The annual Rural Summit was held virtually in 2021. It took place over a 5-week period in May and June with weekly 2-hour sessions focusing on some of the most important issues facing rural communities and areas across the State of Wisconsin.
Over 200 attendees from 82 different communities in Wisconsin joined us for the Virtual Rural Summit. You can watch the weekly sessions along with downloading the presentations that were featured by our guest speakers and panels.
Choose your Session below or watch all of them. We invite you to share these Sessions with colleagues and friends too. Thanks to all our Presenters, Sponsors, businesses and organizations for their support of our 2021 Virtual Rural Summit.
Here's just some of the comments from our Attendees....
"Loved the topics you chose for these sessions, really applicable and needed."
"Thanks so much for putting this together. Makes me proud to be a Wisconsinite knowing about all the amazing work happening around the state!!"
"Great job! Your sessions were very topical and very well run. Each presentation ran very smooth and no technical glitches every week. Congrats on a great Summit and I will be watching the videos of the sessions again to catch things I may have missed during the session. Congratulations!"
Think Differently About Housing
"GREAT conversations and ideas! Learned so much."
"Great session. Excellent presentations today."
Becoming an Idea Friendly Town
with Deb Brown
"Her commonsense, matter of fact approach is great. She has such a vast store from which to pull excellent examples - it's a pleasure to hear her stories. And they contain helpful and replicable ideas!"
Broadband in Your Backyard
Let's Make it Happen
"This was one of the better broadband presentations I have seen, and I have attended many different programs. Thanks."
"Great Session! You really covered a lot of aspects of the broadband issues in our rural areas. There's a lot of work to do, but it was great to hear the successes."
Community Building in Your
with Deb Brown
"You should have Deb come to your community! She's great at getting to the heart of what people want and how to achieve that."
Rural Development Initiatives & Successes