The Program Committee is seeking proposals for presentations that share best practices in trail construction, maintenance, assessment, design, project implementation, partnerships, and trail-related policy.
The conference features 4 presentation formats - 2 are new for 2018!
1. Concurrent Session -1.25 hour sessions during the Core Conference (March 26 - 28) that present a specific top, case study or topic and allow time for audience interaction. Concurrent Session speakers who are selected will receive 10% off of their conference registration.
2. NEW FOR 2018: Seminar Session - 3 hour session during the Core Conference (March 26-28) that provides opportunity for more in-depth and even potentially hands-on exploration of subject matter. Roundtables and multiple speakers are encouraged. Seminar Session speakers who are selected will receive 10% off of their conference registration.
3. NEW FOR 2018: Demonstration - 1 hour trailbuilding demonstrations (i.e. How to Build a Rolling Grade Dip; How to build a berm turn) in the Outdoor Demo area during the Core Conference (March 26-28). Demonstrators who are selected will receive 10% off of their conference registration.
4. Workshops - 1-day, 1.5-day, 2-day, or 2.5 day hands-on workshops before (March 23 - 25) and after (March 29-30). Past workshops have included Trail Design, Trail Assessment, Mechanized Trailbuilding, Designing/Building Turns, Stonework, Building/Retrofitting for accessibility, etc. Workshop instructors will be paid 70% of the NET profit from the registration costs of their workshop. PTBA will work with each workshop individually to create a cost model.
PRESENTER COSTS:All conference presenters are expected to register for the conference and pay the conference registration fee. There are no complimentary registrations and registration fees will not be waived (discounts indicated above). Presenters are also expected to provide their own transportation to/from Roanoke, WV, lodging, and meals (that are not provided as part of registered events).