February 5-7, 2020
Wilmington Convention Center

Conference Agenda 


Register for the 2020 NCPRDC Conference — Registration ends on Tuesday 1/28

Are you a new director, or first time conference attendee?
A discounted rate is available to you. Email Charlynne Smith for the discount code.

Planning to attend the reception and banquet only?
Tickets are $35 (until December 1st) and can be purchased here.


Keynote Address
Chris Nunes, Director of Parks and Recreation for Woodlands Township
The Woodlands, Texas

General Session Presenters

History of the Conference

The North Carolina Municipal and County Parks and Recreation Directors Conference is an annual education and networking event for North Carolina’s park and recreation directors. The first event was organized in 1947 under the leadership of the Department of Leisure Studies at UNC-Chapel Hill. Recreation Resources Service now assists the planning committee with coordinating and managing the conference. The conference mission, both then and now is to bring department directors together to discuss the challenges and opportunities for improving parks and recreation both within their own departments, and the state. Support for the conference from directors, retired directors, and partners from NC university park and recreation departments have maintained its relevance and purpose over 70 years later.

Hotel Information:

The Embassy Suites Directors Conference rate is sold out. Rooms at the Embassy Suites are still available at the standard rate.

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Information for Registered Vendors