Indiana University Rural Conference

Thursday, May 18, 2023, 8:00 AM – Friday, May 19, 2023, 4:15 PM

French Lick Springs Resort
8670 West State Road 56
French Lick, IN 47432

Attend the IU Center for Rural Engagement's 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.



The Center for Rural Engagement is currently accepting proposals for breakout sessions, demonstrations, and poster submissions through December 16.

Submit a proposal


Stay onsite at the French Lick Springs Resort. Watch for special reservation codes when registration opens.

Things to do

French Lick has a wealth of activities and dining experiences. Check out the Visit French Lick website to see what's happening during your visit.


Together with our partners, we have become a national model for how universities can support the needs and futures of rural residents and communities. See how our collaborations are impacting rural Indiana.

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