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CALENDAR:

Calendar of Trails Training

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Trail training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, motorized recreation, wilderness, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship:

2014-15 CALENDAR: Trail training, workshops, and conferences

 

2014 scheduled training events: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

2015 scheduled training events: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

See past training events from 2013 and earlier in 2014

 

2014 TRAINING CALENDAR

November 2014

 

November 4, 2014 — Ohio Department of Transportation Bike/Ped Summit

November 6, 2014 — Webinar: Creating “Best of the Best” OHV Recreation Experiences

November 6-8, 2014 — International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructure

November 6-9, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

November 7-8, 2014 — Waterfront Center's Annual Conference Urban Waterfronts

November 8, 2014 — Massachusetts Trails Conference

November 11-14, 2014 — National Trust for Historic Preservation Annual Conference

November 12-13, 2014 — Transportation Innovations in Bicycling and Parking

November 12-14, 2014 — Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education Annual Conference

November 12-19, 2014 — IUCN World Parks Congress 2014

November 13, 2014 — Webinar: Designing Bicycle Facilities

November 13-16, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

November 14, 2014 — Engaging the Next Generation of Conservation Leaders

November 18, 2014 — Webinar: Creating a Green Infrastructure Plan to Transform Your Community

November 18, 2014 — Webinar: Health Funding

November 18-20, 2014 — International Cycling Safety Conference

November 19, 2014 — Webinar: E-bikes, Electric Assist Bikes and Transportation Policy

November 19, 2014 — Webinar: Questions on the ADA: Alternative Modes of Transportation

November 19-22, 2014 — National Association for Interpretation

November 20-23, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

November 21-24, 2014 — American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting

December 2014

 

December 3, 2014 — Webinar: Using Pilot Projects to Implement Protected Bike Lanes

December 3-5, 2014 — America Outdoors Marketing and Management Conference

December 4-7, 2014 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School

December 6-9, 2014 — Virginia Recreation & Park Society Annual Conference

December 8, 2014 — Webinar: Complete Streets Design

December 9, 2014 — Trail Design & Layout for Universal Access Workshop

December 9, 2014 — Introduction to Treadway Structures: design and layout of stone and timber crib structures

December 9, 2014 — Adult CPR/AED Certification Course

December 10-11, 2014 — Trail Construction for Universal Access Workshop

December 10-11, 2014 — Treadway Structures Construction Techniques Workshop

December 10-11, 2014 — Universal Trail Assessment Process and High Efficiency Trail Assessment Process Certification

December 10-11, 2014 — Wilderness & Remote First Aid Certification Course

December 11, 2014 — Webinar: Towards a Mountain Trail Sustainability Ethic ~ Part 3 of 3

December 16, 2014 — Webinar: Maintenance Funding

December 17, 2014 — Webinar: Getting to Better Outcomes from Public Engagement

 

2015 TRAINING CALENDAR

January 2015

 

January 11-15, 2015 — Transportation Research Board 94th Annual Meeting

  • Washington, DC
  • The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for 2015 is "Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology." A number of sessions and workshops will focus on this theme.
  • Info: http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting2015/AnnualMeeting2015.aspx

January 29-31, 2015 — 13th Annual New Partners for Smart Growth Conference

  • Baltimore, MD
  • The TRB Annual Meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops addressing topics of interest to all attendees—policy makers, administrators, practitioners, researchers, and representatives of government, industry, and academic institutions. The spotlight theme for 2015 is "Corridors to the Future: Transportation and Technology." A number of sessions and workshops will focus on this theme.
  • Info: http://www.newpartners.org/

January 22, 2015 — Webinar: Protect What You Love: Water Trail Ambassador and Stewardship Programs

  • Online Webinar: 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
  • American Trails presents this webinar on all levels of ambassador and stewardship programs, with an emphasis on paddling and water trails. Presented by Amy Camp of the Pennsylvania Water Trail Partnership. She will detail two programs that train and deploy volunteer ambassadors to raise awareness around watershed protection. Additionally, a “Best of the Rest” presentation will highlight a number of short-term and long-term stewardship efforts around the country.
  • Info: http://www.americantrails.org/resources/water/webinar-water-trail-stewardship.html

