Trails Training Calendar

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February 02 - 05, 2020

2020 OPRA Conference & Trade Show

Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio

Ohio Parks and Recreation Association Conference & Trade Show is the largest gathering of Parks and Recreation decision-makers in Ohio.

Categories: Conference, Trade Show

February 05 - 07, 2020

2020 Alabama Recreational Trails Conference

Gulf State Park, Alabama

A fun and informative event with mobile workshops and speakers from across Alabama and the United States!

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February 08 - 13, 2020

Hike the Hill

Washington, DC

Now in its 22nd year, Hike the Hill® is a joint effort between the Partnership for the National Trail System and the American Hiking Society aimed at increasing congressional and federal agency leader awareness of funding and other needs that sustain the National Trails System. Each February, trail partners and organizations from across the nation head to Washington, D.C. to discuss current initiatives, legislation, and goals for the future with federal partners, congressmen or their staff, and fellow trail organizations.

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February 09 - 12, 2020

The Corps Network National Conference

Washington, D.C.

The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation.

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February 17 - 20, 2020

Sustainable Trail Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Reidsville, NC

Please be aware that the April session has been canceled, and this class is filling up quickly. This session will be beneficial for anyone that has an interest in or is responsible for managing natural surface multiple-use trails. These basic trail skills will enhance the overall skill set of land managers, volunteer trail crew leaders and members, parks and recreation staff, trip leaders, outdoor recreation entrepreneurs, and ecological/nature-based operators. Cost: $125

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February 20, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Solutions for Managing Conflict on Shared-Use Trails

Continuing the conversation from the 2019 International Trails Symposium (ITS) and Training Institute and our TRAILSLead™ Multi-use Trails and Conflict Forum, this webinar will build upon the concepts brought up during the panel discussion.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Feb 20

February 21 - 22, 2020

2020 Summit for Arizona Trails

Cottonwood, AZ

If you have a passion for trails and are actively engaged in advocacy, management or volunteerism, we hope you’ll join us.

Categories: Conference, Summit

February 24 - 28, 2020

Texas Recreation and Park Society 2020 Institute & Expo

Galveston, Texas

The 2020 Texas Recreation and Park Society Institute and Expo will be hosted in Galveston, Texas. Don’t miss out on the fun, sun and beaches Galveston has to offer! Institute details are coming soon.

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March 01 - 05, 2020

Public Lands Alliance Convention & Trade Show

Arlington, VA

The Public Lands Alliance Convention and Trade Show brings together nonprofits, land management agencies and companies to learn, network and engage on public lands issues to further protect resources and improve the visitor experience.

Categories: Conference, Trade Show

March 10 - 13, 2020

CA Parks and Recreation Society Annual Conference

Long Beach, California

The CPRS Conference & Expo is returning to Sacramento March 19-22, 2019.

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March 10 - 11, 2020

2020 National Walking Summit - St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

The national walking movement has always been informed by local work to create safer, more accessible, well-connected networks of mobility.

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March 15 - 17, 2020

National Bike Summit

Arlington, VA & Washington, DC

The National Bike Summit is the premier bike advocacy event of the year, uniting the voices of bicyclists on Capitol Hill and showcasing successes on the ground, learning how they happen, and exploring ways to expand their reach.

Categories: Conference, Summit

March 17 - 20, 2020

PA Parks and Recreation Society Conference

Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA

For over 70 years, the Pennsylvania Recreation & Park Society has invited park and recreation professionals from across the state to attend over 50 educational sessions and off-site tours, extensive exhibit hall, socials, and networking opportunities at its Conference & Expo.

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March 17 - 19, 2020

PTBA Sustainable Trails Conference

Bentonville, AR

The Sustainable Trails Conference is heading to Bentonville, AR in 2020 to offer the absolute, must attend gathering for anyone involved in the trails industry.

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March 18 - 19, 2020

2020 Oregon Transportation Summit

Oregon Convention Center

The Street Trust's 2020 Active Transportation Summit will be held at the Oregon Convention Center on March 18 & 19. The Summit is an opportunity to step out of our workday roles and join together in the common purpose of improving walking, biking, public transit, and other non-auto transportation choices. Our region and state are hubs of transportation expertise and innovation in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. The Summit is where we share that collective knowledge.

