All proposals due February 28, 2022.
Please consider sharing your skills and expertise and submitting a proposal today!
Rally 2022 will be an in-person gathering.
The Land Trust Alliance is committed to your safety during its in-person events and we want you to be aware of the protocols and requirements for Alliance-hosted in-person events. COVID-19 vaccination will be required for attendees and guests as well as masking when indoors in public spaces unless actively eating or drinking. Alliance COVID-19 policies will be updated based on public health guidelines and restrictions that may be implemented or changed between now and when we convene.
Why Submit a Proposal?
Participants tell us that the #1 reason they attend Rally is for the in-person educational sessions. At Rally 2021, faculty presented nearly 100 educational hours over a three-day period to 2,700 participants. Rally would not be the success it is, year after year, without the help from our faculty. The Alliance seeks to provide a diversity of perspectives and experiences in the Rally programming. Your voice is important and we encourage you to share the wealth of your knowledge to strengthen the work of land trusts.
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. 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.
“I learned a great deal at Rally. I really appreciated this year’s focus on equity and climate change. I’ve attended a lot of fundraising and communications workshops in the past, so this year I chose to focus on issues outside my job description, but that would benefit my land trust and me in more holistic ways. I think this will make me a more well-rounded employee and help me to better serve our community.”
-Abby Henkel, Sycamore Land Trust (IN)
Seminars are high quality, intensive trainings that delve into important issues in land conservation taught by the top leaders in the field. We select 8-10 seminars which are scheduled for Thursday, September 15. 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 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 9 areas of focus. We select approximately 75 workshops that are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17. 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.