Thank you to everyone for a great conference!

Thank you for attending Regards to Rural 2013. Your participation helped make this a successful event. Click here to view and download session materials and watch video recordings from this year's conference. We'll be updating the site with more post-conference information shortly, so be sure to check back soon.

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 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon 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 9 - 5 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.

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.

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