American Trails sponsors the International Trails Symposium every two years to bring together trail and greenway advocates, managers, planners, and users, as well as tourism and business interests.
The Symposium is the premier opportunity for the worldwide trails community to come together to communicate and experience an inspirational and educational conference. This is the largest gathering of all trail interests who believe their combined voices are the best way to strengthen trails for everyone.
The Symposium includes numerous educational sessions covering the broad range of trail issues, internationally prominent speakers, a state-of-the-art, trail-related exhibit hall, informative and interactive mobile workshops and much more.
American Trails presents the National and International Trails Awards at the Symposium to recognize the tremendous contributions of volunteers, professionals, and other leaders who are working for the betterment of trails.
American Trails also hosts the Hulet Hornbeck Emerging Leaders Scholarship Program, which will bring up to 16 Emerging Leaders (young adults, age 21-25) to participate in the Symposium. The program will immerse the scholarship recipients in learning best practices and trends in the field to help pave the path to careers in natural resource management.
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