Rural Conference 2013 Request for Proposal

Be a part of the 2013 Regards to Rural Conference. Help shape the future of rural communities with innovative and inspiring workshop presentations. Rural Development Initiatives (RDI), in partnership with Oregon State University Rural Studies Program and Extension Service, is searching for high impact presenters and programming for the Regards to Rural Conference to be held Friday and Saturday, June 21-22, 2013 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, with pre-sessions on Thursday, June 20.

This is an opportunity to share your knowledge and expertise. The Regards to Rural Conference is a unique event that offers educational and skill-building workshops, as well as networking opportunities for community members and leaders throughout Oregon and the Pacific Northwest. The conference theme "Powered by Rural" will renew energy, share practices that work and spark new innovative ideas for strengthening the economic and social vibrancy of rural communities.

Workshop presentations will be selected based on the general appeal of the presentation and fit with the conference areas of focus:

  • Economic Vitality
  • Leadership Development
  • Community Building
  • Organizational Development
  • Youth, Tribal, and Latino
  • Theme of the conference: Powered by Rural

Deadline is October 19, 2012. Proposals will be reviewed with notification by January 1, 2013. Proposals my be submitted via our online form, and applicants may submit proposals for more than one session. For more information, download the RFP guidelines.