Calendar of Trails Training
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:
2013-14 CALENDAR: Trail training, workshops, and conferences
2013 scheduled training events: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
2014 scheduled training events: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
See past training events from 2012 and earlier in 2013
2013 TRAINING CALENDAR
December 1-4, 2013 — Nurturing Emerging Directors and Supervisors
- Albuquerque, NM
- The National Executive Development School is for staff, managers and Directors, mainly in the field of Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services who are seeking to enrich their career while being able to pick up some needed Continuing Education Units (CEU's). NEDS now in it's 23rd year is a great way to take part in innovative Leadership, Management, and Professional Workshops and Training Sessions. At NEDS, you will discover solutions to the problems that Parks and Recreation Professionals face today by being able to interact with other professionals face to face.
- Info: http://www.nmrpa.org/education/national-executive-development-school
December 1-8, 2013 — Tropical Trailwork Adventure Costa Rica
- Rancho Mastatal, Costa Rica
- Experience how to build and maintain forest trails in a beautiful tropical location in Costa Rica Experience nature, people, and community! Learn about: • Trail siting & design • Tools for trailwork, & their safe & effective use • Grade, slope, and drainage • Bridges, steps, and other trail structures • Nature-sensitive trail building and maintenance • Design features for views, and tree, plant, and animal observation • Ongoing use and care of forest trails
- Info: http://www.renewablereality.net/trailwork2013.html
December 5-8, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School
- Columbia, SC
- Hosted by: Midlands SORBA. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
- Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule
December 6, 2013 — Pedestrian Facility Maintenance
- On-line Webinar: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EST)
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center presents a review of the new FHWA Guide for Maintaining Pedestrian Facilities for Enhanced Safety. The development of the guide relied on research of the common, accepted and exceptional maintenance practices in the United States. During the session, participants will learn about common and successful approaches to sidewalk and shared use path maintenance in the U.S., including winter and summer maintenance, basics of a well-rounded maintenance program, and barriers to maintaining facilities.
- Info: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/621744754
December 10, 2013 — Webinar: Partnering and Paying for Alternative Transportation Systems
- On-line Webinar: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. (EST)
- Given tight federal budgets and the change from SAFETEA-LU to MAP-21, Federal land units need to find partnerships and alternative financial resources to finance needed alternate transportation infrastructure projects. This course will provide a brief overview of some federal funding sources, will discuss non-Federal sources of financing, and will provide examples of how Federal Land Management Agencies (FLMAs) have partnered with various organizations to fund (provide) alternative transportation projects.
- Info: registration and course information
December 12, 2013 — The GIS 20 Essential Skills
- On-line Webinar: 9 - 2 (PST), 12 - 5 (EST)
- A second edition of the book The GIS 20: Essential Skills, from ESRI Press will be used in this class. The new book has nine bonus exercises including Advanced labeling in 10.1 and Creating Map Books. A 180 day fully functional ArcGIS 10.1 license is included with the book. An exercise DVD is also included. Workshop structure: This is a hands on, one day virtual class with a live instructor. Students will be given a dial in number for the class, as well as a code for screen sharing to view the instructor's desktop. Student must have ArcGIS 10.0 or higher installed as well as headphones or a speakerphone. No prior experience necessary.
- Info: http://www.newurbanresearch.com/workshops
December 12-13, 2013 — Open Your Mind to Winter Placemaking Training Session
- Toronto, ON, Canada
- It's easy to get people outside on a sunny summer day, but creating vibrant and active public spaces in the colder months requires more creativelity and ingenuity. Learn how to create public spaces that are vibrant, inviting, and warm, even when it's cold outside. Participant outcomes include: *See exciting winter examples from public spaces around the world and learn tips for making places attractive in colder weather. *Be trained on the three keys to great public spaces - management, uses/activities and design. *Discover how to see public spaces with fresh eyes.* Learn how to identify what's working and what's no.* Find out how to effectively engage the communtiy in the planning process.
