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NOTE: The deadline for River Rally 2015 submissions was October 9, 2014. Proposals no longer are being accepted for 2015.
River Rally attracts a great diversity of conservation leaders, bringing new ideas for the best water resource protection strategies to participants, and revitalizing the commitment of those who attend to continue protecting the rivers, streams, lakes, wetlands and estuaries they cherish.
Attendees with many years of community-based watershed protection experience cross paths with folks that are brand new to the movement. The structure emphasizes peer learning as well as engaging natural resource professionals to enrich discussions and to teach advanced topics.
We expect more than 400 clean water advocates from across the country, and River Rally provides an excellent opportunity to share your experience with a broad audience. Please review the guidelines and instructions below before submitting an application. Proposal Deadline is October 15, 2015
Presenters are allowed to submit more than one workshop proposal, but each proposal must be submitted separately. The ideal workshops will focus on a combination of instruction and hands-on-skill-building, not just lecturing. Workshops that are results oriented, focus on success stories or lessons learned, and provide strategies for improved management and stewardship of watersheds are encouraged.
Workshops are scheduled for 90 minutes blocks, with a limited number of 'intensive' 3-hour blocks (please do not confuse 'intensive' with 'long'). Ample time should be reserved for a question and answer session, or preferably, the entire session should be as interactive as possible. The size of the audience could range between 10-50 people.
Please keep in mind that workshops need to be informational, interactive, and transferable to other groups, regions and disciplines.
To be considered, all proposals must:
1. meet our guidelines described below,
2. be complete,
3. be submitted via our online form,
4. be submitted no later than October 15, 2015.
Q: Johnny submits a workshop proposal and River Network selects him to be a presenter. Johnny then invites Suzi, Jane, Joey and Luke to present with him. What is the total amount awarded to all the presenters for this one workshop?
A: One (1) person is eligible to receive the automatic $300 scholarship. All other co-presenters are welcome to apply for scholarships through River Network's general scholarship fund.
You must complete one form for each workshop being proposed. To preview the submission questions, please Click Here.
Rooms for all presentations equipped with an LCD projector, screen, flip-chart and pens. We do not provide lap-tops and presenters are asked to bring their own. If using a Mac, please be sure to bring the necessary cables
Internet access generally is NOT available in workshop rooms. However if the internet is absolutely necessary for the success of your workshop - and if you indicate the need in your proposal - River Network will do whatever we can to provide the connection.