Calendar of Trails Training
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:
Trail training, workshops, and conferences
2017 scheduled training events: January, February, March, April, May, June, July
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Add to the calendar: Send your events, workshops, and trails training opportunities to firstname.lastname@example.org
2017 TRAINING CALENDAR
January 5, 2017 —Webinar: Active Transportation in the New Congress and Trump Administration
- Online webinar: 2:00 p.m. Eastern
- Join America Walks and Rails-to-Trails Conservancy to explore what's anticipated in federal trail, walking and biking policy as the new Congress and administration prepare to take office. Experts in transportation and public health policy and former Congressman Tom Petri (R-WI) will share their intelligence and unique insights about what the new political climate will bring for active transportation. Participants will be invited to ask questions at the end of the briefing.
- Info: See website
January 5, 2017 —Webinar: ADA and ABA Accessibility Standards - Open Q & A
- Online webinar: 2:30 p.m. Eastern
- This is your chance to get answers to your "burning" questions about either the 2010 ADA Accessibility Standards or the Architectural Barriers Act Accessibility Standards. After a brief introduction, accessibility specialists will respond to both questions submitted in advance and those submitted during the live session.
- Info: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110587
January 19, 2017 —Webinar: Huts for Hiking, Skiing, and Biking: Why, Where, and How?
- Online webinar: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Pacific (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. Eastern)
- An overview of hut systems in USA and around the world, which includes a wide range of accommodations systems such as shelters, yurts, platform tents, inns and B&B's, hostels, and mountain huts of every size and kind. The presenter is Sam Demas, Researcher and Website Editor, Hut2Hut.info.
- Info: http://www.americantrails.org/resources/long/webinar-hut-systems-demas.html
January 24, 2017 —Webinar: Innovative Approaches to Recruiting and Tracking Volunteers
- Online webinar: 3:00 p.m. Eastern
- Presenters: Becky Reid Juan Bauista de Anza National Historic Trail Trails and Rails Program, Karl Borton Florida Trail Association, Wendy Lotze Arizona Trail Association. This webinar will highlight the various ways that national trail partners are using technology to enhance their volunteer programs. Topics will include Google Apps and MeetUp Groups. Furthermore, tips for overcoming the “fear of technology” barrier will be addressed.
- Info: http://pnts.org/new/webinars/
February 2, 2017 —Webinar: Website accessibility and information and communication technology
- Online webinar: 2:30 PM ET
- The Access Board reviews updates for information and communication technology covered by Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and Section 255 of the Communication Act. The Section 508 Standards apply to electronic and information technology procured by the federal government, including computer hardware and software, websites, multimedia such as video, phone systems, and copiers. The Section 255 Guidelines address access to telecommunications products and services, and apply to manufacturers of telecommunication equipment..
- Info: https://www.accessibilityonline.org/ao/session/?id=110588
February 12-15, 2017 — The Corps Network's National Conference
- Washington, DC
- The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of youth development, community service, and the environment. Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement.
- Info: www.corpsnetwork.org/national-conference
February 12-15, 2017 — Hike the Hill
- Washington, DC
- Hike the Hill is a joint effort between the Partnership for the National Trail System and the American Hiking Society aimed at increasing congressional and federal agency leader awareness of funding and other needs that sustain the National Trails System. Each February, trail partners and organizations from across the nation head to Washington, D.C. to discuss current initiatives, legislation, and goals for the future with federal partners, congressmen or their staff, and fellow trail organizations.
- Info: https://americanhiking.org/hike-the-hill/hth2017/
February 25, 2017 — New Jersey Bike & Walk Summit
- Princeton, NJ
- NJBWC is pleased to offer you the opportunity to learn more about current state and federal legal and policy issues affecting your community, make you aware of various public funding sources, enable you to network, identify and develop mutually beneficial relationships that can help your community become more bike and pedestrian friendly and therefore, more livable.
- Info: www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-new-jersey-bike-walk-summit-registration-28065292044
March 6–9, 2017 — National Bike Summit
- Washington, DC
- This dynamic event includes keynote addresses from top government officials, members of Congress, and leaders from advocacy and industry; workshops that highlight innovative advocacy ideas and trends from around the country; and, of course, an organized Lobby Day to bring our message about the benefits of bicycling to our elected officials on Capitol Hill.
- Info: http://bikeleague.org/summit
March 12-18, 2017 — Sustainable Trails Conference
- Bend, OR
- The 2017 Sustainable Trails Conference features the PTBA Sustainable Trails Workshops, a technical track of Concurrent Session exploring all of the aspects of good trail design, construction, planning and maintenance, a local Legacy Trail, and of course the world famous Outdoor Trade Show and Demonstration Area. Multi-day workshops are paid workshops, offered either pre-conference (March 11-12) or post-conference (March 16-18).
