Top 10 Reasons to attend the 2012 World Summit

The IMBA World Summit is an international discussion forum for land managers and trail advocates focused on the economic, environmental and community development of Mountain Biking. Past IMBA World Summits attracted over 400 delegates from 17 countries.

1. Learn how mountain biking and multi-use trails can boost the economy in your destination. Make global contacts and share your successes.

2. Expert speakers from across the world, covering public and private land management issues, tourism, sustainable trails, bike parks and many aspects of economic development, recreation and conservation.

3. Santa Fe is famous for New Mexican cuisine, architecture, handcrafts and art, not to mention an extensive trail system and two bike parks! Make a week of it and bring the family.

4. Chapter leaders must attend the IMBA Chapter Congress to help shape future priorities for the IMBA.

5. Share your organizations progress and learn from others in an exciting Ted-X style presentation or poster session format.

6. Choose your activity every evening: live music, a film festival, guided rides, night rides. Raise a glass of micro-brewed World Summit Ale, enjoy a night on the town...and more.

7. Make the most of your stay to ride and experience the diverse ecosystems of New Mexico: deserts, forests and mountains. Check out the trail systems at Angel Fire, Taos, Riodoso, ride the South Boundary Trail and many other epic rides.

8. Participate in the conversation at the state of the art conference facilities of the Santa Fe Conference Center. Take a lunchtime stroll around the tranquil, world famous Santa Fe Plaza, with its amazing shops and galleries.

9. Bring your friends and family to explore the many other attractions in New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment. The famous Albequerque Balloon Festival (Oct 6-7), Historic Route 66, Native American Pueblos, archaeological sites and more…

10. Help shape the future of mountain biking in your region. Network with IMBA USA, IMBA Canada, international affiliates and partners from around the globe. You will leave with new ideas, friends and contacts worldwide.

Do you have an idea for a workshop or a poster session about your successes. Please share them with us. Email a short summary and your contact information to terry [dot] breheny [at] imba [dot] com (Terry Breheny).

The Summit offers numerous opportunities for participation; please contact us with any sponsorship inquiries or download sponsorship invitation PDF. General Summit questions can be directed to IMBA USA's Event Manager events [at] imba [dot] com (Terry Breheny).

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