the “Press Play” library for 30 days after the event.
Pre-registration is required – no on-site registration
Schedule and Information Subject to Change
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