Keynote Address

Dr. John Crompton

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.

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