Downtown Jacksonville

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question that isn't answered here? Write to us: SEsummit@greenway.org

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 do I register? Online registration will open in November. Stay tuned for more updates soon. 

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 ($150 early bird)
  • Private sector, $275 ($200 early bird)
  • 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 devin@greenway.org.

 

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: http://bit.ly/2pmYzSI 

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, debbie@greenway.org. Download our sponsorship overview to learn more.

I’m interested in volunteering for the Summit. Who do I contact? Write to us, SEsummit@greenway.org 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

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