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19th National Trails Symposium in Little Rock, Arkansas, November 15-18, 2008

DRAFT CONFERENCE SCHEDULE ~ SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

 

19th National Trails Symposium Schedule ~ DRAFT
Rooms to be determined just prior to Symposium and will be added to the Schedule when finalized

Agenda subject to change (please refer back to the website for any updated info)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

View the Featured Workshops webpage for descriptions & exact times

Featured Workshops:

Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) Workshop ~  Day 1

Forest Service Trails Board Meeting ~ Day 1
(by invitation only)

State Trail Administrators Meeting ~ Day 1 (by invitation only)

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. National Trails System "Expanding Our Constituencies" Workshop ~ Day 1 (separate registration)

10:00 a.m. Thursday to 3:00 p.m. Friday

Mobile Workshop: Overnight in the Ozarks ~ Backpacking Trip

Friday, November 14, 2008

 

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  

Featured Workshops:

Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) Workshop ~ Day 2

Forest Service Trails Board Meeting ~ Day 2 (by invitation)

State Trail Administrators Meeting ~ Day 2 (by invitation only)

8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. National Trails System "Expanding Our Constituencies" Workshop ~ Day 2 (separate registration)
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Long Distance Trails Meeting (by invitation only)
 

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 

 

Mobile Workshop: Lemonade from Lemons: A Trails Perspective at Cedar Glades Park in Hot Springs

Mobile Workshop: Trails for Philanthropy and Outdoor Recreation – Heifer Ranch and Petit Jean State Park

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

North American Trail Ride Conference National Board Meeting (by invitation only)

6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

"A Toast to Arkansas Trails!" Reception (by invitation only)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Registration & Information

7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Volunteer Room

7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Exhibitors Move into Exhibit Hall

 

Featured Workshops & Meetings:

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon PNTS Meeting of the Board (by invitation only)
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

State Trail Administrators Meeting – Day 3 (by invitation only)

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The Art & Science of Trails Become a Tread Lightly! Tread Trainer North American Trail Ride Conference Nat’l Board Meeting (by invitation)

Mobile Workshops:Times vary

 

 

View the Mobile Workshops webpage for descriptions & exact times

Let’s Work Together – Trails and Coalition Building (3 hiking options)

All Terrain Vehicle Rider Safety Course

 

Leave No Trace Equestrian Trail Ride

Trail of Tears: The Arkansas Setting

Little Maumelle Canoe Trip

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. . PNTS Leadership Council Meeting (by invitation only)

SYMPOSIUM OFFICIALLY BEGINS

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall ~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Building Trails Public Awareness Event (sponsored by Lewis & Clark Outfitters) ~ Music, Presentations & Food

Exhibit Hall OPEN

(2:00 p.m.

 

8:30 p.m.)

2:00 p.m.

Silent Auction Open in Exhibit Hall

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m Health Walk to Happy Trails Hour - Meet @ Peabody Hotel Duck Pond in Lobby

5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Happy Trails Hour

Arkansas Trails Council Reception ~ Visit their table in the Exhibit Hall!

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall – Welcome by Bob Searns, American Trails Board Chair; Mayors of Little Rock and North Little Rock; Judge of Pulaski County

8-10 p.m. Big Dam Bridge Light Viewing Meet in Toltec Lobby (SHCC) (transportation provided continuously)
7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. DEVELOPING AND OPERATING WATER TRAILS AT THE LOCAL, STATEWIDE, AND REGIONAL LEVELS TRAILS ACROSS THE DIVIDE

 

19th National Trails Symposium Schedule ~ DRAFT
Rooms to be determined just prior to Symposium and will be added to the Schedule when finalized

Agenda subject to change (please refer back to the website for any updated info)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Registration & Information 

7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Volunteer Room

7:30 a.m. – 8:15 a.m.

Trail Talk (Continental breakfast with an Expert) (finalized prior to Symposium)

8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

10 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (finalized prior to Symposium)

Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction OPEN

(8:00 a.m.

6:00 p.m.)

9:45 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

BREAK ~ Exhibit Hall Poster Sharing ~ Poster Gallery and Exhibitor Demonstrations

10:15 a.m.  – 11:30 a.m.

