Radically Rural Summit

Event Date: 
September 25, 2024 to September 26, 2024

The Radically Rural Summit began in 2018 as a partnership between the Hannah Grimes Center for Entrepreneurship and The Keene Sentinel.

In addition to the summit, Radically Rural offers year-round programming offered in the track areas showcased at the summit. The mission: Radically Rural builds sustainability and success for rural life and places by building a network that connects people to each other and to new ideas.

Join us for an immersive 2024 Radically Rural Summit, September 25-26, 2024 in Keene, NH, as we explore ways to regenerate rural across sectors. Regeneration is about radical change, but it is also about considering the ideas, cultures, and dreams that came before and have nourished our rural realities today. 

As we all grapple with the political and social divides in our communities, we will look to history with a screening of and discussion about Join or Die, a documentary following the research of legendary social scientist Robert Putnam, which explores the decline of social capital and how we can reverse it. 

We will also look to the future through our keynote panel as we hear from rural leaders across the country who are actively reweaving the social fabric through innovative methods of youth engagement, health access, equity and belonging, food justice, and more. 

The Knight Foundation and Lenfest Institute for Journalism have provided grant funding to cover the costs for a select number of journalists to attend (including transportation, lodging and meals). Please fill out this form by Friday, May 24 at 11:59 p.m. EST to be considered for one of these sponsored slots.


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