September 22, 2021

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Church at the head of the square

8:45 am
Live music: Duo Carioca, Ambassadors of Latin styles for the Monadnock Region
Church at the head of the square

9:00 am -10:00 am
The opening ceremony, keynote and kickoff
Church at the head of the square

10:30 am -12:15 pm
Session one – See track schedule below

12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
Lunch break (mini mixers and music)

12:20 pm – 2:10 pm
Live music: Ms. Vee at the Central square bandstand

12:30 pm – Join tour guide Sylvie for Walldogs Mural Walking Tour.  Click to Register
Meeting point –  Railroad Square

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Rural Placemaking VIRTUAL mini mixer, hosted by Community Workshop 

2:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Session two – See track schedule below

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Break, mini mixers, and music

4:00 – 5:15 pm
Art Mini Mixer at New Leaf Gallery
View original, contemporary works of art.
Light refreshments are provided on-site.

4:05 pm – 5:05 pm
Live music: Mike Puleo at Brewbakers Café

4:15 pm -5:15 pm
Community Journalism Mini Mixer (all welcome) at the Keene Sentinel
Terry Williams, President of the Keene Sentinel
Light refreshments, local beer and wine

5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Networking and local food, drinks and music –
Wyman Tavern Yard

September 23, 2021

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Optional morning activity :

Free Yoga at Everglow Wellness

Free Hula Hoop Jam with Radically Rural attendee Liz Gotthelf at Central square gazebo

10:00 am – 11:45 am
Session three – See track schedule below

11:45 am – 1:30 pm
Lunch break (mini mixers) 

12:15 pm – 1:15 pm
Mini Mixer: Fundraising Stories from the Heartland – Philanthropy tips for engaging donors in rural America (all welcome) at Modestman brewery
Lea Ann Skogsberg, Founder, Dollars Dollars and Sense for Nonprofit Success; Julie Buck, Executive Director of the Community Foundation of Grundy County, Illinois

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
Mini Mixer: Bring some Good Fortune into your life! at Good Fortune Jewelry
Dig in the Good Fortune Diamond Mine, or ask our magic Oracle tree a question, plus see a magic trick! Dessert and beverages provided.

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Livability slam & closing – The Colonial Showroom

*Planning to stick around after?

4:00 pm -7:00 pm
Live music: Randy Miller and Matt Harris Irish band  at Brewbakers Café 




September 22

10:30-12:15 pm
Session One

September 22

2:15-4:00 pm
Session Two

September 23

10:00-11:45 am
Session Three

Art & Culture

Church at the head of the square – Sanctuary

Increasing Access to the Arts Artist Residencies: Embedding an artist in a rural community What Does Rural Creative Placemaking Look Like?
Clean Energy

Keene Public Library – Heberton Hall

Policy Changes Needed for Energy Equity Clean Energy Transition – Rural Case Studies Young Adult Voices Working for a Clean Energy Future
Community Journalism

The Colonial Showroom

Building Trust: Measures to
secure faith in local journalism
Funding News: Media organizations successfully find philanthropic help for their missions Crazy Good: Tools to make you a better – and more efficient – journalist

Hannah Grimes Center

Growing Rural Entrepreneurial Ecosystems – Lessons from Tupelo MS to Ord NE Pitchfork Competition Creating Capital Access in Rural Communities – Lessons from NetWork Kansas

Church at the head of the square – Parlor

Keeping Healthcare Alive and
Thriving in Rural Communities
Where Do We Turn? Funding Excellent Healthcare
Land & Community

Keene Public Library – Cohen Hall

Rural as Refuge? Exploring Nature, Renewing Communities Native Tribal Nations Lead on Environmental Stewardship
Main Street

Cheshire County Delegation Hall

A Living Downtown: Contemplating the Transition from CBD to DBC Co-Designing Main Street in the New Economy Gathering In The Commons: Hosting Authentic Experiences in Rural Communities

Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship Sponsors