Tag Archives: Trails

Will we see you in Athens next week?

115 people have already said yes. We have capacity for 200 at the Georgia Trail Summit June 4, 5 and 6.

Still undecided? Come on. Join us.

  • Check out our impressive agenda here. Registration is only $90 for three days including some meals. Click here.
  • And hotel rooms are still available at our very cool venue, the Graduate in downtown Athens. Click here to receive a reduced rate.
  • Accelerate your own trail project by learning from the success of others.  Join the conversation.  Make new connections.

Questions?  georgiatrailsummit.com

Announcing the schedule

The schedule of presentations at the Georgia Trail Summit is now ready. With a wealth of expert speakers from around the state, our content committee has carefully selected a well-rounded, informative and fun program for June 4, 5 and 6 in Athens.

  • Browse the full schedule, though some things could change.
  • Register at Eventbrite for $90 which includes several meals.  Be sure to sign up for any workshops you are keen on, as space is limited.
  • Reserve your room at the Graduate Hotel – the Summit headquarters.
  • Deadline is May 10 for rooms at the Graduate.  Only 85 are available.
  • Deadline is May 22 for rooms at Hotel Indigo nearby at a slightly higher rate.

We look forward to being with you at the summit and especially on National Trails Day, June 6.
Questions?  georgiatrailsummit@gmail.com

31 Trail Presentations or Panels and 11 workshops on deck

Finalizing the list of all 30 sessions and workshops and the news is out this week! All presenters have been notified and RFPs responded to. Polished up view of the FULL summit agenda will be online next week. Here is a sneak peek at the list of speakers, and take a look at the fine sponsorship we have on board this year.

Speakers confirmed for panel and concurrent presentations and workshops:

  1. Amanda Clay – Alpharetta PD Bike Patrol Unit
  2. Andrew Kohr – Stantec Consulting
  3. Blake Sanders – Alta Planning + Design
  4. Bobbie Byers – Chattahoochee Trail Horse Assoc President
  5. Brad Davis – Alta Planning + Design
  6. Brent Buice – Georgia Bikes
  7. Brittain Storck – Alta Planning + Design
  8. Byron Rushing – Atlanta Regional Commission
  9. Candace Rutt – CDC
  10. Carlos F. Perez – Perez Planning + Design
  11. Carolyn Hartfield – Healthy Lifestyle Coach
  12. Collin Chesston – Alta Planning + Design
  13. Dan MacIntyre – Georgia Canoeing Association
  14. Debbie Crowe – CTHA Forest Service Liaison
  15. Denise Starling – Livable Buckhead
  16. Ed McBrayer – PATH Foundation
  17. Elizabeth Cole – Greenberg Farrow
  18. Eric Champlin –  Atlanta Trails
  19. Erica Studdard – Friends of Carrollton GreenBelt
  20. Gwyneth Moody – Georgia River Network
  21. Hagen Hammons – National Park Foundation
  22. Holley Wilkin – GSU
  23. Howard Shook – City of Atlanta Councilman
  24. Jeff Baxter – Atlanta PD Bike Patrol Unit
  25. Jim Langford – MillionMileGreenway
  26. Joel Mann – Nelson\Nygaard
  27. John Devine – NEGRC
  28. John Purcell – cobb County Parks & Rec
  29. Katelyn Digioia – GDOT
  30. Kelly Pack – Rails to Trails Conservancy
  31. Kent Johnston – City of Carrollton Parks
  32. Kim Jones – Community Foundation of West Georgia
  33. Kimberly W. Nesbitt – GDOT
  34. Lindsey Daniels – Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation
  35. Marianne Fowler – Rails to Trails Conservancy
  36. Mary Cook – Firefly Trail
  37. Maurice Carter – Newton Trails
  38. Mera Cardenas – Arabia Mountain Heritage Area Alliance
  39. Michelle Elliott – UGA Archway
  40. Mike Riter – Trail Design Specialists, LLC
  41. Natalia Shim – PhD Engineering, UGA
  42. Oliver Seabolt – Orion Planning Group
  43. Richard Jackson – MD, MPH, UCLA
  44. Rob Brawner – Atlanta BeltLine Partnership
  45. Robert Greene – Columbus PD Bike Patrol Unit
  46. Robin Allen – IMBA-SORBA
  47. Spencer Frye, Athens Representative, District 118
  48. Tracie Sanchez – Decatur Active Living
  49. Walt Cook – ACC Cook’s Trail