Agenda – old

Please note that this agenda is subject to change as we adjust to our new online conference format and dates of October 14-16, 2020.

Wednesday, 10/14

TimeMain StageVirtual Room 1Virtual Room 2Virtual Room 3Virtual Room 4Virtual Room 5Virtual Mobile Workshop
1:00 – 3:00 pmWaterloo Greenway: For the Benefit of AllPeter MullanGo Beyond The Road With TxDOTRebekah DobraskoMaking Bicyclists and Pedestrians COUNT in Texas: Why CountBonnie Sherman, Noah HeathFHWA Bikeway Selection GuideAndy ClarkePilot your DestinationsJessica Brunson
3:15 – 5:00 pmImpactful Transportation EngineeringEric ViragTrail Inception and ManagementKent Browning, PE, Kevin Thuesen, Ph.D., George CoferCaracara Trails Taking FlightRose M.Z. Gowen, M.D., Eva Garcia

Thursday, 10/15

TimeMain StageVirtual Room 1Virtual Room 2Virtual Room 3Virtual Room 4Virtual Room 5Virtual Mobile Workshop
7:00 – 8:50 am• Opening Announcements
• Keynote Address: Half a Century of Playing in the Woods and Getting Paid for It – Charlie Dundas
9:00 – 10:15 amGetting It Built – Strategies to Fund Trail and BikewaysMr. Lenny HughesPlanning for an Equitable and Comfortable Active Transportation NetworkJeremy WilliamsBlue Zones Project Fort Worth: Creating an Environment for WellbeingRicky CottoBuilding the Multi-Faceted Violet Crown TrailButch SmithPowered by San Antonio: Getting to Carbon Neutrality Through Transportation & Climate InitiativesJulia Murphy, John Bailey
10:30 – 11:45 amDreams On Wheels: Encouraging Under Served CommunitiesVirtual Reality to Reality, Technology Applications in Trail DesignRussell ThommanWellness: Are We Well? Improve the Well-being of Your Community by Breaking Free of Business Silos and Exploring the Opportunities in Mother Nature’s GymMelanie Webb, B.S.
noon – 1:20 pm• Keynote: Urban Hiking San Antonio: Highlights, Lessons, and ChallengesLiz Thomas
1:30 – 2:45 pmTechnical Trail BuildingCharlie DundasA Bold Initiative: The Great Springs ProjectBill BarkerTrail Meets Tech: Leveraging Partnerships and Technology on the new 45SW TrailMike HeiligensteinTaking Bicycle Facilities from “Almost” to “Exemplary”Lauren SimcicProgramming, Education and Engagement Strategies for Austin’s Urban TrailsAna Seivert, Katie Robillard, Ivey KaiserBike Tour of the Salado Creek GreenwayBrandon Ross
3:00 – 4:15 pmContinued: Technical Trail BuildingCharlie DundasA Unified Strategy for San Antonio’s Visionary GreenwaysKatie CoynePlanning Through a PandemicFrank Rotnofsky
4:15 to 6:00 pmExhibitor Reception
6:00 to 8:45 pm• Keynote: James Bass, TxDOT; Rodney Franklin, TPWD; Rodney Ellis, Harris County Precinct 1

Friday, 10/16

TimeMain StageVirtual Room 1Virtual Room 2Virtual Room 3Virtual Room 4Virtual Mobile Workshop
7:00 – 8:50 am• Keynote: Cycling for Everyone – Ralph Buehler
9:00 – 10:15 amMore Than Just A Mile: How a scrappy 0.9 mile trail navigated a path through local, state & federal oversight, a dozen acquisitions, 6 years of planning and one very tall bridge.Drew Carmen, Williamson County Commissioner Terry CookBuilding a Vision for a County-Wide Trail through Health Advocacy in the Paso del Norte RegionJana RennerAccelerating Active Transportation Network Build Out in TexasLaura DierenfieldDesignating 130 miles of the Trinity River in DFW Area as a National Recreation Trail with plans to extend to the GulfAlex Dubovsky, Dale Harris
10:30 – 11:45 amFilling In The GapThe Amazing Layers of Health Benefits of Off-Road TrailsBill BarkerConnecting Seven Million: The DFW Veloweb Takes ShapeBud Melton,
Mr. Lenny Hughes
12:15 am – 1:30 pm• Keynote: The State of Our State – Active Transportation in Texas in 2020Jim Carrillo
1:45 – 3:00 pmVision Zero San Antonio: Big City, Bigger SolutionsMarco Hinojosa,
Greg Reininger
Bringing Municipalities Together to Build a Healthier Landscape & Improve Health EquityAmanda Davé, Alma Ochoa-Del ToroCreating Your Community’s Signature Trail – The Beginning of the Red Line ParkwayTom WaldMission Reach TourMichael Gramley

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