There's Something for Everyone

Presented by RDI, in partnership with the Nonprofit Association of Oregon, Oregon State University Rural Studies Program and Extension Service, Sustainable Northwest, and The Ford Family Foundation, the Regards to Rural 2015 conference, Navigating the Rivers of Change: Rural Communities in Transition, is a gathering to inform and inspire. . . . all that is rural!

Join us at the Regards to Rural Conference at the Riverhouse Hotel and Convention Center in Bend, Oregon and renew your energy, share practices, and spark innovative ideas for strengthening the economic vitality and social vibrancy of rural communities.

Confirmed 2015 keynote speakers are Roger Brooks, tourism and downtown development expert, and Elizabeth Ü, creative financing expert. In addition, RDI has invited U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to speak at the conference. The conference will include effective skill-building sessions, access to rural resources, and opportunities to network with others who are passionate about making sustainable changes in their rural communities.

Mark your calendar and plan to be inspired!

Friday and Saturday, June 26-27, 2015, with a pre-session on Thursday, June 25.

Registration Rates