Small Town & Rural Development Conference

The Michigan Rural Council is currently seeking innovative and engaging speakers and presenters for the 2019 Small Town & Rural Development Conference. We welcome proposals from regional, statewide, national and international speakers and presenters who wish to bring their expertise and passion to the premier conference for rural community economic development in Michigan. More information and directions on submitting a proposal can be found here.

The 2019 Small Town and Rural Development Conference will take place in April 15-17 2019.

To access presentations from the 2018 Conference click here.

About the Conference

Each year, the Michigan Rural Council welcomes regional, national and international speakers and presenters to the Small Town & Rural Development Conference whose expertise and passion make this event the premier conference for rural community development in Michigan. Our annual conference provides an opportunity to share, learn and connect with leaders across Michigan working to support and promote vibrant rural communities. The conference is geared toward those working in and on behalf of small or rural communities in Michigan and is hosted by the Michigan Rural Council.

  • The 2018 Conference Agenda can be found here.
  • PDFs of presentations from the 2017 Conference can be found here.

Photos from the 2015 Conference

View the full photo album here.

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