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PA Greenways and Trails Summit

Every other year, the Pennsylvania Recreation and Park Society (PRPS) and the PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) join forces with a local host committee to present the state Greenways and Trails Summit.

The Summit provides trail professionals, volunteers, and advocates with the essential information needed to build, manage, and maintain trails throughout the Commonwealth. It garners approximately 200-250 attendees and has been held in a number of locations with a variety of themes and sessions.

CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS

2017 PA Greenways and Trails Summit

Date: September 24-26, 2017

Location: DoubleTree by Hilton, Reading, PA

Hosts: Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area, Berks Nature, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Recreation and Park Society

Sponsors: PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Recreation and Park Society

The three-day event occurs every two years and is the premier educational and networking gathering for PA's trail stakeholders. The 2017 Summit will be held September 24th-26th at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Reading, PA.

Download the Call for Presentations
Download Educational Session Proposal Form

Sessions are 60 to 75 minutes in length, though multi-session workshops may be included. Session formats may include single speakers, panel presentations, facilitated roundtables and hands-on demonstrations. Proposals from out-of-state speakers are welcome. Presentations should address one or more of the topic areas below:


o Communications (Marketing, Public Relations)
o Community Development (Economic Impact, Trail Towns, Partnerships)
o Health
o Inclusion (Equity, Diversity, Accessibility)
o Management (Operations, Maintenance, Volunteers, Collaborations)
o Planning, Development, Building (Concept, Plan, Design, Amenities)
o Policy
o Professional Development
o Programming (Outdoor recreation, Stewardship)
o Technology (Mapping, Mobile, Monitoring Use)
o User Centered (Equine, OHV, Water Trail, Urban)

Submit a proposal for consideration by February 10, 2017, by completing an Educational Session Proposal Form and returning it via email to Daphne Klahr and Emily Gates at daphne.klahr@readingpa.gov and egates@prps.org. If you need assistance completing this form, please contact Emily Gates at the provided email address or call (814) 234-4272.

2015 PA Greenways and Trails Summit

Date: September 20-22, 2015

Location: Allegheny Community Center and Holiday Inn of Warren, Warren, PA

Hosts: City of Warren, Warren County Visitors Bureau, Warren County, Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, Allegheny Community Center, PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Recreation and Park Society

Program Content: Program Guide, Speaker Directory, Exhibitor Directory

Sponsors: PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, PA Recreation and Park Society

Northwest Savings Bank, Holiday Inn, Experience, Inc., Conewango Club, Warren County, Warren County Chamber of Business and Industry, Allegheny Community Center, Warren County Visitors Bureau, City of Warren, Struthers Library Theatre, PA American Water, Transit Authority of Warren County, United Refining, BETTS Industries, AllImage Graphics, Warren County Career Center, Conewango Creek Watershed Assocation


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