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Call for Presentations!
See the Instructions for submitting a proposal and the Presentation Topics to Consider


A workskhop at the 2004 National Trails Symposium in Austin

To help us develop an exciting and motivating program for the Symposium, we invite you to submit ideas for presentations in support of the Symposium's theme. We expect to offer 48 concurrent sessions, each lasting 75 minutes.

The Program Committee is particularly seeking presentations that introduce new ideas, convey useful strategies, identify lessons learned, and strengthen participants' existing skills and knowledge in the spirit of the Symposium theme. Potential topics for presentations include, but are definitely not limited to, the general topic areas (see attached).

For additional information about the program, please contact the Program Committee Co-Chair: Rory Robinson, Outdoor Recreation Planner, National Park Service, Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA), Tel: (330) 657-2951; Fax: (330) 657-2955; rory_robinson@nps.gov.

Submit a Poster

Another opportunity, in a smaller scale format, to display information about your project or issue to a wide audience is by creating a poster. Posters will be displayed in a common area throughout the Symposium. Individuals displaying posters will also have an opportunity to share their "story" and to meet with interested attendees at designated times during the Symposium. Contact Poster Chair Diane Banta, National Park Service, RTCA at (312) 863-6287, if you have questions.

Registration and Accommodations

A detailed registration booklet and online registration will be available in June, 2006, but to help you plan now, the cost of the Symposium will range from $320 early bird registration for an American Trails member to $420 for regular registration, non-member. Lodging will range between $74 and $84, plus tax. For the most current information about the Symposium, please visit www.AmericanTrails.org, or contact the American Trails office at (530) 547-2060 or by email at Symposium@AmericanTrails.org.


The theme for the 2006 Symposium is Trails for America: Every Where, Every Way, Every Day. The story of America's trails is as old as the story of America. Transcending time, linking past with future, trails weave into the fabric of our lives— yesterday, today and tomorrow. Whether for transportation, recreation, conservation, or health, when we use a trail, we go beyond the workaday world into the essential realm of viewing life as an unfolding gift. Connecting us to ourselves, to each other, to the land, to our shared histories and cultures is the way of trails in America.

The 18th National Trails Symposium will be held at the RiverCenter Convention Center in Davenport, Iowa, while the Awards Banquet will be held at the adjacent Adler Theatre.

See the Instructions for submitting a proposal and the Presentation Topics to Consider

Where to find it:

Won by Joe Walker, from Denton, Texas:


Updated November 20, 2006

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