Saturday, November 20, 2021 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM CST
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Conference Agenda

The conference agenda has been finalized.  Click the link above to view. Concurrent session descriptions can be found be clicking here

Don't have Zoom?

Consider downloading the web browser client or the mobile app here prior to the conference.  It will save you time the day of the event. 

Group Intros 

We will replace the group introductions with a slideshow that will be shown during the breaks.    We will ask your organization to answer one question ahead of time to help us pull this together. Please have one person with your organization fill out this questionarie so we can include you.

Friends Table Display  

We are as dissppointed as you are that you won't be able to show us all the great things you were able to accomplish with a table display. You will still be able to showcase your group during the slideshow. The contest will be back when we gather again in person for this conference.

Silent Auction

We will not be hosting a silent auction this year.  Hope to bring it back in the future.

Field Trips

All in-person field trips have been canceled.  We will have a pre-recorded field trip to Johnsonville State HIstroic Park at 1pm.  See the concurrent session descriptions.

Dress the Part

Show your group or park pride by wearing Friends' or park apparel at the virtual conference.


Friends group members, park personnel that work with Friends, and those starting a Friends group or interested in starting a Friends group are invited to participate in the 17th Annual Friends Conference virtually on Zoom.  Come and learn from educational sessions, share information about challenges and successes, exchange program and project ideas and celebrate all the wonderful achievements of the Tennessee State Parks Friends Groups.


There is no fee to attend the virtual conference, but we do ask that you register for the conference.

If you have paid a registration fee, you will be refunded.


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Questions or Concerns about the Conference?  Please contact:

Nancy Schelin | Tennessee State Parks | 615-532-5249 | nancy.schelin@tn.gov

Dava Lundquist | Tennessee State Parks | 615-253-9945 | dava.lundquist@tn.gov