Indiana University Rural Conference

Tuesday, September 29, 2020, 9:00 AM – Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 6:30 PM

Virtually held on Zoom

Join the IU Center for Rural Engagement for a two-day conference focused on the issues of greatest importance to Indiana’s rural communities. Connect with leaders from across Indiana, Indiana University researchers, and colleagues from a variety of fields as you learn and share your perspective on the opportunities and needs facing rural Indiana. The conference is designed for community leaders, residents, and professionals who seek to create a stronger Indiana.

Join us for both days or a single day of this fully virtual conference, which will be held on Zoom. September 29 programming will take place from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with an optional evening session from 5:30-6:30 p.m. September 30 programming will take place from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. with an optional evening session from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The full conference rate is $15 per person. The rate to attend only one day is $10 per person. Registration includes all sessions and materials. Scholarships are available but limited; contact iucre@indiana.edu for more information.

Day One: Taking Action for a Healthier Indiana

September 29, 2020

Breakout sessions will include rural mental health, local food systems and initiatives, substance use disorder interventions, and public health planning topics.

Day Two: Collaborating for a Stronger Indiana

September 30, 2020

Breakout sessions will include arts and economic development, regional collaborations, environmental resilience, placemaking, and local arts topics.

Watch for a full schedule of sessions to be published this month.