Why Submit a Proposal?
Participants tell us that the #1 reason they attend Rally is for the in-person educational sessions. At Rally 2017 in Denver, faculty presented 235 educational hours over a three-day period to 1,900 attendees including 625 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.
““I have benefited from Rally each year I’ve been fortunate enough to attend and 2017 was no different. The seminars provided fresh new ideas on stewardship and community conservation, and the networking opportunities are unmatched. My colleagues and I all came to Rally prepared with questions to ask our fellow land conservation professionals, and, as always, the responses were enlightening and inspiring.”
—Rally 2017 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 11. Depending on the topic, these courses typically have a class size limited to 30-70 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 12 and 13. 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 alliancerally.org 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 12 and 13. We are seeking highly interactive and results oriented proposals.