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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January 28 - 30, 2021

Iowa Bicycle Virtual Summit


Attend the Iowa Bicycle Summit & Iowa Safe Routes to Schools Conference Online on January 28-30, 2021!

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February 09 - 12, 2021

Public Lands Alliance Virtual Convention & Trade Show


Recognizing the challenges that COVID-19 presents to safely convening our members, partners and friends from across the nation, as well as the economic toll of the pandemic, PLA is moving our annual convention and trade show online in February 2021.

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March 07 - 13, 2021

PTBA Sustainable Trails Conference (CANCELLED)

Bentonville, AR

PTBA has decided to postpone their 2020 Sustainable Trails Conference to 2022 in Bentonville, AR.

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March 09 - 12, 2021

PA Recreation & Park Society Conference & Expo

Hersey Lodge

For over 72 years, the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society have invited park and recreation professionals from across the state to attend over 40 education sessions and off-site tours, extensive exhibit hall, socials, and networking opportunities at its Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Conference and Expo. Developed by PRPS Staff and a Committee of your peers, this is the elite professional development event for park and recreation professionals in PA!

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March 10, 2021

Texas Recreation and Park Society 2021 Institute & Expo

Embassy Suites & Convention Center/Frisco

As we look forward to the new year and the 2021 Annual Institute and Expo, we have attempted to create a program that will meet the needs of as many of our members as we can address. We strived to offer a program that is accessible and affordable but ultimately will allow for the connection of recreation professionals and the exchange of ideas that happens any time TRAPS members convene.

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March 22 - 26, 2021

2021 CONNECTIONS Virtual


2021 CONNECTIONS is going Virtual! After a great deal of surveying, discussion, re-booking, and planning, we have made the decision to host our 2021 CPRS Conference & Expo virtually, March 22-26, 2021

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April 14 - 16, 2021

2021 CA Trails and Greenways Virtual Conference


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

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April 15 - 17, 2021

Alaska Trails Statewide Conference

Anchorage, AK

Alaska Trails’ annual conference provides trail users and the wider public a statewide opportunity for training and networking with trail professionals.

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April 18 - 21, 2021

New York State Recreation & Park Society Annual Conference and Expo

Saratoga Springs

Celebrated in the springtime, the NYSRPS Annual Conference and Expo is the largest gathering of park, recreation, and therapeutic recreation professionals in New York State.

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April 26 - 29, 2021

2021 OPRA Conference & Trade Show

Kalahari Convention Center in Sandusky, Ohio

This year’s Conference Committee is made up of professionals from around the state and is led by Conference Board Liaison Kristin Otley.

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May 01 - 07, 2021

APA National Planning Conference 2021


NPC21 is currently scheduled to take place in the first week of May 2021. Boston, our host city, is currently subject to quarantine and public gathering restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. APA is preparing for the possibility of a virtual conference while tracking developments in Boston daily. A decision about NPC21’s locale and format will be made in December. Please check back here regularly for the latest information as details unfold.

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June 01 - 03, 2021

2021 Move United Education Conference - Virtual Education and Awareness Sessions


Mark your calendars! The 2021 Move United Education Conference is pleased to offer a hybrid model with a small group, skills-based workshops to attendees in Colorado Springs, CO on May 10-12, 2021, followed by virtual education and awareness sessions on June 1-3, 2021.

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June 15 - 17, 2021

Outdoor Retailer - Summer Market

Denver, Colorado

The largest global B2B trade events serving the outdoor industry.

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June 15 - 18, 2021

Walk/Bike/Places Conference

Walk/Bike/Places strives to be the most informative and progressive active transportation conference in North America.

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July 24 - 28, 2021

Greater and Greener 2021


The Greater & Greener biennial conference explores how urban parks can be designed, developed, programmed, funded, and sustained to meet the challenges facing 21st-century cities.

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August 15 - 18, 2021

Mid-America Trails and Greenways Conference 2021

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel

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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August 30 - September 02, 2021

2021 World Canals Conference

Hagerstown, MD

Join us in Hagerstown, Maryland August 30-September 2 as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the creation of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park with canal enthusiasts from around the world.

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September 13 - 17, 2021

2021 Trails and Outdoor Recreation Summit

Reno, NV

A joint conference between American Trails and the Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals

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September 21 - 23, 2021

2021 NRPA Annual Conference

Music City Center, Nashville TN

The NRPA Annual Conference is coming to Nashville, Tennessee in September 2021! If you are passionate about parks and recreation, conservation, health, landscape architecture, and city planning you should not miss this event. The 2021 conference will be focused on building strong communities and creating great places to live, play, and thrive. Mark your calendars now for three inspiring days of networking, education, and a look at the best products and services in the field.

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May 30 - June 03, 2022

2022 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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