How much does it cost?
Both conference fees and accommodations are very reasonable. Please see the Registration page.
Can I take workshops without attending the core PTBA Trailbuilders Conference?
Why Albuquerque, NM, and why February?
The Board of Directors has decided to hold the 2013 PTBA Conference in the beautiful town of Albuquerque, NM. The Board is extremely excited about the decision to move the conference back to the West. What better place for a great February conference than in New Mexico?
February is still in the slowest season for trailbuilders and agencies alike, making it easier and less stressful to get away from day-to-day demands.
By moving the 2013 conference to Albuquerque, the PTBA will be able to the huge Southwest region of trails professionals, students and federal, state and local agency personnel. Our conference will also explore trail building techniques and technologies that are unique to these dry western landscapes.
What’s typical weather in Albuquerque during the conference?
Average weather on February is mostly sunny with a high of 58°F, low 25°F, 30% chance of light precipitation, and a 12% chance of snow on the ground. (Summarized Albuquerque weather data for February 10-15).
Is lodging bundled into the conference?
No. You may stay wherever you like. While it’s most convenient to stay in the very nice and comparably low-priced conference hotel, lower cost alternatives are also available. See our Hotel info.
Are meals bundled into the conference?
Lunches and continental breakfasts on Wednesday and Thursday are included in the registration price, as is the Tuesday night party. This maintains the continuity of the day and creates additional networking opportunities. We have an optional (additional fee) Banquet on Wednesday night. All-day workshops may or may not include lunches, check on the workshop page.
If I drive, can I park at the hotel?
The Hotel Albuquerque at Old Towne Conference Center has large parking lots with plenty of free parking.
Can I become a PTBA member in order to reduce my conference registration fee?
Maybe. PTBA members must be sole proprietorships, partnerships, or corporations generating income from trail design, trail construction, or related activities. New members must also be sponsored. If you have a PTBA member sponsor you, apply for membership, and are accepted, we’ll rebate the applicable portion of your conference registration. PTBA membership info
Do I have to prepay? Can I get a receipt?
Prepayment is greatly appreciated from all parties, but we can be flexible, especially with governments. If you preregister, your receipt will be emailed to you, or you can get a copy at the registration desk during the conference.
Will I be glad I came?
Absolutely. We’ll see you there.