A dynamic gathering for thriving small communities

Small Towns. Big Ideas.

Radically Rural is a national two-day summit for shaping and sharing ideas that support vibrant rural communities. 


Learn. Network. Share. Explore. Enjoy.

Radically Rural is an annual two-day summit that this year will bring together 800 people who are passionate about creating vibrant, robust rural communities and are eager to learn, connect and lead the charge.

The event radiates rural and features an authentic downtown as a conference center, utilizing various venues for productive and inspirational discussions. Rather than a windowless, over-air conditioned conference center, attendees will pass by coffee houses, restaurants, shops and meeting places to settle into our inviting event locales, sprinkled conveniently throughout a walkable district.

The Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and The Keene Sentinel — innovative, independent, rural-based organizations — partner to present Radically Rural. The summit builds upon impressive success from last fall’s first Radically Rural summit. Some 500 engaged, locally focused attendees from 21 states gathered and shared the advantages and opportunities of rural living.


Check out what this year’s summit will bring:

Program Tracks & Sessions



Radically Rural 2018

Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship Sponsors