We are now seeking abstracts for papers for consideration at main conference sessions and for concurrent sessions. Presentations will generally be 20 minutes long and need to address innovative approaches across the themes of the conference.
THE PRIMARY THEMES AND PROPOSED TOPICS ARE
1. Creating experiences, not trails
- Market data — what we know the consumer wants
- Emerging trails/trends
- Case studies
2. Making trails count — how to attract investment
- Social, economic & health benefits
- Supporting the local economy
3. Governance, management and good planning
- Trails for the future — planning for maintenances
- Case studies — good governance/implement models
4. Selling the experience — innovation in marketing
- Positioning the trails in a destination
- Great walks and rides
Abstracts are to be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to be received no later than 30 November 2018.
- Be no longer than 500 words
- Identify the theme you believe the topic best relates to
- Contain a brief summary of the content areas of your proposed topic
- Be accompanied by a bio-note (max 150 words) and photograph of the speaker (s) showing their expertise and/or knowledge in the subject area
- Have a clear and concise title that conveys a clear message.
Submitted abstracts will be assessed against the following criteria:
- Alignment with one of the three key themes
- Applied learning experiences applicable to trail planning and management
- Clear key learnings and outcomes for delegates (eg from case studies)
- New and innovative concepts
All speakers will be required to cover their own registration fees, accommodation and travel costs. Accepted speakers will be offered a speaker registration fee of $900.
To enable delegates to interact with speakers we encourage you to attend the entire conference.
Please contact us if you require more information