Join ANPR members Oct. 21-25, 2015, at the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Only 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, the location promises spectacular autumn scenery and abundant opportunities for outdoor exploration at the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's the perfect setting for a conference about national parks and the people who protect them.
Online registration closed on October 15. However, you can still register onsite!
Keynote speakers during the conference will include:
Bring your family
The YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is kid friendly. The venue offers a wide selection of children’s programs. Make this year's Rendezvous a family activity.
Submit your best photos to the Park Portrait Photo Contest. Rendezvous attendees will vote on their favorite shots. Winners will be selected from each category, and a “Best of Show” photo will take the top spot. All winners will receive recognition at the Rendezvous and have their photos published in Ranger magazine.
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Field trips and workshops will be a highlight of this year's Rendezvous program. For detailed information on times and pricing, please refer to the conference program. Confirmed trips include:
As in past years, we plan to provide several training sessions at the upcoming Ranger Rendezvous. For detailed information on times and pricing, please refer to this year's conference program. Confirmed training opportunities include:
Support ANPR by participating in our trade show or serving as a Ranger Rendezvous sponsor. ANPR has designed exhibitor/sponsorship opportunities to bring your company visibility at levels every marketing budget can support.
Since 2007, Bill Supernaugh Memorial Scholarships have allowed early-career employees, NPS volunteers, and students to experience the annual Ranger Rendezvous and learn about ANPR. Any ANPR member or park employee who has not attended a Rendezvous is eligible to apply. Bill Supernaugh was an ANPR life member, an avid supporter of the Association, and an NPS employee for over 39 years. Scholarships are funded by the generous support of ANPR members.
Applications are being accepted through September 23, 2015.
Scholarships will be announced by October 1, 2015.
ANPR has contracted with the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly for exclusive use of Eureka Hall and Heaton Hall. Guest rooms in Eureka Hall include two single beds and a full bath. Guest rooms in the Blue Ridge Center include 2 queen beds and a full bath. All bed and bath linens are provided. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all meeting rooms and guest rooms.
Because the YMCA reservation structure is based on the number of people in your room, it is strongly recommended that you find your roommate(s) before you register for your lodging.
Chiefs Level (up to $150)
The Association of National Park Rangers, a nonprofit organization with approximately 1,000 members, hosts a professional development conference at a different venue each year. We receive no government funds for the event or for day-to-day operations. This will be our 38th annual conference and Ranger Rendezvous.