ANPR's

Ranger Rendezvous 43

October 13-18, 2020

Building on our Legacy

Last Updated: May 09, 2020 16:32

Basic Information
Event Details

Dates: October 13-18, 2020

Venue: Lexington Hotel and Conference Center

Address: 1515 Prudential Dr, Jacksonville

Event Program: Rendezvous 43 Schedule

Exhibitor Registration: Application

You're Invited to Ranger Rendezvous 43

As our country struggles with Coronavirus, and our members find themselves on the front line of the battle, it is hard to look forward to a time when life will return to some semblance of normal. But that will happen, sooner or later. We need to take this pandemic seriously. We need to do what we can to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy, and we need to care for and look out for each other. Please understand that our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your selfless endeavors.

Amidst all of this chaos, the Ranger Rendezvous 43 management team continues to plan for the upcoming gathering which will take place in Jacksonville, FL from October 13-18. We have already committed to hosting several pre-conference training sessions, including NPS Retirement and Benefits, Operational Leadership, Operational Leadership for Supervisors, and Mental Health and Resiliency.

We have invited the top NPS Leadership and the Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks to attend and address the membership. We are coordinating a celebration of over 25 years of the “Harry Yount Award for Excellence in the Art and Science of Rangering.” We are inviting all of the regional and national award winners from the inception of the Award to the present to attend the Rendezvous and share their wisdom and experience.

In addition, there will be a collection of concurrent workshops on topics applicable to NPS employees from all of our diverse workgroups, from Administration and Business Management to Maintenance, Natural and Cultural Resources, Interpretation and Emergency Services.

We are planning tours of nearby NPS and State Park areas, a fun run, golf tournament, awards banquet and dance. Of course, there will be the traditional nightly Hospitality Room for folks to gather and tell stories, as NPS employees and partners love to do!

While I understand that the Rendezvous gathering may be overtaken by our continuing need to fight the Coronavirus, and we are tracking that battle closely, I am hopeful that we will be in a position to hold the Rendezvous as planned and that we can make it release and relief for you after the months of the impacts of COVID-19. If we need to cancel or postpone this year’s gathering, we will do so in a timely fashion and keep you informed. But until we reach that potential trigger point, we are committed to producing a Rendezvous that will be memorable, fun and professionally enriching. If you would like to be a part of the Rendezvous planning team, there is still plenty of work to do. Contact Bill Wade at bwade@anpr.org if you would like to volunteer.

I am truly excited about the program the Rendezvous 43 team is planning for us! I hope you will be too!

A small but mighty contingent of members have been busy planning for RR42 and we can always use more help. Ranger Rendezvous would not be successful with out the support of numerous individuals. Please contact rendezvous coordinator Chris Reinhardt if you are interested in volunteering prior to and/or at RR42. I'd like to thank all those in advance as we are truly grateful for your efforts.

Paul Anderson
ANPR President

Registration Rates
Registration
Registration
Early (Prior to 9/9)
Regular (9/9 - 10/9)
Types
Member
Non-Member
Member
Non-Member
Full
$105.00
$135.00
$135.00
$165.00
Two Day
$85.00
$115.00
$115.00
$145.00
One Day
$55.00
$85.00
$75.00
$105.00
Student (w/ID) Full
$85.00
$115.00
Student (w/ID) 2 Day
$65.00
$95.00
Student (w/ID) 1 Day
$35.00
$55.00
Evenings Only
$45.00
$55.00
Early Registration Rates
Rate
Member
Non-Member
Full
$105.00
$135.00
Two Day
$79.00
$109.00
One Day
$49.00
$79.00
Student (w/ID) Full
$79.00
Student (w/ID) 2 Day
$59.00
Student (w/ID) 1 Day
$29.00
Evenings Only
$45.00
Cancellation Policy
Prior to 9/12 - 100%
9/12 to 10/2 - 50%
After 10/2 - 0%
Cancellation Policy
Prior to 9/12 - 100%
9/12 to 10/2 - 50%
After 10/2 - 0%
If you'd like to benefit from discounted registration rates
Consider Becoming an ANPR Member!
Exhibitors

This annual event would not be possible without the generous support of exhibitors and sponsors who provide ANPR with the funding and supplies necessary to craft a successful event. If you have interest in supporting this event as an exhibitor or sponsor, we would be honored to have you. Please direct any questions to Chris Reinhardt at creinhardt@anpr.org.

