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20th American Trails National Symposium

Chattanooga, Tennessee ~ November 14-17, 2010 at the Chattanooga Convention Center

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Over 100 exhibitors are expected to attend the 20th American Trails National Symposium.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to view the latest in trails technology, products, equipment, planning, and programs. View many of our exhibitor’s products “along the trail” in the exhibit hall, as well as viewing “hands on” presentations/demonstrations of our exhibitors' products or services.

Calling all exhibitors!!! The Exhibit Hall will be designed as a trails & greenways system where you will also have the opportunity to allow us to “borrow” your products to help us create an exceptional indoor trail system!

We are looking for all trail products from trail bridges, restrooms, trail building equipment, bicycles, ATVs, canoes, and camping equipment, to surfacing materials, greenery (trees, shrubs, flowers), signage, benches, picnic tables, and trash receptacles – to name a few. You will receive recognition for your donated items, as well as give our attendees the opportunity to physically see your trail products first-hand in a virtual trail setting!

There’s still time to “get your oar in the water” and become a Symposium exhibitor. But hurry— as space is filling up fast! Contact Candace Mitchell, Exhibitor Manager, at the American Trails office by calling (530) 547-2060 or email her at to request an Exhibitor Contract. You can also download the Exhibitor Contract in pdf format.



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Labyrinth in Exhibit Hall at Quad Cities Symposium





The exhibit hall Labyrinth was designed and installed by Spiral Quest. Spiral Quest offers energy-field and body therapies, celebrations, rituals, workshops, and publications that facilitate the health and healing of both individuals and communities. For more information contact Suzanna Alexander at

The Tennessee River Meander Labyrinth is a trail experience awaiting you in the exhibit hall. This three-circuit labyrinth design was created specifically for the 2010 American Trails National Symposium. Meander refers to the winding, turning course of the TN River as it passes through Chattanooga, around two islands and Moccasin Bend. Meander also reflects the slow relaxed walk it offers you. Labyrinths are meditative trails where travelers enter a single path to a central destination and exit along the same route. They are fertile places for the mind, spirit, and body. The intimate experience of this labyrinth represents the beautiful TN River Gorge and the Cumberland Plateau.

General guidelines for walking a labyrinth:

FOCUS: pause and wait at the entrance, become quiet and centered.

EXPERIENCE: observe the process of walking to the center, letting go. Stay as long as you want anywhere on the labyrinth. Honor your own pace, quietly allow others to pass.

EXIT: receive in the center and walk out with understanding.

REFLECT: integrate and be in gratitude.


Visit Alexzanna Farms and their labyrinth while in Chattanooga

A short twenty minute drive from the convention center, the trails at Alexzanna Farms encourage you to explore various expressions of the spiritual nature of path-walking. They include a seven-circuit labyrinth, a double-spiral, a medicine wheel, and a twenty-seven step staircase of reflection, The Mossway. Follow I-24 West to exit 169 Wildwood. Turn right onto Hwy 299, right onto Hwy 11 and left onto Old Birmingham Hwy. Then follow the Labyrinth signs. Please leave your pets at home.

Open Hours to Visit the Farm during the American Trails National Symposium: ·



Building Public Awareness for Trails Event
is partially sponsored by Cordura

Building Public Awareness for Trails Event

Discover, Learn, and Celebrate Trails! FREE! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Join us on Sunday, November 14 from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the exhibit hall. Learn more about this informative and interactive event in our General Sessions section of the registration brochure.



Creative Crossings Photo Gallery

Show off your trail bridge! During the Symposium, you will have an opportunity to share the beauty of your trail bridge in the Creative Crossings Photo Gallery. Recent years have seen the construction of some strikingly beautiful and innovative trail bridge designs. American Trails would like to showcase those bridges through a photo gallery to be displayed in the Exhibit Hall. Read more and learn how to submit your entries in the Creative Crossings Photo Gallery.


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Be a Symposium Sponsor or Exhibitor

See our great opportunities for Sponsors as well as Exhibitors.




The 20th American Trails National Symposium, to be held in Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 14-17, 2010 is your best opportunity to network with the nationwide trails community and maximize your visibility and message.

All Exhibitors receive: 1 full registration package (with booths only); 10’ x 10’ exhibit booth (with 6’ draped & skirted table, 2 chairs, booth sign, and wastebasket); participation in offsite Trail Tools expo; online web listing on sponsor/exhibitor page; listing on conference exhibitor signage; and listing in Conference Program and in issues of American Trails Magazine on sponsor page (subject to meeting deadline dates).

For more information: Candace Mitchell, Exhibitor/Sponsor Coordinator (530) 547-2060 or




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