- Info: https://www.eventbrite.ca/event/8493928569
December 12-15, 2013 — Subaru/IMBA Trailbuilders School
- McCalla, AL
- Hosted by: Birmingham Urban Mtn Pedalers. The Subaru/IMBA Trail Care Crew program teaches the art and science of trailbuilding by interactive learning and hands-on trailwork. The Crews teach “sustainable” trail building, which means building trails that last a long time and require minimal maintenance. This helps reduce trail damage, protects the environment, and enhances visitor enjoyment.
- Info: http://www.imba.com/tcc/schedule
December 18, 2013 — Webinar: Integrating Equity in Bicycle and Pedestrian Planning
- Online Webinar: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm ET
- Hosted by: Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals. This webinar session considers equity in the context of three pillars of sustainability: economic, environmental, social. Learn how to define equity and integrate it as a planning factor; what are the standards and requirements of transportation equity?
- Info: http://www.apbp.org/events/event_details.asp?id=274583&group=
December 19, 2013 — Webinar: Current Bicycle and Pedestrian Issues
2014 TRAINING EVENTS: Trail training, workshops, and conferences
January 12-16, 2014 — Transportation Research Board 93rd Annual Meeting
- Washington, DC
- The program covers all transportation modes, with more than 4,500 presentations in nearly 800 sessions and workshops, with the spotlight theme Celebrating Our Legacy, Anticipating Our Future. More than 30 sessions and workshops will focus on this theme and will be supplemented by 15 to 25 sessions and workshops on each of the following critical transportation issues: performance measurement, automated driving and connected vehicles, extreme weather events, and big data.
- Info: http://www.trb.org/AnnualMeeting2014/annualmeeting2014.aspx
January 21-24, 2014 — Outdoor Retailers
January 22, 2014 — Webinar: Directions in Federal, State and Local Transportation Funding
- Online Webinar: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
- Community Builders Jim Charlier will share insight into existing and upcoming sources for transportation funding for federal, state, and local agencies.
- Info: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/344909319
January 24, 2014 — Iowa Bicycle Summit
- Des Moines, IA
- This year the Iowa Bicycle Summit will focus on bicycle facility designs on a small scale that can inspire large scale changes. Training will be provided by Mike Lydon from The Street Plans Collaborative in New York City. Mike collaborated with Andres Duany and Jeff Speck in writing The Smart Growth Manual. In addition, there will concurrent sessions on trails and trail design. Finally, the Iowa Bicycle Summit will continue a session on bicycle facility funding.
- Info: http://iowabicyclecoalition.org/summit/
February 8, 2014 — New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit
- New Brunswick, NJ
- In collaboration with the Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Rutgers University in New Brunswick. There are over 20 interesting and informative panel sessions planned and over 60 speakers will be joining us. We anticipate a sellout crowd as we had last year! Featured speakers and panelists at the 2014 Summit include: F.K. Day, EVP of SRAM and President and Cofounder of World Bicycle Relief Jeff Miller, President & CEO of the Alliance for Biking & Walking
- Info: http://www.njbwc.org/nj-summits/summit-2014/
February 18-21, 2014 — Texas Recreation & Park Society Institute & EXPO
- Corpus Christi, TX
- Employees of all levels are guaranteed a rewarding variety of continuing education opportunities at the Institute. Combined with a trade show, the Institute provides a keen opportunity for vendors to interact with members of all levels, providing them information and research on the latest trends and technology available to enhance the field.
- Info: http://traps.org/clubportal/ClubStatic.cfm?clubID=2657&pubmenuOptID=30199
February 20-21, 2014 — Land&Water Summit 2014: Drought as an Opportunity For Change
- Albuquerque, NM
- This year, the Xeriscape Council of New Mexico and Arid LID strives to find both traditional and non-traditional speakers that generate positive change during a water crisis through storm water mitigation, water harvesting and low impact design principles. Let’s use the drought as an opportunity to assist our attendees in promoting both creative solutions and innovations in the field.
- Info: http://xeriscapenm.com/
March 3-4, 2014 — Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
- Baltimore, MD
- Campuses must also find opportunities to conserve limited resources, make college more affordable, and make our communities more resilient to economic and environmental change. A sharing economy is leading to more sustainable consumption, operations, services, and lifestyles in our communities and on our campuses.