10 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (finalized prior to Symposium)

11:40 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

Opening Keynote Luncheon – Sponsored by Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Heart Clinic Arkansas, and St. Vincent Health System; Keynote: Dr. Richard Jackson, UCLA School of Public Health

1:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

9 MINI WORKSHOPS

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

BREAK ~ Exhibit Hall Poster Sharing ~ Creative Crossings Poster Gallery & Exhibitor Demonstrations

3:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

10 MINI WORKSHOPS (repeated)

7:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

“Trails Rock!” Party at Clinton Presidential Library and Live Auction


 

19th National Trails Symposium Schedule ~ DRAFT
Rooms to be determined just prior to Symposium and will be added to the Schedule when finalized

Agenda subject to change (please refer back to the website for any updated info)

Monday, November 17, 2008

7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Featured Workshop: Horse Trails Caucus

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Volunteer Room

7:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Registration & Information

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Trail Talk (Continental breakfast with an Expert)

7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Featured Workshop: Water Trails Caucus

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Silent Auction Open in Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall OPEN

(8:00 a.m.

1:00 p.m.)

 

EXHIBIT HALL

OFFICIALLY CLOSES AT 1:00 p.m.

8:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

General Session on the Future of Trails

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

BREAK ~ Exhibit Hall Poster Sharing ~ Poster Gallery & Exhibitor Demonstrations

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

9 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (finalized prior to Symposium)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Featured Workshop: TrailWare: UTAP Data Management Software Course
Featured Workshop:
Trail Fundamentals and TMOs: Cornerstones for Effective Trail Management

1:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

View the Mobile Workshops webpage for descriptions & exact times

Mobile Workshops:

Little Rock Audubon Center… Visit an Urban Wilderness

Bike Ride Along the Arkansas River Trail & the Big Dam Bridge

Camp Robinson Mountain Bike Ride

Burns Park Multi-Use Natural Surface Urban Trails

Medical Mile & Nature Center Interpretive Urban Hike

Trail Development in High-End Subdivisions

Toltec Mounds Archeological Hike

Emerald Park Sightseeing & Historical Hike

Quapaw Quarter Urban “Walk Through History”

1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Breakdown

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Happy Trails Hour

6:00 p.m.

Silent Auction Closes 

7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

American Trails 19th National Awards Banquet ~ Celebration of 40-Years of the National Trails System Act – Keynote: Steve Elkinton, National Park Service


 

19th National Trails Symposium Schedule ~ DRAFT
Rooms to be determined just prior to Symposium and will be added to the Schedule when finalized

Agenda subject to change (please refer back to the website for any updated info)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

6:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Big Dam Bridge Light Viewing
7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Volunteer Room

7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.

American Trails Board and Advisory Committee Breakfast (by invitation only)

8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Registration & Information

9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

9 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (finalized prior to Symposium)

10:15 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

BREAK ~ Exhibit Hall Poster Sharing ~ Poster Gallery & Exhibitor Demonstrations

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

10 CONCURRENT SESSIONS (finalized prior to Symposium)

12:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Closing Keynote Luncheon – Keynote: Richard Louv, author of “Last Child in the Woods”

2:00 p.m.

SYMPOSIUM OFFICIALLY CLOSES

2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Big Dam Bridge Light Viewing

 

Post Conference Activities & Meetings

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Featured Workshop: National Trails Training Partnership (NTTP), Part 1 ~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

5:30 p.m.

Volunteer Recognition Party (site to be confirmed prior to Symposium)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Featured Workshop: National Trails Training Partnership (NTTP) Meeting, Part 2 ~ OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

 

 

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Mobile workshops
Mini-workshops
Concurrent sessions

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Austin 2004
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The "Medical Mile" project

Art and Health on the Medical Mile

More photos: Cool Trail Solutions

The "Big Dam Bridge" project

Little Rock's Arkansas River Trail

Arkansas conquers a trails funding crisis

Little Rock Parks & Recreation

The Mississippi River Trail

Arkansas Trails page

Ozark-St. Francis National Forests

Ouachita National Forest

 

 

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