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Soaring to New Heights at IAPD 2017

Kicking off the new year with sights set high, PerfectMind attended Illinois' premier state conference IAPD/IPRA (the Illinois Association of Park Districts/ Illinois Park & Recreation Association.)


The 3-day event was held at the central Hilton Chicago and saw over 4,400 professionals and elected officials across parks and recreation, forest preserves, and conservation agencies. With over 325 exhibitors, the state's largest conference covered topics ranging from leadership, change management, and facility management to cyber security, marketing in fitness, and coverage of the latest in technology.






One of PerfectMind's newest account executives, Mark Convey, remarked on the positive energy of attendees and exhibitors alike at IAPD/IPRA. He was excited to have had the opportunity to learn how different organizations were using technology to help drive the impact of their offerings within their communities. The contagious energy of the conference matched central Chicago's diverse urban landscape with quick access to sparkling Lake Michigan, Grant Park, and the Museum Campus' Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Adler Planetarium.



IAPD 2017 Draw Prize Winner



Congratulations to Autumn Thu Kelly, Human Resource and Payroll Manager of DeKalb Park District! Say hello to our lucky winner who won a Fitbit Alta in her choice of size and colour. Your Fitbit is on its way to you and we hope it supercharges your year. Thank you to the organizers and participants of IAPD/IPRA for a great event to start 2017!


Didn't connect with us at the event but want to learn more about PerfectMind? See why cities across North America are moving to our cutting-edge parks and recreation management software to help connect and grow their communities.


Flory Huang
Flory Huang

Flory Huang is the Communications Specialist and media contact for PerfectMind. She brings a diverse set of content creation, branding, and design experience. She completed her BA in User Experience Design with a Minor in Communications and is also a BCRPA Personal Trainer.

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