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Georgia Trail Summit 2020 Call for Proposals

November 25, 2019

Georgia Trail Summit 2020 Call for Proposals

The Georgia Trail Summit Curriculum Committee is accepting proposals for Mobile Workshops to be held on Sunday, May 3, 2020 and Classroom Sessions to be held on Monday, May 4, 2020. We welcome and encourage proposals from the full diversity of our Georgia Trails Community: from agency staff, volunteers, private sector professionals; from urban trails to wilderness, from motorized and non-motorized perspectives, trails on land and on water, from all cultural backgrounds, and from all corners of the Southeast region and those with lessons to share from beyond our region.

Conference Theme: Connecting Communities

The Summit aims to inspire future projects and celebrate success connecting the public to trails and waterways around Georgia. With this goal in mind, our 2020 theme is Connecting Communities. Proposals should focus on ways that trails and trail networks link communities to recreation and transportation options – and introduce neighbors to each other. Innovative new approaches to policy development, visioning processes, regional cooperation and collaboration, public private partnerships, land acquisition and community engagement and activation are all welcome concepts for submission. We particularly encourage proposals that inform the following tracks:


  • Creating a big vision
  • Developing a master plan
  • Engaging community members and stakeholders in planning process
  • Making the case for trails through data analysis and modeling, economic impact studies

Building Partnerships

  • Regional cooperation
  • Engaging political leaders, non-profit partners, and the philanthropic community
  • Working with funders to achieve mutual goals
  • Reaching out to local outfitters

Implementation and Management

  • Getting your funded project off the ground
  • Common obstacles for trails projects and how to overcome them
  • Management and programming of trails and blueways
  • Marketing the trail: Engaging local businesses and hospitality industry


Submission & Selection Process

Submission Deadline: Monday, November 25, 2019

Please follow guidelines listed below to submit either a classroom session or a mobile workshop session for consideration. The 2020 Georgia Trail Summit Committee will review and select proposed Classroom sessions and Mobile Workshops based on the following criteria:

  • Session/workshop relevance to the Summit theme
  • Contribution to attendees’ knowledge of the topic/subject
  • Creativity and/or innovation in format or content


Guidelines for Proposal Submission

The curriculum team will only consider sessions that comply with the following guidelines:

  • Proposals must address the conference theme: Connecting Communities
  • Proposals should include speakers from different firms/organizations. Preference will be given to proposals including three (3) or more different presenters and organizations.
  • All proposed presenters must be confirmed at time of submission.
  • Classroom session proposals must be designed for a 90 minute format.
  • Classroom session proposals should allot time for audience interaction within the given time frame, whether in discussion or question & answer format.
  • Mobile Workshop sessions should be active and should expand participants understanding of the Summit theme.
  • Optional: Sessions that can conform to criteria that qualifies them for continuing education credits for design professionals will be given preferential consideration.
  • Proposals that incorporate commercial message for a presenter’s business or organization will not be considered.

The call for proposals for the 2020 Georgia Trail Summit will remain open until 11:59 PM on Monday, November 25, 2019.

For the Complete Application: CallForProposals 2020 Application

For Additional Information: Conference Website


November 25, 2019
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