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2017 Conference on What Works in Rural Business Innovation and Economic Development

The Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development is pleased to announce a new conference in its acclaimed What Works workshop series. Scheduled for May 15-17, 2017, the conference theme is Rural Business Innovation and Economic Development, and the event will be held in conjunction with the annual conferences of Create West Virginia and Universal Design Today, at the Civic Center in Charleston, WV. The rural innovation-focused triple-header conference seeks to answer the question, How do we (re)create buildings, communities, learning places, programs and products to better meet needs of 21st Century people?
  • While attendees are encouraged to attend sessions of all three organizations over the three-day conference, we want to recognize the speakers who were selected through our call for presentations and speakers who were invited through our Rural Innovation grants program. Check out our schedule at-a-glance or our What Works speaker line up
  • See what else is planned for the three-day conference at the Universal Design Today website. That's also where you can register and see lodging options (further down on the registration page) -- early bird pricing ends soon, so don't wait!