Trails Training Calendar

Trail training, workshops, and conferences on trail building, planning, management, land protection, organization development, leadership, tools, GIS data, parks, bike/ped facilities, nonmotorized transportation, funding, and stewardship.

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June

Outdoor Retailer - Summer Market

Denver, Colorado

June 17 - June 20, 2019

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market is North America’s largest tradeshow in the outdoor industry drawing attendees from around the world. Summer Market is all about face-to-face—it’s where products are shown, orders are written, new accounts are found, connections are made and brands are launched. This show is about buying, sourcing, strategic meetings, trend, education and networking with decision makers, influencers, stakeholders, key buyers and athletes that influence the outdoor market.

Categories: Conference, Trade Show

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Designing Near Wetlands, Streams, Forests, and Other Environmental Resources

June 20, 2019

This presentation will discuss the seven biggest considerations for planners and designers when designing near wetlands, streams, forests, and other environmental resources.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Jun 20

Portland State University: Integrating Bike-Ped Topics Into University Transportation Courses

Portland, Oregon

June 20 - June 21, 2019

This two-day course offers a holistic to integrating bicycle and pedestrian topics into transportation and engineering courses. Through field tours and classroom exercises, you'll gain an understanding of state-of-the art practice. Faculty leave with resources to broaden your curriculum and course design—including reading lists, sample homework, project assignments and more. It's an ideal primer for PhD candidates, new faculty, or established faculty looking to diversify their transportation offerings.

Categories: Workshop

July

Portland State University: Comprehensive Bikeway Design

Portland, Oregon

July 15 - July 19, 2019

With over a decade of graduates from this week-long course, we'll cover the fundamentals of bikeway design and planning through an intensive week of interactive classroom, daily field tours, and design exercises. The Portland, Oregon area has implemented a wide variety of innovative bicycle facilities and treatments, providing a unique city-wide case study to understand how bikeway planning affects community livability and economic development. Transportation engineers, urban planners, advocates, policymakers, municipal staff and other transportation professionals interested in nurturing cycling in their communities should attend.

Categories: Workshop

Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum

Pickwick Landing State Park 120 Playground Loop Counce, TN 38326

July 16 - July 18, 2019

The 2019 Tennessee Greenways and Trails Forum is a three-day education workshop and networking conference, designed for parks and recreation professionals, planners and city and county officials. This year’s theme is “Communities Build Trails, Trails Build Communities”. Forum sessions will highlight the impact of improving health, promoting economic development and tourism, providing alternative transportation opportunities, and connecting people with nature along greenways, blueways, and trails in communities. Enjoy multiple networking opportunities to interact with program sponsors and participants. Lunch and dinner are included in your registration. Register on-site for a 4 hr. trail building workshop, 1 hr. guided pontoon boat tour, or canoe/kayak trip ($5 fee for canoe or kayak).

Categories: Workshop

Greater and Greener 2019 Conference

Denver, Colorado

July 20 - July 24, 2019

For more than a decade, Greater & Greener has been the leading international conference for urban park leaders, city planning and design professionals, public officials, advocates, funders, and innovators to explore the role of parks and recreation in addressing some of the biggest challenges facing 21st Century cities. The highly curated sessions, workshops, and tours facilitate an honest dialogue around solutions, cross-sector and peer-to-peer networking, and tools for building successful park partnerships.

Categories: Conference

Portland State University: Plan for Active Transportation

Portland, Oregon

July 21 - July 23, 2019

The Transportation Research and Education Center at Portland State University is home to the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), the Initiative for Bicycle and Pedestrian Innovation (IBPI), and other transportation programs. TREC produces research and tools for transportation decision makers, develops K-12 curriculum to expand the diversity and capacity of the workforce, and engages students and young professionals through education.

Categories: Workshop

Sustainable Trail Assessment, Permitting, and Contracting

Wentworth, North Carolina

July 30 - August 01, 2019

Participants will learn how to take a critical look at trails to assess condition, maintenance, and safety. The session will also cover potential permitting requirements and trail contracting for natural surface sustainable trail projects. Students will discuss how trail condition, maintenance, and safety can affect the "trail experience", and they will also learn and discuss how the interpretation of assessment results may vary depending on user group and trail difficulty. Participants will complete desktop trail reviews, assess existing trails and proposed reroutes on the Rockingham Community College campus, discuss permits, and create contracts based on assessment results.

Categories: Workshop

September

2019 NRPA Annual Conference

Baltimore, Maryland

September 24 - September 26, 2019

NRPA's annual conference is the premier event of the park and recreation community. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn and engage with your peers or showcase your products and services.

Categories: Conference

October

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, North Carolina

October 07 - October 10, 2019

Participants will learn the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. This session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail, reroutes, and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop

NOHVCC & INOHVAA Annual Conference

Reno, Nevada

October 15 - October 20, 2019

Thanks to our partners in Michigan the 2018 NOHVCC Annual Conference was a success! Now we turn our focus to our 2019 Conference in Reno and hope for even more. The dates for the Reno conference are October 15-20 – put them on your calendar now. The Conference hotel is the Whitney Peak in downtown Reno. Planning has already begun for the mobile workshop and other aspects of the conference you have all experienced before – we also hope to have few new wrinkles as well! Please keep an eye on NOHVCC’s website for updates over the coming months. It is still very early – we are more than a year out, but time flies, and you can expect ever-increasing communication about the upcoming Conference as it draws nearer. See you in Reno!

Categories: Conference

November

ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

San Diego, California

November 15 - November 18, 2019

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! More than 135 education sessions, field sessions, workshops, EXPO tours, and general sessions will be offered throughout the meeting.

Categories: Meeting

December

Sustainable Trail Design and Layout, Construction, and Maintenance

Wentworth, North Carolina

December 02 - December 05, 2019

Participants will learn the five essential elements of sustainable trails and how to incorporate them into trail layout and construction. This session will guide participants from desktop trail planning to design and layout, corridor flagging, and pin flagging of a trail alignment in the field. Students will gain field experience constructing new trail, reroutes, and maintaining existing trails on the Rockingham Community College campus.

Categories: Workshop