Silent and Live Auctions

Promote your organization and support the premiere trails event of the year!

The Symposium is approaching fast, and it’s never too early to promote your brand and the great products you offer!


We would love to include donations from near and far from trail-related organizations (or not) for our Silent or Live Auctions during the Symposium.

The Symposium will attract 500-800 avid outdoors enthusiasts from all over the United States and the international community at large (at our 2015 and 2017 Symposiums, we had between 13-18 different countries in attendance).

Auction donations that are solicited by our Syracuse partners will receive 50% of the proceeds for those items!

Auction Items

All auction items are welcome! Examples of items might include (but are certainly not limited to):

  • Gift certificates (restaurants, outdoor stores, sporting goods stores, spas, etc.)
  • Equipment (GPS equipment, trail tools, fishing gear, fitness machinery, etc.)
  • Lodging/vacation packages
  • Activities (tours, excursions, day-trips, etc.)
  • Sports memorabilia
  • Outdoor gear (clothing, shoes/boots, hats, backpacks, tents, stoves, hydration systems, chairs, tools, etc.)
  • Outdoor transportation (bicycles, kayaks or canoes, equestrian gear, vehicles, etc.)
  • Shirts (in a variety of sizes and quantities)
  • Assorted products (water bottles, coffee cups, hats, socks, material bags, etc. in a variety of quantities)
  • Books, magazines
  • Maps

Auction items can also be included in a customized sponsorship packet if you would like to lend your support to the Symposium in other ways. Larger items might be included in a raffle at the discretion of American Trails.

Fill out the auction donation form or contact candace@americantrails.org for questions.