• Pre-Session: Wednesday, October 7; 2:00-4:00pm
  • Thursday, October 8; 9:00 am - 3:45 pm
  • Friday, October 9; 9:00 am - 3:45 pm


This event is online via Zoom. Individual zoom links will be sent out to those who have registered, prior to the event. Keep an eye out for those emails and make sure r2r@rdiinc.org is a safe email.


Jessie Katon 
Rural Development Initiatives Inc. 
541-684-9077 x5 

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NOTE: Registration for this event closes Thursday, October 8 at noon. If you are interested in attending, you can try emailing us at r2r@rdiinc.org. No guarantees that we will have time to answer your email as we are all involved in the conference. Thank you for joining us during our first virtual Regards to Rural event. RDI

Presented by Rural Development Initiatives, the 2020 virtual Regards to Rural includes two days of breakout sessions, keynotes, and online networking opportunities. Join us online at this year’s conference to discuss rural priorities, explore innovative economic models, obtain tools to make change in your communities, and inspire action to help pave the way to rural vitality. Regards to Rural is a unique event for community members and leaders throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond.

Registration is offered at no cost to participants with a suggested donation of $35. Your registration includes a free one-year membership to the PNW Rural Action Network (a $35 value). Member benefits include access to helpful resources, best practices, and information about legislation impacting rural communities in our region. 

Click here for more details about sessions, presenters and the schedule as it becomes available.


  • Title: Enterpreneurship in Rural
  • Day: Wednesday, October 7
  • Time (tentatively): 2:00 - 4:30 pm
  • Description: RDI will be hosting a two-part pre-session at the Regards to Rural conference this fall, focusing on rural entrepreneurs and the community organizations that support them. The session will highlight entrepreneurs, and engage community organizations, state and regional service providers, and funders in conversation. Through these conversations, we are hoping to enhance understanding of how we can all work together to support rural entrepreneurs.
    • Part 1: Stories of Rural Entrepreneurship
    • Part 2: Bringing Together the Ecosystem


Select information from your registration will be included in a master directory. This directory will be electronically available to all participants. Information to be included: Name, Organization, City, Email, and Phone Number

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Habla Español?

¿Prefiere registrarse en español? Favor llamar a Brenda Brown al teléfono (541) 684-9077 extensión 7026. Con ella se podrá registrar y le podrá contestar cualquier pregunta que tenga.

No tendremos ninguna sesión traducida al español.