Trails Training Calendar

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Trailhead Off-Road Conference

Ontario, Canada

February 21, 2019

Presented by Ontario Federation of Trail Riders and the Ontario Federation of All-Terrain Vehicle Clubs, with support from local clubs, The Simcoe County Off-Road Riders Association and the Central Ontario ATV Club. The process of managing Off-Road Trails and Trail Users on a variety of lands is a key discussion amongst the user groups and land managers for trails in Ontario. Trailhead Off-Road brings users and managers together to discuss trails best practice. Ontario’s ORV Provincial organizations have robust recreational trail programs that include safe and responsible riding practice, club development, insurance, signage, trail maintenance practice, policy and regulation development with higher than average rider compliance. Trailhead Off-Road is the place to learn about these successes.

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Public Lands Alliance Convention & Trade Show

Denver, Colorado

February 24 - February 28, 2019

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.

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National Bike Summit

Washington, DC

March 09 - March 12, 2019

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.

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PTBA Sustainable Trails Conference

Grand Junction, CO

March 17 - March 23, 2019

The Sustainable Trails Conference is heading to Grand Junction, CO, to offer the absolute must attend conference for anyone involved in trails construction, maintenance, design, development and use.

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CA Parks and Recreation Society Annual Conference

Sacramento, California

March 19 - March 22, 2019

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.

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6th Fabros Conference – Urban Greenway Planning

Amherst, Massachusetts

March 28 - March 30, 2019

The Fábos Conference on Landscape and Greenway Planning is held every three years to brings together experts who are influencing landscape planning, policy making and greenway planning from the local to international level. It is intended to highlight recent trends and expand the literature about landscape and greenway planning. The aim is to explore how landscape architects and planners from different countries have approached greenway planning and to understand how greenways have been tailored to each county’s unique geographical, cultural, and political circumstances. The conference provides an opportunity to publish full papers in printed proceedings.

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US Play Coalition's Conference on the Value of Play

Clemson, South Carolina

March 31 - April 03, 2019

This annual conference brings together leading play researchers, park and recreation professionals, educators, health scientists, architects, landscape architects, designers, planners, business and community leaders, psychologists, physicians and parents from across the country. “PLAY FOR LIFE” will explore play across the lifespan and address universal issues of health, education, access, equity, inclusion, design and more. The three-day event includes keynote and featured speakers, PLAY talks, PLAY institutes, research symposium, educational sessions, roundtables, grant opportunities, networking, and opportunities for play. Read more online to learn about conference speakers, themes, CEUs and logistical details.

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Building a Healthier Future Summit

Chicago, Illinois

April 01 - April 02, 2019

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.

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PA Recreation & Park Society Conference

State College, Pennsylvania

April 02 - April 05, 2019

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!

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REC 2019 Summit (New York State Recreation and Parks Conference)

Lake Placid, New York

April 07 - April 09, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 REC SUMMIT! Co-hosted by statewide associations New York State Recreation and Park Society (NYSRPS) and the New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association (NYSTRA) the 2019 REC SUMMIT will be a first of its kind gathering of leading recreation stakeholders from across New York State. With the mission to serve professionals and equip them to best preserve, protect and enhance recreational opportunities in NY State, NYSRPS and NYSTRA will lead the way!

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APA National Planning Conference

San Francisco, California

April 13 - April 16, 2019

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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CA Trails and Greenways Conference

San Diego, California

April 23 - April 25, 2019

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.

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Oregon Transportation Summit

Portland, Oregon

April 25 - April 26, 2019

Each year, hundreds of professionals and advocates travel from around the state to discuss cutting edge transportation and recreation policy, funding, and design issues. If you need a venue to air your latest research, project, or idea among colleagues and friends, the Oregon Active Transportation Summit is the place!

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2019 International Trails Symposium

Syracuse, NY

April 28 - May 01, 2019

American Trails hosts the 24th International Trails Symposium and Training Institute in Syracuse, New York April 28 - May 1, 2019

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Georgia Trail Summit

Columbus, GA

May 05 - May 06, 2019

The Trust for Public Land is proud to present the 2019 Georgia Trail Summit. For decades, we have worked across the country and in Georgia to create parks and protect land for people, ensuring healthy, livable communities for generations to come. The 2019 Georgia Trail Summit will bring together non-profit leaders, city planners, elected officials, greenspace advocates, recreation enthusiasts and others to envision an accelerated and ambitious approach to improving Georgia’s trails. Continuing Education Units are available, and you can find more information about the curriculum on our Program Page.

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National Outdoor Recreation Conference

Rapid City, South Dakota

May 06 - May 09, 2019

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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