Hosted annually by River Network, River Rally provides an inspiring and energy-infused touchpoint for nonprofit groups from across the US 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.
After two years of virtual gatherings, River Rally, the nation’s largest annual conference for water professionals, is in-person once again for 2022. We’ll gather along the banks of the Potomac River in our nation’s capital to mark the 50th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, one of the most comprehensive environmental statutes in the United States. The River Rally 2022 program will feature speakers celebrating this and other clean water victories and center equity across all topics, while illuminating today’s most urgent challenge: climate change.
River Rally will include an opening reception (Saturday night), a celebration of award recipients who have gone above and beyond for the waters of our country (Monday night), and other novel social events along with over 70 learning opportunities delivered in a variety of formats including field trips, peer exchanges, and workshops.
Plus, join River Network, American Rivers, and Waterkeeper Alliance on June 7-8 for Action Day for Clean Water & Rivers! Learn more on the Rally Program page.
River Rally 2022 registration is open as of February 1, 2022. Register early to get the best hotel rates and take advantage of Early Bird pricing. Register
Corporations, local businesses, and foundations are invited to join us as a River Rally sponsor.
Registration Info & Important Dates
February 1, 2022: Registration, scholarship applications, and Emerging Leader self-nominations open. March 15, 2022: Scholarship and Emerging Leader deadline. April 18, 2022: Early Bird registration deadline. May 11. 2022: Deadline to book hotel rooms at discounted rate.
June 4-7, 2022: See you at Rally!
More dates and details to come. Sign up here to stay up to date.
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.”