River Rally 2020 Program

Join us for Virtual River Rally! Our engaging and fun virtual program will run for three weeks (May 18 – June 7, 2020). Each week will feature ‘live’ content including plenaries, workshops, discussions, and inspiring reflections from award recipients, along with more informal social opportunities to connect. Here are a few program highlights:

  • Plenaries and discussions on water and COVID-19
  • 60+ workshops (click here for a provisional listing)
  • Movies, awards, and social fun
  • Informal and structured connection with peers
  • Two additional months of “on-demand” access to knowledge
  • Our lowest rates and largest number of scholarships ever!

While this may not be quite the same as our typical River Rally, we promise it will leave you recharged and inspired. It will provide you with new ideas and approaches to try where you work and new friends and colleagues to turn to for advice and encouragement. Content will also include addressing how we are adapting to a world transformed by COVID-19.

With this format, we are also able to provide everyone registered with two additional months of ‘on-demand’ access to workshops, movies and other content, which you can view at your own pace, and opportunities for continued engagement with peers across the country.

This program is draft and subject to change as we finalize the virtual River Rally experience.

Program At-a-Glance

WEEK OF MAY 18RESILIENT CITIES AND COMMUNITIES + ENGAGING FARMERS AND RANCHERS 
5/18, MondayWelcome and scheduled plenaries - "Food Security and Pandemics"
5/19, TuesdayScheduled live workshops and dialogue sessions on this week's themes
5/20, WednesdayOn-demand workshops on this week's themes, mentoring sign-ups, and appointments
Evening awards celebration, happy hour, poetry, and music
5/21, ThursdayScheduled live workshops and dialogue sessions on this week's themes
5/22, FridayOn-demand workshops on this week's themes, virtual networking, and peer engagement
Evening film screening and discussion

WEEK OF MAY 25SCIENCE AND CLIMATE CHANGE + EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP 
5/25, MondayPeer engagement and scheduled plenaries - "Delivering Impact at a Social Distance"
5/26, TuesdayScheduled live workshops and dialogue sessions on this week's themes
5/27, WednesdayOn-demand workshops on this week's themes, mentoring sign-ups, and appointments
Evening awards celebration, happy hour, poetry, and music
5/28, ThursdayScheduled live workshops and dialogue sessions on this week's themes
5/29, FridayOn-demand workshops on this week's themes, virtual networking, and peer engagement
Evening film screening and discussion

WEEK OF JUNE 1DRINKING WATER + LAWS, POLICIES, AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT 
6/1, Monday Peer engagement and scheduled plenaries - "Water in the Age of Pandemics"
6/2, TuesdayScheduled live workshops and dialogue sessions on this week's themes
6/3, WednesdayOn-demand workshops on this week's themes, mentoring sign-ups, and appointments
Evening awards celebration, happy hour, poetry, and music
6/4, ThursdayScheduled live workshops and dialogue sessions on this week's themes
6/5, FridayOn-demand workshops on this week's themes, virtual networking, and peer engagement
Evening film screening and discussion

ON-DEMANDCONTENT ACROSS ALL THEMES 
6/7 - 8/14Access virtual Rally content and take on-demand workshops at your own pace.

This agenda is draft and subject to change as we finalize the virtual River Rally experience.