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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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 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 21 - 23, 2020

CA Trails and Greenways Conference (POSTPONED, APRIL 2021)

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 (POSTONED, DATE TBD)

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.

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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!

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May 20, 2020

2020 KPPA Reverse Trade Show

Frankfort, KY

What is a Reverse Trade Show? It's the opposite of a regular trade show. Government agents who work in purchasing departments will staff the booths with information to share. Vendors interested in selling goods or providing services to governmental agencies move from booth to booth visiting the agency staff members.

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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 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-America 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 14 - 17, 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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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 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 19 - 20, 2020

2020 Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit

Mt.Hood Oregon Resort in Welches

The 2020 Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit will bring together two of Oregon’s premier outdoor recreation events: the Oregon Outdoor Recreation Summit and Oregon Trails Summit. The combined, high-impact event will convene Oregon’s diverse outdoor community to learn, build relationships and find solutions to the challenges in developing and elevating outdoor recreation opportunities for all.

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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 08 - 09, 2020

Georgia Trail Summit

Augusta, GA

The Georgia Trails Summit has been postponed from May to November 8-9, 2020.

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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.

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March 07 - 13, 2021

PTBA Sustainable Trails Conference

Bentonville, AR

PTBA has decided to postpone their 2020 Sustainable Trails Conference to March 2021 in Bentonville, AR.

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May 10 - 14, 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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