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September 22 - 24, 2019
This three-day statewide summit provides exceptional training and networking opportunities for those engaged in all aspects of trail and greenway work, including planning and economic professionals; trail and conservation staff, board, and volunteers; park professionals; local, county, and state government officials; consultants and builders; and trail enthusiasts. The summit, which will be held September 22-24, 2019 at the Shippensburg Conference Center, will offer dozens of educational sessions, mobile seminars, keynote presentations, discussion panels, and various networking opportunities. This summit is presented by the Pennsylvania Land Trust Association with generous support through the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation & Natural Resources.
September 24, 2019
The national walking movement has always been informed by local work to create safer, more accessible, well-connected networks of mobility. There is no one-size-fits-all solution-- strategies that are employed to create safer walking environments must reflect the history, culture, and background of each community. With that in mind, America Walks has decided to embrace the opportunities brought on by these changes and redefine the National Walking Summit to focus on localized geographic-based convenings that will feature the unique characteristics of each place and will highlight the home-grown solutions and adaptations that are at work in communities. These National Walking Summits will celebrate and identify local approaches and applications of national solutions that feature projects, programs, and practitioners that are creating safe, accessible, equitable, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. Stay tuned as we announce new dates and locations!
September 26 - 28, 2019
The WCC will be hosted on September 26-28, 2019 by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China, Jiangsu Provincial People’s Government, and the World Historic and Cultural Canal Cities Cooperation Organisation (WHCCCCO). The conference is also supported by the Municipal People’s Government of Yangzhou and by the China Asian Economic Development Association. The theme of the conference is Protection, Inheritance, and Utilisation of Canal Culture.
September 30 - October 02, 2019
St. Augustine, FL
This statewide conference focuses on public land acquisition and management issues in Florida. This is PLAM’s second conference after a 10-year hiatus! Please join us to learn about new land management strategies statewide
October 03 - 05, 2019
You won’t want to miss this opportunity to learn and collaborate with the Oregon trails community: Networking and opportunities to build relationships with trail advocates, land managers, trails professionals, dedicated volunteers, and fellow trails enthusiasts; Keynote address by Dr. Nina Roberts, San Francisco State University, Dept. of Recreation, Parks, & Tourism; Director, SF State’s Institute for Civic & Community Engagement; Breakout Sessions with learning credits provided through our partner, American Trails; Mobile workshops, clinics, and tours; Strategic planning for your statewide trails coalition; Silent Auction with outdoor gear, tools, guidebooks, and more! and FUN!
October 15 - 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!
October 23 - 26, 2019
NWSA hosts annual workshops in partnership with other wilderness stewardship organizations and land management agencies. The conferences/workshops provide a great way for stewardship groups around the country to connect with each other and with key wilderness specialists in the federal land management agencies. The workshops are designed to have informative speakers and interactive sessions and to bring together the Wilderness Stewardship Community.
October 31 - November 02, 2019
The health and happiness of people across Massachusetts depend on the accessibility and quality of our green infrastructure – our natural resources, recreational facilities, and great historic landscapes. The MassTrails Conference is hosted by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) in partnership with the Massachusetts Recreational Trails Advisory Board (MARTAB) with funding provided by the Recreational Trails Program.
October 31 - November 02, 2019
Jeju Olle Walking Festival is in Jeju, Korea. It's a festival that keeps you going, walking one trail course a day and enjoying the culture, arts, performance as well as a variety of local foods. The festival is also joined by volunteers, local residents who offer unique experiences, foods and outstanding performers.
November 05 - 07, 2019
Outdoor Retailer Winter Market will be about “how” retailers buy, rather than “when” retailers buy. Moving the show to November means it’s the launch event for the season: retailers will see the entire range of products available and gather intel about trends and industry initiatives so that they can make informed buying decisions. The deadlines stay the same, but the retailers have more information. They see what’s possible, they analyze their sell through so that they can maximize their open-to-buy dollars and minimize order changes. Brands benefit from early retailer feedback to guide forecasting and production.
November 12, 2019
Doubletree by Hilton Tarrytown, New York
Traditionally celebrated the 2nd week of November, the Downstate Conference is a one-day event hosted by the New York State Recreation and Park Society, the New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association, the Westchester Recreation and Park Society, the Hudson Valley Leisure Services Association and the Metropolitan New York Recreation and Park Society. The Downstate Event offers approximately 25 concurrent sessions, exhibit showcase and lunch for an estimated 300 park, recreation, and therapeutic professionals; including students. 2019 marks the 25th Anniversary of this collaborative effort.
