Call for Presentations
Why Submit a Proposal?
Participants tell us that the #1 reason they attend Rally is for the in-person educational sessions. At Rally 2013 in New Orleans, LA, faculty presented 280 educational hours over a three-day period to 1,560 attendees including nearly 439 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 really appreciated the sessions in which I was provided with tools that I could take home and apply directly to my work” while yet another commented, “I was encouraged to attend by my boss. I have already asked her to please send me to Providence next year!” - Rally 2013 participants
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, September 18. Depending on the topic, these courses typically have a class size limited to 30-55 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 75-90 workshops which are scheduled for Friday and Saturday, September 19 & 20. 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 RallyNet and The Learning Center for Alliance members to download.
Featured Sessions are high-level, interactive, peer group sessions with expert speaker panels, facilitated roundtables and moderated discussions that are presented on Saturday, September 20th from 1:30–5:00pm. We select 10-15 sessions that can be 90 minutes to 3.5 hours in length. Session examples: Ask the Experts, Stewardship Roundtables, Working with NRCS, Conservation Finance Roundtable and more! Featured Sessions are also included in the basic registration fee, and handout materials are posted on RallyNet and The Learning Center for Alliance members to download.
If you have any questions, please contact Pam Nicholls, Training and Conferences Manager, at 970-245-5811 | firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important Rally 2014 Deadlines
|February 24||Proposals due to the Alliance|
|April 14-18||The Alliance notifies applicants about the status of their proposals|
|July 21||Last day for the Alliance to cancel a seminar|
|July 21||Final accurate session description, faculty biographies and audio-visual needs due|
|August 25||Handouts due for photocopying; the Alliance provides final details, including estimated session attendance|
|August 25||Registration deadline - last day to pre-register for Rally|
|September 18||Day-long and half-day seminars conducted|
|September 19-20||90-minute workshops conducted|
|September 20||Featured sessions conducted|