Summit Programming

Types of Programming:

The Summit features a Keynote Speaker with expertise in a topic relevant to nature and environmental learning center leaders.

The Summit offers half- and full-day Workshops on the first day that you will pre-register for. They are led by one or two professionals and are designed in the more traditional conference style. 

Workshop Sessions allow participants the opportunity to learn about new programs and ideas. These 90-minute sessions allow for presentation time and dialogue among the group.

Facilitated Discussions are a hallmark of the ANCA Summit. The primary presenter is more a moderator, rather than a single voice, and guides the exchange of ideas based around the topic title. Participants will enrich the discussion by contributing ideas and experiences. The result is a synergistic dialogue that allows for an abundance of perspectives, possibilities, and energy. During the 90-minute discussion, participants will have the opportunity to explore various topics more in depth. Have an idea for a Facilitated Discussion? Interested in moderating? Apply here

Open Space Sessions provide an opportunity for participants to create their own meeting, continue a session that needs more time, or find a group to address an issue that was not presented elsewhere during the Summit. In the Open Space Meeting, Summit participants will gather and collectively design the session topics that will be offered during Saturday afternoon. We ask, however, that all attendees bring to the meeting those topics that they feel will be relevant and meaningful to themselves and the group.

Pre- and Post-Summit Field Trips will take you into the field to explore the local area and engage in hands-on learning and/or relaxing! 

2018 DREAM BIG Summit Keynote Speaker: Dr. Douglas Tallamy

Dr. Douglas Tallamy 2018 ANCA Summit Keynote Speaker

More information on all of the Dream Big Summit Programs will be available soon - check back often!