At the heart of every community, no matter its size, location, or demographics, are people. People give life to places, and when this is celebrated and supported, individuals, communities, and institutions flourish. Places that are for people support individual health and wellness, social engagement and connectedness, activism and economic vitality. America Walks is excited to host the National Walking Summit- Columbus to explore the power, positivity, and progress that come when we create places for people. Learn more about the theme and program paths here.
This exciting one-day event will be filled with seminars, break-out sessions and Learning-From-Place Mobile Workshops that will bring together the walking community in Columbus and beyond. Sessions will showcase local and regional programs, feature national experts, and help continue the conversation of improving accessibility, safety, and walkability. Below is a draft program and agenda for the 2019 National Walking Summit-Columbus. Information is subject to change. Please note that meals are only included as indicated below.