- Info: http://www.sustainability.umd.edu/content/community/SSCC.php
March 3-5, 2014 — National Bike Summit
- Washington, DC
- The Highway Trust Fund is scheduled to run out of funds in October 2014, leaving Congress with the choice of cutting transportation funding, raising the gas tax or other revenue, or choosing to increase the deficit for transportation funding. The 2014 National Bike Summit will our opportunity to promote our agenda and ensure that the next generation of transportation policy learns from your experience in MAP -21 — and push for the best possible outcomes for bicycling in transportation policy.
- Info: http://www.bikeleague.org/summit
March 4-7, 2014 — California & Pacific Southwest Recreation & Park Training Conference
March 9-14, 2014 — Active Living Research Conference
- Ontario, CA
- Active Living Research is a new field of research, focusing on nvironmental and policy changes made to increase physical activity. For example, Complete Streets ordinances have been adopted in hundreds of communities; thousands of schools are implementing evidence-based policies and programs to increase activity; and WalkScore helps home buyers and renters find walkable neighborhoods.
- Info: Active Living Research Conference
March 21, 2014 — Heels & Wheels: Delaware Walk & Bike Summit 2014
- Newark, DE
- Education and conversations on success stories, emerging issues, lessons learned, and strategies that impact and affect the delivery of recreational trails and active commuter systems. The Summit will provide a forum for networking and building connections among our community of users and fellow advocates. For the first time in Delaware, hikers, mountain bikers, walkers and bicycle riders – the recreational and active transportation communities will come together to share mutual issues and divergent topics.
- Info: http://www.wilmapco.org/heelsandwheels/
March 25-28, 2014 — Access to Parks & Outdoor Recreation
- Hot Springs, AR
- The ADA-ABA standards for recreation areas have been adopted and now the standards for outdoor developed areas have been finalized. This course will provide an overview of the accessibility standards while emphasizing a universal design approach for new construction and alterations to existing facilities. A central learning theme concentrates on the best practices in design and construction to accommodate people with disabilities. Session topics will discuss how design and construction affects people with disabilities and how people with disabilities function in these park facilities, boating and fishing facilities, picnic areas, trails, campgrounds, and beaches. Field exercises will be conducted outdoors at Hot Springs National Park.
- Info: http://www.ncaonline.org/events/parksandoutdoors_01-2014.shtml
March 30 – April 5, 2014 — Professional Trail Builders Association
April 8-10, 2014 — California Trails & Greenways Conference
- Palm Springs, CA
- Nestled at the base of the majestic Mt. San Jacinto State Park, the Palm Springs area offers a wide variety of trail education opportunities and adventures for most all trail advocates. With assistance from land managing agencies, dedicated trail organizations and interest groups from the greater Palm Springs area, an exciting line-up of learning and networking opportunities; making this event a unique opportunity to exchange ideas, explore new solutions and partnerships, and learn from hundreds of experienced and dedicated trail professionals.
- Info: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24151
April 11-12, 2014 — Georgia Trail Summit
- Athens, GA
- The inaugural Georgia Trail Summit will be held at the Classic Center in Athens-- Forging a new path in trail planning, building and funding across Georgia. This event will be the first in GA in 15 years.
- Info: https://www.facebook.com/georgiatrailsummit
April 24-26, 2014 — Alaska Trails Statewide Trail Conference
April 26-30, 2014 — American Planning Association
May 13-16, 2014 — 2014 National Outdoor Recreation Conference
- San Francisco, CA
- This year we are seeking presentations from Professionals and Researchers that demonstrate how you are adapting and thriving in our new economic reality. Tell us about your innovative partnerships, success with diversifying funding sources, use of technology to streamline your processes, entrepreneurial solutions, adaptive reuse of aging facilities, how you are cultivating political and community support, and other case studies that present new ideas and tools to succeed in today’s economic reality. Sponsored by Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals.
- Info: http://www.recpro.org/2014-conference
July 31-August 3 , 2014 — Outdoor Retailers
September 17-19, 2014 — Colorado Public Health Association Conference
October 14-16, 2014 — NRPA
October 16-18, 2014 — Washington State Trails Conference
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