COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

Updated May 18, 2022 

The River Network team will continue to monitor public health guidelines and take all possible measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 at River Rally. Important updates will be sent directly to your inbox. 

River Network will require that all attendees be fully vaccinated by June 4, 2022. Attendees should plan to show proof of vaccination and photo identification in exchange for a registration badge. River Network also requires that all attendees wear well-fitting masks in indoor conference spaces. Compliance will be monitored by the River Network team and all River Rally attendees in order to keep our community safe.  

We also strongly recommend that all attendees:   

  • Select a high quality N95, KN95, or KF94 mask to wear during River Rally,  
  • Test for COVID-19 before traveling to River Rally,  
  • Test for COVID-19 upon arrival, before joining your first River Rally event, and  
  • Test for COVID-19 during River Rally or after returning home if exhibiting symptoms. 

Should you test positive for COVID-19 prior to traveling to River Rally, please stay home. You will be issued a full refund for your registration. If you booked with the Capital Hilton at the River Rally rate, changes to your reservation can be made without penalty 72 or more hours before your reservation. 

Should you test positive for COVID-19 during Rally, please do not attend further River Rally events. Contact info@rivernetwork.org to initiate a refund for your registration. 

What does it mean to be “fully vaccinated”? “Full vaccination” means that either 14 days have passed since receiving the second dose of FDA or WHO authorized (or emergency use authorized) double-dozed vaccines or a single-dose vaccine; plus a booster dose, when eligible. Proof of vaccination will be required for all attendees. 

Can multiple people share one registration/badge?  No, credentials may not be shared. 

Can my River Rally registration be transferred to someone else? Yes, River Rally registrants can transfer their fully paid registration to another individual without penalty, provided that the River Network team receives an emailed request for this transfer before the conference start date. Registrations may not be transferred after the start of River Rally. 

Can I walk in and register for River Rally? Those who were not able to register in advance but want to attend an event may register at the registration desk with proof of vaccination in hand. 

What if I forget to bring proof of vaccination? Attendees who fail to provide proof of vaccination will not be issued a conference badge. 

Cancellation Policy

Registrants may receive a full refund for their River Rally registration cost*, minus a 3% credit card processing fee, if cancellation is requested on or before April 20, 2022. Registrants who request cancellation from April 21 – May 1, 2022, will receive a 50% refund for their total cost of registration, minus a 3% credit card processing fee. Cancellations will not be available after May 1, 2022. A refund that results from a cancellation or change to your registration will be returned to the original method of payment. 

We strongly encourage all attendees to be tested for COVID-19 prior to attending River Rally. Registrants who test positive before the event will be issued a full refund, regardless of the above cancellation dates.  

To request a refund, or if you have questions about the River Rally cancellation policy, contact our team. 

*Registration fees do not include the $20 fee for scholarship applicants. This charge is non-refundable. 

What is River Rally?

River Rally, hosted annually by River Network, is a 3+ day conference that 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. It includes over 90 learning opportunities including keynotes and plenaries, workshops, field trips, an awards ceremony, movies, social events and live music. Rally brings thought leaders and practitioners together to accelerate progress towards an equitable and sustainable water future.

When can I register?

Registration for River Rally 2022 will opened February 1, 2022. Click here to register.

What discounts are available to attend River Rally?

River Network premium members receive a 40% discount on River Rally registration, in addition to many other great member benefits. We have individual and organizational membership options. Learn more.

River Network also offers a limited number of scholarships for those who need financial assistance to attend River Rally. Learn more and apply through the registration form.

How do I book my lodging at the hotel?

River Rally 2022 will take place at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. A block of rooms at the conference venue is available at a discounted conference rate. Check your registration confirmation email for instructions to book your room. This block always sells out, so register early! 

Please note that lodging reservations are separate from conference registration. Detailed information about how to book with the group rate online or over the phone is provided upon completion of the conference registration process.

Can I bring guests to River Rally?

Guests are welcome to join you at River Rally for meals only. Email info@rivernetwork.org if you would like to purchase a guest meal.

Can I volunteer at River Rally?

We are always looking for extra hands! Specific volunteer positions will be announced in April. Please check this page for the most updated information and apply to be a volunteer through the registration form.

Additional Information

Photography and Filming: River Rally will have a professional photographer and/or videographer. Your attendance at River Rally events may be documented and your registration indicates consent to have any images or footage featuring you at River Rally to be used by River Network in related marketing materials, including on our website. Should images or footage appear in marketing materials that you don’t wish to be featured in, you must notify River Network in writing and River Network will cease to further use your image or footage in any new materials. Please send a request in writing to: River Network, Attn: Marketing, P.O. Box 21387, Boulder, CO 80308.