Nannette Thompson 
Virginia Rural Center 


Monday, September 23, 2019 at 11:30 AM EDT
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 1:00 PM EDT

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The Inn at Virginia Tech/Skelton Conference Center 
901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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September 23-24, 2019

The Inn at Virginia Tech & Skelton Conference Center | Blacksburg, Virginia



Please use the registration link below

to make reservations:

Hyatt Reservation line:

Residence Inn Reservation Line:
Rate Code: GSP


Room rate of $117.00 per night plus taxes & fees.


Please join us for theGovernor's Summit on Rural Prosperity, hosted by the Virginia Rural Center. The summit will occur in Blacksburg, Virginia at the Inn at Virgnia Tech. This event will bring together local, state and private sector representatives from across Virginia to discuss innovative initiatives occurring in rural communities.

Monday, September 23, 2019: Program will begin at lunchtime

Tuesday, September 24, 2019: Program will end at lunchtime

Visit to view the agenda.

Registration fees are per individual attendee. Guests attending sessions should register at the regular fee which includes meals.

Fees: Online registration closes September 13th.
Early Bird Full Conference Registration (through August 9th) - $175.00

Full Conference Registration (beginning August 10th) - $200.00

Spouse Full Conference Registration - $150.00

Please make checks payable to: Center for Rural Virginia

Mail to VCOM/Blacksburg, Attn: Dave Showalter,                              

2265 Kraft Drive, Blacksburg, VA 24060

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations may be made without penalty if a written cancellation request is received up to and including 5 business days pior to the start of the Governors's Summit (by 9/16/2019). Substitutions may be made with written notification and full contact information on that attendee. We need full information on the substitute.

Guests can call 1-800-233-1234 and ask for the Governor's Summit on Rural Prosperity. Room rate of $117.00 per night plus taxes & fees.

Hyatt Place Blacksburg/University


If you have questions about lodging or Summit logistics, email the Summit Coordinator, Nannette Thompson. Visit for more information.