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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.

Categories: Conference

April 02, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Introduction to Great Trails Workshops: What Makes a Great Trail Great?

This webinar will provide information on what makes a great trail great and will serve as an introduction to NOHVCC's Great Trails Workshops.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Apr 02

April 02, 2020

Closing Streets to Create Space for Walking and Biking During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Online

Tune in to hear from advocates and city leaders who have already acted to make car-free streets available in their cities in response to the global pandemic.

Categories: Webinar


April 06 - 08, 2020

Trail Labs 2020

Bentonville, AR

IMBA's two-day model trail community workshop. April 6-8, in Bentonville, Arkansas

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop

April 07 - 09, 2020

Mechanized Trail Construction

Wentworth, NC

Participants will gain an introduction into the world of mechanized trail building. Students will train on a variety of mini-excavators and a Sutter trail dozer. Tri-State Company, Inc., from Huntington, WV, will be instructing the class.

Categories: Multi-day Course

April 11, 2020

Hiking Workshop

Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, WA

A 6-hour entry-level course focused on leading a successful hike with a youth group. ($30, scholarships available)

Categories: Workshop

April 14 - 16, 2020

Basic Rockwork for Trails

Reidsville, NC

Rock and stone work skills for trailbuilding are introduced in this training session. As these are smaller classes, they fill up quickly.

Categories: Multi-day Course


April 15, 2020

Planning Physical and Digital Infrastructure for Micromobility

Online

Description coming soon!

Categories: Webinar

April 16, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Equestrian Trail Design and Best Practices

Best practices for trail design planning, construction, and management in undeveloped natural areas and connecting to urban edge settings.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
Apr 16

April 18, 2020

WMTC Gathering

Great Glen Trails (Outdoor Center), Gorham, NH

A focus on sustainable trails.

Categories: Meeting

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.

Categories: Conference


April 19 - 22, 2020

Backcountry Horsemen of American National Board Meeting - 2020

Kansas City, MO

Backcountry Horsemen's annual board meeting.

Categories: Meeting

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.

Categories: Conference

April 23, 2020

Network for Landscape Conservation: NPS Connected Conservation Webinar Series - Boulder, Colorado’s Open Space

Online

Join Deryn Wagner and Mark Davison with the City of Boulder, Colorado, to learn what Boulder has done and is doing to conserve open space and become a more sustainable city.

Categories: Webinar

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.

Categories: Conference


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.

Categories: Conference

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.

Categories: Conference

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.

Categories: Conference, Summit

April 28, 2020

Introduction to Kayaking and Canoeing

This class will cover the basics of this fundamental outdoor activity. Topics include general knowledge about the boats, local and regional destinations for enjoyment, safety, personal gear, basic water and weather conditions, and how to connect with others who share an interest in this activity.

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop


 

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May 02 - 03, 2020

Trail Skills Institute Module 5 (May 02-03)

This innovative training offered in partnership with Flagline Trails teaches valuable skills to volunteers, including those who have been involved in trail projects for many years. Drawing upon thousands of hours on the trail and in the classroom, including some of the most daunting trail projects you can imagine, professional trail builders will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer.

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop

May 06, 2020

Network for Landscape Conservation: NPS Connected Conservation Webinar Series - Creating Bearwise Communities

Online

Join Linda Masterson, author of Living With Bears Handbook, and Dan Gibbs, Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and co-chair of BearWise, to learn how gateway communities near parks can protect people and bears by becoming BearWise.

Categories: Webinar

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.

Categories: Conference, Summit

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!

Categories: Conference, Symposium


May 14, 2020

Advancing Trails Webinar Series

Common Ground: Shared Goals for the Trails and Health Communities

Trails are shown to improve health both mentally and physically, yet the healthcare industry and the trails industry rarely work together. There are many reasons for this, such as logistics, bureaucracy, and communication issues. We asked some leading experts how we can begin bridging these gaps.

