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Got Questions? We've Got Answers!

Are you confused? Lost? The Symposium Volunteers are here to help!
Just look for the bright yellow shirts and ask a "Trail Boss"!
Questions? Need help with something during the Symposium? Check this out!

Where can I turn if I have a question or need information?

The Registration Trailhead and Information Booth, and the Bulletin Board are in the lobby area outside of the Exhibit Hall. You can register for the Symposium, get information on your mobile workshop, buy a Symposium t-shirt or hat, leave a message for a friend, and get general information about the Symposium or the area. "Trail Bosses" (volunteers) will be wearing yellow Symposium t-shirts.

I lost my badge. Where do I go? What do I do?

Go to the Registration Trailhead and they will be happy to help you.

How do I get a message to another attendee at the Symposium?

A Bulletin Board is located at the Registration Trailhead.

Hotel concerns?

See your hotel front desk.

How is the Convention Center laid out?

See the Exhibit Hall layout map. Download a pdf of the Convention Center layout map.

Are there trails, restaurants, shopping and entertainment nearby?

See the information in your Symposium packet and visit the Information Booth. They have knowledgeable guides and additional materials for you.

Where do meal functions take place?

General Session meals take place in the Mississippi River Hall. Breaks, "Happy Trails" hours, and the Opening Reception will be held in the Great River Exhibit Hall. Full breakfasts are on your own. We recommend you eat at your hotel or at one of the nearby restaurants. If you attend the "Trail Talk ~ Breakfast with an Expert" activity on Friday and Saturday mornings, you can enjoy coffee, tea, and pastries.

I need to buy a meal or mobile workshop ticket. Where do I go?

Head to the Registration Trailhead or Mobile Workshop Booth.

If you have any extra meal tickets, please turn them in at the Registration Trailhead. We will give them to Symposium volunteers as a thank you for all of their hard work.

How do I get to the nearest trail?

The RiverCenter is just three blocks from the Mississippi River and the RiverWay Trail (also a part of the Mississippi River Trail). Pick up information and maps of the extensive Quad Cities trails system at the Registration Trailhead.

Where are the Concurrent Sessions held?

At the RiverCenter and adjacent Radisson hotel. The Program lists the room next to each event or session. The room layout appears on the back cover of the Program.

Where do the General Sessions take place?

Mississippi River Hall.

Where do I meet to go on my mobile workshops?

On the south side of Third Street as pictured on diagram on the back of the Program.

Where do I pick up my box lunch for my mobile workshops?

Your box lunch will be waiting for you to pick up before boarding your bus at the bus loading area, as pictured on the diagram on the back of the Program.

What if I missed my workshop transportation?

Someone else on the standby list has probably taken your place. You must be at the bus 15 minutes prior to the time to leave. No one will be allowed to take their own vehicle to the outing site.

How do I get to the off-site Trail Tools event?

The bus for this event will depart in the Bus Loading Area, located at the Convention Center, as shown on the back of the Program.

How do I get to the off-site Celebration Belle Riverboat Party?

The bus departs at the Bus Loading Area at the RiverCenter at 6:00 p.m.

Where do I learn more about the speakers at the Symposium?

General and Concurrent speakers biographies are included in your Guide to Sponsors & Exhibitors, Presenters & Attendees.

How can I become a member of American Trails?

Find membership forms in your packet, in the Program, at the Registration Trailhead, or at the American Trails Booth in the Exhibit Hall.

Where can I learn about the latest in trail technologies, products, and services?

Visit the Great River Exhibit Hall to experience the largest trails trade show in the United States.

Where can I find a Business Center?

We are not able to provide a business center. Please ask your hotel if they have one.

Where can I get help on accessibility?

American Trails is committed to providing equal access for attendees and their guests. If you have any special needs with regards to your hotel, please contact the hotel front desk. Please contact the Registration Trailhead for any other special needs.

Where can I find merchandise for sales?

Check out the Registration Trailhead for hats, shirts, and other fun merchandise. Bring home souvenirs for your kids, spouse, colleagues, and friends-- and don't forget the boss!

Is there contact information for Sponsors & Exhibitors, Presenters & Attendees?

The Guide to Sponsors & Exhibitors, Presenters & Attendee contains the contact list of attendees, contact list and description of products and services offered by exhibitors and sponsors, and bios, phone and e-mail addresses for all presenters. We have purposefully made it a useful and attractive publication that attendees will want to keep at their fingertips.

I need transportation to the airport. What do I do?

Check with your hotel to see if they provide this service. Our five host hotels provide a courtesy shuttle to and from the airport. Make your arrangements through them.

There are also local cabs to get you to and from the airport:

  • Lucky Cab - IL (309) 788-8386
  • Max's Cab - IA (563) 324-9000
  • Act II Transportation, Inc. (309) 799-8891

Getting Around the Quad Cities:

Enterprise Rent-A-Car has been chosen as the official car rental company for the 18th National Trails Symposium with locations at the Moline/Quad City International Airport and various downtown locations in Davenport, IA. Contact them at 1-800-RENT-ACAR and refer to customer number 62C0454.

Contact the cab companies, as listed above, for additional transportation needs.

Accessible Transportation:

Access Express (IL) offers accessible ground transportation. Please contact them at (309) 314-7924.

Remembering Your 2006 Symposium Experience

We have t-shirts and hats for sale at the Registration Trailhead.


If you have any extra meal tickets, please turn them in so we can give them to Symposium volunteers as a thank you.

Where to find it:


Won by Joe Walker, from Denton, Texas:




Updated November 19, 2006

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