February 2015

 

February 8-11, 2015 — The Corps Network National Conference

  • Washington, DC
  • Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from Federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations. Our theme is “Tackling America's Greatest Challenges” – a direct reference to The Corps Network's new mission statement. Throughout the conference we will highlight how The Corps Network and Corps programs tackle America's greatest challenges, provide critical leadership to the Corps Movement, and help young people transform their lives for the better.
  • Info: http://www.corpsnetwork.org/about/national-conference

February 15-18, 2015 — US Play Coalition's Conference on the Value of Play

  • Clemson, SC
  • Attendees of the annual conference come from diverse fields including park and recreation professionals, educators, researchers, health scientists, landscape architects, business leaders, psychologists, parents, physicians, and many more.
  • Info: http://usplaycoalition.clemson.edu/conf2015.php

February 22 - 25, 2015 — Active Living Research Conference 2015

  • San Diego, CA
  • The goal of the conference is to provide more opportunities for exchange on how to use evidence to increase physical activity in many settings. Implementation science needs to be applied to active living. What predicts which policies are implemented well? What strategies can practitioners apply to improve policy implementation? How can advocates monitor the quality of implementation?
  • Info: http://activelivingresearch.org/annual-conference-2015

February 23 - 25, 2015 — National Physical Activity Plan Congress

  • Washington, DC
  • In 2010 a National Physical Activity Plan was released. The NPAP Congress 2015 will bring together a diverse group of experts and key stakeholders — representing nine sectors — to review and revise the existing Plan. It is through experts, organizational partners, state liaisons and many individuals throughout the United States that the vision becomes reality.
  • Info: http://npapcongress2015.org/wordpress1/

March 2015

 

March 3-6, 2015 — Texas Recreation & Park Society Institute & Expo

March 10-13, 2015 — California Park & Recreation Society Annual Conference & Expo

March 10-12, 2015 — National Bike Summit

  • Washington, DC
  • This year's theme -- Bikes+ -- focuses on new ideas for exponential growth. We'll zero in on ways the bike movement, in combination with strong partners, can add value to other big issues of the day and find powerful champions in health, community development and the business sector.
  • Info: http://bikeleague.org/summit

April 2015

 

April 11-14, 2015 —Greater & Greener 2015: Innovative Parks, Vibrant Cities

  • San Francisco, CA
  • Join us—and global park leaders, and advocates, urban planning and design professionals, and city officials, to explore the latest innovations in urban park creation, revitalization, and stewardship. With more public open space than any other metropolitan area in the U.S., and a deep cultural attachment to parks and the outdoors, San Francisco is a shining example of how creativity and innovation can be applied to park systems for the benefit of urban communities.
  • Info: http://greatergreener.org/

April 12-16, 2015 — National Outdoor Recreation Conference

  • Annapolis, MD
  • The Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals and the Northeast Recreation Research Symposium are proud to join forces and present the 2015 National Outdoor Recreation Conference. This year we are seeking presentations about research projects, creative approaches to current and future challenges, modern vision for outdoor recreation, innovative partnerships, new and exciting collaborations, use of technology, entrepreneurial solutions, cultivating political and community support, and other case studies that present new ideas and tools that contribute and create a lasting and sustainable future for outdoor recreation.
  • Info: http://www.recpro.org/2015-conference

April 15-17, 2015 — Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum

  • Burns, TN
  • The 2015 statewide conference will be held at Montgomery Bell State Park. The Greenways and Trails Program is looking for Sponsors, a Keynote Speaker and other speakers for the educational sessions of the Forum. Please let us know if you would like to speak about your creative and innovative greenway project.
  • Info: Robert.richards@tn.gov or call 615-532-0753

May 2015

 

May 17-20, 2015 — American Trails International Trails Symposium

  • Portland, OR
  • The Symposium addresses every aspect of trails, greenways, and blueways. Learn from dozens of educational sessions and mobile workshops and network with experts and enthusiasts from across the globe.
  • Info: http://americantrails.org/ee/index.php/symposium/2015

 

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Need old dates? We have last year's calendar online, beginning with the month just past.

For more on trails training and education see the National Trails Training Partnership.



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