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 2017 agenda and program to see what we have to offer!

The themes for the 2017 program are:

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

Rally Mentors

We have recruited top-notch, nonprofit experts who bring years of experience with many of the issues you and your organization face. Mentors will be available for 45 minute time slots over the course of Rally, but… you must sign up prior to arriving at Rally!


Agenda items and scheduling subject to change.

Monday, May 8th
6:00pm - 8:00pmRiver Rally 2017 Welcome & Opening Reception
Tuesday, May 9th
7:30am - 9:00amBreakfast & Plenary Speaker
9:30am - 11:00amWorkshops
11:30am - 12:45pmLunch & Plenary Panel
1:00pm - 2:30pmWorkshops
3:00pm - 4:30pmWorkshops
6:30pm - 8:00pmDinner On-Your-Own
8:00pm - 10:30pmTalent Show & Open Mic
Wednesday, May 10th
7:30am - 9:15amBreakfast & Table Top Discussions
9:30am - 11:00amWorkshops
11:30am - 6:00pmField Trips & Teen River Rally Service Learning
6:30pm - 8:00pmDinner On-Your-Own
8:00pm - 10:30pmSYRCL Wild & Scenic Film Festival Movie Night
Thursday, May 11th
7:30am - 9:15amBreakfast & Plenary Speaker
9:30am - 11:00amWorkshops
11:30am - 1:00pmWorkshops
1:00pm - 3:00pmLunch & Plenary Panel
3:00pm - 4:40pmWorkshops
5:30pm - 6:15pmCocktail Reception
6:30pm - 8:30pmRiver Heroes Banquet
8:30pm - …Live Music & Celebration