Rural Community College Alliance Conference


Nancy Kilbride
Events Your Way LLC
603 472-4893
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Tuesday September 25, 2012 at 1:00 PM CDT
Friday October 12, 2012 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Grand Harbor Resort
350 Bell Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 690-3270


Driving Directions

Dubuque International Airport

The Eastern Iowa Airport, Cedar Rapids

Des Moines International Airport

Moline Airport

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Grand Harbor Resort
Room rates: single and double $99.00.  Call (563) 690-3270 and mention the RCCA conference to receive special rates.  The deadline to book your room is Sunday August 26, 2012.

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If you wish to become a member of the Rural Community College Alliance or to become more informed visit our website:


Thank you to our Host College:

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Thank you to:



Armistead Group


aha! Process Inc.

Internal Revenue Services

McGraw-Hill Higher Education

National PAS Organization

Rural Community Assistance Partnership


The Clements Group

Three Rivers Systems

University of Maryland University College

Viticulture & Enology Science & Technology Alliance 

Wisconsin Technical College             System Foundation

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Ride the river boat while in Dubuque

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2013 Conference will be held in Maine.  Dates and location to be announced.


Rural Community College Alliance Conference

The Rural Community College Alliance Conference will be held 
Tuesday September 25 - Thursday September 27, 2012
at the Grand River Center/Gand Harbor Resort, Dubuque Iowa

Time is running out - be sure to register today!

Located in the Port of Dubuque on the Mississippi River


This year's conference theme is:

"Rural Community Colleges Prepared for Today, Planning for Tomorrow"

The conference schedule is now available.  It is full of engaging topics and information that will assist you in your day to day tasks.  So be sure to review the schedule and register for the conference today.  Click to view the Annual Conference Agenda.

NOTE - for attendees:  These 2 links provide resources for colleges to use to increase the financial capability of their students and communities:

- Secretary Duncan's letter to college presidents asking them to voluntarily adopt a new consumer-friendly college "Shopping Sheet," 

- The President's Advisory Council on Financial Capability produced this guide, "Every American Financially Empowered," which is based on a review of the research on financial literacy.


 John White

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Rural Outreach U.S. Department of Education 400 Maryland Avenue SW Washington DC 20202    202-401-8459 office / 202-591-6393 mobile 

 Boat ride on Tuesday evening 

We also have a tour lined up for Thursday afternoon:

Dubuque Tour

Enjoy a trolley tour of Downtown Dubuque learning about the architecture of this historic river city along with touring area employers that have had a role in making the area economy one of the strongest in the Nation.  Also enjoy a tour and brief presentation at Northeast Iowa Community College's two downtown centers and learn more about some of the college's unique private and public partnerships.

  Attendees and Presenters:

Registration for the conference is now open.  The conference will begin on Tuesday September 25 and concludes on Thursday September 27.  Throughout the 2 1/2 days there will be plenary sessions, concurrent workshops, networking opportunities, and a small tradeshow. 

Full Conference Registration -  Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday - $375.00

Tuesday Only - $75.00

Wednesday Only - $225.00

Thursday Only - $225.00

Presenters - Full 2 1/2 day Registration - $275.00

You Can Also Renew Your Membership or
Become a Member Today by Clicking the "Register Now" Button Below

  Sponsors and Exhibitors:

On behalf of the RCCA Board of Directors we invite you to become a sponsor or exhibitor at this year's conference "Rural Community Colleges Prepared for Today, Planning for Tomorrow."  Last year nearly 150 people attended the conference.  Here is a list of opportunities available to showcase your business or service to this year's attendees.  Make a selection then click "Register Now" below to sign up.

Tradeshow will be held on Wednesday Only with plenty of networking time during the other days.

Gold Sponsor - $3,000.00

  • Exhibitor booth
  • Logo on all print material
  • Logo on main page of conference website
  • Banner or poster board displayed during event
  • Logo rotating on power point during conference
  • Manage your own breakout session - one hour
  • 2 conference registrations to include all meals
  • Verbal recognition during conference

Silver Sponsor - $1,500.00

  • Exhibitor booth
  • Logo rotating on power point during conference
  • Business name on all print material
  • 1 conference registration to include all meals

Exhibitor - $595.00

  • Exhibitor booth
  • Name rotating on power point during conference
  • Business name on all print material
  • 1 conference registration to include all meals

Full Page Ad - Program Book - $300.00

Half Page Ad - Program Book - $150.00

Click "Register Now" button below and select your desired sponsorship level.  Secure payment with your credit card is available via PayPal or you may send a check.

Please Note: When paying by credit card, please be sure to provide your credit card billing address when prompted for address information during the PayPal payment process.  Nancy Kilbride of Events Your Way is handling conference and sponsor registration.  Your credit card charge will be shown as processed by Events Your Way on your statement and your sign up email will come from Nancy Kilbride.

Register Now!

If you have any questions regarding the conference
please email Nancy Kilbride, Events Your Way or call (603) 472-4893.