America Walks and the Every Body Walk! Collaborative are excited to announce the 2017 National Walking Summit to be held in St. Paul, MN from September 13-15, 2017. After two extremely successful conferences in Washington, DC, the conference is moving to a city that is embracing livability to give participants an opportunity to explore firsthand the potential of walkable communities. The theme of the 2017 National Walking Summit is "Vital and Vibrant Communities: The Power of Walkability." The conference will explore how walking and walkability create engaged, thriving, and inclusive communities for all members. Walkability is at the cornerstone of creating neighborhoods that are vital and vibrant, allowing all members of a community to enjoy health, social and economic benefits in a variety of forms.
The call for abstracts is open until December 15, 2016, and is looking for sessions that emphasize action-oriented and results-driven research, programs, policies, and partnership to promote walking and walkability.