November 12 - 14, 2019
The 2019 Safe Routes to School National Conference will be held at the Hilton Tampa Downtown from November 12-14, 2019. Be sure to save the date for this fabulous opportunity to join hundreds of active transportation and public health advocates and practitioners from across the country for valuable networking, sharing best practices, and exploring one of Florida’s most vibrant and active cities.
November 13 - 15, 2019
The goals of the AORE - AEE 2019 Conference include broadening collaboration within the fields of experiential education and outdoor recreation, creating higher-quality educational opportunities, building professional skills and knowledge, strengthening professionalism within their memberships, broadening networking opportunities, leveraging both communities in advocacy and public policy efforts, and raising awareness of the value and impact of experiential education and outdoor education. Those attending the conference include practitioners, instructors, program administrators, military personnel and clinicians in both the outdoor and recreation industry and the experiential education industry. Participants will find the conference is the year's most important event for career development. For several days in mid-November, we will come together to share ideas, learn new techniques and re-energize for another year. The AORE - AEE Conference is the gathering of friends and colleagues, a place to improve performance and meet new people in your field.
February 02 - 05, 2020
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. OPRA is a strong community of professionals who depend heavily on the successes and best practices of their colleagues across the nation. This is the event where they can come together and share their experiences. The only way to be a part of their discussion is to be present at the 2020 OPRA Conference & Trade Show and share your story.
February 24 - 28, 2020
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.
March 01 - 05, 2020
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.
March 10 - 13, 2020
Long Beach, California
The CPRS Conference & Expo is returning to Sacramento March 19-22, 2019. It is the premier Regional Park & Recreation conference & expo in the United States. With over 100 top-notch educational sessions, nearly 2000 attendees and 200+ exhibitors, you are sure to learn something that will make a difference at your agency.
March 15 - 17, 2020
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.
March 17 - 20, 2020
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. Developed by PRPS Staff and a Committee of your peers, this is the elite professional development event for park and recreation professional in PA!
March 25 - 27, 2020
San Antonio, TX
Networking with 200+ planners, landscape architects, engineers, municipal decision-makers, parks & recreation professionals, advocates Staying ahead of the state, national, and international trends in active transportation Learning from hands-on exposure in TTAT's mobile workshops Earning professional continuing education credits Meeting exhibitors with the latest innovations for active transportation and trails Enjoying Texas' top two tourist destinations nearby
March 29 - April 01, 2020
Clemson, South Carolina
The Play Conference, as it is commonly known, is an annual educational conference presented by the US Play Coalition. The latest research and practices in the field of play are presented at the conference, which brings together play researchers, park and recreation professionals, camp professionals, educators, health scientists, architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the U.S. and beyond. The three day event includes keynote and featured speakers, round tables on critical issues and trends, research symposium for academics, educational sessions for practitioners, action and research grant opportunities, PLAYtalks and PLAYinstitutes, networking, EPIC play breaks and more.
April 20 - 24, 2020
California Trails & Greenways provides high-quality education and networking opportunities for urban, rural, and backcountry trail professionals. Join leading trail experts for training and discussions on the latest advances in trail design, construction, maintenance, interpretation, volunteerism, and management. Explore new, collaborative opportunities and engage in productive, meaningful, and inspiring dialog.
April 26 - 29, 2020
Since 2007, Virginia’s United Land Trusts has organized this annual conference to assist land-conservation professional and volunteers in the important work of saving Virginia’s extraordinary natural heritage, cultural resources, and open spaces.
April 27 - 28, 2020
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. Our Summit provides a unique opportunity for those in the private sector to sit with their nonprofit, academic and government counterparts to address an issue critical to the future of this country’s health and well-being. Attendees walk away with tangible, actionable solutions that will indeed help us to make the healthy choice the easy choice for all Americans, regardless of where they live, work or play.
April 27 - 30, 2020
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. This conference provides opportunities to: • LEARN: best practices • NETWORK: expand your professional circle • CELEBRATE: excellence in outdoor recreation • MENTOR: the next generation of recreation professionals
May 03 - 04, 2020
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. Registration will be available for 2020 Georgia Trail Summit later in 2019.
June 23 - 25, 2020
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.