The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) holds a conference every two years at different locations in the Eastern US. In 2017, the conference will be held at Colby College in Waterville, Maine August 4-11. This week-long event includes over 250 hikes, over 50 workshops and excursions to local areas of interest. The conference will also include the ATC's 41st membership meeting. Each evening there are exciting adventure presentations and stellar entertainment. The event draws people from around the world, but primarily from locations along the nearly 2,200 mile Appalachian trail (A.T.). At the last conference held in Maine (1997 Sunday River) 1,380 people participated. We anticipate more than 1,200 attendees in 2017.