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Seventh Annual Iowa Trails Summit to be held June 17 in Cedar Falls

AMES, Iowa – May 18, 2016 – The 2016 Iowa Trails Summit will be held Friday, June 17 at the University of Northern Iowa's Center for Energy & Environmental Education, at the corner of Jennings Drive and Campus Street in Cedar Falls, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

This year's theme, "Iowa Trails - Inspired by a Talent for Friendship" emphasizes the ideas and innovations driving healthy communities. The master of ceremonies is Iowa’s own trails enthusiast Chuck Offenburger. 

The 7th Annual Iowa Trails Summit brings together a wide variety of audiences - from great thinkers to experts at connecting people and ideas, to people who share a passion for outdoor recreation, our natural environment, and community development.

This award-winning event, recognized by the National Park Service’s Mid America Trails & Greenways for its unique approach, features a power-packed group of experts sharing their experiences, innovations, and ideas for connecting people and enriching lives. 

There will be special presentations on new trails attractions from around the state, as well as trails groups, and supporters sharing information. In addition, there will be plenty of opportunities for networking.

Featured speakers include John Edward Terrell, A.B., A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard), Author & Regenstein Curator of Pacific Anthropology at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and Dr. Richard Deming, medical director of Mercy Cancer Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

The registration deadline is June 3, 2016. To register, go to


For more information, please contact Yvonne Diller at 515-239-1252 or or Peter Komendowski at 319-269-8493 or


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