Rally for the 2010 Annual Meeting & National Conference

October 21, 2010
1:00-2:00pm EST
National Webcast
ACT’s Annual Meeting & Member Rally will take place on November 8 at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel, immediately preceding the Partners in Community Forestry National Conference. Plan to join friends and colleagues in Philadelphia for urban forestry’s premiere educational and networking conference. With an emphasis on partnerships, collaboration, and shared successes and challenges, this year’s conference promises a dynamic program, engaging events, and practical ideas and partnerships that you can implement when you return home.

Greg Levine, Program Director, Trees Atlanta (Atlanta, GA)
The Alliance for Community Trees annual gathering features fundraising strategies, nonprofit executive networking, grassroots program models and volunteer success stories, and National NeighborWoods Program tools for community organizing. Geared toward nonprofit executives, program staff, volunteer organizers, and community advocates, the ACT Meeting is a great way to energize and connect with motivated peers working to restore tree canopy in cities across the nation.
Michael Leff, TreeVitalize Program Manager, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (Philadelphia, PA)
Philadelphia is an amazing learning lab for green cities. Join ACT for extended dialogue with some of the nation’s leading green infrastructure innovators and learn how urban forest investments are spurring development in Philadelphia and neighborhoods nationwide. The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, our local host for this year’s conference, as been on the forefront of many green infrastructure projects in Philadelphia, working with a variety of partners. Conference participants will have an opportunity to participate in a Philadelphia bareroot tree planting and to tour urban greening work in the city and surrounding area.
Webcast attendees will learn:
* Overview of the conference agenda and speakers
* What to expect to what to bring to maximize networking opportunities
* Introduction to Philadelphia and its best green sites and sights
* Description of pre-conference opportunities
* Resources available including travel scholarships and roommate pairing
About the Webcast Series
The Webcast Series is the Alliance for Community Trees’ bimonthly webcast series held at the lunch hour and made possible through support from The Home Depot Foundation and USDA Forest Service. The goal is to create informal training opportunities for local urban and community forestry organizations. The content is geared to mainly serve the needs of volunteer organizations and community groups, although webcasts are open to all.
The trainings leverage local successes by amplifying to a larger audience the model organizations’ methods, materials, and approaches. Sessions are planned to last no more than one hour, with two presenters speaking on the same topic from slightly different perspectives, each for 10-15 minutes, followed by 10-15 minutes of questions and answers.