The Rally Call for Presentations has closed. If you submitted a proposal, you will be notified the week of April 15th about the status of your submission.
Overarching Themes for Proposals
The issues and opportunities land trusts are faced with are often complex and require a more comprehensive approach. As we look to the future and consider the long-term resilience and relevance of our land (and water) conservation efforts, what lessons can we share that will help us increase our impact?
For 2019, the host committee in Raleigh is challenging us to think about two cross-cutting themes. These themes can stand alone but in many instances they are related. As land trusts, how might we think about how to plan, engage, adapt, mitigate and respond to address these themes? Watch a short video from the Raleigh Host Committee >>
Inclusion: A culture that fosters diversity, equity, support and respect within every facet of organizational services.
Climate Change: Multi-faceted implications of and strategies for a changing climate that range, for example, from science-based conservation planning to hazard mitigation to recovery from natural disasters to plain English communication strategies. Read about how climate has impacted the Rally host region >>
Why Submit a Proposal?
Participants tell us that the #1 reason they attend Rally is for the in-person educational sessions. At Rally 2018 in Pittsburgh, faculty presented 245 educational hours over a three-day period to 1,645 attendees including nearly 500 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. Watch a short video from the Raleigh Host Committee >>
“Rally provided a wonderful professional development and networking opportunity for the staff who attended. We are a young organization and we are learning as we go. Participating in the workshops and seminars at Rally gave our staff a look at how leaders in the field are approaching issues that our organization faces. They also provided practical tips and valuable examples for ways to approach our work. Rally also provided a valuable platform from which to share our unique work as a Native American land trust.”
–Ek Ong Kar Singh Khalsa, Executive Director, Amah Mutsun Land Trust (CA)
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 17. 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 18 and 19. 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.
We are seeking highly interactive and results oriented proposals.