Categories: Conference, Summit

March 19, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Trails Move People

How we all can work together to break down the silos within the trails community, and what we can do to build support for trails in unexpected areas and amongst unexpected constituencies.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Mar 19

March 25 - 27, 2020

2020 Texas Trails and Active Transportation Conference

San Antonio, TX

Network with 200+ planners, landscape architects, engineers, municipal decision-makers, parks & recreation professionals, advocates

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March 25 - 26, 2020

Trail Management, Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Reidsville, NC

This course condenses the core Intermediate series into one course. Topics covered in the new class will include trail assessment, trail facilities, signage, maintenance schedules, and wet weather trail closure, and other current issues.

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March 29 - April 01, 2020

US Play Coalition's Conference on the Value of Play

Clemson, South Carolina

The Play Conference, as it is commonly known, is an annual educational conference presented by the US Play Coalition.

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April 01 - 03, 2020

2020 New Horizons in Conservation

Ann Arbor, MI

The 2020 New Horizons in Conservation Conference: Institutional Diversity and the Urgency of Now will be held in Ann Arbor, Michigan April 1-3, 2020.

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April 14 - 16, 2020

Basic Rockwork for Trails

Reidsville, NC

Rock and stone work skills for trailbuilding are introduced in this training session. As these are smaller classes, they fill up quickly.

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April 16, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Equestrian Trail Design and Best Practices

Best practices for trail design planning, construction, and management in undeveloped natural areas and connecting to urban edge settings.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Apr 16

April 19 - 22, 2020

Montana Trails, Recreation, and Park Conference 2020

Copper King Hotel & Convention Center, Butte, MT

Butte-Silver Bow Parks and Recreation is excited to host the MTRPA annual conference April 19th – 22nd at Butte Copper King Inn and Convention Center. The conference committee has been hard at work to provide members, students, retirees, and associates a first-class conference that will provide valuable educational sessions, exciting events, off-site tours of some of Butte Historic areas, watering holes, and tours of Butte’s unique park, trail & open space facilities.

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April 19 - 22, 2020

Backcountry Horsemen of American National Board Meeting - 2020

Kansas City, MO

Backcountry Horsemen's annual board meeting.

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April 21 - 23, 2020

CA Trails and Greenways Conference

Modesto, California

California Trails & Greenways provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural, and backcountry trail professionals.

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April 25 - 28, 2020

APA National Planning Conference

Houston, TX

APA's National Planning Conference offers high-level education and unmatched networking opportunities that return extraordinary professional value for every dollar spent.

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April 26 - 29, 2020

Virginia Land Conservation & Greenways Conference

Harrisonburg, Virginia

This annual conference is organized to assist land-conservation professional and volunteers in the important work of saving Virginia’s extraordinary natural heritage, cultural resources, and open spaces.

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April 26 - 28, 2020

New York State Recreation & Park Society Annual Conference and Expo

Tarrytown, NY

The goal of the 2020 Conference is to program for all four generations that are currently working in our field. As a profession, we need to program for the future by being entrenched in the present while utilizing skills and lessons learned from our past.

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April 27 - 28, 2020

Building a Healthier Future Summit

Chicago, Illinois

The Building a Healthier Future Summit is a must-attend event for all corporations, nonprofits and others focused on creating solutions to ensure every child grows up at a healthy weight.

Categories: Conference, Summit

April 27 - 30, 2020

2020 National Outdoor Recreation Conference (NORC)

Knoxville, TN

The National Outdoor Recreation Conference, hosted each year by the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP), showcases innovative and creative approaches to outdoor recreation research, planning, and management.

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May 03 - 04, 2020

Georgia Trail Summit

Augusta, GA

The 2020 Georgia Trail Summit will feature exciting field experiences, inspiring keynote speeches and engaging sessions designed to set into motion a shared vision for making Georgia a premier hiking, cycling and paddling destination.

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May 07 - 08, 2020

Inside Out Summit and Conference

Atlanta, GA

2020 Leadership Summit: Where & When. The 2020 Children & Nature Network Inside-Out Leadership Summit will be held May 7 – 8, 2020 at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency, 265 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia 3030.A block of discounted rooms will be available at the Hyatt.

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May 12 - 15, 2020

River Management Symposium

Richmond. VA

RMS welcomes you as a river manager, scientist, planner, legal expert or river conservation and recreation advocate!

