In partnership with Oregon State University‘s Rural Studies Program and Extension Service, the Regards to Rural 2013 Conference, Innovations and Inspiration, is a gathering to inform and inspire. . . all that is rural! Join the Regards to Rural Conference and renew your energy, share practices, and spark innovative ideas for strengthening the economic vitality and social vibrancy of rural communities. Listen to insightful keynote presentations and effective skill-building sessions. Access rural resources and network with others who are passionate about making sustainable changes.
Regards to Rural 2013 keynotes include Michael Shuman, economist, attorney, author, and entrepreneur, who has authored, coauthored, or edited seven books, including The Small Mart Revolution: How Local Businesses Are Beating the Global Competition, Going Local: Creating Self-Reliant Communities in the Global Age, and Local Dollars, Local Sense: How to Shift Your Money from Wall Street to Main Street and Achieve Real Prosperity, and Chuck Fluharty, Founding Director of the Rural Policy Research Institute (RUPRI), the only national policy institute in the US solely dedicated to assessing the rural impacts of public policies.
To learn more about the program agenda, visit the Regards to Rural 2013 conference website here.
Early Bird Registration Rates (Ends May 19, 2013)
- Full Conference: $229
- Friday Only: $139
- Saturday Only: $129
Regular Registration Rates (Beginning May 20, 2013)
- Full Conference: $319
- Friday Only: $195
- Saturday Only: $175
Pre-session on Thursday, June 20
Attend Michael Shuman's conference pre-session, Local Investment 101, on Thursday, June 20 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to learn about the basic tools for starting a local-investment movement in your own backyard. Pre-session registration rate: $39. Meals for the pre-session are on your own.Registration is now open.