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Kirkwood - Iowa Rural Development Summit (Communities)

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Kirkwood Center - Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW

6301Kirkwood Blvd SW, IA 52406

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CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA – Registration is now open for the fourth annual Iowa Rural Summit, to be held April 29-May 1 at the Hotel Kirkwood on the campus of Kirkwood Community College. Last year’s gathering of leaders from rural communities from across the state drew a crowd of almost 400 to the Hotel Grinnell.


Communities are required to bring a three-person team to the Summit. Before registration can be completed you will need to have the names, business address's, emails, and phone numbers for each person on your team. You will be purchasing three tickets for a total of $210.00. One payment for all three team members at the end of registration is required. Major credit cards are accepted. The first person registering will be responsible for the payment of the team


The Summit is sponsored by the Iowa Rural Development Council (IRDC), a public-private state non-profit that works to support small towns addressing issues such as housing, broadband access, business development and leadership.

“We are excited about partnering with a community college for the 2020 Summit,” said IRDC Chair Sandy Ehrig. “Community colleges across Iowa are key partners for rural communities, small and large businesses, and our next generation of workers. Kirkwood will give us a venue to see this work first-hand.”

The 2020 Rural Summit will feature keynote addresses from two well-known Iowa speakers. Brooklyn, Iowa, native Steve Siemens will talk about rural collaboration and strategies for building rural partnerships. Atlantic-native David Williamson is a professional artist and poet. An inductee into the Iowa Rock'n Roll Hall of Fame after 50+ years of songwriting and performing, he will discuss art, creativity and community engagement.

“Steve and David provide great bookends to the Summit,” Ehrig said. “But in between we will have sessions on issues ranging from community visioning to encouraging ag tech to accessing new funding programs. Our break-out session tracks are Facilities and Projects, Critical Issues and Facing the Future – and the content will be of use to anyone who lives in rural Iowa.”

For more information, contact director@iowardc.org.




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Kirkwood Center - Kirkwood Community College

6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW

6301Kirkwood Blvd SW, IA 52406

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