California Trails Conference Foundation
The mission of the California Trails Conference Foundation is to inspire recreational trail leadership through the annual California Trails and Greenways Conference. To achieve this mission, the Foundation, in collaboration with California State Parks, will create venues that will enable trail professionals and advocates to:
- Learn from a broad range of high quality, up-to-date educational sessions, workshops, presentations and other teaching venues.
- Network for the purpose of learning from the experiences of others, seeking or giving advice, building support for trail endeavors, and finding partnership opportunities.
The California Trails Conference Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax deductible nonprofit organization that assists with the planning and operation of the California Trails & Greenways Conference; and serves as the Conference’s fiscal agent. The Conference is self-funded and all funds raised by the Foundation are applied directly to Conference costs.
We are going virtual in 2021!
To ensure everyone’s safety and wellbeing, we’ve decided to make California Trails and Greenways virtual in 2021. New tools for virtual meetings, presentations, and networking are making virtual conferences the wave of the future. Not only will you be able to attend all the sessions and workshops you would normally, but you can ask questions of presenters, interact with other attendees, and if you miss a session, you can watch it at a later time. We expect to have interactive social activities as well as games and prizes. Perhaps most importantly, the virtual environmental will allow hundreds more to join in the event. Our webinars last summer reached an audience ten times the size of our normal in-person conference.