Ranger Rendezvous 43: Call for Presentations

Do you have an exciting new project, an engaging program, or a topic of interest that you would like to share with other members of the Ranger community? If so, please apply to be a presenter at Ranger Rendezvous 43! The Association of National Park Rangers (ANPR) is currently looking for dynamic speakers to share fun and interesting topics related to the Ranger profession and the National Park Service.

Topics of particular interest to ANPR include:

What types of presentations or posters will ANPR accept?

ANPR is accepting proposals for 50-minute breakout sessions and for poster presentations. The 50-minute breakout sessions can be individual or panel presentations and presenters are encouraged to allow at least 10 minutes for questions. Posters will be on display through the week of Ranger Rendezvous. There will be a poster presentation session during the President’s Reception on the evening of Thursday, October 15.

Where is Rendezvous 43 Going to be Located?

ANPR will host Ranger Rendezvous 43 in Jacksonville, Florida from Tuesday, October 13 to Sunday, October 18, 2020. The focus of this year’s meeting will be on how ANPR and the National Park Service will work together building on our legacy.

This year’s Rendezvous will be held at the Lexington Hotel and Conference Center, located in downtown Jacksonville and close to several NPS sites, including Castillo de San Marcos National Monument and Timucuan Ecological and Historic Preserve.

What are the Deadlines and how do I apply to be a presenter?

Applications will be accepted until midnight PDT on Saturday, April 25, 2020.

To apply, please use the following application form.

When will I know if my application has been accepted?

All presenters that submit an application will be notified of their status by email after May 1, 2020.

Why should I apply to present at Ranger Rendezvous 43?

Your audience will include engaging individuals who care about national parks, the Ranger profession, and the National Park Service who hail from all across the United States. Attendees include seasonal park rangers, mid-career park rangers, current and former Superintendents, and other current and former senior NPS leaders.

Ranger Rendezvous provides professional development through training, breakout sessions, and the chance to network with other dedicated professionals throughout the service.

Will there be financial aid available for interested speakers?

The cost of travel, registration, and other costs associated with attending Ranger Rendezvous is the responsibility of the applicant. ANPR will be opening applications for the Bill Supernaugh Memorial Scholarship during summer 2020. There will be some limited scholarships available through this program.

Who is the point of contact for additional questions?

The Ranger Rendezvous program committee is led by Jamie Richards. Please email Jamie Richards if you have additional questions.

More about the Association of National Park Rangers

Established in 1977, ANPR is the primary organization working in support of National Park Service (NPS) employees in all park disciplines. Ranger Rendezvous attendees include members of the NPS national and regional directorate, superintendents, interpretive and protection rangers, administrative employees, natural and cultural resource managers, maintenance employees, retirees, academic researchers, and a host of other recreation and conservation professionals both within and outside the NPS.

The Association of National Park Rangers Ranger Rendezvous Planning Committee looks forward to reviewing your application and we hope that you will be able to join us in Jacksonville!