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Congress Street Bridge over Town Lake

The schedule is subject to change, so please check back for the most current information. Additional allied meetings will be scheduled and added to the website. Several events are open to the public.

PRE-CONFERENCE

Tuesday - October 19

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. — Volunteer Training ~ Hyatt, Room: Big Bend Ballroom

Wednesday - October 20

4:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

Information ~ Austin Convention Center Registration Trailhead

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Information ~ Hyatt Regency Austin Lobby

6:00 p.m. -9:00 p.m.

Information ~ Radisson Hotel & Suites Austin Lobby

7:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.

Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) Coordinator Workshop Day 1 ~ ACC, Bus Canopy 1

8:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

National Scenic & Historic Trail Managers Strategic Planning Meeting ~ Radisson, Room: Austin 1 & 2

8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

State Trail Administrator's Meeting ~ Day 1 (by invitation) ~ Hyatt, Room: Foothills ll (17th Floor)

8:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

Mobile Workshop: San Antonio Trip ~ ACC, Bus Canopy 1

6:00 p.m. -

Party for the Trails ~ Hosted by the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource ~ Hyatt, Foothills l (17th Floor)

6:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m.

Volunteer Training ~ ACC, Room 3

Thursday - October 21

7:00 a.m. -9:00 a.m.

Transportation between Hyatt and ACC (runs continuously, starting at Hyatt)

7:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m.

Registration & Information ~ ACC, Reg. Trailhead

7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Volunteer Room ~ ACC, Room 3

7:00 a.m. -3:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Set Up

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Universal Trail Assessment Process (UTAP) Coordinator Workshop Day 2 ~ ACC, Bus Canopy 1

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

National Scenic & Historic Trail Managers Strategic Planning Meeting ~ Radisson, Room: Austin 1 & 2

8:30 a.m. -5:00 p.m.

State Trail Administrator's Meeting ~ Day 2 (by invitation) ~ Hyatt, Room: Foothills ll (17th Floor)

8:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Mobile Workshops ~ ACC, Bus Canopy 1 & 2

8:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Trail Toys Equipment Expo ~ Palmer Center (west side field)

8:00 a.m. -5:30 p.m.

Natural Surface Trail Design Workshop ~ Natureshape ~ Hyatt, Room: Big Bend Ballroom

9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Become a Tread Trainer Workshop ~ Tread Lightly! ~ Radisson, Room: Lakeview

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Texas Trails Conference ~ Texas Trails Network, Texas Parks & Wildlife ~ Hyatt, Room: Foothills 1 (17th Floor)

9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Become a Master Tread Trainer Workshop ~ Tread Lightly! ~ Radisson, Room: Lakeview

10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Volksmarch Around Town Lake ~ American Volksport Association, Texas ~ ACC, Reg. Trailhead (Group Walk starts at 12:00 noon)

1:00 p.m. -5:00 p.m.

Accessibility and Trails Workshop ~ Hyatt, Room: Hill Country C

CONFERENCE BEGINS

3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. ~ Transportation between ACC and Hyatt (runs continuously, starting at Hyatt)

3:00 p.m. ~ Exhibit Hall Opens

3:00 p.m. ~ Silent Auction Opens

3:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ~ Building Trails Public Awareness Event ~ Exhibit Hall open to the Public

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. ~ Happy Trails Hour

Sponsored by: Stoney Creek Materials

5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ~ National Park Service Reception ~ (by invitation only) ~ ACC, Room: 2

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. ~ Welcoming You to the Path ~ Opening Reception ~ Exhibit Hall Sponsored by: ReserveAmerica

Friday - October 22

7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Transportation between Hyatt and ACC (runs continuously, start at Hyatt)

7:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.

Registration & Information ~ ACC, Reg. Trailhead

7:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.

Volunteer Room ~ ACC, Room 3

7:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction

8:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

11 Concurrent Sessions ~ see speaker bios

9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

BREAK ~ Balcones Trailhead, Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: Carter & Burgess, Inc.

9:15 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Poster Sharing during breaks ~ Poster Gallery, Exhibit Hall

9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

11 Concurrent Sessions ~ see speaker bios

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Emerging Role of Trails in American Lifestyles ~ Opening Keynote Luncheon ~ Ballroom ABC

 

Sponsored by: Kingsborough Development and HNTB

2:00 p.m.-3:15 p.m.

