Program

Every year, we work hard to put together a program that delivers rich content, engaging speakers, and great field trips in an open and supportive atmosphere conducive to connecting with old colleagues and making new friends. Take a look at the 2016 agenda and program to get a feel for what to expect and stay tuned for the 2017 program!

The themes for the 2017 program are:

  • Tackling the Drinking Water Crisis and Water Affordability
  • Restoring Urban Rivers and Achieving Climate Resiliency
  • Connecting Communities to Rivers and Recreation
  • Protecting and Restoring Flows
  • Growing Organizational Momentum and Impact

Click here for detailed descriptions of the themes.

Agenda

Agenda items and scheduling subject to change.

FRIDAY, MAY 20TH
11:00am - 5:00pmAlabama Water Rally and Earth Honoring Ceremony
5:30pm - 8:00pmRiver Rally 2016 Welcoming Reception
SATURDAY, MAY 21ST
6:30am5K Migratory Fish Run/Walk
7:30am - 9:30amBreakfast and Plenary Session: Diversity and Inclusiveness - Transforming Ourselves and Our Work
10:00am - 11:30amWorkshops
11:30am - 1:30pmLunch and Keynote: Biodiversity, the Southeast, and the Future
2:00pm - 3:30pmWorkshops
4:00pm - 5:30pmWorkshops
6:00pmNetworking Dinner
8:30pm - 10:30pmWild & Scenic Film Festival/Southern Exposure Film Series Screening
SUNDAY, MAY 22ND
7:00amYoga in the Park
7:30am - 9:00amBreakfast
9:30am - 11:00amWorkshops
11:45am - 6:00pmField Trips
6:00pm - 8:00pmDinner On-Your-Own
8:00pm - 10:30pmOpen Mic and Talent Show
MONDAY, MAY 23RD
7:30am - 9:30amBreakfast and Plenary Session: Corporate Partners for Good - Growing Our Impact
10:00am - 11:30amWorkshops
11:30am - 1:30pmLunch and Plenary Session: Climate Resilience, Environmental Justice, and the River Community
2:00pm - 3:30pmWorkshops
4:00pm - 5:30pmWorkshops
6:30pm - 8:30pmRiver Heroes Award Banquet
8:30pm - ...Live Music and Celebration