2014 National Conference

  • Saturday, November 08, 2014
  • (EST)
  • Tuesday, November 11, 2014
  • (EST)
  • Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Must be out of Recreation Field, RCRA
    member for 10 years and formally speak at the conference or discussion panel.
  • You must be a schedule speaker for the 2014 National Conference to use this registration.

    If you do not have a Registration Code, please email info@rcra.org or call your contact.

Registration is closed

About the National Conference
The National Conference offers attendees an exchange of ideas and an opportunity to attend events and educational sessions which promote the growth of our profession. By making a commitment to attend the RCRA National Conference, you will acquire the tools to more successfully promote your programs and services; the management insight to motivate staff for peak performance and the know-how to maximize profits without sacrificing quality. Interviews will take place with leading recreation employers for internships, part-time and full-time position vacancies. Students, Professors, Vendors and Professionals are all welcome to attend.


RCRA Membership Levels:
*You must be an RCRA member to register for the National Conference

Professional: $115
Agency: $230
Emerging Professionals: $50
Educational Institution: $230
Vendor (no sponsorship): $130

Conference Registration Fees:
*Registration fee includes breakfast on 11/10 & dinner on 11/11

Speaker Discount: $100

Before 8/31: $375 9/1 – 10/31: $525 11/1 - On-site: $575

Emerging Professional:
Before 9/30: $175 10/1 – 10/31: $200 11/1 - On-site: $300

Anytime Registration:
Alumni Professional Rate: $200

*Must be out of Recreation Field, RCRA member for 10 years and formally speak at the conference or discussion panel

Vendor Registration Fees:
*Registration fee includes breakfast on 11/10 & dinner on 11/11
*Register by 9/1 to guarantee your spot in the conference program

Platinum: $1000
Gold: Before 9/30: $750 After 10/1: $850
Silver: Before 9/30:$500 After 10/1: $600 

Resort Reservations 

Room rate: $99 per night

Reservations must be made prior to Wednesday, October 9, 2014. All reservations can be made, modified or cancelled by dialing 1-866-460-7456. When making reservations, credit cards will be charged for the first room night.

Any cancellations must be made at least 72 hours prior to arrival. Any guaranteed reservation not canceled at least 72 hours in advance will be subject to 2 nights room & tax applied to the credit card on file.

For more information on Grand Harbor Resort and Waterpark – www.grandharborresort.com

*If you’re not planning on staying at Grand Harbor Resort, there will be a surcharge of $75 per person/per night off property.

Where do I pick up my registration packet?
Attendees can register and pick up their conference packets at the RCRA Registration Desk on Saturday, November 8th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm or Sunday, November 9th starting at 9am. The Registration Desk will be open during specified times throughout the conference.

The closest airport is Dubuque Regional Airport, which is 9 miles from the Grand Harbor Resort& Waterpark. However, the resort is just a few hours drive from many metropolitan areas.CLICK HERE to find more direction options.

The Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark picks guests up at the Dubuque Airport. Guests mustcall the hotel to request pick up and must supply name and flight information to the hotel. Shuttleservice is free, tipping is highly encouraged.To return to the airport for departure, guests must request a shuttle at the front desk with dateand time. It is 15 minutes from the airport to the hotel.

Grand Harbor Resort & Waterpark
350 Bell Street
Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Dress code for conference?
This is a professional conference and therefore business attire should be worn for sessions unless otherwise stated.

Evening: Casual
“Wear Your Colors” Represent your University, Property or Company by wearing your colors and/or logo attire.

Day: Business Casual
Evening: Resort Casual
President’s Social

Day: Business Casual
Afternoon: Internship/Job Fair
Evening: Baseball Theme

Day: Business Casual (Morning and Afternoon Interviews)
Evening: Semi-formal (Gala)

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