Friday, August 23, 2019

'Radically Rural' event Sept. 19-20 in Keene, N.H., will explore rural entrepreneurship, journalism and more

Head up to Keene, New Hampshire, next month for the annual Radically Rural summit. The Sept. 19-20 event aims to bring together entrepreneurs, journalists, rural leaders and more to promote rural economic development and innovation. The summit is presented by the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and The Keene Sentinel.

This year's focus will be on "major challenges, like labor force attraction and retention, facing rural communities all over the country, as well as ways to boost local economic development and what conference co-founder Mary Kristiansen calls 'the building blocks' of community," Anne Field reports for Forbes. "Last year about 500 people from 21 states attended."

The summit will feature 19 sessions across six program tracks: Arts & Culture, Community Journalism, Entrepreneurship, Main Street, Renewable Energy, Working Lands. Wendy Guilles, president and CEO of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation will present the opening keynote address, and Art Markman, executive director of the IC2 Institute, will present the closing keynote address. Click here to learn more about the summit or to register.

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