The Professional Trailbuilders Association (PTBA) is proud to present the 2019 Sustainable Trails Conference in Grand Junction, CO from March 17 - 23, 2019:March 17 - 18 - Pre-conference Workshops March 19 - 21 - Core ConferenceMarch 22 - 23 - Post-Conference Workshops
PTBA is seeking proposals for presentations that share best practices in trail construction, maintenance, assessment, design, project implementation, partnerships, and trail-related policy.
The 2019 theme is "Community Trails for Healthy Economic Development" so please indicate if your proposed session connects to this theme (not required).
The conference features 3 presentation formats:
1. Concurrent Session -1.25 hour sessions during the Core Conference (March 19-21) that present 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. Seminar Session - 3 hour session during the Core Conference (March 19-21) 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. Workshops - 1-day, 1.5-day, 2-day, or 2.5 day hands-on workshops before (March 17-18) and after (March 22-23). 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 Grand Junction, CO, lodging, and meals (that are not provided as part of registered events).