Iowa Rural Summit 2021 - Celebrating #5!!

When

April 14- 16, 2021

Where

Hotel Kirkwood, Cedar Rapids

Rural Summit 2020 – Mission Accomplished

The annual gathering of rural Iowans took a turn in 2020.  The COVID-19 pandemic forced it online, into a virtual celebration.  More than 350 attendees from 6 states participated, sharing and learning and networking.

Recordings of the sessions are available on the IRDC YouTube Channel!

Presentations and virtual hand-outs are available below!

See you for our 5th Rural Summit in April, 2021!!

Gubernatorial Proclamation – Rural Iowa Day 2020

Steve Siemens Summit Presentation Documents

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Break-Out Session #1 Presentations

Break Out 1 – Jacque Rahe – Dyersville

Break Out 1 – Laura Manatt – Brooklyn

Break-Out Session #2 Presentations

Break Out 2 – Emily Fletcher – MercyOne

Break Out 2 – Dawn Meyer – Manning

Break-Out Session #3 Presentations

Break Out 3 – Wayne Pantini – Creston

Break Out 3 – Darcy Swon – Webster City

Break-Out Session #4 Presentations

Break Out 4 – Andy Sokolovich – Clinton

Break Out 4 – Andy Sokolovich – Clinton – Part 2

Break Out 4 – Dana Millard – Lee County

Break Out 4 – Camille Schroeder – ISU

 

A Virtual Presentation of Rural Ideas and Connections

 

Summit Highlights from 2019

  • Housing Development in Rural Iowa – “Raising Rooftops”
  • Speaker Session: How Broadband Effects the Local Economy Presented by John Smith, Mayor of Townsville
  • Empower Rural Iowa – What We’ve Learned and What Comes Next
  • Speaker Session: Growing Our Rural Communities Presented by Governor Reynolds
  • Key Issues Confronting Rural Communities: Iowa Case Studies
  • Working Session: Steps to Effective Strategic Planning