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TRAILS TALK — Connecting the Americas via Trails. It's time.
  • DATE: Thursday, April 14, 2022
  • TIME: 1:00pm-2:00pm UTC (9:00am EDT)
  • COST: Free 
How can we create a pan-Americas trail reaching from Alaska to Patagonia? What are some of the best trails to be found in Brazil? Join this month's Trail Talk for a preview of the 1st Congress of Brazilian Trails, which will take place May 25-29, 2022. As much of the proceedings of the congress will take place in Portuguese, this is a great time for English speakers to learn about the Brazilian Trail Network's members, aims, and current projects.

In discussion with:
  • Pedro da Cunha e Menezes, WTN International Board Member &Transcarioca Trail
  • Iransé OliveiraBrazilian Trails Congress Organizing Committee Member
  • Nat Scrimshaw, World Trails Network Hub for the Americas Chair
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*Note: Trails Talks have moved to the 2nd Thursdays of each month moving forward. 
For updated calendar information, please re-register and add it to your calendar. 


Important Date & Location Change

September 26-30, 2022

It is with great pleasure we are able to announce Skiathos, Greece—a lush Greek island in the Aegean Sea—as the host for the upcoming World Trails Conference 2022! Please note the new dates below when making your travel arrangements. 

Skiathos, like many destinations around the world, has found renewed value in their trails during the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, Skiathos worked with Paths of Greece, a World Trails Network member, to update waymarking and trail infrastructure. The island has a network of over 100-kms of old trails to explore, that weave through rich pine and cypress forests and take walkers to old monasteries, a medieval castle, or picturesque beaches.

  • 18 - 25 Sept 2022 – Trail Journeys
  • 20 - 25 September 2022 – Next Generation Trail Ambassadors Gathering
  • 26 - 30 September 2022 – 8th World Trails Conference
  • 29 September 2022 – World Trails Film Festival Premiere
  • 29 September 2022 – Local Trail Excursions
  • 30 September 2022 – World Trails Network Annual General Assembly
  • 30 Sept - 1 Oct 2022 – Trail Workshops & Green Flag Trails Training Course
The opening theme of the conference will be on Trails & Islands, making this conference a unique opportunity for all islands with trails to join us, to share their insights and to highlight the role trails play in island tourism and active travel.

Presently, the World Trails Conference 2022 is about 50% full with pre-registrations. Pre-register to save your spot and receive updates with all conference details.

Pre-Register for the World Trails Conference 2022


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Submit Papers, Posters, and/or Presentation Proposals

Submitting materials for the World Trails Conference is encouraged to contribute to the programming of sessions and conversations. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Trails and destinations, organizations, and related corporations are encouraged to consider joining as Official World Trails Conference Sponsors. 

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We’ve prepared this selection of photos, and relevant logos for approved use within news articles, blogs, social media, etc. Contact if you have any questions or to schedule interviews. 

Visit the World Trails Conference website for all official details and information and use #WorldTrailsConference on social media to connect with other attendees.
  • Date: April 21, 2022
  • Time: 12:30pm-2:00pm UTC (8:30am-10:00am EDT)
  • Cost: Free
Help us to establish a network of young leaders to support trail protection and development across the globe! Did you miss the last one in October and want to check out the ideas and discussion? You can watch this YouTube recording or read over a summary of the notes

The Young Leaders Forum is led by the Trails and Knowledge Task Team. Interested in joining one of the Task Team's calls? You can fill out this form and we'll be in touch. 
Register for Young Leaders for Trails — World Forum
TRAILS FILM 2022 — Enter your film now
Accepted films will be shown at the flagship festival during the World Trails Conference 2022 Skiathos, Greece and have the potential to join the Trails Film World Tour, a traveling festival that screens films in theaters and along trail sides across the world.
Enter Your Film
Words by Stephen Couchman with contributions from Joan Berning, Fivos Tsaravopoulos,
Francisco Singul, Brad Towle, Sonam Rinchen and Ramiro Matis.

Article Feature: Ancient Routes, Common Ground
After five days of rain on the West Highland Way the mind starts to venture into some interesting territory. “This must be why they invented Scotch.” “Why would people who live with midges wear kilts?”  At one point a chill went through my body, a deep déjà vu. It might have been the onset of hypothermia, but I had the distinct feeling that if I had not been this way before, my DNA had ... Read More
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World Trails Network is looking to contract a part time administrator to assist with administration and membership liaison. Estimated 28 hours per month. Email with expressions of interest or recommendations for ideal candidates to fill this post. 
About the World Trails Network

The World Trails Network was founded in 2012. Since 2015 it has been a non-profit association in Geneva, Switzerland. The Network is the largest globally representative and dedicated trails non-profit organization of its kind, consisting of trail organizations and professional trail experts, working collaboratively for the enhancement and betterment of trails around the world.

The network hosts the biennial World Trails Conference, established in Korea in 2010, and is also the convener of the Trails Film - World Trails Film Festival, and the Trails & Beyond online magazine amongst other projects and initiatives. In 2022 the network will launch World Trails Day. 
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