VaULT Virtual Land Conservation & Greenways Conference, Trails & Greenways Track

We are hosting our conference virtually. This is a new conference format and process for all of us. We hope you will join us!

Presented by: Virginia's United Land Trusts (VaULT)

Event Details

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July 21, 2020

Location: Online

06:30 AM to 01:30 PM (Pacific Time) {more time zones}

07:30 AM to 02:30 PM (Mountain Time)
08:30 AM to 03:30 PM (Central Time)
09:30 AM to 04:30 PM (Eastern Time)



The original theme for the 2020 Virginia Land Conservation & Greenways Conference was GROW: growing our economy and communities; growing our influence; growing leadership; growing our audience; and even growing beyond the too-comfortable boundaries of our familiar business-as-usual.

We had no way of anticipating exactly how much we would each GROW in 2020. How much we would truly be challenged to rethink business as usual. We need to talk about equity. We need to talk about how outdoor spaces are providing essential health and wellness services. We need to talk about the acres that grow our food and how it gets to our table. We have adapted session proposals.

VaULT Virtual Land Conservation & Greenways Conference Dates:

  • July 21–Greenways and Trails Schedule
  • August 10 & 11–Local Communities, Strong Organizations, and Land Nuts & Bolts (registration and a draft schedule will be posted in mid-July)
  • September 10–Land Stewardship & Restoration

VaULT Virtual Land Conservation & Greenways Conference, Trails & Greenways Track Schedule - July 21, 2020

  • 9:30am – 10:30am, Welcome and Keynote: Chuck Flink, The Greenway Imperative
  • 10:45am – 11:45am, Outdoor Partners for Community Health & Wellness, Megan Lopes & Holly Ostby
  • 12:45am – 1:45pm, Keynote: Nathan Burrell, Connectivity, Equity, and Access
  • 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Overcoming Barriers to Connectivity through Collaborative Action, Heather Barrar and Peter Kreps
  • 3:00pm – 3:45pm, Making the Case for Greenways & Trails, Sarah Sanford
  • Prerecorded, Using Greenways to Combat Climate Change, Sarah Sanford

Thanks to a dedicated and wonderful set of sponsors, registration will be free. There will be separate registration for August and September tracks. Link to Full Schedule. CEUs are a $15 fee. American Trails is offering learning credits for all sessions individually as well as the overall track of sessions. The $15 covers one or all sessions.

Please register by noon on Monday, July 20.

Registration link:

Learning Credits Available

American Trails offers learning credits for our Advancing Trails Webinar Series, our International Trails Symposium and Training Institute, and other trail-related conferences, workshops, and webinars*. Learning credits are included in the registration fee unless otherwise noted.

WEBINARS: If you selected that learning credits are required when registering for a webinar, you will receive an email following the webinar with more details on how to obtain credits. The length of the webinar will determine the amount of credits. Credits are available for American Trails’ live and archived webinars starting with our January 2018 webinar. Certificates are available to attendees that complete and pass the necessary quiz (as well as complete the survey) that is provided via the webinar host and/or American Trails.

CONFERENCES: The amount and types of credits earned for conferences depends on the sessions and workshops offered. Details to receive learning credits for a conference will be explained when you check in at the registration area. Certificates are available to attendees that complete and turn in their tracking sheet (as well as fill in the provided survey) that is provided via the conference host and/or American Trails.

Learn more here.

*If you are interested in working with American Trails to offer free learning credits at your own conference, workshop, or webinar (virtual or in-person), contact [email protected] to learn more.




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