Tuesday, September 17, 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Come and meet colleagues from your region for a delightful evening of socializing and networking at the always-popular regional receptions. Cash bar will be provided.
Board Member Summit (Seminar 11)
Tuesday, September 17, 8:00am – 1:00pm | $50
Are people looking forward to serving on your board? Do you have an active, engaged, and thoughtful board who wants to fundraise? Would you like tips on what to focus on in board recruitment and orientation to make the land trust attractive to new people and play to people’s strengths? In the Board Member Summit, we’ll cover how to attract great people to your organization, build a strong board orientation and development process, and more. Through discussion, examples, and hands-on exercises, participants will leave the session with concrete, practical steps for taking their board to the next level. Includes lunch.
Tuesday, September 17, 6:30pm – 8:30pm | $58
Join 1,000+ of your friends and colleagues for dinner as we kickoff the 26th Rally with the Welcoming Dinner and the Alliance Awards. More information on nominating a conservation hero >>
New Orleans Jogging Tour
Wednesday, September 18, 6:45am - 8:15am I $12
Learn about the city and get your workout in on this guided jogging tour of New Orleans historic and cultural sites. All skill levels are welcome on this six-mile run.
Young Conservation Professionals Reception
Wednesday, September 18, 8:00pm-9:30pm
Come join fellow young conservation professionals and network with accomplished conservation leaders. Hear their stories, ask them questions and get their advice. Sponsored by The Conservation Fund.
Development Directors’ Forum
Thursday, September 19, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Development Directors, Vice Presidents of Philanthropy, and others holding the responsibility for fundraising at their land trust are invited to join in this session for facilitated discussions on your unique challenges and opportunities and networking with your peers. Please R.S.V.P. to Mindy at MTuttle@lta.org.
Rally Book Club with the Author: Arctic Dreams by Barry Lopez
Wednesday, September 18, 1:30pm-3:00pm
Barry Lopez's National Book Award-winning classic is widely considered his masterpiece. Artic Dreams, which is based on 15 trips to the Far North, is a story of the wildlife, landscape, and people of this harsh but beautiful region. In it, Lopez argues that an imaginative and emotional approach to the Arctic is important, and he explains the significance of understanding this contrasting world of light, darkness and ice in a modern, urbanized world. Join Mr. Lopez and your colleagues in a facilitated discussion on this thought-provoking book. No fee, just purchase and read the book prior to Rally.