The call for presentations is now closed. The Alliance will notify all applicants on the status of their proposals the week of April 17.
Why Submit a Proposal?
Participants tell us that the #1 reason they attend Rally is for the in-person educational sessions. At Rally 2022, faculty presented approximately 175 educational hours over a three-day period to 1,500 participants. Rally would not be the success it is, year after year, without the help from our faculty. Thank you for generously giving your time and expertise to strengthen the work of land trusts throughout America. You are an invaluable resource.
Overarching Themes for Proposals
Land trusts are faced with issues and opportunities that 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?
We once again challenge our presenters to consider incorporating into their sessions the following cross-cutting themes that are critical to the future of land conservation.
Inclusion: A culture that fosters diversity, equity, support and respect within every facet of organizational services. Preference will be given to proposals that involve partners as presenters.
The Land Trust Alliance is committed to being a part of positive change and featuring presenters at Rally that represent the full diversity of land trusts and their communities. Presenter stipends are available for people of diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds and other historically underrepresented communities. The application will be posted here in mid-May. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Climate Change: Multi-faceted implications of and strategies for addressing a climate change that range, for example, from nature-based climate solutions on natural and working lands to recovery from natural disasters to effective climate communication strategies for any audience.
Water: Prioritizing the protection and restoration of water resources, working with partners to ensure healthy water for people to drink, recreate, and provide for economic stability and undertaking watershed protection and restoration efforts that improve water quality, address water quantity and provide for equitable access.
Seminars are high quality, intensive trainings that delve into important issues in land conservation taught by the top leaders in the field. We select 12-14 seminars which are scheduled for Thursday, September 7. Depending on the topic, these courses typically have a class size limited to 30-50 people for a more personalized learning experience. Participants pay extra to attend seminars which are half-day sessions that are four hours long. Note we are no longer accepting proposals for full-day seminars. We are still accepting and encourage proposals for half-day seminars.
Workshops are diverse topics taught by experienced colleagues and experts. Workshops run concurrently within 9 areas of focus. We select approximately 100 workshops that are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 8 and 9. 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 the Rally microsite (alliancerally.org) and the Rally App for Alliance members to download.