River Rally

River Network is accepting workshop proposals and River Hero nominations for River Rally 2021! Submit a workshop proposal by October 15 or nominate a River Hero by October 30.

Hosted annually by River Network, River Rally provides an inspiring and energy-infused touchpoint for nonprofit groups from across the U.S. and beyond, as well as for agency and foundation representatives, industry innovators, philanthropists, academics, students, and community leaders. We bring thought leaders and practitioners together to accelerate progress towards an equitable and sustainable water future. Do you have practical knowledge and experience related to one of this year’s River Rally themes? Could your knowledge help someone working on similar challenges in another setting, geography, or organization? If so, we need you.

In 2020, we went virtual! The three-week program ran from May 18 – June 5 and included over 100 hours of content across six themes. We are grateful to the 500+ registrants, presenters, sponsors, and other partners for their flexibility, patience, and willingness to jump into this with us. To learn more about the virtual experience, check out the June issue of River Voices and watch the video below.

COVID-19 Update: River Rally 2021 will go virtual for the second time! While we still sincerely hope that we can provide some aspects of in-person programming in San Antonio in May, we are planning River Rally 2021 as a virtual experience. We ask those who plan to submit a workshop proposal to consider how their workshop might be adapted to fit a virtual format.

Read more on Virtual River Rally 2021 on the River Network blog.


Registration for Virtual River Rally is now closed. Look for more information on River Rally 2021 registration this winter.


Explore the River Rally 2020 program, including workshops and plenary topics.  See the program


Corporations, local businesses, and foundations are invited to join us as a River Rally sponsor.
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River Rally 2019 attendees. Photo by Benjamin Colon.
Thanks to generous supporters, we can provide support to water leaders around the country each year!

See What Rally’s Like!

Curious about Rally? Approximately half of River Rally registrants each year are attending for the first time. We provide a welcoming space for newcomers to get to know our network and eagerly greet those who have attended before as old friends. To learn more about the Rally experience, click here and see what you’ve been missing!

“At this time, it is so difficult to feel connected to your colleagues and to your community. [River Rally] offered opportunities not just to learn, but to connect with people, acknowledge the crises impacting our society, and think through ways to incorporate these needs into our work.”

-Anna Killius, James River Association, Virtual River Rally 2020 participant

Thank you to our 2020 River Rally sponsors and supporters!