THE

Great Trails State

Conference

September 11-13, 2024

Wednesday-Friday

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Benton Convention Center

About the Great Trails State Conference

The Great Trails State Conference will bring together trail planners, designers and builders, recreational professionals, community and elected leaders, tourism partners, and others to learn and share best practices to advance trail and greenway development and promotion throughout North Carolina.

Topics will include:

  • trail planning, design, and construction strategies,
  • partnerships,
  • how to work with elected leaders,
  • tourism strategies,
  • economic impacts of trails and creating outdoor economies based on trails,
  • trail safety,
  • data,
  • and more, along with field trips and social events.

We will also convene regional roundtables and hold our first in person Cities, Towns and Counties for Trails meeting.

Topics will include:

  • Impact (Economic, Environmental, Health, Data)
  • Funding: Opportunities and Strategies
  • Trail Planning, Design & Construction: Best Practices
  • Management (Operations, Maintenance, Monitoring/Assessment)
  • Promotion & Programming (Trail Tourism, Community Engagement)
  • Technology / Innovation
  • Advocacy & Leadership
  • and more, along with field trips and social events.

To be determined:

Keynote speaker(s)

Call for presentation proposals

Due March 29, 2024

Registration and accommodation information coming soon!

Co-hosted by

Where?

Winston-Salem is a central location in North Carolina as well as a leader in creating trails with many outdoor opportunities in the city and nearby. The newly renovated Benton Center features excellent space in the Center of Winston-Salem’s downtown, adjacent to accommodations, local businesses, the Downtown Arts District, Fourth Street’s Restaurant Row, craft breweries, and more.

301 W 5th St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Winston-Salem's Quarry Park connects to downtown via greenway
Sponsorship
Opportunities

We are seeking sponsors!
Join with natural allies and be a part of educating for a better future for North Carolina.

Why sponsor the Great Trails State Conference?

  • Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to advancing healthy, prosperous, and sustainable communities through trail and greenway development.
  • Connect with attendees and regional member organizations who are working together to leverage their resources to develop trails and greenways.
  • Further develop your organization’s brand awareness with an influential community of public and private sector leaders.

Details about different sponsorship levels are below.

Please contact Palmer McIntyre (pmcintyre@piedmontland.org) for more information.

 

Thank you for your consideration!

SOLD

Presenting

SPONSOR

$20,000

One Available

Your Brand Placed:

Coalition Member Benefit

Catalyst

SPONSOR

$10,000

Three Available

Your Brand Placed:

Coalition Member Benefit:

Trailblazer

SPONSOR

$5,000

Four Available

Your Brand Placed:

Coalition Member Benefit:

Wayfinder

SPONSOR

$3,000

15 Available

Your Brand Placed:

Coalition Member Benefit

Exhibitor

SPONSOR

$1,200

Open

Your Brand Placed:

Coalition Member Benefit

Non-Profit

SPONSOR

$600

Open

Your Brand Placed:

Coalition Member Benefit

Thank you for your work creating trails in North Carolina,

the Great Trails State.