Events by Eventful2013 Walking and Biking Trails Summit
On March 8th, 2013, a diverse group of organizations will host the Walking and Biking Trails Summit at Two Rivers Convention Center. The goal of the Summit is to engage the community in discussion and build understanding and support around the value and importance of trails in our community.
The Trails Summit is open to the public and will bring together the community to discuss and work on four different subjects relating to walking and biking trails within the urban envelope; economic impact, health impact, transportation impact, and recreation impact. Speakers and panel discussions will focus on all four subjects during the morning and breakout sessions will focus efforts on those four subjects in the afternoon.
The Walking and Biking Trails Summit keynote speaker will be Dan Burden of the Walkable and Livable Communities Institute. Named by TIME magazine, “one of the six most important civic innovators in the world”, Dan is a leader in helping communities become healthier and better places to live. In addition to Dan, the Summit will feature speakers and leaders from the community and region.
The Summit begins with a networking breakfast, then an introduction speech, followed by two panel discussions; one on the health and safety impacts of a walking and biking trail system, and another on the economic impacts of trails. The panels will be followed by lunch and our keynote speaker. The afternoon will be comprised of two sets of four breakout sessions focused on the four categories; health, economy, transportation and recreation. The summit will conclude with a wrap-up speech.
All attendees will receive continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks, door prizes and the opportunity to engage with the community on the subject of trails.