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Wednesday, September 27, 2023


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MRPA’s 2SLGBTQIA+ Summit is a one day event designed for parks and recreation administrators, Human Resource staff and recreation programmers who seek to understand the unique considerations and barriers to both employment and program participation in the 2SLGBTQIA+ population. Attendees will follow two separate tracks after the morning keynote speaker. Programming staff will learn how to provide respectful, culturally competent programs by developing skills to establish rapport, recognize barriers, offer solutions and educate the general public. Directors, Deputies and HR staff will focus on internal and external policies and how to have an inclusive department.

Important Information:

  • Refunds are not available for this event.
  • Continental breakfast and box lunch provided (select lunch option at the time of registration)
  • $125 MRPA members / $175 Non-members
  • $10 off Early Bird Registration by Aug 31


  • 8:00 am: Registration
  • 8:15 am: Welcome and Overview
  • 8:30 am: Life Stories
  • 9:15 am: Opening Keynote - SMYAL
  • 11:30am: Session 1
  • 12:30pm: Lunch/Vendor Visits
  • 2:00 pm:  Session 2
  • 3:45 pm:  Session 3

Keynote Speaker:

  • LGBTQ Cultural Competency (0.2 CEU's)

Specific tracks are available for Directors and Programming Staff with the tentative sessions scheduled.

Executive Level

  • Can We Talk About Representation? How To Make Planning More Inclusive (0.1 CEU's)
  • Policy Making Roundtable Work Session (n/a)
  • Promoting Diversity and Inclusion in Parks and Recreation through Policy and Programming (0.1 CEU's)


  • Embracing Nature, Building Community: Parks and Mental Health for 2SLGBTQIA+ Individuals (0.1 CEU's)
  • Creating Safe and Welcoming Spaces for the 2SLGBTQIA+ Community (0.1 CEU's)
  • Safety & Inclusivity (0.1 CEU's)


Pip Moyer Community Center
273 Hilltop Ln
Event Contact
Lauren Davis
(301) 352-7203
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Wednesday, September 27, 2023
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