ANCA Summit: Accepting Program Proposals


ANCA Summit: Accepting Program Proposals

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ANCA is now accepting program proposals for the 2024 ANCA Annual Summit, Sept 9–13 at the Museum of Science & History in Memphis, Tennessee.

We welcome ANCA Members, Business Partners, and Summit Sponsors to submit program proposals that are relevant to our audience of administrators and leaders at nature centers, outdoor schools, and related organizations. This audience includes 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. These sessions should inspire and challenge Summit participants to make an impact on their centers and their communities.
  • Facilitated Discussions are conversational sessions where all participants contribute to the discussion. Facilitators guide the dialogue but do not give a formal presentation; the role of the facilitator is to create fair opportunities for sharing, keep the discussions on track, and make sure everyone has the opportunity to participate. We discourage PowerPoint and other presentation tools unless used to briefly introduce the topic. Facilitated discussions are an excellent opportunity to share with professional peers, learn new ideas, discuss trends in the profession, and work together to find solutions.

Learn more here about submitting a program proposal, including what topics could be included. The deadline for program proposals is May 27.