10 Concurrent Sessions ~ see speaker bios

3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

BREAK ~ Balcones Trailhead, Exhibit Hall
Sponsored by: PricewaterhouseCoopers

3:15 p.m.-3:45 p.m.

Poster Sharing during breaks ~ Poster Gallery, Exhibit Hall

3:45 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

11 Concurrent Sessions ~ see speaker bios

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Transportation between ACC and Hyatt (runs continuously, starting at ACC)

6:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.

¡Fiesta! Off Site Party, Live Auction (Buses from Hyatt and Radisson leave at 6:00 p.m. and River Boat Ride leaves from the Lone Star Boat Dock (west of the Hyatt Boat Dock) at 6:00 p.m.)

Saturday - October 23

7:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m.

Transportation between Hyatt and ACC (runs continuously, start at Hyatt)

7:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.

Registration & Information ~ ACC, Reg. Trailhead

7:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

Volunteer Room ~ ACC, Room 3

7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall & Silent Auction

7:00 a.m. - 8:15 p.m.

Horse Trails Caucus ~ Meet at the Equestrian Land Conservation Resource's Booth in the Exhibit Hall

8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Celebrating the Emerging Role of Trails in America ~ Morning General Session ~ Ballroom ABC

9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

BREAK ~ Balcones Trailhead, Exhibit Hall Sponsored by: Hall Bargainer

9:45 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Poster Sharing during breaks ~ Poster Gallery, Exhibit Hall

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

11 Concurrent Sessions ~ see speaker bios

10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Mobile Workshop ~ McKinney Roughs Environmental Education Center ~ ACC, Bus Canopy 1 & 2

12:00 noon -5:00 p.m.

Mobile Workshops ~ ACC, Bus Canopy 1 & 2

1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.

TrailWare: UTAP Data Management Software Course ~ ACC: Room 7

4:30 p.m. -10:00 p.m.

Transportation between ACC and Hyatt (runs continuously, start at ACC)

5:00 p.m.-; 7:00 p.m.

Happy Trails Hour Sponsored by: Cross Alert Systems

6:00 p.m.

Silent Auction Closes

7:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Closes

7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m.

Exhibit Hall Breakdown - 1

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

On the Path of Excellence ~ American Trails Awards Banquet ~ Ballroom ABC

Sunday - October 24 ~ the Symposium officially ends at 3:15 p.m.

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.

American Trails Board and Advisory Board Breakfast ~ Hyatt, Room: Foothills 1

7:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m.

Volunteer Room ~ ACC, Room 3

7:30 a.m. -9:30 a.m.

Transportation between Hyatt and ACC (starts at Hyatt)

6:00 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

Exhibit Hall Breakdown - 2

7:30 a.m. -4:00 p.m.

Registration & Information ~ ACC, Reg. Trailhead

8:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

10 Concurrent Sessions ~ see speaker bios

9:45 a.m. -10:15 a.m.

BREAK ~ Palazzo Foyer Sponsored by: Yamaha Motor Corp. USA

9:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.

Poster Sharing during breaks ~ Poster Gallery, Palazzo Foyer

10:15 a.m.-11:30 a.m

10 Concurrent Sessions ~ see speaker bios

12:00 noon - 1:30 p.m.

The Path Ahead: Achieving Great Things for America's Trails ~ Closing Keynote Luncheon ~ Ballroom ABC

2:00 p.m. -3:15 p.m

9 Concurrent Sessions ~ see speaker bios

2:30 a.m.-4:30 a.m.

Transportation between Hyatt and ACC (runs continuously, starting at ACC)

4:15 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

National Trails Training Partnership (NTTP) Meeting ~ ACC, Rooms 10A & 10B

3:45 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Rivers and Trails Conservation Assistance (RTCA) Program Meeting ~ ACC, Room 7

6:00 p.m.

Volunteer Recognition Party ~ Commons Ford Ranch

Monday - October 25

9:00 a.m - 3:00 p.m. ~ National Trails Training Partnership (NTTP) Meeting ~ Hyatt, Room: Texas Ballroom 5 & 6

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