Hi Zachi! Yes, there will be some there, not sure if I will make it. We are sending two of our people back the the PTBA conference as well.
It is nice to know that we could get some mechanical training at FTA as well. That might be an option for us in the future. We may still bring you over here as well. Still no firm projects that we can use a machine with land manager permission. They like our hand built trails too much.
@ Tank Girl. I found the one I was thinking about, and it is at Marshall University IN WV but the course is aimed at OHV, not MTB. Here is the best resource
I know for trail classes.
In my years of doing this, I don't know that there is an MTB specific accredited training. All the professional government trail builders I know have been trained for multiuse trails that may be horse, 4WD, ATV, bike, and hiker use, depending on where they are of course. (That is those govt pros that are left, most parks trail crews are long gone in this economy, the independent pros get the contracts when their is money found.)