22nd Annual Rural Development Conference
Hosted by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), USDA Rural Development (RD), and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (ECD), we partner to bring together local leaders from across rural Tennessee to encourage, inspire, and learn from each other. We strive to gather expert Speakers from across the nation with sessions to cover a broad range of topics important to rural communities from economic and community development strategies to leadership development.
Conference begins at 1:00pm CT Wednesday, March 22, 2017 with registration opening at 11:00am, and ends at 11:00am CT Thursday, March 23, 2017.
Panelists and Speakers:
Janet Ady, Ady Advantage, Madison, WI
Opening Plenary: "An Insider's Perspective - Site Selection Process & Implications for Rural Economic Development"
Workshop: "A Blueprint for Addressing Talent Issues in Rural Economic Development"
Rudy Kalis, WSMV-Channel 4 Nashville, TN
Breakfast Plenary: "The Power of Looking Back"
Ed McMahon, Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC
Workshops: "Secrets of Successful Communities”
Frank Spano, The Austin Company, Cleveland, OH
Workshops: “Site Selection and Competing for New Business Investment”
Workshops: "Revitalizing Rural Main Street with Broadband"
Todd Christensen, SW Virginia Cultural Heritage Foundation, Abingdon, VA
Workshops: “Transforming Regions & Communities“
Dave Loschinsky, 8th Day Software, Cordova, TN
Workshops: “Domestic Sourcing – The Tennessee Advantage”
Mason Worthington and Brandon England, Pathway Lending, Nashville, TN
Workshop: “Energy Efficiency & Micro Lending for Small Business“
Embassy Suites Special Conference Pricing available until February 20, 2017 online or by phone at 800.362.2779 / 615.890.4464 using group code RDC.
What's the refund policy?
Full refund is available until March 8, 2017. Substitutions always allowed
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?