Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautiful property as you learn about the recently completed master plan for Dix Park, see current projects on site and meet city planners and conservationists to discuss the history and future of this iconic urban landscape. Finally, enjoy a beer tasting – and some goodies to bring home – from Raleigh’s Trophy Brewing.
Session Location: Departs from Raleigh Convention Center Price: $25.00
Join the Land Trust Alliance for a cocktail reception honoring you and your fellow advocacy Ambassadors for your commitment to support land conservation nationwide. Ambassadors is a network of land trust supporters who pledge to cultivate strong relationships with their members of Congress and advance pro-conservation policies at the federal level. Anybody who takes the Ambassador pledge is welcome to attend. Upstairs bar at Trophy Tap and Table - located at 225 S. Wilmington Street.
Curious about how land trusts and the military can work together to conserve vital lands? Join the REPI team for an information session on how this unique partnership can bring about significant conservation impact -- oh and breakfast is on us!
The breakfast and stewardship roundtables at Rally are really great ways to connect with others like you who spend their time and energy actively stewarding conservation. You get special time to share your stories about conservation management and learn from your peers. These exclusive opportunities for stewardship volunteers and staff to exchange ideas are always one of the best reasons to attend Rally! When else do you get the chance to talk with others from around the country facing the challenge of forever? RSVPs will be collected later this summer.
Join us for an overview of the Land Trust Alliance’s current policy agenda with an in-depth discussion of our efforts to halt conservation easement tax shelters, the implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill and a few other things on the horizon. This is an opportunity to learn how to advance our policy agenda, ask questions and help us think forward to 2020.
At our Friday Plenary, we will celebrate newly Accredited land trusts. We will also hear from Vanessa Hauc, an Emmy Award-winning journalist and senior correspondent for Noticias Telemundo. We will also celebreate land trusts that have achieved Accreditation. Vanessa has been a valuable source of information for U.S. Hispanics, reporting the news from right from where it happens. From Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico to Matthew in Haiti Vanessa has covered the story. Recently she travelled to Rome to lead a conversation between Pope Francis and children from six countries affected by natural disasters. Her passion for environmental issues inspired her to create the “Alerta Verde” segment to inform and educate the community about the importance of protecting our planet. Today she is leading the investigative unit on environmental issues at Telemundo Network “Planeta Tierra”. Vanessa is the co-founder of Sachamama or “Mother Jungle,” a nonprofit organization that works to inspire, empower and educate the Latino community on climate issues and sustainable attitudes, behaviors and lifestyles. She has worked hand-in-hand with The Climate Reality project and Vice President Al Gore in his global initiative “24 Hours of Reality” for the past 8 years, the global broadcast reached over 500 million people in 2018. This year she was named one of the ten Latinos leading on Climate by the HuffPost. In addition to earning her degree in Communications and Journalism, Vanessa also received a master’s degree in Economy and International Politics from the University of Miami.
Session Location: Ballroom, Raleigh Convention Center
Funding Opportunities with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Lunch
Want to know more about funding and land management opportunities for land trusts? Grab lunch and come chat with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Learn how the Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program, the Coastal Program and the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grants Program can help land trusts conserve land and wildlife through restoration and acquisition. Staff will be available at lunch on Friday in Ballroom C to answer provide information on these programs and answer questions. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about these programs, especially if you will not be attending the Saturday D17 session.
At our Saturday Plenary, you will hear from Dr. Regina Benjamin, an American physician and a former vice admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps who served as the 18th Surgeon General of the United States. As America’s Doctor, Dr. Benjamin provided the public with the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and oversaw the operational command of 6,500 uniformed public health officers around the world. In addition, Dr. Benjamin served as chair of the National Prevention Council — 17 cabinet-level Federal agencies that developed the roadmap for the National Prevention Strategy. From her early days as the founder of a rural health clinic in Alabama to her leadership role in the worldwide advancement of preventive health, Dr. Regina Benjamin has a special interest in rural healthcare, health disparities among socio-economic groups, suicide, violence and mental health. Dr. Benjamin specializes in prevention policies and health promotion, especially concerning obesity, childhood obesity and children’s health.
Session Location: Ballroom, Raleigh Convention Center
Marbles Kids Museum turns into an adult playground for Rally! Featuring human foosball, Hungry Hungry Humans and giant board games. Express your creativity in the art loft, a STEMosphere and more! Food and beverages are included. Pre-registration and additional fee required.
Session Location: Marbles Kids Museum Price: $40.00