Categories: Conference, Symposium

May 22 - 24, 2020

IMBA European MTB Summit

Świeradów-Zdrój, Poland

Świeradów-Zdrój lies in the southwestern corner of Poland, on the border with Czech Republic and close to Germany. Świeradów-Zdrój is part of one of the most recognized trail networks in Europe, Singltrek pod Smrkem, perfect for beginner and advanced riders. The city itself is surrounded by the beautiful Izery Mountains.

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June 10 - 13, 2020

International Snowmobile Congress

Regina, Saskatchewan (CANADA)

Representatives from the national snowmobile organizations and representatives from the state and provincial snowmobile organizations form the International Snowmobile Council (ISC), which meets annually at the International Snowmobile Congress (also called ISC).

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June 23 - 25, 2020

Outdoor Retailer - Summer Market

Denver, Colorado

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is North America’s largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry drawing attendees from around the world.

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July 28 - 30, 2020

National Regional Transportation Conference

Kansas City, MO

Plan to join peers from across the U.S. for networking sessions, panel presentations, and training workshops on current projects and trending topics in rural and small urban transportation.

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August 04 - 07, 2020

Walk/Bike/Places Conference

Indianapolis, IN

Walk/Bike/Places is North America's largest active transportation and placemaking conference.

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August 10 - 13, 2020

National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) 2020

Indianapolis, IN

It’s not too early to mark your calendar for the next NCSL Legislative Summit Aug. 10-13, 2020, in Indianapolis. Join your colleagues at this annual gathering of state lawmakers to explore innovative policy solutions, network and add to your legislative toolbox.

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August 17 - 22, 2020

NOHVCC & INOHVAA 2020 Annual Conference

Knoxville, TN

Thanks to our partners in Nevada the 2019 NOHVCC Annual Conference was a huge success! Now we turn our focus to the 2020 Conference in Knoxville. We will once again strive to provide a fun and informative experience that you will not want to miss. The dates for the 2020 conference are August 17-22 – put them on your calendar now. The Conference hotel is the Crowne Plaza in Knoxville.

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August 30 - September 02, 2020

Mid-American Trails and Greenways Conference

Grand Rapids, MI

The Mid America Trails and Greenways (MATAG) Conference is an opportunity to connect with trail advocates from a nine-state regional area, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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September 20 - 24, 2020

2020 World Canals Conference

Leipzig, Germany

World Canals Conference is an international platform for topics related to inland waterways. This event is organized under the patronage of “Inland Waterways International”, an organization, which stands up for the protection, development and sustainable management of inland waterways.

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October 02 - 05, 2020

ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

Miami, FL

Learn, celebrate, and connect at the world’s largest gathering of landscape architects! Explore hundreds of new products, services, technology applications, and design solutions—all under one roof!

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October 07, 2020

2020 Outdoor Economy Conference

Asheville, NC

The Outdoor Economy Conference is the southeast's premier event for those looking to grow the outdoor industry in their communities, and craft an economy that's intimately tied to the quality and health of their places.

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October 08 - 10, 2020

Rally 2020 - National Land Conservation Conference

Portland, OR

Rally is the exciting annual gathering of nearly 2,000 inspired and passionate land conservation practitioners from the US, Canada, South America and beyond, who are dedicated to conserving cherished places in local communities. The Land Trust Alliance is proud to be hosting its 33rd year of Rally: The National Land Conservation Conference, being held in Portland, OR, October 8-10, 2020, at the Oregon Convention Center.

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October 14 - 16, 2020

The 2020 SHIFT Festival

Jackson, WY

The 2020 SHIFT Festival, a 3-day conference held Oct. 14-16 in Jackson Hole, WY, is informed by the Center for Disease Control’s determinants of population health.

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October 27 - 29, 2020

2020 NRPA Annual Conference

Orlando, FL

NRPA's annual conference is the premier event of the park and recreation community.

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October 28 - 30, 2020

AORE Annual Conference

Myrtle Beach, SC

Join us October 28-30th, in the warmth of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, as we gather around the campfire together to make connections among colleagues, partners, industries, and the outdoors.

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November 09 - 11, 2020

Basecamp 2020

Tucson, AZ

Basecamp is a conference and workshop for outdoor recreation managers, non-profit organizations, researchers, and students to share information on sustaining outdoor recreation resources in the American West while building the region’s recreation economy.

Categories: Conference, Workshop