This scholarship program will provide funding for our international presenters at the American Trails International Trails Symposium. Scholarship funds will include their registration cost, as well as provide funding to go towards their travel and accommodations. In formally changing to the International Trails Symposium (from National) at our 2013 Symposium, we were excited to have ten different countries represented in 2013 and nearly doubled that number to 18 at our 2015 Symposium. Travel can be costly for our international attendees, so providing scholarships to help out with some of these expenses will allow them to share their knowledge, innovations, and success stories from around the globe.
Sponsor levels can range from $10 all the way up to a fully funded scholarship of $2,500.
If you fully fund an International Scholarship you will receive the following recognition:
Provide an International Presenter Scholarship
View a list of the benefits for this sponsorship opportunity on page 15 of the Sponsorship and Exhibit Opportunities Packet .
History of changing the name to the International Trails Symposium
The first American Trails National Trails Symposium was held in 1971, and it has continued every two years since – celebrating a 23rd Anniversary in 2017. Due to American Trails widening of its network to the international trails community, the name and focus has evolved from a National Trails Symposium to an International Trails Symposium.
We were thrilled to host our first International Trails Symposium in Arizona in 2013. We want to reach across the oceans to harness our combined wisdom to support and encourage the collective dedication to trail initiatives around the world. The program will feature international sessions, which will provide alternative ways of approaching challenges in the trails world and will provide excellent networking opportunities for our attendees. We are stronger and more effective together, and the Symposium is a perfect way for the international trails community to share success stories and lessons learned.
Over 18 different countries were represented at the 2015 Symposium. We hope to increase that number for 2017.
The 2015 Symposium attendees came from the District of Columbia and every State, with the exception of Connecticut and Louisiana.
Additional countries represented included:
Check out the American Trails International Trails webpage for trails around the world!
For questions on sponsorships, contact:
Candace Mitchell, Sponsor and Exhibitor Coordinator