At a Glance Agenda

  Friday, May 18
1:00-4:00 Pre-Session Presented by Becky McCray:
Shift Happens: The BOLD Question Behind Rural Problems We All Face
1:00-4:00 Pre-Session for Staff and Board of Philanthropic Organizations, Presented by Deborah Markley, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, and Janet Topolsky, Aspen Institute:
Building Prosperity for Rural People and Places: Finding Your Foundation’s Niche
6:00-8:00 Bridges Between Rural & Urban Networking Reception
  Saturday, May 19
8:30-9:30 Welcome & Opener: Hacking the System: Simplicity on the Far Side of Complexity
9:30-10:00 Break
10:00-11:30 A Watershed Moment Cascading Forward: Economic and Ecologic Approaches to Water Management in the Northwest Roadmap for Building Community Networks: Presented by a Network of Rural Community Builders Creative Community Capital: Four Ways to Secure Funding and Build Your Economy An Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: : What Is It? How Do You Build One? Embracing Tomorrow’s Workforce: How Rural Communities Can Prepare Their Workforce for Tomorrow’s Jobs
11:45–12:45 Bridging Together Networking Lunch
1:00-2:30 Bring on the Broadband: Infrastructure in Rural What Is This Community Building Thing? Transforming Rural Economies with the WealthWorks Approach: Stories from the Field Participación de la Comunidad (Community Participation) Opportunities to Invest in Rural: The Rebirth of Traditional Rural-Based Sectors
2:30-3:00 Networking Break
3:00–4:30 Rural Economic Diversification and Innovation: The New Growth Sectors Bridging Rural and Urban? Efforts to Connect Across Real and Perceived Divides, Geographic and Otherwise Rural Development Through Land Stewardship Align to Thrive: Philanthropy & Rural Prosperity Navigating the Challenges of Rural Housing
5:30–6:00 Raffle Drawing
6:00–7:30 Dinner & Celebration
  Sunday, May 20
7:30–9:15 Rural Priorities Networking Breakfast
9:30–11:00 The Future of Rural Farms, Ranches, & Businesses Reservation Capitalism: Economic Development in Indian Country Leading Across Our Political Divides  Catalytic Community Building: Assessment and Action!

Private WealthWorks National Peer to Peer Gathering

11:15–12:00 Keynote: Bold Rural Leadership, One Tiny Step at a Time