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The public is invited to several events at the National Trails Symposium (a gathering of trail professionals, advocates and users) to be held October 21-24, 2004 at the Austin Convention Center. See the Symposium Highlights page for more details on the events listed below.

  • The state-of-the-art Exhibit Hall will be open to the public at no charge on the opening day, Thursday, October 21 from 3 - 6 p.m. and on Saturday, Oct. 23 from 1 - 5 p.m.

  • The American Lifestyles Trail & Greenway - a unique, interactive showcase of exhibitors' products, services, and contributions to trails across America - will traverse the indoor Exhibit Hall and will be a highlight of the Symposium.

  • The Opening Reception will start at 6:30 p.m. and guests may purchase tickets on site for $15.00.

Two free events (pre-registration required) that will take place on Thursday, Oct. 21 are:

  • The Texas Trails Conference: Building the Great Texas Trail (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.) and Accessibility and Trails Workshop (1 - 5 p.m.).

  • A Volksmarch Around Town Lake (10 a.m. -3 p.m.) Register and pay the $5.00 fee on site and receive a commemorative bandana.

Those interested in equipment and machinery for trail work as well as many other applications should visit the Trail Toys Equipment Expo, Thursday, Oct. 21, 8 a.m. - noon. The public may attend for a fee of $15.

Additional seminars are available at reasonable cost:

  • Trail Design: The Keys to Sustainability & Visitor Enjoyment (full day, Oct. 21)

  • Universal Trail Assessment Process Coordinator Workshop (two full days, Oct. 20-21)

  • Tread Trainer Course (Oct. 21 9 a.m.-12 noon)

For details of all events at the National Trails Symposium, visit the Symposium Highlights page.

To register: print out the Registration Form and mail or fax with your check, credit card number, or purchase order.