ANCA Summit | Thrive Outside | Irvine Nature Center | Owings Mills, Md | August 1-5

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What you need in order to register:

  • Your Tuesday, Aug 2 Field Workshop choice
  • Your Wednesday, Aug 3 Field Workshop choice
  • Your Friday, Aug 5 Field Trip choice
  • Full vaccination against COVID-19 unless eligible for a legal exemption

Once you complete the registration form, we will send you an invoice within three business days. You are required to remit the Summit registration fee within 5 business days of receiving your invoice.


Registration is $550 per individual. Registration includes:

  • Concurrent sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday
    • 36 topics to choose from
    • Open Space: the ability to create your own session
  • 2 Field Workshops (8 to choose from)
  • 3 unique networking opportunities
  • Meals (all lunches and dinners)
  • Additional activities (birding, yoga, and more)
  • The ANCA Leader Award Ceremony & Luncheon

ANCA Emeritus Members receive 20% off the registration cost.


The Summit is for current ANCA Members or employees of Organization Members. We do not want the cost of a membership to be a barrier to attending and will offer two discounted membership rates for non-members to join at the Associate or Professional levels. See membership options here. Non-members will receive select the discounted membership rate when completing Summit registration.


We offer two Summit Scholarship opportunities this year:

  • Thrive Outside Summit Scholarships are awarded to senior management staff who demonstrate the greatest need and potential impact the Summit will have on their position. These scholarships may provide up to $600. Summit scholarships are competitive, and priority is given to applicants with small budgets and first-time attendees. Summit Scholarships are not available to applicants who have received two or more scholarships in the past.
  • Brown Advisory Scholarships cover $1000 of Summit registration and travel for first-time attendees who identify as or work with underrepresented groups (e.g., urban centers, rural centers, BIPOC, Differently-abled, LGBTQIA+ members). Brown Advisory, the Summit's Presenting Sponsor, is funding five such scholarships.

The scholarship application deadline is June 13, and award decisions will be made by June 15.

Apply for a Scholarship

COVID Vaccination

We prioritize the health and well-being of our participants and Summit Hosts. To attend the Summit, all participants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless eligible for a legal exemption. Proof of vaccination status will be on an honor system and you will be asked to confirm your status when you register. Vaccination is also required for anyone who will be staying at Garrison Forest School and proof of vaccination may be required.

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