Request for Proposals: Summit Workshops and Facilitated Discussions
ANCA is the only association focused solely on professional development and best practices for administrators of nature centers, outdoor schools, and environmental learning centers. The ANCA Annual Summit brings together 150+ leaders from across North America for training, networking, information sharing, and mentoring; this year's Thrive Outside Summit will be August 1-5 at Irvine Nature Center in Owings Mills, Md.
We are looking for proposals for sessions that will serve our audience of nature and environmental learning center administrators including executive directors and managers, land managers, education directors, development directors, and board members.
Summit programming includes Workshops and Facilitated Discussions:
- Workshops are presentation-based sessions where participants learn in-depth on a single topic and expand their skill set. Workshop presenters should be experienced in the topic and able to effectively communicate the subject material. ANCA Members, Business Partners, and Summit Sponsors are welcome to submit workshop proposals. Workshops can be 90 minutes or (up to) three hours.
- Facilitated Discussions are conversational sessions where all participants contribute to the discussion; facilitators guide the dialogue but do not give a formal presentation. ANCA Members and Business Partners are welcome to submit a Facilitated Discussion proposal. These sessions are 90 minutes.
The deadline for program proposals is May 23.
If you have any questions or want to discuss your idea, please contact ANCA Membership & Programs Coordinator Daniel Auer at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your proposal is accepted, you will have an additional opportunity to finalize session information after you receive your acceptance notice.