Downtown Jacksonville

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit?  At the 2020 Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit, we’ll gather professionals and students from many fields — planning, recreation, public health, transportation, and community development — to share best practices, strengthen networks, and influence trail and greenway development in the Southeast region. The event will feature workshops by high-caliber presenters, insightful plenary and keynotes, ample networking time, and several outdoor events with visits to inspiring stretches of the East Coast Greenway and other innovative projects around Jacksonville. 

When and where is the Summit being held? We’re holding our next Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit in Jacksonville, Florida, from April 1-4, 2020. We have an exciting program planned, including: 

  • an Art Walk event on the evening of Wednesday, April 1
  • mobile outdoor workshops and a reception on Thursday, April 2
  • a full day of workshops and keynote on Friday, April 3
  • an open streets event at Neptune Beach on Saturday, April 4

What types of sessions will the Summit include? We are offering an opening plenary panel and keynote along with more than 40 breakout sessions and posters on issues ranging from bicycle equity and community partnerships to greenway design, funding strategies, economic impact, youth engagement, and more. See schedule overview.

How much does the Summit cost?  To attend the full conference (includes Wednesday evening Art Walk, dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday, and open streets event on Saturday morning):

  • Agency and public sector, $200
  • Private sector, $275
  • Students, $65
  • Speakers, $100
  • Thursday night's dinner and plenary panel only, $45 (stay tuned for information on Thursday-only registration)
  • Registratrants who wish to pay by check should contact


What is included in the cost of registration? Included in your registration fee are admission to the Wednesday evening Art Walk (we may provide refreshments/a token for a drink); Thursday reception, heavy hors d'oeuvres and refreshments included; Attendance at a mobile workshop (extra fee for equipment cost only applicable for the kayak tour), meals not included; Summit attendance, as well as lunch and snacks for Friday; and Saturday's Open Street programming.

Can I only attend Friday's programming? While we encourage participation in the multi-day event, we realize that is not always feasible. Our registration fees are kept low and are subsidized by event sponsors to cover the full cost of space, food and programming. Friday only registration total will be $150 with early bird rate, which ends at the end of the month. Scholarships area also available.

Will you offer scholarships? Yes! We'll administer partial and full scholarships based on financial need. We will also offer scholarships in exchange for volunteering at the Summit. Please fill out the form here: 

Who is planning this event? The Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit is being hosted by the East Coast Greenway Alliance, a nonprofit based in Durham, North Carolina, with regional staff based throughout the 3,000-mile Greenway corridor. We are thankful to the many volunteers who help make this event a success. The Summit Host Committee includes representatives and leaders from across the Southeast region.

I'm interested in sponsoring the Southeast Summit. How do I do that? Please contact Debbie West, Development Manager, Download our sponsorship overview to learn more.

I’m interested in volunteering for the Summit. Who do I contact? Write to us, and ask to be added to our volunteer list.

Will you be offering any continuing education credits, such as for AICP?  The 2020 Southeast Greenways & Trails Summit does seek to offer AICP credits, at a minimum, attendees will be able to pursue self-reporting

We value the diversity of perspectives, cultures, and experiences found throughout the Eastern Seaboard. We strive to respect and represent these diverse voices and we work to ensure that the Greenway's economic, environmental, and health benefits reach everyone, especially underserved communities. Read more regarding our organization's guiding principles and values. 

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