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2015 Friends Conference

  • 10 February 2015
  • 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Nature Research Center
  • 11

Registration

  • Special price for members
  • Non member registrations include a one year family membership in Friends of State Parks. Non members can join FSP as a student, single, or senior citizen member and then register for the event if they do not want to join as a family member. Family memberships include up to four additional family members.

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Do you Love your State Park?  At the Friends Conference you can learn from other friends, park staff, and guest speakers who are passionate about their parks.

Friends of State Parks Conference

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Theme:  Ramping Up for the 2016 Centennial

Time

Topic

Speaker

8:30-9:00

Registration (Coffee and Pastries provided)

9:00-9:20

Welcome and Key Introductions

Mary Penny Kelley, FSP President

9:20-9:45

Centennial Overview

Mike Murphy, DPR Director

9:45-10:00

FSP Benefits and Grants Available to Local Friends

Jim Richardson, FSP Vice-President

10:00-10:30

Networking Break - Refreshments provided by Rocky Top Hospitality

10:30-11:15

Centennial Marketing Plan

Social Media, Newsletters, TV, Radio

MSA Marketing/DPR

11:15-11:30

Break - Refreshments provided by Rocky Top Hospitality

11:30-12:00

Ramp Up:  Centennial Fundraising

Major Gifts, Donations, Membership Dues, Sales, etc.

David Pearson, FSP Executive Director

12:00-12:15

Networking Break/Lunch Setup

12:15-1:00

Keynote Speaker/Lunch

Former Disney Hotel CEO

1:00-1:15

Break - Refreshments provided by Rocky Top Hospitality

1:15-2:00

2015 Park Events and  Centennial Event Place

100-mile Challenge, Passport, First Day Hikes, etc.

Sean Higgins, DPR

2:00-2:15

Recognition:  Local Friends Best of 2014

2:15-2:45

Networking Break - Refreshments provided by Rocky Top Hospitality

2:45-3:30

Overview of Different States Legislative Funding Initiatives

Elizabeth Biser, Lobbyist

3:30-3:45

Closing Remarks

Mary Penny Kelley

5:30-7:30

Legislative Reception in Museum of Natural Sciences First Floor

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