Categories: Webinar, Advancing Trails Webinar
May 14

May 18 - 21, 2020

National Trails Workshop - New Mexico

Ghost Ranch, NM

Join fellow staff, volunteers, and agency partners for the 2020 National Trails Workshops (previously scenic and historic trail workshops) to be held in Ghost Ranch, New Mexico, May 18-21, hosted by the Continental Divide Trail Coalition. Topics will include trail land acquisition, management, administration, development, and community outreach. Additional information will be coming soon.

Categories: Workshop

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.

Categories: Conference, Trade Show

May 20, 2020

2020 Vision: Through the Lens of Equity

OnlineInt

To ensure equitable transportation outcomes, we must prioritize the needs of those that are most disadvantaged. But how can we incorporate qualitative outcomes like equity? This webinar will present an equity analysis designed for data‐driven decision making by evaluating other key performance measures through the lens of equity.

Categories: Webinar


May 20, 2020

Network for Landscape Conservation: NPS Connected Conservation Webinar Series - Connecting the Appalachian Trail, Conservation Landscapes, & Communities

Online

Join Julie Judkins, with the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and Katie Hess, with Pennsylvania’s South Mountain Partnership, to see how they are engaging with communities to support the Appalachian Trail and broader landscape conservation.

Categories: Webinar

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.

Categories: Conference, Summit

May 23 - 24, 2020

Camping Workshop

Dash Point State Park Group Campground, near Federal Way, WA

A 2-day entry-level course that covers leading an overnight camping experience with a youth group. ($60, scholarships available)

Categories: Workshop

 

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June 10 - 13, 2020

International Snowmobile Congress

Regina, Saskatchewan (CANADA)

Representatives from the national snowmobile organizations and representatives from the state and provincial snowmobile organizations form the International Snowmobile Council (ISC), which meets annually at the International Snowmobile Congress (also called ISC).

Categories: Meeting


June 17, 2020

Taking Steps Toward Measuring the Pedestrian Environment

Online

This webinar will discuss quantitatively measuring the pedestrian environment with case studies from Fort Worth, Oregon, and Montgomery County, MD. We'll also discuss how pedestrian infrastructure often gets pushed around to accommodate better signal timing and reduce vehicle delay. We'll explore a number of ways the City of Toronto evaluates pedestrian infrastructure and look at the case study of a missing crosswalk link at a major downtown intersection.

Categories: Webinar

June 17, 2020

Network for Landscape Conservation: NPS Connected Conservation Webinar Series - Partnering with Communities to Conserve Battlefields

Online

Join Adam Gillenwater with the American Battlefield Trust to learn how they partner with communities to conserve historic sites and battlefields, some of which took place in town.

Categories: Webinar

June 20 - 21, 2020

Trail Skills Institute Modules 1&2 (June 20-21)

This innovative training offered in partnership with Flagline Trails teaches valuable skills to volunteers, including those who have been involved in trail projects for many years. Drawing upon thousands of hours on the trail and in the classroom, including some of the most daunting trail projects you can imagine, professional trail builders will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer.

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop

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.

Categories: Conference, Trade Show


 

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July 09 - 12, 2020

Backpacking Workshop

North Cascades National Park Visitor Center, near Newhalem, WA

A 4-day entry-level course that covers leading a backpacking experience with a youth group. ($120, scholarships available)

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop

July 15, 2020

Victim Blaming in Crash Reporting: What It Is and How To Stop It

Online

The World Health Organization characterizes traffic deaths as a “preventable health epidemic”. Yet, this issue has not generated a widespread, longstanding call to action. Why not? The field of media studies offers potential insights. News coverage is known to shape public opinion by framing issues for the public and via sentence‐level editorial choices. With this in mind, we reviewed 200 local news articlesband found that coverage tends to shift blame towards vulnerable road users and away from drivers.

Categories: Webinar

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.

