The Radically Rural Summit

Calling All Rural Leaders, Founders, and Trailblazers!

Radically Rural is an annual two-day summit that will bring together 500 people who are passionate about creating vibrant, robust rural communities and eager to learn, connect and lead change.

Broad shifts in demographics, communications, technology, economic development, and personal values are generating creative responses from innovative thinkers, change-makers, entrepreneurs, and community-builders who love their towns and know their advantages. Come and learn what they are doing. Radically Rural will feature five program tracks and three programs per track over the course of two days, as well as keynote opening and closing speeches, and our popular CONNECT event Thursday night.

Learn. Network. Share. Collaborate. Enjoy.

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and The Keene Sentinel— thriving, independent, rural-based organizations — are partnering to present Radically Rural. The summit builds upon and includes the impressive CONNECT event, an annual gathering of more than 500 engaged, locally focused community members celebrating and fostering the advantages and opportunities of rural living.

The venue radiates rural and converts a small town into a conference center. Rather than a windowless, over-air conditioned ball room, attendees will pass coffee houses, restaurants, shops and meeting places to find our attractive, inviting event venues sprinkled conveniently throughout a small downtown district, which includes a college campus. It’s a creative framework for substantive, high-energy learning, discussing and sharing — mixed with great local food, networking, and regional art and music.

We Invite You to Join Us and Launch a Rural Renaissance!

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