Headed by the Hannah Grimes Center and Keene Sentinel, Radically Rural’s inaugural two-day summit in September of 2018 boasted an attendance of 544 innovative, rural leaders from 24 states. The summit offered five engaging program tracks covering Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Arts & Culture, Main Street, and Working Lands. The venues of each track stretched down Main Street from Keene State College’s Alumni Hall to the Old Cheshire County Courthouse, with the idea of “Keene as a Conference Center”.

Following the Opening Keynote at the Colonial Theatre, a sea of red Radically Rural cinch bags and t-shirts rolled down Keene’s Main Street. Check out the full 2018 summit below:

Learn more about the program tracks, sessions, and speakers from the 2018 summit!

Program Tracks, Sessions, & Speakers:

Arts & Culture



Main Street

Working Lands

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