Categories: Conference

 

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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.

Categories: Conference


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.

Categories: Conference

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.

Categories: Conference

August 19, 2020

Transit Station Connectivity: How to Get it Done!

Online

This webinar will cover: a review of principles for integrating walking and cycling with major transit stations (BRT, LRT, commuter rail); examples of successful integration in other jurisdictions; and an overview of a process for identifying connectivity gaps to stations for people walking and cycling; and how municipal government can establish an organizational process to close gaps.

Categories: Webinar

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.

Categories: Conference


 

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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.

Categories: Conference

September 16, 2020

Innovative Applications of Pedestrian Crossing Guidance

Online

Description coming soon!

Categories: Webinar

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.

Categories: Conference

 

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October 02 - 05, 2020

ASLA Annual Meeting and Expo

Miami, FL

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!

Categories: Meeting


October 03, 2020

Hiking Workshop

Point Defiance Park in Tacoma, WA

A 6-hour entry-level course focused on leading a successful hike with a youth group. ($30, scholarships available)

Categories: Workshop

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.

Categories: Conference

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.

Categories: Conference

October 14 - 16, 2020

The 2020 SHIFT Summit

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.

Categories: Conference, Summit


October 17 - 18, 2020

Trail Skills Institute Module 4 (October 17-18)

This innovative training offered in partnership with Flagline Trails teaches valuable skills to volunteers, including those who have been involved in trail projects for many years. Drawing upon thousands of hours on the trail and in the classroom, including some of the most daunting trail projects you can imagine, professional trail builders will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer.

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop

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.

Categories: Conference, Summit

October 21, 2020

Thinking About Cycling Experience: Cycle Highways + Methods for Human-Centered Bikeways

Online

This webinar will provide two perspectives on the human experience: cycle highways, which are an emerging type of long distance, high quality bicycle route, and design methods, tools that practitioners can use develop bikeways that meet the needs of their communities.

Categories: Webinar

October 26 - 30, 2020

PNTS - Fall Workshop (Spring Workshop Cancelled)

Spartanburg

Regrettably, we have decided by consensus among PNTS leadership and workshop leads to cancel the Partnership’s Spring National Trails Workshop scheduled for May 18-22, 2020 at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. This is highly unfortunate and yet we believe the right decision under these unusual circumstances.

Categories: Workshop


October 27 - 29, 2020

2020 NRPA Annual Conference

Orlando, FL

NRPA's annual conference is the premier event of the park and recreation community.

Categories: Conference

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.

Categories: Conference

October 31 - November 01, 2020

Trail Skills Institute Module 5 (October 31-November 1 )

This innovative training offered in partnership with Flagline Trails teaches valuable skills to volunteers, including those who have been involved in trail projects for many years. Drawing upon thousands of hours on the trail and in the classroom, including some of the most daunting trail projects you can imagine, professional trail builders will inspire, educate, and give you the skills you need to be an effective steward and trail volunteer.

Categories: Multi-day Course, Workshop

 

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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.

Categories: Conference, Summit


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.

Categories: Conference, Workshop

November 18, 2020

Night-time Street Safety: Discussion on Women's Mobility at Night

Online

The goal of this presentation is to offer assessment findings, create a dialogue on perception of safety and night friendliness of cities, and identify innovative strategies to address women’s mobility issues when walking at night. This presentation will focus on our process of collecting experience‐based data from women living in various neighborhoods of San Diego and overlay this input with the concepts of environmental justice, accessibility, and equity.

Categories: Webinar

 

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December 16, 2020

Are We There Yet? Best Practices in Speed Management

Online

In this webinar, listen to change‐makers working at the local, state, and national levels to improve speed management practices while including equity considerations. The speakers will discuss managing speeds while being responsive to community input, recent national research, and state efforts to consider alternatives to the 85th percentile for speed setting.

Categories: Webinar

 

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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

Categories: Conference, Summit