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The Appalachian Trail Conservancy's 2017 Biennial Conference Is Coming to Maine

In 2017, the Maine Appalachian Trail Club (MATC) and AMC - Maine Chapter are hosting "View from the Maine Woods" the 41st Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) Biennial meeting from August 4 - 11 at Colby College in Waterville Maine. This is an 8 day event that happens every other year somewhere along the AT and is attended by people from all over the country. The last time our club hosted the biennial was 1997.  A steering committee is already starting work on the 2017 conference meeting. There are a lot of volunteer jobs behind the scenes that need to be done between now and then to prepare. At this time, we are looking for those people who want to be involved in the planning process or helping at the event. These volunteer opportunities are unique; they do not involve trail work and they have a set lifespan. A general idea of the types of jobs that is needed are:

  • Facilities to feed and house up to 1500 conference attendees. This includes work on housing, meals, camping, RVs and signs.
  • Workshops and meetings. This includes nightly entertainment, workshops, Audio/Visual needs, ticketing, etc.
  • Promoting the conference. This includes Marketing Communications, Publications, Sales, Souvenirs, arranging sponsors, arranging exhibitors, exhibit areas, etc.
  • Conference support. This includes Registration support, hospitality, facility coordination, volunteer recruitment/scheduling/recognition etc.

If you are interested in helping the MATC prepare for this important project, please send your contact information and a little about yourself and your interests via email to: biennial2017@frontier.com.

Old Dominion Appalachian Trail Club (c). 
P.O. Box 25283 
Richmond, VA 23260-5283
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