Register Now for Regards to Rural 2018!

Register now for the next Regards to Rural conference to be held Saturday and Sunday, May 19-20, 2018, with pre-session on Friday, May 18.
Presented by Rural Development Initiatives, the 2018 Regards to Rural conference, "Bridges Between Rural and Urban," will be held at the Red Lion Hotel Jantzen Beach in Portland, OR. While the urban location may seem a curious choice, we chose it purposefully to support building those bridges. A goal of Regards to Rural has always been to strengthen and celebrate rural people, places, and economies, and this year we hope you'll join us in strengthening the interconnectedness between rural and urban.
Conference Tracks
  • Revitalizing Rural Economies
  • Rural Leadership Networks
  • Resources for Rural Communities
  • Elevating Rural Voices & Priorities
Featured Speakers
  • Becky McCray, Rural and Small Town Business Expert and Author
  • Janet Topolsky, The Aspen Institute
  • Deborah Markley, Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
  • Steve Brown, The Bald Futurist
Join us at this year's conference to discuss rural priorities, explore innovative economic models, share success stories, obtain tools to make change in your communities, and inspire action to help pave the way to rural vitality. 
Click here to visit the Regards to Rural website to stay up-to-date on session and speaker information as details are announced.