Regards to Rural Conference, June 21-22, 2013


In partnership with Oregon State University 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 us at 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.

Mark your calendar and plan to be inspired!

Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 2013, with a pre-session on Thursday, June 20.

Attend Michael Shuman's conference pre-session, Local Investment 101, on Thursday, June 20, from 9am - 5pm 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.

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 U.S. solely dedicated to assessing the rural impacts of public policies.

Registration opens March 15, 2013. Register early and save!

Early Bird Registration Rates (Ends May 5, 2013)

  • Full Conference: $229
  • Friday Only: $139
  • Saturday Only: $129

Regular Registration Rates (Beginning May 6, 2013)

  • Full Conference: $319
  • Friday Only: $195
  • Saturday Only: $175