The conference keynote speaker will be the dynamic and entertaining Dr. John Crompton.
John L. Crompton holds the rank of University Distinguished Professor and is both a Regents Professor and a Presidential Professor for Teaching Excellence at Texas A&M University. He received his basic training in England. His undergraduate work was in physical education and geography at Loughborough College. After teaching high school for a year, he attended the University of Illinois where he completed a M.S. degree in Recreation and Park Administration in 1968. In 1970, he was awarded another M.S. degree from Loughborough University majoring in Business Administration.
Keynote Topic | Economic Benefit of Parks and Recreation
Dr. John Crompton's keynote will be a can’t-miss moment of the conference, so be sure to attend! The session will address seven sources of economic contributions that parks and recreation makes to local economic development: Attracting tourists, businesses, and retirees; enhancing property values; reducing taxes; stimulating equipment sales; and reducing medical costs associated with mental stress.