Call for Presentations

24th International Trails Symposium and Training Institute

Featuring the Professional TrailBuilders Association’s (PTBA) Sustainable Trails Workshop Series, Legacy Trail, and Technical Track


We are proud to feature for a third Symposium the Professional TrailBuilders Association’s (PTBA) Sustainable Trails Workshop Series, Legacy Trail, and Technical Track. This will be an inspiring and educational conference as we come together as a trails community. Email symposium@americantrails.org for any Symposium-related questions.

The deadline has passed for ITS proposals.

A list of sessions will be available by September 4 when online registration is available.

If you have questions or need clarification regarding your presentation proposal, contact Symposium Program Co-Chair, Mike Passo with American Trails, mikepasso@americantrails.org, 530-645-9683, or Rory Robinson, rory_robinson@nps.gov, 440-717-3776.


This year, American Trails is extremely excited to announce that the Trails Training Institute will run concurrently with the International Trails Symposium, in partnership with the Professional TrailBuilders Association, and will provide a full series of sessions and workshops focused on:

  • technical trail building
  • contracting
  • design
  • planning
  • mapping and data gathering
  • interpretation
  • equipment and tool use
  • maintenance techniques and methods
  • volunteer engagement

All Training Institute sessions will offer CEU/Learning Credits, and will be submitted for approval through the DOI Learn training platform, a federal platform for training opportunities for federal employees.

Learning Credits/CEUs

Learning credits/CEUs will be available to attendees and are included in the registration fee.

In order to be eligible for learning credits/CEUs, presentations must run at least 30 minutes in length to be eligible for AICP CM credits, or at least 75 minutes in length for LA CES and NRPA CEU equivalency petition. The length of the session will determine the number of hours/credits given.

American Trails is an approved provider for the American Planning Association (APA) and can offer Certification Maintenance (CM) credits, as well as an LA CES approved provider for the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). Sessions are also eligible for CEU equivalency petition for park professionals with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). In order to receive these credits, attendees must fill out an evaluation survey after each session they attend, as well as have their learning credits form initialed by a room host. A certificate will be mailed to attendees requesting learning credits within 21 days following the conference.

For questions on learning credits/CEUs, contact Candace Gallagher at candace@americantrails.org or (530) 605-4395.

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