- Info: www.trailbuilders.org/training/sustainable-trails-conference-bend-or-march-12-18-2017
March 14, 2017 — Utah Bike Summit
- Ogden, UT
- The summit brings together everyday riders, bicycle and trail advocates, representatives from Utah’s bicycle industry, planners, engineers, representatives from Utah’s tourism industry and health fields, and local and state government officials in order to make Utah more bicycle friendly.
- Info: https://bikeutah.org/utah-bike-summit/utah-bike-summit-2/
March 20-21, 2017 — Oregon Active Transportation Summit
- Portland, OR
- Attendees work to create a shared vision of the transportation system investments, policies, and programs that could most effectively transform our communities into vibrant, safe, healthy, active places for all.
- Info: http://ourhealthystreets.org/atsummit/
March 24-26, 2017 — Alabama Hiking Society Trail Conference
March 24-26, 2017 — 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail
- Elkin, NC
- The central events of the weekend include the Hiking Boot Gala on Friday night and the Annual Membership Meeting on Saturday. Before and after the gala - Friday through Sunday - Elkin has organized a full-schedule of Trail and Town Excursions to help you enjoy the outdoors and learn more about this special part of North Carolina.
- Info: see website
April 19-21, 2017 — California Trails & Greenways Conference
- Monterey, CA
- Discover new partnerships and take advantage of great networking opportunities. California Trails & Greenways is the longest running and most successful trails conference in the world, celebrating 32 years in 2017. Learn from over 80 session presenters, each a recognized leader and trail expert. Highly visible exhibit areas offer products and services for all trail types, and provide meaningful face-to-face discussions with trails professionals. Exposure to the latest trail products, trends and technology.
- Info: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=24151
April 20-22, 2017 — Georgia Trail Summit
- Columbus, GA
- The program will be heavy on how-to sessions with practical content on the full lifecycle of successful trails, from concept and construction to operations and long-term sustainability. Share your proven approach or innovative trail project with a broad, statewide audience. Or lead a mobile workshop sharing the latest techniques.
- Info: https://georgiatrailsummit.com/
April 25-27, 2017 — Virginia Land Conservation and Greenways Conference
- Williamsburg, VA
- For the 11th annual conference, Virginia’s United Land Trusts are partnering with the Statewide Trails Advisory Committee. There will be four tracks of concurrent sessions, with two tracks for land conservation topics, one track for greenways topics, and a fourth track for topics that combine both land conservation and greenways. There will also be field trips, a banquet, and lots of opportunities to network.
- Info: Peggy Stevens with the Northern Virginia Land Trust, email@example.com
April 27-30, 2017 — Annual Buckeye TrailFest
- Yellow Springs, OH
- Hikes, presentations, the silent and live auctions, good meals, great friends, workshops, and much more will keep you busy, learning, and entertained during TrailFest. Sponsored By The Buckeye Trail Assocation.
- Info: http://www.buckeyetrailfest.org/index.php
May 7-10, 2017 — 23rd International Trails Symposium
- Dayton, OH
- American Trails hosts the 23rd International Trails Symposium in Dayton, Ohio May 7-10, 2017. We are proud to feature for a second Symposium the Professional TrailBuilders Association’s (PTBA) Sustainable Trails Workshop Series, Legacy Trail, Technical Track, and Outdoor Trade Show. This will be an inspiring and educational conference as we come together as a trails community.
- Info: http://americantrails.org/ee/index.php/symposium/2017
May 19-20, 2017 — Oklahoma Bike Summit
- Muskogee, OK
- The Oklahoma Bike Summit is an annual two-day educational and advocacy conference, hosted by the Oklahoma Bicycling Coalition, and features a variety of speakers and sessions focused on bicycle facility design, bicycle tourism, bicycle education, and Safe Routes To School
- Info: http://www.okbikesummit.org/OklahomaBikeSummit/Home.html
June 21-23, 2017 — Downhill Bike Park Summit
- Northstar, CA
- National Ski Areas Association sponsors this annual conference for managers or mountain bike trail systems associated with ski areas. Rides are featured along with sessions on marketing, maintenance, signs, events, Risk Management, and trail design.
- Info: www.nsaa.org/events/mountain-bike-summit/mbs-home/
July 8-10, 2017 — National Equestrian Trails Conference
- Raleigh, NC
- Land managers and horse trail enthusiasts join together to discuss policies, success stories, and best practices for equestrian trail riding.
- Info: http://natetc.org/
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