About Our Events

SPARC offers national, regional, and online forums for ongoing professional development in the field of auxiliary program management. Our events and educational programming address the unique combination of skills required to be successful leaders including human resources, marketing, business management, innovation and entrepreneurship, programming, operations, and technology. Whether it's spending 3 days immersed among peers at the national conference or tuning in for a bi-weekly webinar from their desk, our members consistently gain actionable, new ideas and strategies.

Event types include:


SPARC staff also appear regularly at other conferences and events. View our schedule of speaking engagements.


SPARC Webinars provide remote learning opportunities on a diverse range of topics related to auxiliary programs. Offered regularly throughout the year, our 60 minute webinars are led by experts in the field who share current information, case studies, and best practices. This learning format is easily accessible and free for SPARC members. Non-members pay a $50 fee for each webinar.

All webinars are recorded and available to registrants for 2 weeks following the original presentation.


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Virtual Roundtables

Are you looking to engage in meaningful discussion with a small group of your peers? Participate in our Virtual Roundtable series where you'll build your professional network while sharing your experience and questions with others. Topics cover the wide range of responsibilities within auxiliary departments such as hiring practices, transportation management, marketing strategies, enrichment programs, and many others. Roundtables are open and free to members only, typically offered bi-weekly, and include a SPARC facilitator to support the conversation.



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