2023 PRO Educational Forum

PRO is pleased to announce that the 2023 PRO Educational Forum is set to take place from March 28-29, 2023, in Hamilton, Ontario. After three years of virtual events, we are thrilled to invite our members and stakeholders back to an in-person event to connect parks and recreation professionals from across the province, mobilize knowledge, and build capacity in the sector.

PRO is working to develop a dynamic agenda with plenaries, breakout sessions, micro-learnings, and networking opportunities alongside a two-day trade show. This event will build dialogue around four key themes:

  1. Trends and innovations
  2. Programs
  3. Parks and open spaces
  4. Engagement.  


Sponsorship opportunities can be viewed on the sponsorship & advertising opportunities page or here.

Watch this space for updates on early bird registration and event program updates!

Call for Presenters

PRO is now accepting applications for presentation proposals for the Forum. As we continue to rebuild from the effects of the pandemic, PRO is looking to thought leaders, influencers, and change experts for presentations that will support the development of a stronger, more resilient sector that is able to meet the needs of Ontarians for years to come.

PRO is seeking submissions from senior parks and recreation professionals, policymakers, practitioners, and academicians with expertise in trends and innovation, programs, parks, open spaces, and engagement.  Submissions are due by September 30, 2022.

Register for the 2023 PRO Trade Show

Interested in broad sector exposure for your brand with over 500 parks, recreation, and aquatics professionals in attendance? Register as an exhibitor for the 2023 PRO Trade Show!