ANPR’s membership is comprised of law enforcement rangers, educators, maintenance workers, interpreters, planners, and administrative professionals who are passionate about preserving and protecting our country’s incredible heritage and awe-inspiring landscapes. They range from field level employees to regional and national NPS directors. The Trade Show is an important part of our programming, as it provides an opportunity for members to learn about new equipment, technology, organizations, and services that can help them succeed in their careers.

ANPR would like to extend its thanks to its Rendezvous 42 Exhibitors & Sponsors for their support in Everett.

Logos of Starr Wright USA, Pilot Rock, VF Solutions, Interior Federal Credit Union, Northern Arizona University, Skagit Valley College, & Foster Financial

Starr Wright USA, Pilot Rock, Grand Teton Distillery, Interior Federal Credit Union, Northern Arizona University, Cairn, Skagit Valley College, Foster Financial Services, & VF Solutions

Local Community

As ANPR seeks to engage with the local community hosting us during our 5 days in Jacksonville we wish to provide our attendees, most of whom will be arriving from outside Florida, a guide to the area. If you'd like to see your business or restaurant featured in our event program and on this map, consider sponsoring our event at the $75 level for placement!

This level of sponsorship will include:

  • Placement on our directory map on our website
  • Links to your address, menu, or other URL
  • Your logo will be included in the event program as an event sponsor
  • Inclusion on local area maps printed and available at the event registration desk

Please see our exhibitor registration page to contribute
The local sponsor program will close once we reach 12 sponsorships

Contact Chris Reinhardt at creinhardt@anpr.org with any questions.

ANPR would like to thank the members of the local community who have offered their generous support of Ranger Rendezvous 43!

Lodging Information

Ranger Rendezvous 43 will be located in the Lexington Hotel and Conference Center. A first come, first serve room block has been set up at a reduced rate of $118 + tax. This rate includes breakfast for up to two persons per room. The block rate expires September 30th, however you can cancel for free until 2 days prior to your intended arrival.

Booking Information: Individual Call In: Each individual guest must make their own reservations by calling the Hotel at (904) 396-5100 no later than September 30, 2020. Everyone must ask for group reservations and identify themselves as members of the ANPR. All reservations must be guaranteed and accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card.

Travel Info

In an effort to make Rendezvous as accessible to as many as possible, ANPR is pleased to announce that the Lexington Hotel and Conference Center in Jacksonville, FL was specifically chosen for its ease of access. The hotel is located approximately 15 miles (25 minutes, depending on traffic) from Jacksonville International Airport. There is no hotel shuttle, but Uber, Lyft or taxi should run from $25 - $50.

Supernaugh Scholarships

Since 2007, Bill Supernaugh Memorial Scholarships have allowed early-career employees, NPS volunteers, students, and those new to ANPR to experience the annual Ranger Rendezvous and learn about ANPR. Any ANPR member who has not attended a Rendezvous is eligible to apply. Bill Supernaugh was an ANPR life member, an avid supporter of the Association, and an NPS employee for over 40 years. Scholarships are funded by the generous support of ANPR members.

Applications are being accepted through July 15th, 2020, with scholarships being announced by August 1st. If selected, applicants should make every effort to being available for the entire duration of Ranger Rendezvous (October 14-18, 2020).

If selected, benefits include complimentary event registration, 5 nights in a double occupant room at the event property, $300 in reimbursable travel expenses, and a year membership to ANPR.

Note: Any person who applies for a Supernaugh scholarship and is not selected will be able to register at the early-bird rate past the deadline.

Photography Competition

ANPR is once again running its photography contest this fall at Rendezvous 42! Submit your best National Park photos for each of the following 6 categories for a chance to win prizes!

This year's new category is Park Skies, challenging photographers to capture the space above us in a photo. The six categories are:

  • Landscapes
  • Wildlife
  • Historical & Cultural Resources
  • People in the Parks - Be sure to ask permission of the subject before submitting
  • It's in the Details - close-ups, abstract designs, micro-details
  • Park Skies

Guidelines

  • Contestants must be ANPR Members. Memberships will be available at Rendezvous.
  • All photos must be taken within a national park unit.
  • Contestants may enter only one photo per category.
  • Photos should be printed and unframed. Recommended size is 8x10.

How to Enter

  • Write your name, location of the photo, and the category on the back of each print.
  • Drop off photos at the Rendezvous Registration Desk upon arrival. If unable to attend, printed photos can be mailed to:
    189 E River Rd.
    Emigrant, MT 59027
Photos must arrive no later than Wednesday, October 7th to be included.

Rendezvous attendees will vote on their favorite photos. Winners will be selected from each category, with an added prize being awarded to the photo voted "Best of Show".

All winners will receive recognition at Rendezvous and have their photos published in Ranger.