Arizona State Parks & Trails is proud to host the 2018 National Association of State Park Directors (NASPD) conference in spectacular Sedona, Arizona. This event will showcase our state's diversity and wide-range of experiences, while providing networking opportunities for state park and federal agency leaders and our valued exhibitors and sponsors who support the recreation industry.
Our theme is “Be Better,” a phrase taken from the Granite Mountain Hotshots, who lost their lives battling the country's deadliest fire in 80 years. As interest in outdoor recreation rises, more people are seeking unique experiences, and our conference will celebrate this growth while providing innovative, dynamic opportunities to connect and learn. Together, we will develop creative solutions and launch new ideas for the high demand we face on operational and natural resources.
This year, plan to attend the conference with members of your team who can benefit from this atmosphere and collaborate with peers and vendors to better our parks and recreation agencies. We can “Be Better” if we work together.
For questions or more information, please contact [email protected].
September 4 - 8, 2018
Tuesday to Saturday
The official conference hotel is the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock in Sedona, Arizona. Located at 90 Ridge Trail Drive Sedona, Arizona 86351, we have rooms blocked for Monday through Thursday, with a rate of $153 (plus tax.)
This year's conference experience ends at the Tempe Courtyard Marriott, located at 601 S Ash Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281. Book reservations online, or call 800.321.2211 and ask for the "Arizona State Parks & Trails room block" for our $124 (plus tax) rate.
While you're here, we'll offer you the chance to see some of the local and statewide attractions that made Arizona a destination for more than 43 million visitors in 2016. The conference's Sedona location highlights a well-known feature of the state: the red rocks and gorgeous vistas of the north-central region.
Shopping, dining, excursions, and experiences abound in Sedona and the nearby cities of Jerome, Prescott, Payson, and Cottonwood. Plus, eight of our amazing state parks are just a short drive away. For more information on Sedona, go to VisitSedona.
To get a feel of what adventure Arizona has to offer, see the VisitArizona website.
Coming early? Plan a day-trip to the Grand Canyon, only 2 hours north of our Sedona Hotel. Visit the Grand Canyon National Park website.
All exhibit/sponsor and registration payments by check must be submitted to:
PO Box 91567
Raleigh, NC 27675
Opportunities for sponsors include: