All Proposals Due: February 21, 2017
Why Submit a Proposal?
Participants tell us that the #1 reason they attend Rally is for the in-person educational sessions. At Rally 2016 in Minneapolis, faculty presented 235 educational hours over a three-day period to 1,666 attendees including 560 First Timers! Rally would not be the success it is, year after year, without the generous help from our knowledgeable faculty. Thank you for giving your time and expertise to strengthen the work of land trusts throughout America. You are an invaluable resource.
“Rally included so many incredible seminars — it was so hard to choose which to attend. I made professional contacts that I can outreach to when I’m needing assistance and was reaffirmed in the feeling that the work I’m doing is valuable and important.”
—Rally 2016 participant
Seminars are high quality, intensive trainings that delve into important issues in land conservation taught by the top leaders in the field. We select 12-15 seminars which are scheduled for Thursday, October 26. Depending on the topic, these courses typically have a class size limited to 30-55 people for a more personalized learning experience. Participants pay extra to attend seminars which can be either:
• Daylong sessions that are seven hours in length
• Half-day sessions that are four hours long
Workshops are diverse topics taught by the experienced colleagues and experts. Workshops run concurrently within 10 areas of focus. We select approximately 100 workshops which are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28. These trainings are 90 minutes in length and can have anywhere from 20–200 people in attendance. Workshops are included in the basic Rally registration fee and handout materials are posted on RallyNet, The Learning Center and the Rally App for Alliance members to download.
If you would like to present a longer session, you have the option of being assigned two, back-to-back workshops. These longer sessions would have a Part I and Part II and would be scheduled on Friday and Saturday, October 27 and 28. We are seeking highly interactive and results oriented proposals.